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We’re thrilled to be participating in this year’s SPARK FX Conference!

Every year, the SPARK FX conference presents some of the most creative and innovative work in VFX for both film and television to foster community, ignite the imagination, and highlight leading artistic and technological advancements within the industry.

WHERE: Online – check out the SPARK FX webpage for more details!

WHEN: March 17th – 27th, 2022

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The VFX of Dune

Session available on-demand March 17th – 27th. Live Q&A: Saturday, March 19th, 10:00-10:30AM PST

Dune: Part One is a remarkable science fiction epic that introduces viewers to Denis Villeneuve’s vision of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” universe. In this session, DNEG’s Tristan Myles (VFX Supervisor) and Rhys Salcombe (CG Supervisor) will talk through the pivotal role that DNEG played in helping bring Denis Villeneuve’s immersive vision to life. Sharing enthralling behind-the-scenes details of the project, they will dive into some of the VFX work behind the creation of an iconic film.


Taming the Beasts: The Animation of Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Session available on-demand March 17th – 27th. Live Q&A: Sunday, March 20th, 12:00-12:30PM PST

DNEG’s Ben Wiggs (Animation Supervisor) and Spencer Cook (Animation Director) walk through the ever-evolving creative journey undertaken by the global DNEG VFX Animation team for Sony Pictures’ hit comic-book blockbuster Venom: Let There Be Carnage, from the inception of its antagonist’s look for the movie through to putting the final touches on the movie’s chaotic final battle sequence.


Converging Paths: How Real-time Game Tech is reshaping filmmaking

Session available on-demand March 17th – 27th. Live Q&A: Saturday, March 19th, 12:00-12:30PM PST

The adoption of game engine technologies in filmmaking has revolutionized and democratized the way that stories are being planned, shot, iterated upon and delivered across visual effect studios. Virtual production in filmmaking has only just started to take off and evidence presents a flourishing future. Follow DNEG’S Luis Placid (Lead Virtual Development Unreal Engineer) as he outlines how existing skill sets in game development have been successfully introduced in modern blockbusters and how they will continue to grow in the future. Moreover, Luis will showcase how existing content authoring for game development can be leveraged in film making environments, demystifying the perceived obstacles experienced by those contemplating making the switch between industries.


Through The Looking Glass: The Future of Content Production

Session available on-demand March 17th – 27th. Live Q&A: Saturday, March 19th, 11:00-11:30AM PST

Join DNEG’s Roy C. Anthony (Global Head of Research), Bernhard Kerschbaumer (Global Workflow Architect), Eve Levasseur-Marineau (CG Supervisor) and Mike Corcoran (Global Workflow Architect) for a look into how Omniverse, USD and Real Time Rendering are transforming global film production pipelines & workflows at DNEG.


People of the Podcasts

Session available on-demand March 17th – 27th.

DNEG’s Gavin Graham (General Manager, DNEG Montréal) sits down for a conversation with some of the VFX industry’s popular podcasters and YouTubers Ian Failes (befores and afters), Ben Kousholt (flamethrower), Daniele Tosti (The CG Career), Marina Antunes (The Spark Cast) and Marcella Brown (The VFXClub Podcast) to discuss their work and their journey, and their experience of casting in the current climate.


The Power of Coaching

Session available on-demand March 17th – 27th.

Coaching is a well-established tool used in many progressive and innovative sectors, but until now has been underutilized within VFX. In this presentation, 3 VFX industry veterans with professional coaching experience, including DNEG’s Lorie Corcuera (Head of HR) and Fred Chapman (Head of Creature, DNEG Vancouver), demonstrate how coaching can unlock untapped potential in all levels of our industry, from senior management to artists. In addition to discussing how coaching can improve performance, communication, well-being, and engagement, this session includes 3 focused examples of common coaching subjects, each packed full of solutions that you can immediately use in your day-to-day work and life.


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