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via VFX/PDX – A VFX/CG/Post Job Fair – Coming Monday 3/20 @ CENTRL (east)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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As Grimm fades to black, it’s hard not to get a little nostalgic considering the massive contribution to our local VFX scene. But this also signals a call to action and the need to pull together quickly, to keep as many of the dozens of Ex-Grimm artists here and gainfully employed as possible.  Local studios, […]

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Star Wars Screening + Presentation April 9th At OMSI

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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VFX/PDX + OMSI Present: Fon Davis – The Secret Models of Star Wars Presentation follows a screening of The Force Awakens – April 9th What better way to kick off our new Reverse Angle series, highlighting heroes working behind the lens, than a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens followed by long time model […]

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AEPDX+3DPDX+VFX/PDX Reel Review And Alphabest! 4/18 @ A.R.T.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Monday, April 18th, 2016 / 6:30-10:00 / Buy Tickets Here AEPDX, 3DPDX and VFX/PDX are joining forces to bring you a huge double event for Design Week Portland 2016. Alphabest is an invitational collaborative show where local individuals or teams of talented animators & video artists make a creation (15 – 60 seconds long) based […]

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VFX Roundtable At Portland Film Fest!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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A great afternoon is shaping up for local visual effects and animation artists + fans.  Join us for a roundtable style discussion of the current state of visual effects filmmaking!  Welcome three VFX Supervisors well known throughout the industry:  3 time Oscar winner Jim Rygiel (Lord of the Rings, Godzilla), Sue Rowe (The Maze Runner, […]

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Next VFX/PDX Meeting – LAIKA and SideFX Houdini! June 22

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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The role of “FX Artist” working on a film is a fun one indeed.  FX Artists are tasked with creating dynamics and particle animations that create flashy effects like explosions, psunami level tidal waves, smoke, buildings crumbling, and other such epic imagery that make summer blockbusters all the more fun. We’ll have 3 such individuals […]

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Next VFX/PDX Meeting – Feb 12th w/Orland Nutt & Ben Luce!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Join us for a screening of select works from the decade+ catalog of Orland Nutt, including his latest “Bear of Heaven,”  followed by in depth behind the scenes that showcase Orland’s mastery of Adobe After Effects that is regularly on display as one of the front line artists at Bent Image Lab. Opening the show […]

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VFX/PDX User Group Meeting – Short Film Saturday! w/Lessons Learned + Proximity & More!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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The Portland area visual effects and animation user group, VFX/PDX, has a special program on tap for the upcoming user group meeting on November 15th.  A little something called “Short Film Saturday!”  It’s been a prolific year for eye-popping short films in the area, and this show promises an in-depth look behind the scenes at […]

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VFX/PDX and OMSI Science Pub present: Cardboard Castle + Live MoCap with CCC, 8/19 @ Crystal Ballroom

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Join us for a night dedicated to all things imagination as Cooper Johnson & his crew at Cardboard Castle will guide us through inspiration laden breakdowns of their recent work.  Also on hand will be Damon Redmond (Art Director at SuperGenius by day/instructor at CCC by night) and DMC department Director Andy Mingo from Clackamas […]

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VFX/PDX User Group Meeting Today – W+K, Mocha & Nuke!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Heads up that VFX/PDX, the local visual effects artist user group, has a meeting on tap for today (April 17) featuring David Jahns of Joint Editorial, Wieden and Kennedy’s in-house post production facility.  He’ll be showing off the editing software Smoke from Autodesk and his workflow for the great work coming out of Joint. Also we […]

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Next VFX/PDX Meeting – ILM & LAIKA! Sat., May 25th

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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To all visual effects fans and film buffs – we’ve got a live one here!  Jeff White (Visual Effects Supervisor) will be coming up from ILM and showing off their Oscar nominated work on The Avengers.  These are behind the scenes that go deeper than you’ll ever see on any DVD extras, and you’ll see in […]

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