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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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3D Artist Scott Robertson Presenting Modo+Mari – April 18th!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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3DPDX, VFX/PDX and PAMUG present an evening with concept artist Scott Robertson.  Scott is renowned for his product design work and contribution to films such as Minority Report.  He’ll be coming up to show us his recent work and demo the power of The Foundry’s Modo and Mari 3D software. Food + drink will be […]

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Next VFX/PDX Meeting – Monday February 11th

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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It’s that time again.  The Portland area Visual Effects & Animation user group, VFX/PDX, has their winter meeting on tap, and it will surely heat up an otherwise chilly Monday night. Lead Compositor James Chick of Hive-FX will be showing in-depth breakdowns of their work on the series Grimm, as well as other projects from […]

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