Join us this coming Friday evening, June 7, for a special $5 encore screening of LAIKA’s Missing Link at OMSI, followed by a unique presentation at The Toffee Club’s back room by LAIKA Lead Compositor Michael Cordova. He’ll share the LAIKA filmmaking process with us from a VFX Compositor’s viewpoint. Presented by Portland SIGGRAPH, in cooperation with OMSI and the Toffee Club.
Film at 7pm, presentation ~9pm. More details and tickets at www.vfxpdx.com.
Fans of animation and short films take note – we have an absolutely LOADED program of shorts coming for our first Design Week Animated Shorts Showcase. This is shaping up to be a big night that we hope to repeat yearly. A screening of Mark Smith’s Two Balloons headlines, with behind the scenes presentation + Q&A. Another highlight will be looking back at our (AEPDX – Animate Everything Portland) Design Week animation invitationals over the past 5 years, as Jamal Qutub has put together a cool “best of” retrospective! Continue reading... “Coming for Design Week: The Portland Animated Shorts Showcase! @OMSI 4/10”
It’s been over a year (!) since our last job mixer, held as Grimm came to a close. Let’s do it up again as an equally large group finishes – this time out at LAIKA on their current production, Missing Link. This puts some serious top tier stop motion animation and CG/VFX artistic talent out on the streets and available for hire. Our goal is connect you all with other studios/companies/productions on the rise – ladies and gentlemen, I give you Job Mixer 2 – the sequel!Continue reading... “VFX/PDX + OMPA Job Mixer coming 7/9 to Ai”
For your consideration – a NW documentary from Seattle based filmmaker Jeff Unay that explores the dramatic “real life Rocky” struggle of Seattle MMA fighter Joe Carman. A rare Portland screening brings this well reviewed and well traveled doco (which saw theatrical release after making the rounds at the Bend Film Fest among others) to the NW Film Center/Whitsell auditorium, May 10th at 7pm. Unay will be in attendance!
Part of VFX/PDX’s continuing workshop series aimed at keeping Portland up to date on the latest and greatest when it comes to post production, we bring you a special evening with Davinci Resolve 14. Dave Jahns (Joint) and Blackmagic Design bring you a hands-on look at what’s new with Davinci Resolve 14.
Blackmagic continues to expand and innovate the Davinci Resolve toolset, and with version 14 comes a major step forward via an extensive set of audio tools, facial tracking and correction, and reduced Studio level pricing to compliment the robust free version. Continue reading... “VFX/PDX Resolve Workshop, 6/21 @ Ai”
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, Ender’s Game), and Portland’s own Ed Irastorza (Grimm) will be on hand to field questions from moderators as well as audience Q&A. Continue reading... “VFX Roundtable At Portland Film Fest!”
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.