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1  VFX Industry News & Information / Vancouver VFX Job Leads / GENERALIST [MID-SENIOR] on: February 05, 2020, 09:42:41 PM
Overview
APPLY HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX946

JOB SUMMARY
Reporting to the VFX Generalist Supervisor, the 3D Generalist displays a high proficiency in varied skills across areas of REALISM lighting, modelling texture, shading, look development, hard surface animation, rendering with the ability to composite their own work. As a seasoned VFX professional working on feature films the Generalist is able to break down complex VFX shot work for workflow/schedules and support mentoring/training of others.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Ability to execute a broad range of VFX tasks including look development, lighting objects, modeling, texturing, animation and rendering
Experience with 3dsMax software preferred, but will also consider Maya Generalist with a willingness to learn 3dsMax
Basic understanding of Max Scripting
Must be able to work under the guidance of a CG Supervisor or VFX Supervisor to achieve desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy
Proven development skills
Strong sense of compositions, light and color
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Experience is an asset
Working knowledge the following software: V-Ray, Thinking Particles, Maya, 3DSMax
Solid knowledge of principles of 3D
Some working experience and knowledge of shader writing, and lighting
Experience compositing a plus
At least 5+ years live action visual effects experience
Possess strong technical skills and ability to learn new software quickly
Must have the ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned VFX Tasks
Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
BENEFITS INCLUDED

Extended Medical
Disability Insurance
Dental Insurance
 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.
APPLY HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX946
2  VFX Industry News & Information / Vancouver VFX Job Leads / VFX PRODUCER on: February 05, 2020, 09:42:14 PM
Overview
APPLY HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX940

JOB SUMMARY

This role could be based in Vancouver and for the right candidate, willing to work at both studios as need. The VFX Producer reports to the President, Vice President and Executive Producer. He/she is responsible for constructing the overall show schedule, ensuring the Production Supervision staff is meeting the schedule, and watching over the day-to-day operations of the show within the facility. He/she is responsible for ensuring clear communication to the client and the production team, and that the production delivers on time and within the budget. Along with the VFX Supervisor, he/she is responsible for artistic cohesion with the client.

RESPONSIBILITIES

In tandem with the Digital Production Manager, constructs the initial High Level schedule of deliverable milestones and dates
Works with the supervisory team to assess the original scope of work and all creative iterative changes from a time, schedule and budget perspective
In tandem with the Digital Production Manager, helps determine show crewing and scheduling
Manages day-to-day operations of the show within the facility, including watching over the DPM, coordinators and members of the Production Staff
Manages the overall timely information flow within the show and between the show and facility
Works in tandem with the VFX, CG and Compositing Supervisors to foster the partnership between the creative and production arms of the Production Supervision crew
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Bachelor`s degree or equivalent required
5 Years’ experience on major feature films
Experience on a large (500+ shots) multi-vendor production
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Advanced Excel skills
Shotgun, or other production management software experience, not required, but definitely preferred.
Outsource experience not required, but definitely preferred
HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.
APPLY HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX940
3  VFX Industry News & Information / Vancouver VFX Job Leads / CG SUPERVISOR on: February 05, 2020, 09:41:39 PM
Overview
TITLE

recruit@scanlinevfx.com

CG SUPERVISOR

JOB SUMMARY

This role is based in Vancouver, BC but may require travel to the LA studio. The CG Supervisor oversees the day-to-day operations of the show within the facility. He/she is responsible for ensuring clear communication to the 3D team within the show, and that the 3D departments deliver on time. Along with the VFX Supervisor, he/she is responsible for artistic cohesion with the client.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Works directly with leadership team and other VFX Supervisors to determine and advise technical solutions
Ensure quality of work is of the highest standards
Advises and ensures timely delivery of production department assignments and scheduling
Collaborates with other department managers on dailies, workflow and pipeline strategies, providing ongoing improvement to processes and methodology
Responsible for workflow, organization, shot continuity, grain continuity, and quality control metrics
Will be expected to spot check individual work of other artists and evaluate quality and efficiency of team’s work
Mentors team members and conducts performance evaluations
Assesses quality, problem solves and escalates as needed
Serves as key technical expert on shows as well as facility
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Bachelor`s degree or equivalent required
At least 6+ years live action visual effects experience, on high profile feature films
Post secondary degree in relevant field
Demonstrates strong technical and leadership capabilities
Experience in leading, mentoring and training large teams
Exceptional artistic skills and organizational skills; understands how to prioritize the necessary tasks and assignments
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas clearly (written + verbal)
Well rounded working knowledge of the technical and artistic aspects of live action and visual effects, as well as a deep understanding of CG pipelines
Experience and knowledge of all 3D areas (modeling, rigging, texturing, look development, character fx, fx & lighting) as well as keenness to learn our Flowline (Scanline proprietary software)
Experience in 3dsMax (preferred)
Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
BENEFITS INCLUDED

Extended Medical
Disability Insurance
Dental Insurance
 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.
4  VFX Industry News & Information / Vancouver VFX Job Leads / SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR – VAN on: February 05, 2020, 09:40:54 PM
Overview
APPLY HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX1003

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Systems Administrator reports to the Head of IT for our Vancouver and Los Angeles studio locations. This role involves maintaining existing and implementing new systems to support to the onsite and remote studio and machine co-locations. Responsibilities include third-level support escalation, as well as mentoring and leading the Tier 1+2 team members. As Senior Systems Administrator, expect to work with all studio levels/departments in a fast paced environment. The Senior Systems Administrator’s key function is to support diverse multi-platform network and infrastructure comprised of; high performance network storage, a large rendering/compute farm with hundreds of users at multiple locations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain current systems and implement new systems
Mentoring and training team members
Perform research and development for technical strategy and future systems; define and advocate software solutions and options using SWOT metrics
Provide Tier 3 level escalation support for difficult to solve incidents
Collaborate with IT and pipeline team to resolve cross-department technical problems and diagnose root causes of incidents
Guide and project manage the implementation of infrastructure-as-code, continuous integration and dev-ops methodologies in IT team
SOFTWARE SKILLS

5+ years Linux experience (required)
5+ years Windows experience (required)
3+ years’ experience with scripting languages (e.g. Python, bash, Powershell) (required)
Experience using configuration management tools such as Puppet, Salt or Ansible (required)
Experience in using development tools such as git, JIRA, Confluence (required)
Experience managing large multi-platform environments – ideally mixed Windows/Linux/Mac OS environments (preferred)
Proficiency with network design and protocols such as DNS, DHCP, VLANs, routing protocols, firewalls (preferred)
Experience managing high performance network attached storage environments (preferred)
ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to lead and give direction to others as well as taking direction from management
Resourceful and proactive in gathering information, making a decision and taking action
Able to manage own workload and balance conflicting priorities
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment including remote members of the team
BENEFITS INCLUDED

Extended Medical
Disability Insurance
Dental Insurance
 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.
APPLY HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX1003
5  VFX Industry News & Information / Vancouver VFX Job Leads / SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR [JUNIOR-MID] on: February 05, 2020, 09:40:31 PM
Overview
APPLY HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX1147

SUMMARY

The Junior Systems Administrator assists in supporting all technical operations of our Vancouver studio. Day-to-day tasks include basic help desk support via a ticketing system supporting 350+ users, quickly and effectively responding to alerts and emergencies as well as the general preparation and maintenance of critical and periphery infrastructure. Junior Systems Administrators are also expected to continually learn and grow with the team

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide organization-wide help desk and server support
Assist in addressing business and technical needs
Work independently and in teams on administrative and technical projects
Provision and maintain employee equipment
Monitoring and maintenance of a variety of physical and logical systems
Collect and analyze data to report on the health of systems
Respond to and assist in resolving incidents and emergencies
Timely completion of tasks assigned primarily through a ticketing system
Learn open and proprietary hardware and software systems
Stay current with industry standards and emerging technologies
QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree or higher in a computer science, engineering, physics or mathematics;
Or
2+ years experience in a systems administration role
Visual effects industry, gaming industry, software entertainment industry (preferred)
Team player with ability to work individuality.
Ability to deliver milestones/tasks under tight deadlines.
REQUIRED SKILLS

Fundamental understanding of, and experience using and supporting:
Windows, Mac OS X and Linux desktop and server systems.
Local and networked storage systems
Networking theory and practice (e.g. TCP/IP, VLANs, link aggregation, routing)
Common network services/protocols (e.g. DNS, DHCP, SMTP, SMB, NFS)
Computing and Internet standards (e.g. RFC, ISO, IEEE)
Common office applications (e.g. Microsoft Office/Excel, E-mail Clients)
Modern computer hardware
Office equipment (e.g. printers, scanners)
Server rooms/data centers
Ability to:
Work independently and in a team
Work flexible hours
Work effectively under pressure
Learn quickly and independently
Be highly organized
Quickly and methodically troubleshoot and solve problems
Effectively communicate technical ideas to “non-technical” people
Effectively manage time (especially one’s own) and resources
PREFERRED SKILLS

Experience with and basic understanding of:
Storage clusters (e.g. NetApp, Isilon, Avere)
Intel, Cisco, Extreme and Juniper 1GbE and 10GbE networking equipment
Render farms or high performance, distributed computing and storage clusters
VoIP systems
PCoIP systems
DevOps systems and practices
HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
APPLY HERE: https://scanlinevfx.applynow.net.au/jobs/SVFX1147
6  VFX Industry News & Information / Vancouver VFX Job Leads / Compositing Lead – Super Pets on: December 21, 2019, 02:32:08 PM
Overview
Are you a Compositing Lead interested in working with us in our Vancouver studio?! The Composting Lead will lead a team of Compositing Artists, whilst working closely with the Lighting Supervisor. The Compositing Team will support the Lighting department with their compositing and stereo fixes as well as compositing individual shots if and as required.

What you’ll get to do:

Provide leadership, direction and allocation of work to the artists within your team
Take direction from the Lighting Supervisor to help realize the vision of the shots through the compositing and lighting team
Establish and maintain an appropriate level of communication with all crew members and ensure they are properly supported and mentored
Design and develop procedural and innovative tool sets, pipelines and techniques related to compositing for the Lighter artists and Compositors
Compositing tasks include, 3D projection environment in Nuke, balancing and sometimes creating shadow elements, assisting in colour correction and background replacement, dust-busting, morphs, transitions, and a host of other 2D issues
Provide solutions to visual problems through existing tools or by leading development of new tools
Understand the processes of adjoining departments and communicate with these departments as needed
Understand the overall brief and goals of a project and communicate this clearly to each member of the team
Prioritize and break down a project into organized parts
Delegate work responsibly to ensure successful completion of shots across team members of all skill levels
Drive team reviews and, when appropriate, offer creative/technical feedback on reviewed shots
Work with the Lighting Supervisor and the production team to prepare bids and pitches as required
What you bring:

Experience

7+ years’ compositing experience working on at least one feature animated film
Proven leadership experience within feature animation or VFX
Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
Knowledge/Skills

Ability, skills and mindset to teach/mentor co-workers
Competencies in designing new/troubleshooting complex tools and workflows
Advanced demonstrated knowledge and production experience in Nuke
Strong knowledge of stereo compositing workflow and the compositing application interface(s)
Proven experience and knowledge and of CG material such as AOV’s and other components
Strong aptitude for technical workflow challenges such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, scripts, automation tools, automated dailies, colour space(s), etc.
Nuke Python API knowledge a plus
Attributes

Ability to work and lead collaboratively within a team environment
Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
Excellent attention to detail and a keen, ascetic eye
Strong communication skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
Demonstrates leadership qualities and willingness to mentor
Ability to take direction and implement briefs
Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and Super Pets. Recent productions include Captain Marvel, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then come and join us at Animal Logic, Vancouver.

https://www.animallogic.com/careers/jobs/compositing-lead/
7  VFX Industry News & Information / Vancouver VFX Job Leads / Editor on: December 10, 2019, 12:44:43 AM
Overview
Mainframe Studios is on the lookout for an experienced Editor for an upcoming production! The Editor helps the Senior Editor assemble all picture and audio elements needed to create and maintain the story and production reels as it evolves through the various iterations.  The role is also responsible for tracking the turnover of shots from editorial to production and for the communication of all editorial revisions as it pertains to timing alterations, shot deletions and inserts.

Responsibilities and Duties

Organizes the Avid per the project’s requirements.
Ability to assemble story sequences under the Senior Editor’s supervision.
Cuts sequences throughout the various stages of production and tracks the various iterations.
Basic understanding of the needs of the Story, Previsualization, Animation, FX, Lighting and Compositing departments.
Cuts in latest versions of shots and prepares for dailies sessions.
EDL and audio publishing of shots as they are updated throughout the editing stages.
Organizes all incoming content and source material for editorial purposes.
Delivers assignments per the project’s schedule.
Adheres to digital file management protocols as setup by team/studio.
Aligns and engages with the values of Mainframe: a culture of community, connectivity, creativity and collaboration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Qualifications and Skills

Degree and/or diploma in film school or equivalent experience preferred.
2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Experience in narrative development and storytelling as it pertains to editing.
Advanced knowledge in using AVID is required.
Must be proficient with Windows and Macintosh OS.
Knowledgeable with production tracking system.
Vigilant in ensuring all shot changes are efficiently communicated.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.  Practises active listening.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude.  Ability to work under pressure.
Self-motivated and pro-active.  Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set production objectives.
Makes decisions in a timely manner.  Accepts accountability for own actions.
Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.

https://www.mainframe.ca/careers-detail/?myvar=job_20190524181048_OZ4MMV6AYYFGYQLD
8  VFX Industry News & Information / Vancouver VFX Job Leads / HOUDINI / FX TD INSTRUCTOR AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT on: November 12, 2019, 04:13:52 PM
Houdini / FX TD Instructor and Research Assistant
Lost Boys Studios Inc.



NOC Group: Post-Secondary Teaching and Research Assistants (4012 or 4122)
NOC Job Title: Teaching Assistant - Post-Secondary
 
Location:
1825 Victoria Diversion
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5N 2K2 Canada

Job Description

We are looking for a Houdini FX Artists with some experience in creating high-end 3D effects. This is a full-time position for an enthusiastic person looking to become a part of our team. Someone who is creative and technical, who can assist student working on a variety of projects. Generalist skills are beneficial for this position.

This full-time position would entail:

-One on one helping students during lab time.
-Assistance for reference gathering trips, shoots for group projects and practical FX, VFX studio tours, and general help with on/off site activities.
-Basic lecture/public speaking abilities and the willingness to grow with the position to eventually deliver some classes.
-The adoption and application of our FX and teaching methodologies, and a general helpful/positive outlook for the growth and progress of students.
-Continued self-learning as software and workflows advance.
-Organizing curriculum and archival of work and lectures
-Assisting with project setup (possible match move or tracking)
-Organize asset library
-This position would require communication in English
-Attention to detail, Tight deadlines

Experience and Skills:

· 1 year to less than 2 years experience as a Post-secondary teaching  assistant or a related position
· beginner to mid level of Houdini proficiency.
· Basic Nuke/compositing proficiency.
· Linux proficiency
· General 3D Experience in a 3D package such as Maya, Max etc…
· Previous teaching experience in a post-secondary environment.
· Excellent communication skills
· Strong time management / organizational skills.
· Positive attitude and solid work ethic.

Personal Suitability:
· Team player, Organized, Reliability, Flexibility

Beneficial skills:
· Experience in a studio environment in 3D or FX.
· Experience with other FX software such as Fumefx, Realflow, Bifrost, Massive, or proprietary
· Understanding of Python scripting.

Wage range: $18-28.00  based on experience.

Position will be @ 1825 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver, B.C.

This position would start as soon as possible. We are looking for a full-time person ideally a 2 + year commitment.

To apply of for more details E-mail: admin@lostboys-studios.com


Expiring: Mar 11, 2020
Phone: 6045584999
Email: admin@lostboys-studios.com
Website: http://lostboys-studios.com/
9  VFX Industry News & Information / Vancouver VFX Job Leads / Re: New Job Board on: July 16, 2014, 11:22:01 PM
UPDATE!

The Job Board Address is now VFXVancouver.com.

Enjoy!

Mark
10  VFX Industry News & Information / VFX News / Lost Boys | School of VFX - New FX TD Program! on: March 20, 2013, 01:55:06 AM
<Link back to Source>

Announcing our new Effects Technical Director Program (Houdini)

Spread the Word!

Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects is excited to share the first inside peek into our new 8 month Effects TD Diploma Program.  

The success of our Visual Effects Production Diploma Program has attracted the attention of a certain Senior Effects TD with over a decade of experience creating Visual Effects on numerous Hollywood blockbusters.  He is a rare breed of artist who also possesses a natural instinct for instruction and tutoring.  As a published writer with experience instructing Houdini to students around the world he has developed an Effects TD Curriculum that is unrivaled by any other academic offerings.

A few of our Program Leads Credits

In respect to our new Program Lead, career changes of this magnitude can be a sensitive transition so this is all the information I can announce publicly at the moment.  Contact us directly to learn more details.  

contact@lostboys-studios.com
 
Program Start Dates

Spring - May 2013
Fall - September 2013
Winter - January 2014

Program Outline

We work primarily within SideFX Houdini and a small component in The Foundry’s NUKE, supplemented by other specialty software to provide more personalized exploratory options.

During each week students are provided with several lectures and demonstrations to further assist with the learning process. Scheduled courses include various FX techniques. Weekly Industry Studies classes bring us together to view current media, breakdowns and techniques from real-world industry examples. Every Friday we gather for weekly screenings, where finished and work-in-progress projects are presented and discussed. Students complete assigned projects, working both individually and in small groups. In the final term the FX students will work on a project with the VFX Production students to really experience the group dynamics of working in a studio together as a team member.

Our purpose is to train the necessary analytical, creative and technical skills to get started in the Visual Effects Industry as quickly as possible, while still upholding a high standard of excellence.

All programs are primarily focused on producing projects, modeled after real studio industry environments. Demos, lectures, courses and plenty of lab time are included in an effort to support the project-based curriculum.

All our programs are fully accredited and each student is assigned their own workstation to use during the full duration of the program. We have had a very successful 98% placement on our past program and we are looking forward to including the FX TD Program to that list.

For more information please follow this link


Term 1 (4 Months)

  • Orientation/Basics
  • 3D & FX Generalist training:
    • Surfaces
    • Lighting, shading & rendering
    • Animation
    • Project relevant technique lectures
  • Project 1 - Simulated Destruction – A large proportion of feature film effects which are handled by the FX pipeline would fall into the category of destruction.  This would encompass taking in environmental, structural, and other modeled assets and designing a system to destroy it in a highly realistic way.  The techniques involved focus on three key areas:
    • Procedural geometry manipulation
    • Particle simulation
    • Rigid body dynamics
  • Industry Studies

Term 2 (4 Months)

  • 3D & FX Generalist Training:
    • Advanced FX System design & procedures
    • Project-Relevant Technique Lectures
  • Project 2 - Environmental Effects – Environmental effects are extremely common in film and involve the creation and rendering of realistic natural phenomenon.  Tasks could include snow, dust, rain, smoke, clouds, and terrain.  
    These may include:
    • Common particles
    • Volume fluid simulations
    • Shader construction
    • Advanced rendering
  • Project 3 – Advanced Simulation & Effects  – This project will involve students with special effects tasks of higher difficulty and relying on a more complete understanding of simulation and rendering.  The main element of this project will be a Pyro or Fluids Simulation.  These may include:
    • Fire
    • Combustion
    • Explosions
    • Water / fluids
  • Project 4 – Group Project – This project will be a combination the the previous skills acquired and may include simulated destruction, environmental and advanced simulations.
  • Industry Studies
  • Career Prep and Demo Reel Edit
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Graduation


Supported by Side FX (Houdini)

“Thank you for your consideration to offer a Houdini FX program at your school. I have read through the proposed curriculum outline for your Houdini FX program and agree with it and agree with 8 months being an acceptable duration for this program.

There is a very large demand in the VFX and gaming industry for highly skilled Houdini FX technical directors and artists. Given the fact that Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects has a very good reputation for helping build relevant, ready for production skilled talent, I am very pleased to support your efforts.”

Aliza Sorotzkin - Global Education and Training Manager” Side Effects Software


Link to an Overview of Houdini 12 on Vimeo

About Lost Boys

Based in Vancouver Canada, Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects is North America’s top dedicated visual effects school offering an intensive ten month Visual Effects Production Diploma program.  Led by award-winning VFX Supervisor/Mentor, Mark Bénard, a pioneer of Vancouver’s VFX Industry, bringing over 16 years of studio, on-set and supervisory experience from projects across the globe. Carrying the honour of being the Visual Effects Society (VES) | Vancouver Section’s Chair of Education & Technology, Bénard stands out as a leader in VFX Educational Development.  As an influential contributor to the VFX Industry he holds annual responsibilities as a judge for the Visual Effects Society Awards and the Silver Screen Awards.

Boasting over a 98% placement rate, Lost Boys is the preeminent school of visual effects. For more information please visit our website at www.lostboys-studios.com, www.lostboys-vfx.com or join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SchoolOfVFX.


Link to our Latest Student Montage on Vimeo
11  VFX Industry News & Information / VFX News / Re: Lost Boys | School of VFX - Open House on: March 18, 2013, 03:15:07 PM
Just in case anyone needed a non-Facebook link to register you can fill in your form here ->  Registration Form
12  VFX Industry News & Information / VFX News / VFX Artist Spotlight - The Senior Compositor on: March 13, 2013, 03:42:36 PM
*Link to Source

The Craft of the Senior Compositor
with Landon Bootsma

Spread the word!

Date
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013


Time
6:30PM -> 8:30PM


RSVP
Register here at VESVancouver.com



Overview

The primary focus of this talk will showcase the mindset of a Senior Compositing Artist. Senior Compositor, Landon Bootsma will share insight into his experiences with major VFX studios and working in various pipelines. In addition, Landon’s experience as a VFX Instructor will also give prospective students valuable insight into what it takes to learn the art of Compositing, along with sharing tips on how to best succeed in the industry. If you are interested in Digital Compositing please come and check it out. The presentation March 27th, 2013 6:30-8:30pm and is free to attend.

Speaker Bio


Landon Bootsma - Senior Compositor and Instructor

A true Vancouverite born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Landon made his start in VFX here in Vancouver. Like many others, a start in the industry equated to working on episodic Sci Fi shows like Andromeda and Stargate SG1. Since then, Landon has taken advantage of the global industry and has worked at major studios including: Weta Digital, Double Negative, MPC and ILM to name a few. In addition, Landon has worked as an Instructor for several years at some of Vancouver’s Digital Art Schools.

View Landon's IMDB Credits

An example of Landon's work


Select Speaker Credits


Event Location

Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects
Suite 200 - 495 Railway Street
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada

Email: contact@lostboys-studios.com
Studio Phone: (604)558-4999



*Plenty of free street parking available along Railway Street and Jackson Ave.

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Visual Effects Society - Vancouver Section
The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games. Comprised of a diverse group of more than 2,500 members in 29 countries, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large through a multitude of domestic and international events, screenings and programs.

Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects
Based in Vancouver Canada, Lost Boys | School of VFX is North America's top dedicated visual effects school offering an intensive ten month Visual Effects Production Diploma program. Led by award-winning VFX Supervisor/Mentor, Mark Bénard, a pioneer of Vancouver’s VFX Industry, bringing over 16 years of studio, on-set and supervisory experience from projects across the globe. Boasting over a 98% placement rate, Lost Boys is the preeminent school of visual effects. For more information please visit our website at www.lostboys-studios.com, www.lostboys-vfx.com or join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SchoolOfVFX.

*Lost Boys will be holding an Open House March 23, 2013 1:30 – 3:30PM - More information here!

The Foundry - Nuke
The company's award-winning NUKE compositing product was born out of industry-proven technology developed at Digital Domain. An aggressive development schedule has created a product that is today the de facto standard in VFX compositing. A key addition has been support for stereoscopic imagery and the OCULA toolset, which have facilitated VFX on groundbreaking productions including AVATAR, TRON: LEGACY and HUGO, winner of the 2012 Oscar® for Best Visual Effects

NUKE is the industry standard Swiss army knife for film, battle tested on the most ambitious visual effects projects ever attempted and proven to deliver a robust pipeline able to adapt and scale to any production demand.
13  VFX Industry News & Information / VFX News / Lost Boys | School of VFX - Open House on: March 11, 2013, 04:57:46 PM

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Lost Boys | School of VFX - Open House

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DATE
Saturday, March 23, 2013

TIME
1:30PM – 3:30PM

RSVP
contact@lostboys-studios.com or register on our Facebook Event Page


Overview

We are opening our doors to welcome potential students to see our amazing studio space. The award winning Mark Bénard, Founder/VFX Supervisor, will be available to discuss career options within Vancouver’s rapidly expanding Visual Effects Industry.

We are North America’s Top Visual Effects School.  We are the Studio that teaches.

Come by and see for yourself.

Student Work Showreel


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Event Location

Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects
Suite 200 - 495 Railway Street
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada

Email: contact@lostboys-studios.com
Studio Phone: (604)558-4999



*Plenty of free street parking available along Railway Street and Jackson Ave.

About Us

Based in Vancouver Canada, Lost Boys | School of VFX is North America’s top dedicated visual effects school offering an intensive ten month Visual Effects Production Diploma program.  Led by award-winning VFX Supervisor/Mentor, Mark Bénard, a pioneer of Vancouver’s VFX Industry, bringing over 16 years of studio, on-set and supervisory experience from projects across the globe. Carrying the honour of being the Visual Effects Society (VES) | Vancouver Section’s Chair of Education & Technology, Bénard stands out as a leader in VFX Educational Development.  As an influential contributor to the VFX Industry he holds annual responsibilities as a judge for the Visual Effects Society Awards and the Silver Screen Awards.

Boasting over a 98% placement rate, Lost Boys is the preeminent school of visual effects. For more information please visit our website at www.lostboys-studios.com, www.lostboys-vfx.com or join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SchoolOfVFX
14  VFX Industry News & Information / VFX News / Lost Boys | School of VFX - New Practicum Component on: June 26, 2012, 09:18:50 PM
Lost Boys | School of VFX - New Practicum Component


As North America's top school of Visual Effects, we strive to provide the best Visual Effects training experience for our students.  

Currently Vancouver’s Visual Effects industry is booming and is home to several of the largest Visual Effects companies in the world (with more opening shop here regularly). Our students will now have an incredible chance to work alongside some of the industry's leaders on some amazing projects.

We've recently extended our program to include a 2 month practicum component. This new addition has received immense industry support, with the majority of the local studios signing on to open their doors to our students, eager to find new talent. A work practicum greatly increases our graduates chances of being hired.  During their practicum our students will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn propriety workflows, strengthen industry connections, and possibly gain a valuable production credit.

Our new 10 month program is intensive and offers the new practicum students an exciting opportunity to gain real world working experience, working with industry professionals and learning the trade hands on.

These are just a few of the local Studios that have opened their doors to our practicum program

If you are interested in our September program there is limited seating so please contact us now.  admin@lostboys-studios.com

Lost Boys Studios | School of Visual Effects is North America's only dedicated visual effects school offering an intensive ten month program supplying world-class training in photo-realistic 3D for VFX and compositing for film and television.  Our students work with the award-winning VFX Supervisor/Mentor, Mark Bénard, in a project-based learning environment, covering VFX pre-production and shooting, 3D for VFX and compositing.  Boasting over a 98% placement rate, Lost Boys is the eminent school of visual effects.  For more information please visit our website at www.lostboys-studios.com, www.lostboys-vfx.com or join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SchoolOfVFX.
15  VFX Industry News & Information / VFX News / Lost Boys | School of VFX - New Location on: June 26, 2012, 01:14:01 AM
Lost Boys | School of VFX - New Location


Lost Boys Studios | School of Visual Effects has returned to Railtown which neighbours historic Gastown. Close to downtown we are situated among the eclectic mix of contemporary fashion and design boutiques, restaurants, night clubs, upscale housing, art and music studios and galleries. Occupying the top floor of 495 Railway St. we enjoy spectacular views of the Burrard Inlet and North Shore Mountains.
 


We have been updating our new facility, which now includes open concept classrooms, student kitchen area and a deluxe screening lounge fitted with beautiful vintage theater seating.  The open concept allows maximum layout flexibility.  Furniture can be easily rolled to the side, freeing up valuable space for our green screen and any mini-sets that we may build for student projects.


If you are interested in our September program there is limited seating available so contact us now for further information.  admin@lostboys-studios.com

Lost Boys Studios | School of Visual Effects is North America's only dedicated visual effects school offering an intensive ten month program supplying world-class training in photo-realistic 3D for VFX and compositing for film and television.  Our students work with the award-winning VFX Supervisor/Mentor, Mark Bénard, in a project-based learning environment, covering VFX pre-production and shooting, 3D for VFX and compositing.  Boasting over a 98% placement rate, Lost Boys is the eminent school of visual effects.  For more information please visit our website at www.lostboys-studios.com, www.lostboys-vfx.com or join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SchoolOfVFX.
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