Vancouver Welcomes SIGGRAPH 2014

See VFS at SIGGRAPH Booth 1133

For those of us at VFS who are immersed in the ocean of animation and visual effects, SIGGRAPH is like a family reunion and a backstage pass at a concert, all rolled into one. VFS has always maintained a close relationship with the industry, and SIGGRAPH is a fantastic opportunity to be inspired by the work of our colleagues and alumni, and to exchange ideas about the future of animation and visual effects.

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Transform and Roll Out!

Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theatres today! This Transformers reboot will reportedly kickstart a brand-new trilogy and make Optimus Prime fans very happy. And if that weren’t enough, Mark Wahlberg is stepping in to play the title character. With a mega-budget of 165 million, this film looks all kinds of crazy — the good kind. I mean, have you seen those Dinobots!? Needless to say, we can’t wait.

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Modern Love

Modern Love at the New York Times

Ah, love. Whether you have it, you’re looking for it, or you’ve lost it, love is a universal truth that has us all connected. The New York Times has a tremendous column called Modern Love that combines personal essays, illustrators, and animation. All work in beautiful harmony to communicate some powerful storytelling. The honesty of these authors will disarm you – promise!

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Love is in the Air… and in Theatres Today

Love it or hate it – it’s Valentine’s Day today! Just in time for this very special occasion is Winter’s Tale, a time-travelling, supernatural, fantastical story of True Love, featuring Colin Farrell.

Classical Animation and Digital Character Animation (then known as Maya) grad Adam Yaniv was Animation Supervisor on the film while 3D Animation & Visual Effects grad Elena Topouzoglou was a Compositor.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!