Wednesday, 22 May 2019

VFX Festival in London June 5-6

The VFX, Games and Animation Festival 2019 is back again, hosted at 190 High Holborn WC1 in central London, by Escape Studios.

This year the VFX festival has been split into three separate but overlapping events. All of the events are well worth attending, and we strongly recommend that any of our students in the London area attend.

VFX Festival - The Future, After Hours and Edu
The first event is the VFX Festival: The Future - a one day event which takes place on Thursday 6th June. This event is aimed at professionals and students looking to find out about the latest changes in the creative industries. The second event is The VFX Festival: After Hours, consisting of two days of talks from Wednesday 5th June until Thursday 6th June on projects delivered by leading studios, and panel discussions focusing on skills and technology of the future. The third event is VFX - Edu, which takes place on Wednesday 5th June and Thursday 6th June, and is aimed at students.

VFX Festival - After Hours
This 2-day event will take place from Wednesday 5th June until Thursday 6 June. Hosted at Escape Studios in central London at their campus at 190 High Holborn WC1, these late afternoon technical talks and advanced workshops are aimed at experienced industry professionals.

To find out more about the VFX Festival After Hours, including the schedule and how to book tickets, follow this link.

The VFX Festival - The Future - Thursday 6 June
O​n Thursday 6 June 2019 VFX Festival ​- The Future will open doors for professionals and students looking for knowledge about changes taking place in the creative industries.

VFX Festival - presentation by Jellyfish Animation
VFX Festival - The Future - 6 June Programme
9:30am Doors Open / Check in
10:30 - 11:15 Technology - Beyond The Hype with Jay Short from Inition
It is said that we will experience more change in the next ten years than in the previous 200. We are living in a time of unrivalled innovation. However we need to proceed with caution and understand where true value lies and how much of the talk is either hype or irrelevant to our industries.

11:30am - 12:15pm A look Inside the Lab: the Weird and Wonderful World of Unexpected Results with Sander van der Vegte, MediaMonks
The beauty of research is stumbling upon unexpected results — and seeing where they can lead you. Head of R&D and innovation group MediaMonks Labs, Sander van der Vegte in his talk opens the doors to the lab to show which cutting-edge technologies will change the creative industries, and how emerging technologies can add value to a wide variety of industries.

VFX Festival - Edu, 4-5 June
1:15pm - 2:00pm Immersive Interactive Experiences and Trends in VR with a Guest Speaker from Framestore's Immersive Team.
Framestore VR Studio combines highly immersive interactive experiences with Oscar-winning visuals. The studio is uniquely placed as the first and most awarded Virtual Reality studio in the world, bringing Hollywood calibre visuals to the theatre of immersion.

2:15pm - 3:15pm The Future of Skills and Technology: Panel Discussion
Our guest speakers will focus their discussion on the future of skills and technology in VFX, Animation, Games and Immersive Media.

Tickets for VFX - The Future
You can buy tickets for VFX - The Future - at EventBrite here.

VFX - Edu 5-6 June
From Wednesday 5 June to Thursday 6 June The VFX Festival EDU will open its doors for school and college students who would like to learn more about the world of VFX, Games and Animation.
To find out more about VFX Edu - follow this link

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.

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