VFX Artists: One job title, and a million things to know.

VFX Artists: One job title, and a million things to know.

August 18, 2022 from 11:40 am to 12:30 pm

Speaker: Jason Keyser

Talk Description

Every VFX artist’s learning journey is frought with diverging paths, evolving tools, countless fundamentals, and about a bazillion different pipelines. In this talk, Jason will dive deep into what it means to be a VFX artist, no matter how many definitions there are! Come see a visually rich and in-depth breakdown of how each alternate flavor of VFX has its own unique course material, language, tools, benefits, and drawbacks. It’s gonna be a densely packed hour with insights and information about this niche craft that’ll broaden your perspective to the range of who VFX artists really are, as well as equip you with various handy tools and inspirations to help create the best VFX of your career.

Talk Takeaways

Attendees will gain clarity around where they currently sit with their own knowledge with VFX relative to the complete list of topics that can be learned. Importantly, they will become equipped with their own personal next steps that will advance their VFX skills forward. They will also better understand the skills of VFX artists on other tracks and skill levels different from their own, seeing where those other VFX artists stand in their proficiency, with a rough idea of what it would take to learn the same skills those people currently possess.

Perhaps most importantly, attendees will feel encouraged and inspired by the journey of learning ahead of them, having been handed a map toward progress. This is intended to replace the all-too-common feeling of being overwhelmed by the large volume of VFX information that could ever be learned in one human lifetime.

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