SPARK FX '13 Job Fair
Helping the Vancouver CG Community Grow
February 1 - 2, 2013
To help match great talent with top companies, SPARK has organized a job fair during the conference. Companies will have a booth set up in the atrium of the Vancouver International Film Centre and qualified job seekers will have the opportunity to walk through and meet the recruiters.
Founded in 1993, digital production company Digital Domain has delivered innovative visuals for more than 90 movies including Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, the Transformers trilogy and TRON: Legacy. Its artists have earned multiple Academy Awards®. A creative force in advertising, Digital Domain has brought its artistry to hundreds of commercial, videogame and music video productions. The company has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly two decades and is expanding its role into the co-production of feature films, the creative development of advertising and the creation of virtual performers. From facilities in California and Vancouver, BC, Canada, including its own state-of-the-art virtual production studio, Digital Domain continues its innovative work in visual entertainment and advertising.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global company with offices and development studios across the world, including the EA campus in Burnaby — home to EA Canada studios, as well as their subsidiary company The Capture Lab, EA's worldwide motion capture studio. EA delivers games, content and online services for internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and social networks. The company is a leader in digital interactive entertainment, with more than 250 million registered players and operating in 75 countries. With different worldwide locations, EA is proud to be a large company that provides their staff with more opportunities to exercise their talents. EA is currently focused on moving some of their valuable franchises to new platforms and business models, such as the free-to-play versions of "FIFA" and "Need for Speed" and the FIFA Facebook game: "FIFA Superstars".
GENER8 (Saturday only)
Gener8 is a technology company providing solutions to entertainment industry giants like Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, and Twentieth Century Fox. Our start in stereoscopic 3D conversion catapulted us to the top of the market within 18 months. Using our unique G83D™ system, today we are the only studio in the world capable of delivering stereo conversion for an entire feature-length film that can meet or beat natively shot 3D.
Clearly established as a market leader in 3D conversion, our latest product is Cumul8™, a unique cloud-based asset management system that helps filmmakers manage the flow of digital assets between myriad VFX vendors.
Our vision is to help filmmakers realize their dreams. Today, Gener8 is driving the digital revolution in the entertainment industry. Our work includes top tier feature films like The Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
IMAGE ENGINE (Friday only)
Image Engine provides world-class visual effects for feature films. With over 15 years in the industry, several award wins and an impressive list of feature film credits including the recent District 9, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse / Breaking Dawn Part 1, The Thing, Immortals, Battleship, and Zero Dark Thirty it is leading the growing feature film visual effects industry in Canada. Currently in production are: Neill Blomkamp's upcoming feature Elysium (Sony Pictures Entertainment and Media Rights Capital, 2013), R.I.P.D. (Universal Pictures, 2013), The Fast and the Furious 6 (Universal Pictures, 2013 ) and Lone Survivor (Universal Pictures, 2013). Image Engine is a privately owned and run company, based in Vancouver, BC.
MPC is a global visual effects and postproduction company working in the Film, Advertising and Creative industries.
At MPC, we collaborate with the international movie industry by bringing the vision and ambitions of the world's most creative filmmakers to stunning life. Increasingly that means being involved at every stage of the creative process; from collaborating on initial concept art, rigging and animating characters to delivering the final compositing and offering advice on stereo workflow.
We work in London, Vancouver, California and Bangalore and as such have diverse creative inspiration. Our business is all about our people, and the work we do is only ever as good as the talent we employ so we make sure our team includes the very best in their creative and technology fields.
Some of our recent international feature film credits include Life of Pi, Prometheus, Skyfall, X-Men: First Class, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Sherlock Holmes 2 and of course many more...
We are currently hard at work on projects including; Maleficent, Man of Steel, World War Z, The Lone Ranger, 47 Ronin, The Seventh Son and Jack the Giant Slayer.
Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the creator of some of the world's most beloved computer animated films, such as Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2 and most recently, Brave.
Based in Vancouver, BC, the studio objective, to make animated Shorts and TV Specials based on well known and loved Pixar characters.
The Vancouver production crew includes the Layout, Sets & Characters, Animation, FX, Lighting, and Rendering departments, supported by in-house Production Engineering, Systems, HR, Facilities, and Finance departments.
The studio's completed projects include:
- Air Mater, released with the Cars 2 DVD
- Small Fry, released with The Muppets in theatres
- Time Travel Mater currently playing at Cars Land at Disneyland, and
- Partysaurus Rex released with Finding Nemo 3D in theatres
We are a global creative and technology services company, delivering innovative and pioneering 3D conversion, visual effects and animation services to major entertainment and media companies from Hollywood to Bollywood and beyond.
A global team of 3,500 artists, technicians and producers with diverse experience and backgrounds, we work together to deliver world-class visual entertainment services from the key centres of creative content production — London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York and Vancouver.
We've had the honour of helping to bring some of the best-known Hollywood feature film releases to spectacular life, including: Men in Black 3, Star Wars: Episode One — The Phantom Menace 3D, Total Recall, Frankenweenie, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Wrath of the Titans, TRON: Legacy, Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Immortals, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Avatar.
RHYTHM & HUES STUDIOS
Rhythm & Hues is a global production powerhouse dedicated to creation of visual effects and animation for Hollywood movies. Among its 145 screen credits are The Golden Compass and Babe, Academy Award winners for Achievement in Visual Effects, (2008 and 1995 respectively). R&H has also received four Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Headquartered in El Segundo, California, with additional facilities in India, Malaysia, Canada and Taiwan, R&H offers filmmakers a dynamic creative resource with a vast array of technology and talent. Projects currently in production include: R.I.P.D, The Seventh Son, Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Winters Tale, Grown Ups 2 and Black Sky. In addition to its service business, R&H has established East Grand Films, a film investment fund to co-finance and co-produce major Hollywood properties for the global market.
Zoic Studios is a visual effects company based in Culver City, California, with a sister office in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, which creates computer-generated special effects for film, television, commercials and video games.
"Visual Evolution" is their mission: to evolve the story, art, and technology of the moving image, and through this evolution, broaden the audience for everything they work on.
Zoic's accomplished artists and producers understand story, process, technique and relationships. Their team has a proven track record of success in a range of media including episodic, film, commercials and gaming. Masters in the fields of 3D, Compositing, and Production Management, their elite reputation attracts additional talent and encourages a strong work ethic. Zoic's relationships with its clients are deep and long lasting. The company is known for results-driven excellence in all endeavors.
Recent credits include: Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn 2, Once Upon a Time, Arrow and Dreamworks' Falling Skies.
Sales are closed at this time.
Friday - February 1, 9:00 AM
Job Fair: Day 1 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Friday - February 1, 11:00 AM
Job Fair: Day 1 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Friday - February 1, 1:00 PM
Job Fair: Day 1 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Friday - February 1, 3:00 PM
Job Fair: Day 1 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday - February 2, 9:00 AM
Job Fair: Day 2 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Saturday - February 2, 11:00 AM
Job Fair: Day 2 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday - February 2, 1:00 PM
Job Fair: Day 2 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Saturday - February 2, 3:00 PM
Job Fair: Day 2 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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