SPARK FX 2017 - CAREER FAIR
February 4, 2017

Vancouver International Film Centre
Atrium Lounge
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, Canada


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SPARK FX 2017 - CAREER FAIR
Online Registrations Are Now Open.
February 4, 2017


ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.
ONLY ONE BLOCK PER PERSON PLEASE.

Take your career to the next level by connecting with Vancouver's top tier film and television studios, one-on-one. Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for a change, or a student seeking your first adventure, the SPARK CG Career Fair is where you need to be.

Free to attend, the career fair gives you one-on-one time with decision makers at internationally-acclaimed studios looking to hire. With us, you're not just handing off a resume and a reel. We believe in fostering a strong community and doing networking right. Have a studio you’ve been dying to talk to? Want to know what skills to hone to land your dream job? Curious to put out feelers for future positions? Sign up now, join us, and make the most of this exclusive opportunity.

Every year, hundreds attend the SPARK CG Career Fair. To keep things fair, and ensure everyone gets an opportunity to meet with their preferred studios and recruiters, please follow the guidelines below when registering:

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES
  1. Registering here guarantees you entry. You can register in person instead, but then entry is first-come first-served.
  2. Only register yourself to attend.
  3. Only register for ONE (1) 90-minute session per day. If you register for more, your registrations will be cancelled.
  4. Tell other people about the job fair. Tweet using our hashtag #SPARK2017 and be sure to fan us on Facebook to keep up with the hot line-up of studios, presentations, films and more that we have in store!
  5. Come prepared: bring your resume and reel to the career fair. Make the most of the chance to meet these folks. They’re excited to meet you!
Now go, register. We'll take care of the rest. Need to make a change? E-mail us at hello@sparkcg.ca



PARTICIPATING STUDIOS:


Please arrive at your registered time. There are many recruiters to meet!





ANIMAL LOGIC

Established in 1991, Animal Logic is one of the world’s most highly respected digital production studios, producing award-winning design, animation and visual effects for the film and television industries.

Animal Logic’s film credits include The Lego® Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Insurgent, Unbroken, Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie, The Great Gatsby, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Matrix, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and House of Flying Daggers. Animal Logic recently finished production on Chen Kaige’s, Monk Comes Down the Mountain (2015), and is currently in production on Allegiant – Part 1 (2016), LEGO Batman (2017) and Ninjago (2017), as well as The LEGO Movie Sequel (2018).

As part of the Animal Logic group of companies, Animal Logic Entertainment is developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studio’s work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant feature animation and hybrid animation projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action films.

With studios in Sydney, Los Angeles and Vancouver, and represented by CAA, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience. For more information visit our website.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, Sydney

Visa Restrictions: All qualified candidates will be considered for opportunities.

www.animallogic.com



CINESITE STUDIOS

At Cinesite, we work with filmmakers around the world to bring their vision to life. We have produced BAFTA and Oscar award-winning visual effects, and have won an Emmy as well as several nominations.

Our recent VFX work include Assassin’s Creed, Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them, X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Gods of Egypt to name a few. Since 2014, we also have a Feature Animation division and are currently co-producing a slate of full-CG animated features out of our Montreal studio. Our first project, Charming is now complete , with Gnome Alone and Trouble are currently in production. We are also collaborating with Sony Pictures Animation on an upcoming project to be released in 2017. We have assembled a talented and highly experienced team of artists, supervisors and technical directors to create ambitious, original work that delights audiences.

We will attend SPARK FX this year, where we will be showcasing our work and talking about our current availabilities and exciting projects in Montreal.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal

Visa Restrictions: International applicants accepted for intermediate and senior positions.

www.cinesite.com



COSA VFX

CoSA VFX specializes in visual effects for high-profile episodic television and feature films. Recent projects include Gotham, Westworld, Stranger Things, Lucifer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Guardians of the Galaxy, for clients such as Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros, Bad Robot, Fox and ABC. An artist-owned company, CoSA is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with a full division in Vancouver. CoSA’s team of talented artists and supervisors enjoy working fast and light, a work style that has allowed the company to continue expanding in both cities.

Hiring Facilities: Los Angeles, Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: US Residents for the LA office; BC Residents and Foreign Workers for the Vancouver office.

www.cosavfx.com



DHX MEDIA

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, Halifax

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for intermediate and senior positions.

www.dhxmedia.com



DIGITAL DOMAIN 3.0

Founded in 1993, Digital Domain is one of the largest and most influential visual effects studios in the world. The company and its artists have produced industry-leading work for movies, commercials, video games, music videos, concerts, and virtual reality projects.

Since its early days creating Academy Award® winning effects in the movie Titanic, Digital Domain has delivered innovative visuals for hundreds of movies including Maleficent, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3, and TRON: Legacy. During that time, its artists have earned multiple Academy Awards® in the Visual Effects and Technical Award categories.

A creative force in the advertising industry, Digital Domain has brought its artistry to hundreds of commercials, video games, and music videos — from the AICP award-winning Destiny Become Legend game trailers, to Nike’s virtual reality The Neymar Jr. Effect, to the groundbreaking Ronda Rousey fight trailer Revolution for the UFC. The company has been at the forefront of innovation for over two decades and pioneered the creation of internationally famous Digital Performers including Virtual 2Pac (the Coachella Hologram) and Teresa Teng. Digital Domain was also a co-producer on the feature film Ender’s Game.

From facilities in California and Vancouver, including its own state-of-the-art performance capture studio, Digital Domain continues a tradition of creating extraordinary imagery and productions for entertainment and advertising.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.digitaldomain.com



DOUBLE NEGATIVE

Multi-Award winning Double Negative (Dneg) was founded in 1998 with a team of just 30. Dneg is now one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for film with facilities in London, Vancouver and Mumbai.

The company has always sought to retain both the creative drive and involvement of its artists through all projects and a close collaborative working relationship with clients. This approach ensures films both small and large receive the same high standard of creative and technical service. This has proved a winning combination resulting in awards recognition from the Academy® Awards (for Inception, Interstellar and Ex Machina), BAFTA (for Inception, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Interstellar) and the Visual Effects Society (for Inception, Sherlock Holmes and Interstellar).

Recent and upcoming work include Assassin’s Creed, Ex Machina, Jason Bourne, Star Trek Beyond, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Dunkirk, Pacific Rim: Maelstorm and Blade Runner 2049.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for intermediate to senior positions.

www.dneg.com



FRAMESTORE

We are Framestore. We create extraordinary experiences. We combine award-winning craft and relentless creativity with tomorrow’s technologies. We make the impossible possible.

We recently worked on The Martian, Tarzan, Fantastic Beasts, Doctor Strange, Arrival and Paddington.

We make moving images, content, design and digital for the advertising, entertainment and film industries. We are global leaders in visual effects, having won every major industry award.

Our global team is connected through a realtime production pipeline, enabling over 1000 colleagues to collaborate on projects, wherever we are in the world.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal, London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.framestore.com



FUSEFX BC

FuseFX is an award-winning visual effects studio that provides visual effects services for film, television, commercials, games, and special venues.

FuseFX has emerged as a leader in Visual Effects for episodic television, as well as increasing work on commercials and feature film productions. FuseFX has over 250 employees across three studio locations: their flagship office in Los Angeles, CA, along with studios in New York City and Vancouver, Canada.

Today, FuseFX’ three locations have over 35 television shows in production simultaneously, while also servicing various commercial and feature film projects. The company has exclusively provided Visual Effects for all the major studios, and on such productions as American Horror Story, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, Criminal Minds, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, Mad Men, TURN, The Blacklist, The Magicians, The Get Down and many others.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York City

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for Senior level positions in the Vancouver office

www.fusefx.com



HYDRAULX VFX

Hydraulx is a uniquely designed and operated award-winning visual effects facility based in Santa Monica, California with its branches at New Orleans and Vancouver, Canada.

As a full service visual effects house, Hydraulx has the versatility to provide high quality visual effects regardless of the size or scope of the project.

We hold to two basic tenets: hire the best artists, and keep them armed with the latest tools and technology available. The result is a highly efficient team of talented artists and consistently ground breaking work in a broad range of applications.

With less of the bureaucracy of larger companies, and a core group of in-house talent (producers, programmers, photographers & designers), we decrease overhead while increasing project flexibility.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, LA and New Orleans studios, but majorly the Vancouver studio

Visa Restrictions: Preferably BC Residents, Canadians, or PR holders. However, we are open to considering applicants outside of Canada, dependant on the level of their skills.

www.hydraulx.com



IMAGE ENGINE

Based in Vancouver BC, Image Engine is a world-class visual effects studio led by a team of creative and passionate individuals who are committed to furthering the art of visual storytelling, and helping their exceptionally talented crew to push the boundaries of artistic and technical achievement.

With over 15 years in the industry and several award wins, Image Engine’s impressive list of credits includes District 9, Zero Dark Thirty, Elysium, Chappie, San Andreas, Jurassic World, Straight Outta Compton, Game of Thrones, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Currently in production are: Power Rangers and Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.image-engine.com



INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC (ILM)

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is the leading effects facility in the world with offices in San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London. The company serves the motion picture, commercial production and themed attraction industries. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects and in the process, has been honoured with 15 Oscars for Best Visual Effects and received 30 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Awards.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

jobs.lucasfilm.com



METHOD STUDIOS

Located in Vancouver at 50 W. 2nd Avenue, Method Studios is an award-winning, international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Sydney, and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method Studios services high-end feature film, commercial, television, games, and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace. Built around an exceptional team of VFX professionals, our international facilities provide a full range of services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing, and finishing. With its global reach accented by its boutique accessibility, the company has the capacity to service its clientele wherever production is situated.

Recent feature credits for Method include: Fantastic Beasts, Dr. Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-man, San Andreas, Voyage of Time, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Divergent, Jupiter Ascending, The Maze Runner, Into the Storm, Snowpiercer, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent, Clash of the Titans 2, and Elysium.

Upcoming feature work includes: Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Power Rangers, Okja, King Arthur, and several upcoming Marvel projects!

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, Los Angeles

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for intermediate to senior positions

www.methodstudios.com



MOVING PICTURE COMPANY

We are a creative studio.

We craft spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen.

We have been one of the global leaders in VFX for over 25 years and counting, with industry-leading facilities in London, Vancouver, Montréal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Shanghai.

Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and entertainment industries, some of our most famous projects include blockbuster movies such as the The Jungle Book, Fantastic Beasts, Batman V Superman, Prometheus and Life of Pi, and famous advertising campaigns for brands such as Samsung, Coca-Cola, Sony, Three Mobile and Channel 4.

Our broad range of skill-sets provide a multitude of creative solutions, including concept design, pre-viz, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, digital & experiential production, colour grading for advertising and any combination of these services.

MPC is the sum of the parts: creative partners and a range of creative solutions harnessed through a dedication to collaboration. It all comes together in our enthusiastic and talented people, working every day to be a part of creating some of the best and most inspirational work in the industry.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal, Vancouver, London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.moving-picture.com



PIXOMONDO

Pixomondo is an international creative design and visual effects studio. Founded in 2001 by CEO and Executive Producer Thilo Kuther, Pixomondo is a solutions-oriented design company that solves creative challenges for our clients and partners. Whether we are crafting never-before-seen visual effects for a feature film or developing innovative original concepts for a global marketing campaign, we leverage our collaborative design process to develop truly award-winning work. Our passion is to deliver the best ideas at the highest levels of quality on time and on budget, with the outstanding service you expect from a world-class company.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, Toronto

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome, but Canadian residents preferred.

www.pixomondo.com



RODEO FX

Coming soon.

Hiring Facility: Montreal

Visa Restrictions: TBA

www.rodeofx.com



SCANLINE VFX

Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end, block buster feature films, television, and commercials. Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011. The studio’s proprietary in-house fluid effects software, Flowline received a 2008 Scientific & Technical Achievement Academy Award and has since picked up additional Academy nods and Emmy winning projects. Today, Scanline VFX is one of the biggest names in the industry and the go-to studio for creating epic destructive scenes and breathtaking cinematic moments including Batman vs Superman, San Andreas and 300: Rise of an Empire.

Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC the studio is steps from transit, the best in the city’s trendy Yaletown dining and Robson high street shopping. Onsite amenities include a lounge/nightclub with big screen TV, pool table and foosball tables, oversized patios and rooftop deck kitchen and BBQ areas, secure bicycle room, massage chairs, showers, team events/parties, various social meet-up groups, state-of-the-art theatres, and much more.

Seeking a challenge where you will do the best work of your career?

“Follow” us on LinkedIn and check our job board regularly for current and future opportunities.

Hiring Facilities: Los Angeles, Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: We will accept international applicants and help with work permit sponsorship.

scanlinevfx.com



STARGATE STUDIOS VANCOUVER

Stargate is an international visual effects company with studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, London, Malta, Berlin, Cologne, Dubai and Mexico City. Each studio is seamlessly linked to provide the highest quality services anywhere in the world.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

www.stargatestudios.net



ZOIC STUDIOS

Zoic Studios is an award-winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process, and relationships. Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three studios located in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Keanu, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Once Upon a Time, Arrow, Man in the High Castle and The 100.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: BC residents only.

www.zoicstudios.com



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