SPARK FX 2018: CAREER FAIR
February 10, 2018

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SPARK FX 2018: CAREER FAIR
Celebrating innovation and inspiration
February 10, 2018

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) 75-minute session. If you register for more, your registrations will be cancelled.
  4. Tell other people about the job fair. Tweet using our hashtag #SPARK2018 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:

  1. Animal Logic
  2. CoSA VFX
  3. DHX Media
  4. Double Negative
  5. Framestore Studios
  6. FuseFX
  7. Image Engine
  8. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
  9. Method Studios
  10. Moving Picture Company (MPC)
  11. Pixomondo
  12. Rodeo FX
  13. Scanline VFX
  14. Sony Pictures Imageworks
  15. Umedia
  16. Weta Digital
  17. Zoic Studios

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







ANIMAL LOGIC

Animal Logic is an independent Australian company that has been at the forefront of creating digital content, award-winning design, visual effects and animation for the film and television industries for over 25 years. With creative studios in Sydney and Vancouver and offices for the company’s development arm, Animal Logic Entertainment, in Sydney and Los Angeles, 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.

Currently in production: Peter Rabbit (2018) and The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). Other film credits include: The LEGO® Ninjago Movie (2017), The LEGO® Batman Movie (2017), Alien: Covenant (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Age of Ultron, The LEGO® Movie, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver, Sydney

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

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

www.animallogic.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 & The Gifted, 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 Facility: Vancouver

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

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

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



DOUBLE NEGATIVE

Double Negative is one of the world’s leading providers of visual effects and animation for feature film and television, with facilities in London, Vancouver, Montréal, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Chennai.

DNEG’s creative drive and close collaborative working relationship with filmmakers ensures that the projects we collaborates on, both large and small, all receive the same high standards of creative and technical service.

This has proven to be a winning approach, resulting in the company winning Academy Awards® for its work on Inception, Interstellar and most recently Ex Machina, BAFTA’s for Inception, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Interstellar, and Visual Effects Society awards for Inception, Sherlock Holmes and Interstellar.

Projects currently in production at DNEG include First Man, X-Men: The New Mutants, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, M:I 6 – Mission Impossible, the sequel to Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them and The Kid Who Would Be King.

Hiring Facilities: London, Vancouver, Montreal, Mumbai & Chennai

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

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

www.dneg.com



FRAMESTORE

Framestore is home to a collective of visionaries working across film, advertising and content. Our work and skillset is wide-ranging, thanks to a pool of 1500 talented artists and producers in offices across the globe.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

www.framestore.com



FUSEFX BC

FuseFX BC was established in 2014 to serve Vancouver’s burgeoning film and television production community. The team, led by VFX veteran Jon Cowley, combines a boutique mindset with the industry’s most efficient pipeline and an ability to work seamlessly and nimbly as an extension of the company’s Los Angeles and New York studios. The results are visuals of outstanding quality and imagination, delivered on time and on budget.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants accepted for senior positions only.

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

www.fusefx.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 20 years in the industry and several award wins, Image Engine’s impressive list of credits includes District 9, Zero Dark Thirty, Jurassic World, Straight Outta Compton, Game of Thrones, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Power Rangers, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Detroit, and Logan.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

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

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

www.image-engine.com



INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC (ILM)

Founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the special effects for his space epic Star Wars, no other facility of its type existed at the time. Now with locations in San Francisco, Vancouver, London and Singapore, ILM remains one of the leading effects companies in the world, serving the motion picture commercial production and attraction industries. From its astounding innovations in the original Star Wars trilogy to its groundbreaking CGI work in blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Star Trek, and The Avengers, ILM has changed and expanded the possibilities of what a film can be. For over thirty years ILM has set the standard for visual effects and in the process, created some of the most stunning images in the history of film. With the most advanced visual effects pipeline in the entertainment industry, ILM is always at the forefront of the digital revolution.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

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.

Feature work includes: Black Panther, OKJA, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avenger: Affinity Wars.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Australia

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

Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn

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

Founded in 2006, Rodeo FX is renowned for its groundbreaking and award-winning visual imagery for Feature Films, Television Series and Commercials. Our state of the art facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Los Angeles and Munich house a collective of world-class VFX artists who combine their talent, imagination and technological innovation to create outstanding Visual Effects.

In 2017, the Visual Effects Society (VES) nominated Rodeo FX for five VFX awards: four for Game of Thrones Season 6 and one for Black Sails Season 3. Prior VES Awards recognized the studio’s VFX work on Game of Thrones (2016) and Birdman (2015). Emmy® honours include three awards for Game of Thrones (2014, 2015, 2016). Rodeo FX’ advertising division created the opening sequence for NBC’s NFL Super Bowl (2015), the opening action videos for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, and Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ campaign (2016).

Hiring Facility: Montreal, Quebec City, Munich

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcomed.

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

www.rodeofx.com



SCANLINE VFX

Celebrating over 28 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart. Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011.

In 2015, Scanline won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones. Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter and 2014 for Iron Man 3.

Scanline is well known for its proprietary in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific & Technical Achievement Academy Award. Today, it is one of the biggest names in the industry and the go-to studio for creating epic, breathtaking cinematic moments.

Our past work: www.scanlinevfx.com/la/en/features.html
In production: www.scanlinevfx.com/la/en/in_production.html

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

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

Social Media: LinkedIn

scanlinevfx.com



SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS

Sony Pictures Imageworks is the Academy Award®-winning visual effects and animation unit of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group known for live-action visual effects, dynamic creature and character animation and all-CG animation. The company, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and recently completed work on Smurfs: The Lost Village and The Emoji Movie for Sony Pictures Animation, Spider-Man: Homecoming for Marvel and Columbia Pictures and Kingsman: The Golden Circle for Fox. Sony Pictures Imageworks is currently in production on MEG for Warner Bros., Hotel Transylvania 3 and the fully-animated Spider-Man feature for Sony Pictures Animation and Smallfoot for Warner Animation Group.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

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

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

www.imageworks.com



UMEDIA

If you’re looking for a change to challenge and support you as you take the next step in your career, joining Umedia Vancouver provides that rare opportunity. Umedia is an international film group specializing in production, financing, visual effects, and finishing. The foundation of Umedia’s success is our employees. We believe in developing everyone’s potential in a fun, passionate, and proactive environment that promotes open communication and a healthy work/life balance. We’re looking for someone just like you to join us and be a significant part of our North American expansion.

Umedia Vancouver is a small, growing VFX and finishing team headed by CEO and Oscar nominated VFX Supervisor, Peter Muyzers, and backed by a management team with many decades of direct experience on the front lines of Hollywood production and post-production. Our goals are ambitious yet realistic, and we’re rapidly becoming Vancouver’s go-to boutique facility for high-end visual effects.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

www.umedia.eu



WETA DIGITAL

Weta Digital is one of the world’s premier visual effects companies, based in Wellington, New Zealand. Known for its culture of creativity and innovation, it has created some of the most memorable movie characters and worlds of the last twenty years. Weta Digital established its reputation for cutting edge visual effects with work on blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong and Avatar, and has six Visual Effects Oscars to its credit. The company has recently completed work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets and War for the Planet of the Apes.

Hiring Facilities: Wellington, NZ

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

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

careers.wetafx.co.nz



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 locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Once Upon a Time, The 100, Arrow, Game of Thrones, X Files and Zoo.

&dlquo;Visual Evolution&drquo; is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

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

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

www.zoicstudios.com



SCHEDULE

DAY 1SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 10, 2018
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Block 2: 10:45 am to 12 pm (pick one time block only)
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Saturday - February 10, 9:15 AM
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Saturday - February 10, 10:45 AM
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Saturday - February 10, 12:15 PM
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Saturday - February 10, 1:45 PM
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Saturday - February 10, 3:15 PM
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