Monday, April 5, 2010

LA Trade Mission

Los Angeles Digital Effects Mission
February 24th to 28th

Representatives from Ontario VFX Studios’, Authority FX, C.O.R.E., Guru Studio, Imarion, Invisible Pictures, Keyframe, Mr. X, Optix, Rocket Science and SPIN attended CASO’s 2nd Digital Visual Effects Mission to LA at the end of February. Sponsored by The OMDC and the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Ontario, delegates were introduced to major studio players as well as independent Producers, Supervisors and larger LA based visual effects and animation facilities. Studios offered insight into their needs and valuable intellectual recognizance.

The Business of Producing Visual Effects in Ontario panel was well received and offered valuable insight to potential clients. Working with the VES, an international organization for digital artists and visual effects technicians, as a branded sponsor for the event has opened the doors for future co-marketing opportunities.

Ontario delegates also attended the VES awards Gala, held at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. Honored guests of the night were Avatar Director, James Cameron and Dr. Ed Catmull, President Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar, a renowned industry pioneer. The event provided targeted networking opportunities with key VFX Supervisors, Producers, Post Supervisors, Designers, Consultants and Studio Representatives. Delegates were able to capture current creative intelligence and get a feel for who’s who in the visual effects industry.

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