Computer graphics professionals and students have an opportunity to network with world-renowned local and international film and television producers at a job fair on Friday and Saturday. The job fair is part of Spark [FWD] 2014, the premier annual visual effects and computer graphics (CG) event in Vancouver. Presented by the SPARK Computer Graphics Society and sponsored by the B.C. government, SPARK [FWD] fosters innovation within the visual effects and CG community and helps attract talent and companies to British Columbia.
SPARK [FWD] 2014 features a conference and film festival and is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates, from students to international decision-makers, executives, and professionals in the CG sector. The job fair at the Vancouver International Film Centre will offer attendees one-on-one time with representatives from 13 companies, including:
- Industrial Light & Magic, the visual effects company started by George Lucas that has won dozens of Academy Awards
- Vancouver’s Nerd Corps Entertainment, one of Canada’s largest animation studios
- Digital Domain, which has delivered innovative visuals for movies such as Iron Man 3, the Transformers series, and Titanic
British Columbia is a key location for film and TV production in North America and a leading hub for digital animation and visual effects. In August, Vancouver will host SIGGRAPH 2014, the annual CG conference attended by tens of thousands of computer professionals. Check the SIGGRAPH 2014 site for their current Calls For Submissions list.
Register online to attend the job fair.