About JOE

Founder of VFX LIFESTYLE. True believer of the power of unconditional love and compassion. "Live your Life on your own terms being focused on what makes you truly happy."

How the Amazing John Moreno Made 52 Shorts in 52 Weeks!

Most people would be pretty pleased with themselves if they managed to finish one animated short every few years. Not John Morena ! This talented New York City-based indie animator set up an unbelievable goal for himself in 2017: He decided to make one animated short per week for […] Click here to view original […]

See all seven minutes of Unity’s The Heretic demo

Unity Technologies has screened the full seven-minute version of The Heretic , its new CG short designed to show the game engine’s real-time rendering capabilities, as part of the keynote at Unite Copenhagen 2019 . The short, which runs at 30fps in 1440p resolution on a “high-end gaming PC”, […] Click here to view original […]

Top 10 world ranking for digital illustration – 3 years in a row

An image from Flinders University / CDW Studios student Duncan Li’s Rookies’ portfolio Another placement among the world’s top 10 digital illustration schools cements Flinders University’s global reputation in the booming visual effects industry. The hotly contested The Rookies competition attracts leading multi-media schools from all over the world. […] Click here to view original […]

Sauropod Studio closes, laying off around 20

Montreal-based Sauropod Studio has shut down, costing around 20 people their jobs. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz , several former employees attribute the studio’s closure to poor project planning and money mismanagement throughout the course of the development of its second title, Mirador, which launched in July. Development on Mirador began […] Click here to view original […]

VFX, STORYTELLING & IP – GUEST: Adrian Bobb

In this Episode of VFX LIFESTYLE, Adrian Bobb Adrian Bobb, VFX Artist and Film Maker based in Toronto, Canada, shares the vison behind his award winning sci-fi short film: EXT.With a multicultural cast including Cara Gee known for her role in The Expanse, he talks as well about the importance of diversity and representation in […]

Women in VFX – Guest: Zoe Cranley

In this Episode of VFX LIFESTYLE, Zoe Cranley, Head of Build at DNEG, formerly known as Double Negative, shares inspiring moments about her journey and her perspective about the VFX industry on the topic of Women in VFX. Watch the full interview on: vfx-lifestyle.com Let’s start conversations on FB: @vfxlifestyle IG: @vfx_lifestyle TW: @VFX_Lifestyle “When […]

DIVERSITY in the Video Game industry – VFX LIFESTYLE – Guest: Osama Dorias

In this Episode of VFX LIFESTYLE, Osama Dorias, Senior Game Designer at Warner Brother Games WB Games Montréal and Co-founder of Montreal Independent Game Awards, shares his thoughts about the DIVERSITY in the Video Game industry. It’s refreshing, positive and hopeful. Watch more interviews on vfx-lifestyle.com Let’s start conversations on FB: @vfxlifestyle IG: @vfx_lifestyle TW: […]

A How-To Guide for Muslim Representation in Video Games

Video recorded and produced by Digitally Speaking A How-To Guide for Muslim Representation in Video Games by Osama Dorias Session Name A How-To Guide for Muslim Representation in Video Games Speaker(s) Osama Dorias Company Name(s) Warner Brothers Montreal Track / Format Advocacy Overview Negative portrayal of matters related to Islam and Muslims is a phenomenon […]

Mindful Eating Explained

You may be familiar with the concept of “mindfulness” and “mindful eating”, and here’s what it means – and why being more mindful around meals will make a huge difference to how great you look and feel. Mindfulness is simply the practice of paying attention (in a non-judgemental way) to an activity. It’s a very […]