VFX LIFESTYLE is media partner of effects MTL 18

VFX LIFESTYLE is media partner of effects MTL 18

It is our pleasure to announce that VFX LIFESTYLE is the proud partner of effects MTL.
If you are interested in vfx and animation, this is an event you do NOT want to miss out.
EFFECTS MTL is the largest international conference on the north American east-coast for the visual effects and animation industries.



3 keynote highlights are “Avengers : Infinity War”, “Blade Runner 2049” and “streaming”

For the much-anticipated evening keynote Phil Cramer, Animation Director for Digital Domain, will share
his expertise on the creation of the Thanos character in “Avengers : Infinity War” on Tuesday evening.
The “Marvel” thema will also be discussed at the very end of the afternoon before the Nocturne, thanks
to a case study presented by Geoffrey Baumann, Overall VFX Supervisor at Marvel Studios and Bryan
Grill, VFX Supervisor at Scanline VFX, about “Black Panther : the making of Wakanda’s Warrior Falls”.

Kevin Baillie, co-founder of Atomic Fiction will launch the event Tuesday morning at 9am with his opening
keynote on the topic “Binge Watch : How streaming content is shaping our industry”
The closing conference of the two-day event will be presented by Richard Hoover, VFX supervisor for
Framestore, and Oscar-winner for the best VFX in feature film “Blade Runner 2049”.
Several artists who have worked on “Black Panther”, “The Shape of Water” and “IT” will showcase their creative process.
Animation will also be highlighted thanks to top-quality conferences presented by On Animation, Mikros, Animal Logic
and Cinesite.

Increasing expertise and developing skills with 3 Master Classes on major software.

On the technology side, software editors will present some new features, among them Pixar RenderMan,
Side FX and Foundry. On Tuesday, June 4th, a full schedule of conferences will be focusing
on “Real Time” study cases and sessions held by Eidos, Epic Games, Imaginary Spaces and Digital
Dimension. Nvidia will join the program with a talk about the use of artificial intelligence in animation.
In collaboration with INIS, 3 master classes will take place prior to the conference, on Monday the
3rd of June on the premises of INIS. The classes are designed for junior or senior level professionals
wanting to increase their skills in creature design (Madeleine Spencer), in compositing (Mathieu Brodeur)
and in motion control in visual effects (Andrew Lowell).

Bringing together the people from the industry: resources and technologies

For two days, networking, career fair, and mentoring sessions
are designed to spotlight the VFX community from
Montreal as well as internationally. Forty exhibitors representing
major VFX studios and software technology providers
will have booths to showcase their expertise.
A career fair will facilitate match-making between artists and
Mentoring sessions are arranged for junior collaborators to
have their work reviewed by senior level professionals.

Rates effectsMTL18 :

Expo pass : $CAD15; access to Expo conferences, keynotes and show floor, including Tuesday night

Premium pass : $CAD295; Expo pass access + access to Premium conferences + access to Premium lounge

Masterclass : $CAD595 Premium pass access + 1 Masterclass on June 4th

Ticketing is now open online on http://www.effectsmtl.com/fr/tarifs/
The full conference schedule is available online at http://www.effectsmtl.com/en/sessions-effectsmtl18_/
and all the information about effectsMTL18 can be found on http://www.effectsmtl.com/en/home/
For all questions related to the event please contact

Ophélie Laffuge : olaffuge@connection-events.com
June 5/6 2018
Palais des Congrès, Montréal

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