Oct 232014

vfxguardiansJoin us for our VFX panel featuring top visual effects from Marvel, Method Studios, and more, that worked on Guardians of the Galaxy. Guaridans of the Galaxy is the #1 film of 2014 with more than $327M domestic and $700M international, and growing.  Audiences instantly relate to and love Rocket and Groot, two of the five main characters who are VFX.  In addition, VFX transported viewers halfway across the galaxy to other worlds including Xandar, Morag, Sanctuary, introduced the imposing Thanos, and showed the mighty power of the Infinity Stone.

Join our panel with VFX experts who worked on the film to learn about the VFX process on the film, and celebrate the many visual effects contributions by studios in LA that worked on the film to make it such a national and worldwide phenomenon.

– 7-7:30p Check-in and Networking
– 7:30-9p.  Panel.
- Stefane Ceretti, Marvel, Production VFX Supervisor on the Guardians of the Galaxy.  Stefane also worked as second unit supervisor on Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor: The Dark World.

- Koen Vroeijenstijn, Method Studios, CG Supervisor on Guardians of the Galaxy. Also worked on: Maze Runner, Elysium, Fast & Furious 6 and many more films.

Additional speakers will be announced.  Previously scheduled Susan Pickett is unable to attend.

Background: There’s an excellent write up of VFX of Guardians in the VFX Guide, which we can ellaborate on.

Thanks to our promotional partners:
Method Studios is an award-winning, international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, 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. Recently completed feature projects at Method Studios include The Maze Runner, Guardians of the Galaxy, Divergent, and RoboCop. Upcoming feature work includes Exodus: Gods and Kings and Jupiter Ascending.

Meltdown Comics is a comic book shop and pop culture retailer, which has become a community center for comics culture, and hosts Nerdist events, comedy, and more, located on Sunset. Meltdown Comics customers can attend the Digital LA – VFX of Guardians of the Galaxy panel 10/28 at WeWork Hollywood for FREE by entering code WEFREE when you register at http://dlagotg.eventbrite.com

Gnomon School for Visual Effects specializes in computer graphics education for careers in the entertainment industry.and is located in Hollywood.

Stan Winston School for the Character Arts teaches all facets of special effects & character creation via in-depth video tutorials, live webinars & hands-on workshops led by Academy Award winners, Makeup FX Legends, Monster Making Masters, and the world’s finest artists and technicians.

After the panel:
– 9-10:30p.  Our pre-Halloween Guardians-themed cocktails includes pina coladas, cherry bombs, and pouring blue liquid into our bodies. We’ll play the Guardians soundtrack, and create a dance floor for a dance-off bro, and so you can show off your best Grooting dance. Strongly encouraged to dress up in a Guardians T-shirt (available at Aahs or Disneyland), Guardians costume, or some Guardians accessories for fun Guardians pics! If you want to paint yourself blue, green, pink, or yellow, massive bonus points!

Afterwards, we will rally a crew to go see a 10p-ish Guardians of the Galaxy at the Chinese Theater next door

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