Feature industry professional spotlights and Q & A sessions with talented visual effects and animation professionals
Soundstage | The Art Institute of Vancouver
2665 Renfrew Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7
Student Affairs Department | 866.717.8080
Three of our industry Spotlights
Nathan Thomas | Cinematic Artist at Electronic Arts.
Formerly: Senior Animator at MPC, Image Engine, Walt Disney Company, Rainmaker and United Front Games.
Career highlights: Independence Day Resurgence, Power Rangers, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Jack the Giant Killer, Man of Steel: Batman V Superman, Monster Trucks, Goosebumps, Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb, Godzilla, Guardians of the Galaxy,The Secret Life of Walter, Mitty,Maleficient, Game of Thrones, Spider-Man 2
Erika A Lehner| Maya Animator & 3D Generalist / Render Technician at Nitrogen Studios
Formerly: 3D Generalist and Stereo Artist at Genre8, Senior Rotomation Artist and Training Lead at Prime Focus.
Career highlights: The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Pan, Pixels, San Andreas, Insurgent, Jupiter Ascending, Maleficent, Godzilla, 300: Rise of an Empire, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, The Grand Master
Alex Martinez | VFX Compositor / Roto-Paint Artist – Method Studios
Formerly: MPC, Digital Domain & Genre8
Alex is a graduate of the AiV VFX program and has had an exciting career working on some of Hollywood’s biggest VFX movies.
Godzilla (feature and Trailer), Maleficent (feature and Trailer), Captain America 2 (Trailer), Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer)
The Grand Master (Feature - China), Divergent Series Insurgent (Feature and Trailer), Pixels (Feature and Trailer), Pan (Feature and Trailer)
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2 (Feature and Trailer), Batman vs Superman (Feature and Trailer), Divergent Series: Insurgent (Feature), Captain America : Civil War (Feature)
*Event open to Aiv students and general public.