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California COVID-19 Resources

Information for VES members throughout California.  Please continue to check this section for resources, updates and other information.

COVID-19 BACK-TO-WORK RESOURCES:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE & ACCESSING GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE:

LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL RESOURCES:

HEALTH RESOURCES:

OVERVIEW OF BENEFITS IN CARES ACT: 

The CARES Act is the third piece of federal emergency legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic. It was signed into law on March 27, 2020.

Emergency Increase in Unemployment Benefits (Section 2104):

  • States can increase the weekly benefit that an individual would otherwise qualify for by $600 a week.  For example, the maximum California benefit is normally $450 a week; under this program, it will be $1,050 a week ($450 + $600)
  • Eligible recipients may receive the $600/week boost retroactive to the date their state signed an agreement with the federal government to implement the CARES Act; check with your state’s unemployment agency for details
  • The $600/week boost expires July 31, 2020

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (Section 2107):

  • Through July 31, 2020, if an individual’s eligibility for unemployment insurance expires, it will be extended for an additional 13 weeks
  • For California, this means a total of 39 weeks of eligibility, instead of 26 weeks

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) (Section 2102):

A temporary 39-week program to provide unemployment benefits to those whose unemployment is related to COVID-19:

  • Who do not qualify under their state’s regular unemployment insurance program or who have exhausted UI benefits after July 1, 2019 and before the date their state commences this program, and
  • Who self-certify that they are (1) partially or fully unemployed, or (2) unable and unavailable to work because of any one of the following circumstances:
  1. They have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have symptoms of it and are seeking diagnosis
  2. A member of their household has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  3. They are providing care for someone diagnosed with COVID-19
  4. They are providing care for a child or other household member who can’t attend school or work because it is closed due to COVID-19
  5. They can’t reach their place of employment due to a COVID-19 quarantine
  6. They have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to COVID-19
  7. They were scheduled to start employment, but the job no longer exists, or they cannot reach the place of employment due to a COVID-19 public health emergency
  8. They have become the breadwinner for a household because the head of the household has died as a direct result of COVID-19
  9. They had to quit their job as a direct result of COVID-19
  10. Their place of employment is closed as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  11. They are self-employed, seeking part-time employment, or do not have sufficient work history, or otherwise do not qualify for state UI.
  • The amount available will vary by state. For example, California has set its basic amount at $167 per week, plus the $600 a week boost
  • This program lasts up to 39 weeks, but the $600/week boost is only available until July 31, 2020
  • Even if your state is not yet paying PUA benefits, if you are approved, benefits can be retroactive to the date you state signed an agreement to implement the CARES Act; check with your state’s unemployment agency for details
  • Individuals receiving paid leave, who are teleworking, or who are otherwise employed full-time are not eligible
  • Individuals who are eligible for unemployment insurance cannot choose PUA; PUA is only for individuals who are not eligible for UI

Each program shall be immediately available to individuals without the normal one week waiting period.

Important caveat: States must opt-in to these programs. Since the enhanced payments are 100% federally funded, there is no reason for a state to deny these benefits to its residents, but they have option to do so. California and New York have already begun to implement the enhanced benefits.

Stimulus/Recovery Rebate Provision (Section 2201):

  • A one-time tax credit, in the form of a direct payment of $1,200 ($2,400 for those filing jointly) and $500 per dependent child under 17 to all individuals—this benefit begins to phase out at $75,000 ($150,000 for those filing jointly), Those making $99,000 ($198,000 for those filing jointly) or more will not receive a rebate, even if they have dependent children.
  • Other than the income limitations, the only exclusions from this benefit are estates, trusts, nonresident aliens, and those claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return
  • Find out more here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-paymentinformation-center

Small Business Provisions (Title I):

  • As part of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, small businesses are eligible for emergency grants of up to $10,000 to maintain payroll, provide paid sick leave, pay rent/mortgage, etc.
  • Small businesses and 501(c)(3)s will also be eligible for loans on a more favorable basis than normal SBA loans
  • Paycheck Protection Program: Loan proceeds used to keep employees on payroll and pay mortgage/rent mortgage and utilities will be forgiven
  • There are many additional provisions to help businesses keep their doors open and their employees on the payroll. Find more information here: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loanresources

Using Retirement Funds (Section 2202):

  • Retirement account holders may make coronavirus-related withdrawals of up to $100,000 out of their 401(k)s without penalty Student Loans (Section 3513)

Student Loans (Section 3513):

  • All student loan and interest payments will be deferred through September 30, 2020 without penalty for federally owned student loans only (note this does not impact private loans, Perkins loans, and loans held by a bank)
  • Find additional information here: https://studentaid.gov/announcementsevents/coronavirus

The summary is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a guarantee that anyone will qualify and receive benefits.


Upcoming Events

Screening - AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER in HFR 3D + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 17, 2022 11:00am to 03:30pm PST

VES Members and Up to Two (2) Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D HFR Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and 20th Century Studios’ AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Walt Disney Studios safety guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID that matches their names on the RSVP list and all unvaccinated attendees must wear masks at all times indoors.

Panelists will include VES Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Director-Writer-Producer James Cameron, Oscar winning Producer Jon Landau, VES Georges Méliès Award-winning Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Weta FX Joe Letteri, VES, VES Award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor at Weta FX Richard Baneham, VES Award-winning Animation Supervisor at Weta FX Eric Reynolds, VES Award-winning Head of FX at Weta FX Johnathan Nixon and Visual Effects Producer Lena Scanlan, moderated by VES Chair Lisa Cooke. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 16)
Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 11:00AM (Please arrive early to allow time for check-in)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521
(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


VES Los Angeles Section Holiday Party
When: Sat Dec 17, 2022 05:30pm to 10:00pm PST

Visual Effects Society Los Angeles Section Holiday Party  
Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel

VES Members and One (1) Guest are Invited to Celebrate the Season with Us!

 RSVPs are FULL

 

Saturday, December 17, 2022
Bayview Terrace and BallroomHoliday Cocktail Attire
5:30PM-6:30PM Cocktails
6:30PM-10:00PM Dinner partyAppetizers, Buffet dinner, open bar (see times below) and prizesOpen Bar from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Cash Bar 8:30PM to 9:30PM
Bar Closed and Coffee Served 9:30PM to 10:00PMValet Parking $25.00 per vehicle (this is discounted for our event , parking is $45.00 normally)


Past Events

Screening - AVATAR (2009) in 3D & 4K (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Dec 05, 2022 07:00pm to 09:42pm PST

VES Members and Up to Two (2) Guests are Invited to a Revival Stereo 3D and 4K Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ AVATAR from 2009

Walt Disney Studios safety guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID that matches their names on the RSVP list and all unvaccinated attendees must wear masks at all times indoors.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login in order to sign up)
Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Monday)
Frank G. Wells Theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot
(Please enter through the Alameda Gate East of Buena Vista)
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91451

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - DEVOTION (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Dec 02, 2022 07:30pm to 09:49pm PST

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ DEVOTION

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID for admission. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, December 2 at 12:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THE MENU (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 28, 2022 07:30pm to 09:17pm PST

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Searchlight Pictures’ THE MENU

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID for admission. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday, November 28 at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - STRANGE WORLD in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:00pm to 01:42pm PST

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ STRANGE WORLD

Walt Disney Studios safety guidelines require that all unvaccinated attendees must wear masks at all times indoors.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up)
Friday, November 25, 2022 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 2:00PM on Wednesday, November 23)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521
(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THE FABELMANS (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 18, 2022 07:00pm to 09:31pm PST

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ THE FABELMANS

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID for admission. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, November 18 at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:00am to 01:41pm PST

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

Walt Disney Studios safety guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID that matches their names on the RSVP list and all unvaccinated attendees must wear masks at all times indoors.

RSVPs are closed
Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs closed at 10:00AM on Friday, November 11)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521
(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event- Creating Lifelike Digital Humans - Volumetric Video Capture Techniques for VFX Pipelines
When: Sat Nov 12, 2022 02:00pm to 05:00pm PST

Visual Effects Society Presents: “Creating Lifelike Digital Humans –
Volumetric Video Capture Techniques for VFX Pipelines”

Wild Capture to Demo Volumetric Video Digital Human Characters at
Metastage State-of-the-Art Volumetric Video Capture Studio

Event Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Click here to RSVP

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Wild Capture develops smart assets for the next generation of spatial media products that enable creators to produce high-quality digital humans with cutting-edge volumetric technologies and industry-standard practices. Wild Capture’s ‘Digital Human Platform’ offers a complete production pipeline that translates the human essence into volumetric video with the highest quality performance captures available to break the uncanny valley.

Launched in 2020 by filmmaking and VFX visionaries credited with pushing the evolution of new media productions over two decades, Wild Capture provides performance capture expertise at every stage of the creative process. From interactive CG fashion products and services to volumetric crowd kits, Wild Capture content inspires and engages realistic digital humans for use in media production, software development, and web-based applications.

Wild Capture website: https://www.wildcapture.io/

Metastage is a premier XR production studio specializing in 3D capture technology — volumetric capture, or “volcap.” Metastage’s end-to-end system uses an array of 106 machine-vision cameras to capture authentic human performance from all angles and delivers a high-fidelity yet highly compressed 3D asset for streaming on mobile devices and AR/VR headsets, and allows for seamless integration within VFX workflows for framed content.

Since its launch in 2018, Metastage has completed 200+ productions with major brands, earning two Emmy nominations. As producers, technologists, and virtual world development experts, we collaborate with diverse clients to help them build and become leaders in the XR space.

Metastage website: https://metastage.com/

VES LA Members and 1 Guest are invited on a field trip to Wild Capture’s presentation at Meta Stage, a state-of-the-art volumetric video capture stage, located at 12800 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Demonstration is from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Refreshments sponsored by:

Setellite is an industry-standard platform for on-set VFX data organization.Setellite is developed in Amsterdam by the talented teams at Planet X Technologies in partnership with Unwind Creative Technology. Additional information on Setellite products is available here.

 

 


Screening - ARMAGEDDON TIME (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 07, 2022 07:30pm to 09:15pm PST

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Focus Features’ ARMAGEDDON TIME

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID for admission. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Monday, November 7, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 12:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - BLACK ADAM (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 04, 2022 08:00pm to 10:04pm PDT

VES Members and up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ BLACK ADAM

RSVPs are closed (VES members must login to sign up.)
Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, November 4 at 10:00AM)
Screening Room 12 on the Warner Bros. Studio Lot (Please enter through Gate 4)
4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank CA 91502

Click here for a map.

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.

 


VES Members FREE Passes to Infinity Festival Hollywood 2022 (Los Angeles)
When: Wed Nov 02, 2022 04:00am to 03:59am PDT

Infinity Festival Hollywood is the place where Hollywood meets Silicon Valley! The festival, a multi-day annual event held in the heart of Hollywood, celebrates story enabled by technology, bringing together Hollywood’s finest storytelling talent with the innovative creators of Silicon Valley’s cutting-edge technology. The Infinity Festival environment includes panels, exhibitions, screenings, keynotes, a fine art gallery and more, all driven by today’s top innovators, creators and artists. Host to a Student Lab and networking events, the festival helps drive economic opportunities for Hollywood’s thriving media and entertainment business community while supporting the up-and-coming creator economy. This year’s festival also includes exciting nighttime events, including the US premiere of “Le Musk”, a 38 min full-length sensory cinematic experience by creator A.R. Rahman, a VIP showing at LightHouse ArtSpace, and a private screening of “Signs of Life” at the Griffith Observatory.

Infinity Festival Hollywood 2022 is presented by Z by HP, NVIDIA, XLA, and Snapdragon. Sponsors include Intel, Microsoft, Verizon, Paramount, IGN, The Wall Street Journal and OUTFRONT Media.

VES members must login to VES site in order to see promo code below
November 2-5, 2022
Goya Studios
1541 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028


Screening - TICKET TO PARADISE (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 24, 2022 07:30pm to 09:14pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ TICKET TO PARADISE

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID for admission. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Monday, October 24, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 2:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event - Halloween Pub Mixer (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Oct 23, 2022 03:00pm to 07:00pm PDT

VES Los Angeles and the Cat & Fiddle invite Members and 1 guest to a
Halloween Pub Get Together
Please RSVP below
(VES members must login to register.)
Sunday, October 23, at 3:00PM
Cat & the Fiddle
742 Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Events are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable for any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees, and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.

 ***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***


Screening - HALLOWEEN ENDS (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 17, 2022 07:30pm to 09:21pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ HALLOWEEN ENDS

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID for admission. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 2:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event - 2022 VES Honors Celebration (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 14, 2022 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT

Screening - LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 10, 2022 07:00pm to 08:46pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Monday, October 10, 2022 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 2:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event – XR Studios Group Tour + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 03, 2022 09:30am to 12:00pm PDT

VES LA Members and 1 Guest are invited on a field trip to XR Studios Hollywood,
a state-of-the-art, multi-building campus located in Los Angeles.
Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 9:30AM for Check-In
Light Snacks and Coffee will be served
Please login to RSVP below

XR Studios regularly pushes the boundaries of what is technically possible in the MR/XR/AR world. They are currently utilizing MegaPixelVR’s GhostFrame technology paired with some of their own IP (Intellectual Property) to achieve 2x frustums with accurate parallax, set extension, and AR at the same time. This allows them to use broadcast style transitions live to tape or live to broadcast, as well as allowing them to record 2x accurate perspectives simultaneously.

XR Studios warmly welcomes VES Members for a tour of the campus and a demonstration that includes:

  • A look at XR Studios’ XR Workflow for live entertainment, including workflow demonstrations, XR Studios-specific software and supporting software, and more!
  • The application of disguise’s xR platform for tracking, calibration, and sequencing
  • stYpe Camera Tracking for spatial Camera Tracking
  • RED Digital Cinema Camera usage and camera control conversations
  • Application of Megapixel VR’s GhostFrame integration, including XR Studios’ specific software integration for this multi-frustum solution.
  • The demonstration will be followed by an open Q&A with XR Studios’ leaders and technologists.

Join us for a day of insightful and collaborative conversations about this exciting and growing Extended Reality and Virtual Production space, plus learn more about the techniques, programs, tips, and tricks needed to tackle your innovative projects.

All attendees must show a photo ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19  for admission. Everyone will be required to wear masks once they enter the XR Stage.

Events are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Space is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee admission.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19.

VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this “live event” infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees, and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from your participation


Screening - DON'T WORRY DARLING (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 30, 2022 07:30pm to 09:33pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Three (3) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ DON’T WORRY DARLING

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, September 30 at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - MEDIEVAL (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Sep 12, 2022 07:30pm to 09:35pm PDT

VES Members and Up to four (4) Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of The Avenue Entertainment’s MEDIEVAL

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 12:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - BARBARIAN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 09, 2022 07:30pm to 09:12pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Three (3) Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of 20th Century Studios’ BARBARIAN

Walt Disney Studios safety guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID that matches their names on the RSVP list and all unvaccinated attendees must wear masks at all times indoors.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login in order to sign up)
Friday, September 9, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday)
Frank G. Wells Theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot
(Please enter through the Alameda Gate East of Buena Vista)
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91451

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Aug 29, 2022 07:30pm to 09:18pm PDT

VES Members and Up to four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of United Artists Releasing’s THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Monday, August 29, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 12:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Party - Los Angeles Summer Beach BBQ
When: Sat Aug 27, 2022 02:00pm to 06:00pm PDT

Please join your fellow LA VES members for a Beach BBQ!

August 27th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Will Rogers State Beach

RSVPs are now closed

Event Details
Food, Games, and Fun for All Ages!
Restrooms & Free Parking (see map below)

 

VES Members and a Guest FREE with RSVP
Member children 17 & under are free!

 

Additional guest tickets can be purchased HERE
$25 in-advance online (through 8/26 at 5 pm)
$30 at-the-door (Credit or Check only)

 

By signing up for this on-site, in-person event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable for any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this “live event” infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees, and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***


Screening - BEAST (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 19, 2022 07:30pm to 09:03pm PDT

VES Members and Up to four (4) Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Universal Pictures’ BEAST

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Friday at 12:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - Re-Scheduled BULLET TRAIN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 12, 2022 07:30pm to 09:36pm PDT

VES Members and Up to four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ BULLET TRAIN

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Re-Scheduled to Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Friday at 12:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - 40th Anniversary BLADE RUNNER: FINAL CUT + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 05, 2022 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT

VES Members and Up to two (2) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ BLADE RUNNER: FINAL CUT followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Panelists will include Academy and BAFTA nominated Special Photographic Effects Supervisor David Dryer, Academy and BAFTA Award-winning Action Prop Supervisor Michael L. Fink, VES, Technical Achievement Academy Award-winning Computer Engineer at Entertainment Effects Group (EEG) Richard Hollander, VES and Academy and BAFTA Award-winning Chief Model Maker at Entertainment Effects Group (EEG) Mark Stetson, VES, moderated by VES Fellow and former VES Board member Van Ling, VES.

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THE GRAY MAN (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jul 25, 2022 07:30pm to 09:32pm PDT

VES Members and Up to four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE GRAY MAN

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Monday, July 25, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 12:00PM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event - Erika Rosenberg Lecture on FACS (Online)
When: Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:00am to 12:30pm PDT

 

Deconstructing the FACS:

A brief history, overview, and practical advice on the Facial Action Coding System.

Click here to sign-up for the webinar and receive the link

Join us for a Zoom Session on July 23, 11: 00 AM – 12:30 M PDT

With
Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D.

 

Facial expression scientist, author, and educator, Dr. Erika Rosenberg, will offer an overview of the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) for visual effects industry professionals. Her presentation will include: a history of FACS’s development, a brief dive into this anatomically-based methodology for facial measurement, and a discussion of crucial considerations for the application of this measurement tool and knowledge of its parts (namely the action units or AUs) to the creation of moving faces in the arts. Finally, Dr. Rosenberg will offer some ready-to-implement, “take-home” advice on how to use knowledge from FACS research on emotion to convey feeling in animated faces.

 Click here to find out more about Dr. Rosenberg.

This 90-minute session will include a 1-hour presentation plus ample time for discussion and questions.

Watch the video replay here!

 


Screening - NOPE (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jul 22, 2022 07:30pm to 09:41pm PDT

VES Members and Up to four (4) Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Universal Pictures’ NOPE

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Friday, July 22, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Friday at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Imageworks Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.

 


Screening - WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jul 18, 2022 07:30pm to 09:35pm PDT

VES Members and Up to three (3) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Monday, July 18, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:00am to 01:00pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER

Walt Disney Studios safety guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID that matches their names on the RSVP list and all unvaccinated attendees must wear masks at all times indoors.

RSVPs are now closed
Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs closed at 10:00AM on Friday, July 15)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521
(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event - Virtual Production Group Tour + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:00am to 11:30am PDT

Virtual Production Group (VPG) has just opened its doors to a brand-new virtual production stage standing in the heart of Hollywood at Sunset Las Palmas Studios. VPG is a collective of seasoned industry professionals with leadership and experience across all sectors of film production. Their philosophy is simple; the design and implementation of virtual production for filmmakers by filmmakers.

Operating as the first truly vertically-integrated virtual production studio, VPG’s unique offerings consist of providing services encompassing all facets of virtual production: from script/content breakdown, pre/tech vis, the design and creation of Unreal Engine based virtual environment assets from the VAD, the optimization and operation of the Las Palmas LED volume stage with specialized VPG supervision with representatives from multiple department disciplines, and post production services.

VPG is comprised of Pangaea LED Technology, Drive Studios, VFX Technologies, and Background Images utilizing Epic/Unreal Engine, and Stype Camera Tracking systems giving the Virtual Production industry a true end-to-end suite of all VP services. They will show all tech aspects and systems related to virtual production as well as driving home the importance of having the proper teams and companies in place to drive the highly technical virtual production engine.

VPG warmly invites colleagues from VES and looks forward to sharing their insight into a new virtual production paradigm.

Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 10:00AM
Please RSVP below
(VES members must login to sign up)
Sunset Las Palmas Studios – Stage 2
1040 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Click here for a map

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

All attendees must show a photo ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Events are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Space is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee admission.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this “live event” infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees, and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.

https://www.sunsetstudios.com/production-film-sound-stages-hollywood/las-palmas/32

 

 

Additional Parking Information will be emailed to guests who RSVP’d before the event.

There will be no walk-ins allowed.  Only the people that have an RSVP will be able to enter the Stage Lot.

The master list of names will be with the security gate and if you have not RSVPed you will be turned away.

 


Screening - MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jul 02, 2022 04:00pm to 05:30pm PDT

VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Illumination Entertainment’s MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP)
Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 4:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday at 4:00PM)
AMC Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd #2000, Los Angeles, CA 90067
(Complimentary concessions will be provided by the studio)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - ELVIS (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jun 27, 2022 07:00pm to 09:39pm PDT

VES Members and Up to three (3) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ELVIS

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

RSVPs are now closed
Monday, June 27, 2022 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - Dick Smith Centenary ALTERED STATES (1980) + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 26, 2022 06:00pm to 10:00pm PDT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Celebration of the Centenary of the Late Academy and BAFTA Award-winning Makeup Artist Dick Smith (1922-2014). The evening will begin with a drinks reception plus a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ALTERED STATES followed by a Q&A with Academy Scientific and Engineering and Technical Achievement Award-winner Bran Ferren who did Special Visual Effects on the picture and Emmy-winning Special Effects Makeup Artists Craig Reardon and Todd Masters as well as Emmy-winning Special Effects Technician Kevin Pike.

This event is presented by MastersFX and the Visual Effects Society.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login for location and to RSVP)
Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 6:00PM
Reception at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:15PM

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THE SEA BEAST + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jun 25, 2022 02:00pm to 05:00pm PDT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Advance Screening of Netflix’s THE SEA BEAST followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Panelists will include Writer / Producer / Director Chris Williams, Producer Jed Schlanger, Production Designer Matthias Lechner, Animation Director Zach Parrish, Head of Character Animation Joshua Beveridge and VFX Supervisor R. Stirling Duguid.

Click here to RSVP (be sure to choose which screening you wish to attend.)
Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 2:00PM
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening – LIGHTYEAR in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:00am to 12:45pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Guests are Invited to a Special Fathers’ Day 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ LIGHTYEAR.

Walt Disney Studios safety guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID that matches their names on the RSVP list and any unvaccinated attendees must wear masks at all times indoors.

RSVPs are closed
Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs closed at 10:00AM on Friday)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521
(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jun 17, 2022 07:30pm to 09:57pm PDT

VES Members and Up to three (3) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION.

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up)
Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, June 17 at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event - Holographic Displays, the Future of Entertainment (Los Angeles)
When: Sat May 21, 2022 11:00am to 01:00pm PDT

Please join us for an eye-opening presentation of new innovations in 3D display technology. From lasers to light fields, the panelists will decipher the physics of how we see and interpret objects in the third dimension.

Presenters will explain the differences between these next generation displays, plus the evolution of the technology and the future of the industry.

The group will also discuss best practices for crafting a holographic narrative, the benefits of light-field virtual sets, and the timeline for experiencing these new technologies firsthand.

Moderator:  Brian Gaffney from Unity Technologies

Panel:  Dr. Daniel Smalley, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

Thaisa Yamamura, Head of Business Development, Sony Electronics

Jon Karafin, CEO of Light Field Lab.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign-up)

When:     Saturday, May 21, 2022

When:     11am to 1pm

Where:    Harmony Gold Theatre

                 7655 Sunset Blvd.

                 Los Angeles, CA 90046

Secured underground parking is accessible via driveway from Sunset Boulevard. An adjacent lot for overflow parking is located behind the building and can be accessed from Stanley Ave.

 All VES members and guests must show photo ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this “live event” infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event - PRG Virtual Production Studio Field Trip 11:00AM (Los Angeles)
When: Mon May 16, 2022 11:00am to 01:00pm PDT

VES Members and One (1) Guest are Invited On a Field Trip to PRG Virtual Production Studio

PRG rules require that all VES members must show photo ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

The film industry in 2022 has changed drastically. Everything from day-to-day operations to the very way we budget, schedule, and film productions. Virtual Production has been a big part of the continued evolution of the industry. This has been propelled further through new studies coming out of the UK showing the carbon footprint savings of shooting in a “volume” (a large LED stage). “ICVFX” (In-camera visual effects) are among the most exciting and sought-after virtual production techniques today. In light of this, we will be having various Field Trips during the summer months  to new Virtual Production Studios in LA.

The first field trip will be at PRG Virtual Production Studio.

PRG has recently redesigned their Virtual Production Stage. Check out their new Mobile Modular Stage as well as their VP Production Truck that can travel to any location to set up LED Walls on an empty warehouse or stage. You’ll see demos of N-Display, xR set extensions and NCam, and tour the Brain Bar and control room inside the truck.

The PRG R&D team have further developed the Ncam offering with a unique on-set solution, seamlessly integrated with Unreal Engine and Mk2 Hardware. Ncam Reality system is integrated in the custom set cart, which all work together to blend live action and CG content in any indoor or outdoor environment.

Members and a guest will have the chance to see what an actual LED Volume looks like and be shown some of the differences between the various virtual production technologies like ICVFX, XR, AR and how they can best be used. In addition, they will be shown the difference between using playback on the LED Walls and using a tracked cinema camera linked directly with a game engine (Unreal Engine) that connects the physical world with images on the LED Wall. There will also be an open discussion on methods outside of the full ICVFX experience that are being adopted.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP)
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11:00AM
PRG Virtual Production Studio
1245 Aviation Place, San Fernando, CA 91340

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Events are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Space is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee admission.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this “live event” infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

 


Screening - DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun May 15, 2022 03:00pm to 05:06pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Three (3) Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS.

Walt Disney Studios safety guidelines require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID that matches their names on the RSVP list and wear masks at all times indoors.

RSVPs are Closed
Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00PM
(It is now too late to make any changes)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521
(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THE NORTHMAN (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Apr 28, 2022 07:00pm to 09:20pm PDT

VES Members and Up to four (4) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Focus Features’ THE NORTHMAN.

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

RSVPs are closed
Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close on Thursday at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Apr 18, 2022 07:30pm to 09:53pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Three (3) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE.

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up)
Monday, April 18, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THE BAD GUYS (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Apr 09, 2022 04:00pm to 05:40pm PDT

VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Advance Screening of Universal Pictures’ and DreamWorks Animation’s THE BAD GUYS.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up)
Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 4:00PM

The London Hotel screening room
1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(Complimentary valet parking is provided by Universal.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

No masks will be required. Though unlikely, Los Angeles might still require VES members and guests (depending on age) to show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission. (Final confirmation will be announced 24 hours before the screening.)

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - AMBULANCE (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Apr 08, 2022 07:30pm to 09:46pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Three (3) Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Universal Pictures’ AMBULANCE.

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

RSVPs are closed
Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Friday at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - MORBIUS (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Apr 04, 2022 07:30pm to 09:15pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Three (3) Guests are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ MORBIUS.

Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.

RSVPs are now closed
Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 10:00AM)
The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event - VES Pub Night (Los Angeles)
When: Wed Mar 30, 2022 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
The VES Los Angeles Section would like to invite our members to our first night out of the new year.
Join us and socialize with VES Members.  Live Jazz, Libations and Lovely Noshes will be served throughout the evening.
All VES members and guests must show photo ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for admission.
Please jot in your calendar: Wednesday March 30, 2022 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Our social will take place at:
The Cat & Fiddle
***VES Members: Please register your name in “Attendee 1″ fields***

Screening - THE BATMAN (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Mar 14, 2022 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT

VES Members and Up to Four (4) Named Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE BATMAN

Warner Bros. rules require that all VES members and guests must show photo ID and upload proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to their Passcard system for admission.

RSVPs are closed (VES members can make changes until Monday at 12:00PM via e-mail to ben@vesglobal.org)
Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7:00PM

Steven J. Ross theater on the Warner Bros. Studio Lot (Please enter through Gate 4 off Hollywood Way)
4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank CA 91502

Click here for a map.

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

  • All guests must show proof of full vaccination to attend this event by uploading their vaccination card information into the online Warner Bros. Passcard system.
  • On the day of the screening, guests will also be required to complete an online self-health screening via the online Warner Bros. Passcard system.

If you have any questions regarding these safety protocols and Warner Bros. Studios’ policies related to COVID-19, please call the Warner Bros. COVID-19 Response Hotline at (818) 954-2019.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - MOONFALL (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Feb 25, 2022 07:30pm to 09:30pm PST

VES Members only are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate Pictures’ MOONFALL. Sony Pictures Imageworks guidelines require that all VES members must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission and that masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times indoor while on the SPI/SPA lot. Additionally, everyone must maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet while in the Ray Harryhausen Theater. (Seating is extremely limited due to social distancing.)

RSVPs are closed, as this screening is full
Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:30PM

The Ray Harryhausen Theater on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Complimentary parking is available in the underground lot on Washington.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Dec 23, 2021 07:00pm to 09:28pm PST

VES Members and Up to 4 Guests are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. Los Angeles City Ordinance #187219 requires that all VES members and guests must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission and masks must be worn at all times in indoor public settings.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP)
Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close on Thursday at 10:00AM)
The Cary Grant Theater on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot
10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Please enter through the Culver/Motor gate and park in that structure.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - ENCANTO + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:00am to 02:45pm PST

VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ ENCANTO followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Los Angeles City Ordinance #187219 requires that all VES members and guests must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission and masks must be worn at all times in indoor public settings.

Panelists will include Annie Award-winning Writer-Director Jared Bush, Producer Yvett Merino, VES Award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Kersavage and Annie and VES Award-winning Head of Effects Animation Erin V. Ramos, moderated by VES Board member Camille Eden.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP)
Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 11:00AM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Click here for a map.

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Dec 14, 2021 07:30pm to 09:07pm PST

VES Members and Up to 4 Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Sony Pictures’ VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE. Los Angeles City Ordinance #187219 requires that all VES members and guests must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission and masks must be worn at all times in indoor public settings.

RSVPs are closed
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 7:30PM

The John Singleton Theater (formerly the Backstage) on Sony Pictures Studio Lot
10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Parking instructions will be included in the reminder e-mail.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Dec 13, 2021 07:00pm to 09:28pm PST

VES Members and One (1) Guest are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS. followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Glass and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Dane A. Davies, MPSE.

Warner Bros. rules and Los Angeles City Ordinance #187219 requires that all VES members and guests must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission and masks must be worn at all times in indoor public settings.

RSVPs are closed, as this screening is overbooked.
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7:00PM

Steven J. Ross theater on the Warner Bros. Studio Lot (Please enter through Gate 4)
4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank CA 91502

Click here for a map.

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

  • All guests must show proof of full vaccination to attend this event by uploading their vaccination card information into the online Warner Bros Passcard system.
  • Based on the current Los Angeles County mandate, all guests will be required to wear masks while inside the theater.
  • On the day of the screening, guests will also be required to complete an online self-health screening via the online Warner Bros Passcard system.

If you have any questions regarding these safety protocols and Warner Bros. Studios’ policies related to COVID-19, please call the Warner Bros. COVID-19 Response Hotline at (818) 954-2019.

* Please help protect the mysteries inside of the Matrix and do not reveal plot points or twists in your social posts. Do not post any teases in advance. Social: Thursday, December 16 @ 6:30PM (PST), 9:30PM (EST) – Review: Tuesday, December 21 @ 8:00AM (PST), 11:00AM (EST)

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


VES LA - Happy Holiday Happy Hour
When: Sun Dec 12, 2021 03:00pm to 07:00pm PST

Join the VES Los Angeles Section for some holiday cheer!

  • DATE: Sunday, December 12th
  • TIME: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
  • VENUE: The Cat and Fiddle, 742 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

This is our first in person event for the LA Section. Come out and socialize with your fellow VES members, exchange ideas, discuss favorite (or not so favorite) projects.

Los Angeles City Ordinance #187219 requires that all VES members and guests must show photo ID & proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for admission and masks must be worn at all times in indoor public settings (except when eating or drinking).

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.

Please login to RSVP Below.
VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ field and your guest in “Attendee 2” field.


Screening - GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 22, 2021 07:30pm to 09:34pm PST

VES Members and Up to 3 Guests are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE. Los Angeles City Ordinance #187219 requires that all VES members and guests must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission and masks must be worn at all times in indoor public settings.

This screening is overbooked and RSVPs are closed
Monday, November 22, 2021 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close on Monday at 12:00PM)
The John Singleton Theater (formerly the Backstage) on Sony Pictures Studio Lot
10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
(Parking instructions will be included in this weekend’s reminder e-mail.)

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - 25th Anniversary STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 21, 2021 07:00pm to 10:00pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 25th Anniversary Screening of Paramount Pictures’ STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT Followed by a Discussion with the Filmmakers. This event is presented by MastersFX, the Visual Effects Society with a print from Paramount. Los Angeles City Ordinance #187219 requires that all VES members and guests must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission and masks must be worn at all times in indoor public settings.

Panelists will include award-winning Director-Actor Jonathan Frakes and Emmy-winning Borg Design Supervisor Todd Masters of MastersFX as well as VES, Academy, BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll, moderated by VES and Emmy Award-winner Dan Curry, VES.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login for location and to RSVP)
Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 7:00PM

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - ETERNALS (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 07, 2021 03:30pm to 06:30pm PST

VES Members and up to 3 Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Marvel Studios’ and Walt Disney Pictures’ ETERNALSLos Angeles City Ordinance #187219 requires that all VES members and guests must show photo ID & proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for admission and masks must be worn at all times in indoor public settings (except while actively enjoying concessions). Click here for theater specific terms and conditions.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP)
Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3:30PM

El Capitan Theatre (Parking at the Hollywood & Highland Center is $3 for 4 hours with theatre validation.)
6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Click here for a map.

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Event - 2021 VES Honors Celebration (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Nov 02, 2021 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT

VES Members FREE Passes to 2021 Infinity Festival
When: Tue Nov 02, 2021 04:00am to 03:59am PDT

Infinity Festival Hollywood is back live this November! For 2021, the theme of “Story Enabled by Technology” continues with a new slate of innovative programming, including industry-leading speakers, panels, exhibitions, innovation labs and a fine art gallery, each with an emerging-tech focus. Reserve your tickets now at infinityfestival.com. (VES members must login to see code for Free tickets.)


Screening - NO TIME TO DIE (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Oct 30, 2021 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of United Artists’ NO TIME TO DIE. Theater rules and L.A. County Public Health guidelines require that masks or face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times in indoor public settings.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP)
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:00PM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Click here for a map.

***VES Members: Please enter your first and last name in the “Attendee 1″ fields***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


VES LA - Halloween Movie Night
When: Thu Oct 28, 2021 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT

Join us for a fun Halloween Movie Night featuring the movie classic Scream!

  • DATE: Thursday, October 28th
  • TIME: Gates Open at 7:00 PM / Movie Starts at 7:30 PM
  • PLACE: Drive Up at Santa Monica Airport
    3233 Donald Douglas Loop S * Santa Monica Interim Open Space * Santa Monica, CA 90405

Enjoy the movie from inside your car or enjoy lawn seating.

Concession Stand: Enjoy classic cinema concessions like candy, soda and fresh popcorn, available with contactless order and pick-up. You’re also welcome to bring your own food to enjoy with your movie!

For more details on the venue visit: https://rooftopcinemaclub.com/los-angeles/venue/the-drive-up-at-santa-monica-airport/#venue-info

Login to Register Below.



VES LA - Global SPEED Networking Series #3
When: Fri Oct 15, 2021 07:00pm to 08:00pm PDT
West Coast Speed Networking

This time we are going truly GLOBAL!  The LA section has arranged for an opportunity to virtually meet with VES members in AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND and INDIA

You could make 5+ new international VFX industry connections in just one hour. If you have not made it to one of these fast paced sessions before, this is the one you simply can’t miss!

  • Friday 15th October 2021
  • 7:00 pm PDT

Members can register for FREE at the link below (Members must login to the website).

#networkingevent #vfxartist

 


Screening - DUNE in IMAX w/ Denis Villeneuve & Paul Lambert Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:00am to 02:30pm PDT

VES Members and up to 4 Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ DUNE, followed by a discussion with award-winning Director/Producer/Co-Writer Denis Villeneuve and VES, Academy and BAFTA Award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Lambert, moderated by Award-winning VES member Rob Legato, ASC. Theater rules and L.A. County Public Health guidelines require that face coverings must be worn at all times in indoor public settings (except while actively enjoying food and drinks).

RSVPs are closed, as this screening is overbooked (Any changes should go to ben@vesglobal.org)
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00AM

Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood (Parking is $5 after rebate at the theater box office. General parking price is $28 payable before the rebate.)
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Click here for a map.

***VES Members: Please register your name as “Attendee 1″***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THE SUICIDE SQUAD (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Sep 18, 2021 04:00pm to 06:12pm PDT

VES Members and up to 4 Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Warner Bros. Studios rules and L.A. County Public Health guidelines require that face coverings must be worn at all times in indoor public settings.

RSVPs are Closed
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 4:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday at 12:00PM)
Screening Room 12 on the Warner Bros. Studio Lot (Please enter through Gate 4)
4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank CA 91502

Click here for a map.

***VES Members: Please register your name as “Attendee 1″***

Please note that all guests of the WB facilities need to bring a valid photo ID and are required to complete their Self-Health Screening tool called Passcard. The self-health screening process is as follows:

  • On the day of your visit, you must visit the Passcard system and answer the set of questions at https://passcard.warnermedia.com/220-162-396
  • Enter the following when prompted for the Location Code: 220-162-396
  • When prompted on the Vaccination Status screen, please select: “The WarnerMedia Vaccine Policy does not apply to me…” option
  • Upon completion of the screening tool, you will receive a GREEN or a RED result.
  • If GREEN, you need to show the GREEN result to security upon arrival for access.
  • If REDdo not come to WB facilities, and, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you may need to contact your primary health care provider.
  • Your GREEN result is only valid on the date completed.

Everyone’s safety is important to Warner Bros.  Your access to the Studio Lot is conditioned on full compliance with the Safety Protocols. Please especially remember the three W’s:

  • Wear a face covering or a mask.  
  • Watch your distance.  Stay at least six feet from other people.
  • Wash your hands frequently.

If you have any questions regarding these safety protocols and Warner Bros. Studios’ policies related to COVID-19, please call the Warner Bros. COVID-19 Response Hotline at (818) 954-2019.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Sep 04, 2021 03:30pm to 06:00pm PDT

VES Members and up to 2 Guests are Invited to a Screening of Marvel Studios’ and Walt Disney Pictures’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Theater rules and L.A. County Public Health guidelines require that face coverings must be worn at all times in indoor public settings (except while actively enjoying concessions). Click here for theater specific terms and conditions.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP)
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 3:30PM

El Capitan Theatre (Parking at the Hollywood & Highland Center is $3 for 4 hours with theatre validation.)
6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Click here for a map.

***VES Members: Please register your name as “Attendee 1″***

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jul 11, 2021 04:00pm to 06:00pm PDT

VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of DreamWorks Animation’s and Universal Pictures’ THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS. Theater rules require that masks or face coverings must be worn at all times while in the building.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP)
Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 4:00PM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Click here for a map.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


Screening - BLACK WIDOW (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:00pm to 02:30pm PDT

VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Screening of Marvel Studios’ and Walt Disney Pictures’ BLACK WIDOW. Theater rules require that face coverings must be worn at all times (except while actively enjoying concessions). Click here for theater specific terms and conditions.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP)
Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 12:00PM

El Capitan Theatre (Parking at the Hollywood & Highland Center is $3 for 4 hours with theatre validation.)
6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Click here for a map.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you or your guests do not attend VES events if you are experiencing any symptoms or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

By signing up for this on-site, in-person screening/event sponsored by VES (Visual Effects Society), you willingly accept any potential inherent risks associated with COVID-19. VES cannot be held liable from any consequences that may transpire from said risk. Therefore, signing up for this screening/event infers implied consent of yourself and your party and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless VES, its directors, its employees and any other affiliated persons from any adverse medical or financial impact that may result from our participation.


One – On Interviews: Featuring Master Production Designer James D. Bissell
When: Sat May 29, 2021 04:00pm to 05:00pm PDT

Join us for an in-depth conversation with Master Production Designer, Oscar and BAFTA nominee and Emmy Award winner, James D. Bissell.

The event will be moderated by Jeffrey A. Okun, VES and will be followed by a Q&A session.

  • DATE:  Saturday, May 29, 2021
  • TIME:  4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • PLACE: Zoom of Course

James’ list of credits include: Good Night, and Good Luck, 300, Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and most recently, The Midnight Sky.

 

 


VES LA West Coast SPEED Networking Series
When: Wed May 26, 2021 07:00pm to 08:00pm PDT

Join us for our first LA hosted West Coast VES section members networking event!

DATE:  Wednesday 26th

TIME:  7:00 pm

This is an amazing opportunity for ‘Speed Networking’ with West Coast members of the VES hosted by the LA section.  This fast paced session uses Meetaway’s digital platform with targeted matching, to ensure you can connect directly with the people you want for a 1-1 conversation. You could make 5 new industry connections in the VES in just one hour!

Please login to register below!

More about the event format:

For anyone new to the Meetaway format, Meetaways are online events that intelligently match attendees for a series of 1-on-1 video calls. After each conversation, attendees automatically rotate to the next one.  You just log in to the event and Meetaway will handle the rest.

Additionally, you’ll want to join the event on a laptop or desktop with a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or new Edge. Meetaway does not support mobile devices because the screen movements are often distracting and having everyone on a laptop or desktop results in a better overall experience.


One - On Interviews: Featuring Academy Award Winner John Frazier
When: Sat Apr 10, 2021 04:00pm to 05:00pm PDT

Join us for an in-depth exploration of SFX with legendary Special Effects Master and Academy Award winner, John Frazier.

John’s list of credits include: Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Amazing Spider-man to Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

The event will be moderated by Jeffrey A. Okun, VES and will be followed by a Q&A session.

DATE:  Saturday, Apr 10, 2021

TIME:  4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

PLACE: Zoom of Course!


VES LA Virtual Membership Mixer!
When: Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am PST

Join us for our first virtual VES LA Spring Membership Mixer!

This is an amazing opportunity for ‘Speed Networking’ with members of the VES LA Section. Meetaway’s digital platform with targeted matching ensures you can connect directly with the people you want for a 1-1 conversation.

Have a coffee on us!

VES LA Members who register by 3/9 will receive a $20 Doordash credit.

Members are encouraged to invite their industry colleagues interested in learning more about joining the VES. This is also a great opportunity for our current members, just to check in with your peers and see how everyone is doing.

The spring membership deadline is Monday, March 15th, so be sure to attend this event if you are interested in joining the Visual Effects Society Los Angels Section. The event will provide valuable information about the benefits members enjoy, as well as offering the opportunity to network with 5 or more VFX colleagues for a chance to create meaningful connections.


VES LA Virtual Membership Mixer!
When: Wed Mar 10, 2021 06:30pm to 07:30pm PST

Join us for our first virtual VES LA Spring Membership Mixer!

This is an amazing opportunity for ‘Speed Networking’ with members of the VES LA Section. Meetaway’s digital platform with targeted matching ensures you can connect directly with the people you want for a 1-1 conversation.

Have a coffee on us!

VES LA Members who register by 3/9 will receive a $20 Doordash credit.

Members are encouraged to invite their industry colleagues interested in learning more about joining the VES. This is also a great opportunity for our current members, just to check in with your peers and see how everyone is doing.

The spring membership deadline is Monday, March 15th, so be sure to attend this event if you are interested in joining the Visual Effects Society Los Angels Section. The event will provide valuable information about the benefits members enjoy, as well as offering the opportunity to network with 5 or more VFX colleagues for a chance to create meaningful connections.


VES LA Special Screening of AIRPLANE
When: Sat Feb 13, 2021 04:00pm to 06:00pm PST

Please join us for special screening of the hit comedy AIRPLANE with an after show Q&A with special guest Writer-Director, Jerry Zucker!

Saturday February 13th 2021 at 4:00 PM PST. 

The event will showcase a new streaming/test screening platform where all the regular items: chat room, recording faces watching the movie, and a lively discussion post the film with the director can occur.

In all cases, we record the viewer and reactions and sync them to the timeline of the movie. A link will be sent out to those who will participate with a password.

We look forward to having you attend this very special event!

The screening is open to VES LA members and is limited to 50 participants.

Registration is now closed.


VES Los Angeles Trivia Night: The Sequel
When: Wed Jan 27, 2021 07:00pm to 08:00pm PST
Trivia Night: The Sequel
Wednesday, January 27th; 7:00 PM (PST)

Join us for a night of Trivia –

  • Television, Film, Animation and Genre questions are all up on the Big Board.
  • If you are up for the Challenge and Bragging rights!
  • Come one come all!
  • And yes there will be prizes…
  • Join us on Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88396943471

VES LA - A Night at the Drive-In
When: Sat Dec 12, 2020 05:00pm to 10:00pm PST

Please join us for a Night at the Drive-In to enjoy this great holiday classic!

Saturday, December 12th
5500 Canoga Avenue, Woodland Hills 91367

  • 5:00pm: Doors Open
  • 6:00pm: Christmas Vacation

Tickets: FREE, one car per VES member (up to 4 adults), with advance registration.  Space is limited! Must register in advance to attend.

Don’t miss out – Log in to register for your VES LA Member ticket today!


VES Los Angeles Trivia Night!
When: Wed Dec 09, 2020 07:00pm to 08:00pm PST
VES Los Angeles is hosting Trivia Night
Wednesday, December 9th, 7:00 PM (PST)

Let’s get ready to rumble!!!

It’s Trivia time –

  • A fun-filled night featuring TV, Film, Visual Effects and Animation Trivia.
  • A splendid time is guaranteed for All!
  • All this fun will be had via ZOOM

Professional Virtual Production From Home
When: Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm PST

The Los Angeles Section of the Visual Effects Society presents:

PROFESSIONAL VIRTUAL PRODUCTION FROM HOME

Saturday, November 7th at 11 AM; PST
Hosted by: James Markham Hall, Jr.

Join us as we discuss state-of-the-art virtual production tools and techniques used remotely to create professional level content beyond studio specifications.


LA Section Zombie Oktoberfest
When: Wed Oct 28, 2020 07:00pm to 08:00pm PDT

The Los Angeles Section of the Visual Effects Society presents:

Zombie Oktoberfest
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
7:00 PM Pacific Time (of course!)

“Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble”

The night will consist of Spooky Polls, Scary Contests and Frightening Costumes!

YES Costumes! This is a Halloween event – let’s see how creative you can be!

  • Prizes!
  • PLUS – bonus contest for best pet costume!
  • Join in if you dare…

Hop off your broom and onto ZOOM!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82988677862

Meeting ID: 829 8867 7862


Screening - THE RIGHT STUFF: THE RACE TO BE FIRST IN SPACE Drive-In (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 05, 2020 07:30pm to 10:00pm PDT

National Geographic and Disney+ Invite VES Members and One Guest to Attend the World Premiere Drive-In Screening of THE RIGHT STUFF: THE RACE TO BE FIRST IN SPACE plus Q&A with the cast.

Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7:30PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport
3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Click here to RSVP

Your guests must arrive with you in the same car.


The Sound of VFX Panel
When: Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:00am to 11:00am PDT

VES Los Angeles Section & Formosa Group present

THE SOUND OF VFX PANEL

Sat. Aug 29th
10:00am – 11:00am

REGISTER HERE

Featuring Emmy-nominated talent for Outstanding Sound Editing from What We Do in the Shadows “The Return”.

What does a CG bat fight sound like? 

How do you create troll footsteps when you’ve never seen a troll?

Join us for an engaging discussion about how VFX & sound inform each other in on-screen storytelling, and help create a show that’s half supernatural, half documentary, and 100% hilarious.

Panelists include:
* Steffan Falesitch, Supervising Sound Editor
* Jackie Jones, SVP Broadcast Formosa Group
* Diego Gat, Re-Recording Mixer
* David Barbee, FX Editor
* Sam Ejnes, Re-Recording Mixer
* Sara McGrail, VES L.A. Board Co-Chair


West Coast United Happy Hour!
When: Wed Aug 26, 2020 06:00pm to 07:00pm PDT
West Coast Happy Hour

Bay Area, Washington, Vancouver and Los Angeles Sections present:

West Coast Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 26th
6:00-7:00pm (PST – Of Course!)

It’s time for all of the VES’ West Coast Members to step up and mingle:

* Have a great recipe to share?
* Recommendation on new shows to binge?
* Who has the cutest cat, doggie or turtle?

Prizes too! Have a chance to WIN a copy of the newly released third edition of the VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures!

Join the Zoom as you can!
Simply click the link below on August 26th, 6-7pm:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84286449125


VES West Coast Netflix Party
When: Wed Jul 29, 2020 07:00pm to 08:30pm PDT

WHAT MOVIE WON? JOIN US TONIGHT TO FIND OUT!

Here’s your VES Netflix Party URL for tonight’s 7:00 pm screening:

https://www.netflix.com/watch/70117312?npSessionId=17c3bfa8c8238a2a&npServerId=s63

To join THIS party, use Chrome desktop browser (with the Netflix Party extension installed) and click on the party URL above, which will redirect to Netflix’s website. You must click on the “NP” button next to the address bar to automatically join the party. The Chat will start around 7:00 pm with screening to begin @ 7:10 pm.

For more instructions, go to netflix party.com

FINE PRINT: NETFLIX SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. DON’T HAVE AN ACCOUNT? SIGN UP AT NETFLIX.COM FOR A FREE 30 DAY SUBSCRIPTION. NETFLIX PARTY CHROME EXTENSION REQUIRED TO BE INSTALLED. THIS IS AN UNMODERATED EVENT. PLEASE BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER.

 


LA Section Happy Hour & Handbook Giveaway!
When: Wed Jul 29, 2020 06:00pm to 07:00pm PDT

Join us for your chance to WIN a copy of the newly released third edition of the VES Handbook of Visual Effects: Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures!

VES LA Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 29th 6:00-7:00pm

Have a great recipe to share?
Best new show to binge watch?
Hookup for comfy corona masks?
It’s time to fraternize, chat & connect!

Join the Zoom as you can!
Simply click the link below on July 29th 6-7pm:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89278854759


VES LA Presents: LED Stage Production Panel
When: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm PDT

The LA Section of the Visual Effects Society invites you to its next panel:

LED Stage Production
Sunday, June 28th @ 11 AM (PST)
via ZOOM

The worlds of game development and film production have collided and created a brand new world for filmmakers to explore: LED Stage Production.

This panel is designed to give a general Introduction of LED Stages and their impact on Pre-Production, Production and Post. Additional focus will be on the future of content production in a COVID19 world.

This is a free educational webinar panel, followed by a Q&A.


VES Netflix Party
When: Wed Jun 17, 2020 07:30pm to 09:00pm PDT

You are invited to our first-ever, VES Netflix Party where you choose the movie – Click here to vote for the movie!

Then on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 PM we will watch the winning movie together and join an online chat with our fellow west coast VES colleagues from the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Washington Sections.

Look for your Netflix Party url email invitation and on this page one hour before showtime where you’ll find out the winning movie when you log in.

Be sure to vote!

Fine Print: Netflix subscription required to participate. Don’t have an account? Sign up at Netflix.com for a FREE 30 day subscription. You will receive an email invite with a private URL one hour prior to the screening. Netflix Party Chrome Extension required to be installed. Instructions will be included with your invitation. This is an unmoderated event. Please be kind to one another.


LA Section Happy Hour
When: Wed Jun 10, 2020 06:00pm to 07:00pm PDT

Since we all can’t be together in person – let’s connect safely through the Interwebs!

Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 10th @ 6 PM
via ZOOM

  • Who has a great recipe to share?
  • Best new shows to binge?
  • Anyone have any cool Corona masks?

It’s time to Fraternize, Chat & Connect!

Please click the link below to join the party:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88908220742


Virtual Screening - LA92 Documentary w/ Discussion (Online)
When: Sun Jun 07, 2020 04:00pm to 07:00pm PDT

National Geographic Invites VES Members to a Virtual Screening of LA92 Documentary followed by a Candid Conversation on Race in America

Click here to RSVP


Digital Visualization—Behind the Scenes with THE THIRD FLOOR (Free & Online)
When: Fri May 29, 2020 10:00am to 11:00am PDT

This online presentation will discuss and demonstrate how new advancements in virtual production and visualization can be used to help all content creators raise the bar with creative ideas and new technical approaches.

THE THIRD FLOOR is one of the world’s leading visualization studios. It is a major contributor to today’s most popular films and TV series — from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and STAR WARS Franchise to HBO’s GAME OF THRONES.

Our speakers from THE THIRD FLOOR are: Eric Carney, Founder, Global CTO/Visual FX Supervisor; Gary Marshall, R&D Innovation Director; Dane Smith, Vice President; and Lara Cawsey, Business Development Manager

 

 

Our event will be hosted by Scott Squires, VES a VES Fellow who has worked in the visual effects industry for decades as a VFX supervisor and technical developer. He has multiple VFX Academy Award nominations and worked on such films as THE MASK, DRAGONHEART, and STAR WARS: EPISODE 1- THE PHANTOM MENACE.


Screening - A QUIET PLACE PART II (Los Angeles) Cancelled
When: Mon Mar 23, 2020 08:00pm to 09:38pm PDT

The VES Los Angeles Screening of Paramount Pictures’ A QUIET PLACE PART II has been cancelled because the studio has postponed the release due to concerns related to the COVID19 outbreak.

RSVPs are closed
Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00PM


Screening - BLOODSHOT (Los Angeles) Cancelled
When: Mon Mar 16, 2020 08:00pm to 09:50pm PDT

The VES Los Angeles Screening of Sony Pictures’ BLOODSHOT has been cancelled because the studio has postponed the release due to concerns related to the COVID19 outbreak.

RSVPs are closed
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00PM


Screening - THE WAY BACK (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Mar 09, 2020 08:00pm to 09:48pm PDT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE WAY BACK

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID19, we ask you or your guests who may show any symptoms or who might have been exposed to the virus do not attend VES events.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Monday, March 9)
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:00PM


Screening - ONWARD in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:00pm to 01:52pm PDT

VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ ONWARD

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 6)
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00PM


Screening - THE INVISIBLE MAN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Feb 28, 2020 08:00pm to 10:04pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ THE INVISIBLE MAN

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 28)
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:00PM


LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer
When: Wed Feb 26, 2020 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST

VES LA 2020 Spring Mixer at PXO

 

VES LA Spring Recruitment Mixer! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:00pm – 9:00pm

( Login to the website in order to RSVP )
Free with RSVP – Bring a guest or two!
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member endorsement letter**Beer, wine & light bites
Fabulous raffle prizes! 

* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!Venue graciously provided by:
Pixomondo Los Angeles
2055 S Barrington Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Screening - THE CALL OF THE WILD (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Feb 22, 2020 02:00pm to 03:45pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century’s THE CALL OF THE WILD

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 21)
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00PM


Screening - SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Feb 21, 2020 08:00pm to 09:40pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

Please RSVP below Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00PM (VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)


Screening - 25th Anniversary TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT + Todd Masters Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jan 13, 2020 08:00pm to 11:00pm PST

MastersFX Presents a Celebration of Practical Effects with a Special Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Screening of TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT followed by a discussion with Todd Masters and others to be announced.

Click here to RSVP (Space is limited, so please sign up soon)
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:00PM
Arclight (Cinerama Dome) Hollywood
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Todd Masters and His Special Guests will reflect on the making of this iconic movie with “tales” of the challenges of the practical effects, and how they integrated with the live action performances. Never before seen slides from behind-the-scenes of the making of DEMON KNIGHT will also be presented!

For more information, please call Dan Harary at Asbury PR Agency at (310) 859-1831


VES Bake-Off Bash After-Party (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 09:00pm to 11:30pm PST

Join us at the VES Bake-Off After-Party!
Immediately after the AMPAS Bake-Off, please join us for the VES Bake-Off Bash After-Party for fun, friends, food and libations at Via Alloro restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
VES Bake-Off After-Party 9:00PM to 11:30PM

**The Academy’s VFX Bake-Off is a separate event and handled through AMPAS.

Via Alloro (less than a mile from the Academy’s Goldwyn Theater).
301 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Complimentary Valet Parking is available at the restaurant.

Tickets are non-refundable / non-transferableAll tickets are sold individually. Space is limited and this event will sell out, please get your tickets NOW!

Member Ticket Price = $65.00
Non-Member Ticket Price = $125.00

We look forward to celebrating with our members and colleagues from around the globe and making this a festive international gathering!

For Sponsorship opportunities, please click here and contact Nancy Ward at (818) 981-7861 by Friday, December 13.


VES Nomination Event
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 09:00am to 02:00pm PST

VES Awards Nomination Judging 2020

MEET, GREET, AND VOTE! A CALL FOR JUDGES!

(Check with specific sections for local times)

Now that the 18th Annual VES Awards season is underway, we once again invite VES members to participate in our Nomination Panels. The Nomination Event will be held worldwide on January 4, 2020.

Any active VES member who can travel to one of the cities listed below may participate.

This is your chance to determine who will ultimately walk up to the podium on January 29, 2020, to collect a coveted VES Award. A single vote may make the difference between being nominated… or not… and that vote could be yours!

Past participants know that this is the must-attend event of the awards season. Not only will you view some of the most amazing visual imagery of 2019, you’ll get to see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage while participating in the single best networking opportunity of the year. It’s a chance to see old friends, meet the best and brightest in the visual effects field, and learn new techniques that you can apply to your own craft. All of that, plus the satisfaction of knowing that you have participated in choosing what will ultimately be the Nominations announced to the press for the 18th Annual VES Awards.

Judges who register to participate will receive information about specific times and locations from their local section representatives once their applications are received. If you are ready to make a difference, please submit your Panel Judge Application BELOW. Make sure you check the box indicating which of the Nomination Event locations you are applying for.

The Nomination Event is a full-day event held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 around the globe. Nominees will be announced on Monday, January 6, 2020. We look forward to receiving your Judge Application to make this year’s Nomination Event a success!

-The 18th Annual VES Awards Committee

Click here to sign up!

(VES Members must be logged in to access the sign-up form)


Screening - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in 3D + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:00am to 02:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director J.J. Abrams as well as Visual Effects Supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, moderated by VES 1st Vice Chair Jeffrey A. Okun, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 20)
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - 1917 (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Dec 20, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ 1917
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)


Screening - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Dec 13, 2019 08:00pm to 10:03pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Sony Pictures’ JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)

 


Screening - THE IRISHMAN + Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:00am to 03:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE IRISHMAN followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman, moderated by VES Fellow Paul Debevec, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.) There will also be a reception off of the lobby of the theater immediately after the discussion.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, December 6)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00AM


VES Los Angeles Holiday Party
When: Sat Dec 07, 2019 05:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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Join us for the most wonderful party of the year!
Exciting raffle prizes, great food & drinks, interactive exhibits, music, and a Sky Slide 70 floors up! (Come early! Free sky slide tickets for the first 100 guests!)

Members +1 free with RSVP (Please log-in to RSVP on this page)

RSVP & Ticket sales close Fri, Nov 29th at 12:00pm


Event - Practical Lighting for CG Artists (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:00am to 05:00pm PST

The Visual Effects Society in collaboration with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) invite a limited number of VES members to attend the hands-on Practical Lighting for CG Artists masterclass at the Sony Digital Media Production Center (DMPC).

Among those scheduled to appear are 6-time Oscar nominee and ASC Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, ASC, and VES Founders Award recipient, Fellow and Lifetime Member Bill Taylor, VES, ASC, who’s won the Academy’s Technical Achievement Award and the Medal of Commendation as well as an Emmy. Join us for the eighth incarnation of the wildly popular and informative one-day seminar geared toward helping digital artists develop the sensibilities and sensitivities of a cinematographer.

Click here to purchase tickets ($25 tickets include Mexican buffet lunch with vegan & gluten free options)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Registration begins at 10:30AM, Masterclass at 11:00AM
(VES members must login to see venue information below)


Screening - SPIES IN DISGUISE w/ Nick Bruno Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of 20th Century Fox’s and Blue Sky Studios’ SPIES IN DISGUISE followed by a Q&A with Director Nick Bruno, moderated by Pete Hammond

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 29)
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - FROZEN 2 in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 24, 2019 04:00pm to 05:43pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ FROZEN 2

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 22)
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4:00PM


Event - WET Design Tour (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:00am to 12:30pm PST

WET, also known as WET Design, is a water feature design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1983 by former Disney Imagineers Mark Fuller, Melanie Simon, and Alan Robinson, the company has designed over two hundred fountains and water features using water, fire, ice, fog, and lights.

Please log-in to RSVP.

Strict guest list required – Space is limited to first 30 members!
Please only RSVP if you’re able to attend.

 


Enjoy an exclusive VR Experience at Dreamscape Immersive!
When: Tue Nov 19, 2019 01:00pm to 03:00pm PST

Join us for a VES-exclusive look at the latest Dreamscape VR experiences!

The Vision: Combine the emotional power of Hollywood storytelling, the visceral excitement
of great theme-park rides, and this extraordinary new technology to create stories and worlds
that push the limits of virtual reality.

Tuesday, Nov 19th 
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Please plan to arrive between 1:00-1:30pm, and stay for the duration until 3:00pm.

Shows last approximately 30 minutes, so guests may be able to do more than one experience.

Space is limited! Must log-in and RSVP  to attend.


Screening - MIDWAY w/ Roland Emmerich Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 18, 2019 07:30pm to 10:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate’s MIDWAY followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director Roland Emmerich, Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Travers and Visual Effects Producer Tricia Mulgrew, moderated by VES Board member Jeffrey Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30PM


Screening - FORD V FERRARI w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:00am to 02:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s FORD V FERRARI followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Olivier Dumont, Visual Effects Producer Kathy Siegel and Special Effects Supervisor Mark R. Byers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 15)
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - DOCTOR SLEEP (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 11, 2019 08:00pm to 10:33pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ DOCTOR SLEEP
(VES members must login in order to see venue information and RSVP.)


Screening - TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 08, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PST

VES Members Get 10% Off Passes to SMPTE 2019 Conference (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 24, 2019 04:00am to 11:59pm PDT
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Screening - GEMINI MAN in HFR 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 10, 2019 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT

Screening - JOKER (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 07, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT

Screening - THE GOLDFINCH (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 13, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE GOLDFINCH

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES LA Dodgers Day
When: Sun Sep 08, 2019 01:00pm to 04:00pm PDT
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Join us for VES Dodger Day 2019!
 
Sunday, September 8th, 2019
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants
Game start 1:10pm
 
Game Promotions:
Tote Bag Giveaway Presented By MLB Network
Kids Run The Bases (kids 14 & under after the game)
Dodgers Foundation Memorabilia Silent Auction (located outside the Vin Scully Press box on Club Level 5)
 
Tickets: $35 (Please log-in to purchase tickets.)
All You Can Eat Right Field Pavilion, Section 306 
Limited seats! Purchase today!
 
Tickets include unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coke products and water through the 7th inning. Alcohol is not included, but is available for purchase. Outside food can also be brought into the stadium, as well as sealed bottles of soda and water, up to 1 liter each.
 
Parking & Game Entry
Parking gates open 2.5 hours prior to the start of the game.
Stadium gates open approximately 2 hours prior to the first pitch. 
 
Parking for automobiles and motorcycles is $17 in advance and $25 at the gate.
Preferred parking is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. Parking for large vehicles including buses, motor homes, limousines and other oversized vehicles is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate.
 
For only $5 (in advance or upon arrival), purchase parking for Lots 13 and 14. These first-come, first-serve lots are located offsite on Stadium Way – between Elysian Park Avenue and the 110 – and allow for easy entrance and exit. Note that there is an uphill walk to the stadium from these lots, of approximately 10 to 15 minutes. A free shuttle is available for fans with disabilities, call Fan Services (323) 224-2611. Go online to www.dodgers.com to purchase parking in advance.
 
More information on Dodgers Stadium, game details & more available here:  https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/ballpark/information/guide
 

VES LA Dodgers Day
When: Sun Sep 08, 2019 01:00pm to 04:00pm PDT
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Join us for VES Dodger Day 2019!
 
Sunday, September 8th, 2019
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants
Game start 1:10pm
 
Game Promotions:
Tote Bag Giveaway Presented By MLB Network
Kids Run The Bases (kids 14 & under after the game)
Dodgers Foundation Memorabilia Silent Auction (located outside the Vin Scully Press box on Club Level 5)
 
Tickets: $35 (Please log-in to purchase tickets.)
All You Can Eat Right Field Pavilion, Section 306 
Limited seats! Purchase today!
 
Tickets include unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coke products and water through the 7th inning. Alcohol is not included, but is available for purchase. Outside food can also be brought into the stadium, as well as sealed bottles of soda and water, up to 1 liter each.
 
Parking & Game Entry
Parking gates open 2.5 hours prior to the start of the game.
Stadium gates open approximately 2 hours prior to the first pitch. 
 
Parking for automobiles and motorcycles is $17 in advance and $25 at the gate.
Preferred parking is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. Parking for large vehicles including buses, motor homes, limousines and other oversized vehicles is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate.
 
For only $5 (in advance or upon arrival), purchase parking for Lots 13 and 14. These first-come, first-serve lots are located offsite on Stadium Way – between Elysian Park Avenue and the 110 – and allow for easy entrance and exit. Note that there is an uphill walk to the stadium from these lots, of approximately 10 to 15 minutes. A free shuttle is available for fans with disabilities, call Fan Services (323) 224-2611. Go online to www.dodgers.com to purchase parking in advance.
 
More information on Dodgers Stadium, game details & more available here:  https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/ballpark/information/guide
 

LA Fall Membership Drive Mixer
When: Fri Sep 06, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Grab a VFX colleague, student, or friend & join us for our
VES LA Fall Membership Drive Mixer! 
 
Friday, Sept 6th, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
 
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member sponsor letter**
 
Beer, wine & light bites 
 
Amazon Gift Card Drawing! 
* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!
 
Please log-in to RSVP & for venue details.
 

LA Fall Membership Drive Mixer
When: Fri Sep 06, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Grab a VFX colleague, student, or friend & join us for our
VES LA Fall Membership Drive Mixer! 
 
Friday, Sept 6th, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
 
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member sponsor letter**
 
Beer, wine & light bites 
 
Amazon Gift Card Drawing! 
* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!
 
Please log-in to RSVP & for venue details.
 

Screening - IT CHAPTER TWO (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Sep 05, 2019 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ IT CHAPTER TWO

Please RSVP below
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Thursday, September 5)

Warner Bros. Studio screening room #5
4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522
(Please enter through the Gate #4/Hollywood Way and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - ANGEL HAS FALLEN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 30, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Millenium Films’ ANGEL HAS FALLEN

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - GOOD BOYS (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 23, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ GOOD BOYS

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

This film is Rated R for strong crude sexual content, drug and alcohol material, and language throughout – all involving tweens.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES LA: Coffee Talk
When: Thu Aug 15, 2019 06:30pm to 08:00pm PDT

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Grab a friend or two. All are welcome to join for coffee, tea, and conversation!

Topic: Diversity & Inclusion in Hiring & Career Development
How diverse is your workplace?
What are best practices in recruitment & career dev you’ve seen, or would like to see?
Are you looking for talent, your next gig, or making a career move? 
Bring your VFX friends, feedback, ideas, and resumes or job posts!

Priscilla’s Coffee
4150 W Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505

 

RSVPs welcome, but not required.


VES LA: Coffee Talk
When: Thu Aug 15, 2019 06:30pm to 08:00pm PDT

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Grab a friend or two. All are welcome to join for coffee, tea, and conversation!

Topic: Diversity & Inclusion in Hiring & Career Development
How diverse is your workplace?
What are best practices in recruitment & career dev you’ve seen, or would like to see?
Are you looking for talent, your next gig, or making a career move? 
Bring your VFX friends, feedback, ideas, and resumes or job posts!

Priscilla’s Coffee
4150 W Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505

 

RSVPs welcome, but not required.


Screening - THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Aug 10, 2019 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

Please RSVP below
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 9)
Blakeley Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 09, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Aug 04, 2019 05:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and their Guests are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985) – A Tribute to Emmy®-Winning Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel
 
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 5:30PM

The Aero Theatre, Santa Monica
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Click here for a map.

Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel ADG created a valentine to classic Hollywood and the films of the depression era. The film’s movie-with-in-the-movie is an RKO-style screwball comedy set in a glittering Manhattan penthouse. The outer world of the film is set in New Jersey amid the dreams of a simple housewife, Mia Farrow, whose world is turned upside down when the hero of the film, Jeff Daniels, steps out of her neighborhood movie theater’s screen and into her real-life world. A beloved film by many, the expert blending of the film’s fiction and reality blur the lines between fantasy and romance in memorable ways. It’s “perfect-pitch” Production Design by a master of the New York school and a visual delight for all to behold.

Emmy winning Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel ADG will be interviewed by moderator John Iacovelli ADG, Production Designer.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


Screening - THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Aug 04, 2019 05:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and their Guests are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985) – A Tribute to Emmy®-Winning Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel
 
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 5:30PM

The Aero Theatre, Santa Monica
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Click here for a map.

Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel ADG created a valentine to classic Hollywood and the films of the depression era. The film’s movie-with-in-the-movie is an RKO-style screwball comedy set in a glittering Manhattan penthouse. The outer world of the film is set in New Jersey amid the dreams of a simple housewife, Mia Farrow, whose world is turned upside down when the hero of the film, Jeff Daniels, steps out of her neighborhood movie theater’s screen and into her real-life world. A beloved film by many, the expert blending of the film’s fiction and reality blur the lines between fantasy and romance in memorable ways. It’s “perfect-pitch” Production Design by a master of the New York school and a visual delight for all to behold.

Emmy winning Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel ADG will be interviewed by moderator John Iacovelli ADG, Production Designer.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


VES LA: SIGGRAPH Networking Party
When: Tue Jul 30, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm PDT
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Eat, drink, relax, and network with top industry professionals locally and abroad who come to LA to attend SIGGRAPH!

Join your colleagues for craft beers, wine, cocktails, appetizers, and arcade game fun. 

 

1011 S Figueroa St b101, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
(a five-minute walk from the Convention Center)

 

The VES SIGGRAPH Party is significantly overbooked and is now closed to additional signups. No additional guests will be allowed. 

 


VES LA: SIGGRAPH Networking Party
When: Tue Jul 30, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm PDT
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Eat, drink, relax, and network with top industry professionals locally and abroad who come to LA to attend SIGGRAPH!

Join your colleagues for craft beers, wine, cocktails, appetizers, and arcade game fun. 

 

1011 S Figueroa St b101, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
(a five-minute walk from the Convention Center)

 

The VES SIGGRAPH Party is significantly overbooked and is now closed to additional signups. No additional guests will be allowed. 

 


Screening - THE LION KING in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Director Jon Favreau, Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato, and Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, ASC, moderated by Michael Fink, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 26)
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00AM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - STUBER (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jul 12, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of 20th Century Fox’s STUBER

Please RSVP below
Friday, July 12, 2018 at 8:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 12)
Little Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Jul 08, 2019 08:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME followed by a Q&A with the Visual Effects Team

Panelists will include Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, Luma Pictures Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Souls, Imageworks Visual Effects Supervisor Theo Bialek, Imageworks CG Supervisor Joe Pepper and Scanline’s Sequence Supervisor Curtis Carlson, moderated by VES Board member Andrew Bly. (Panelists’ participation is based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Monday, July 8, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - ROGUE ONE (2016) & STAR WARS (1977) Double Feature (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:00am to 03:00pm PDT
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The Visual Effects Society has Secured a Very Limited Number of Tickets for VES Members and a Guest to Attend a Double Feature of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016) and a 70mm film print of the Original STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977).

It has been twenty-two years since the Special Editions of the original STAR WARS trilogy were released, effectively preventing anyone from being able to watch the 1977 theatrical version of that seminal film as it was originally shown. Join us for chronological screenings of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, relating how the Rebel Alliance took possession of the plans for the dreaded Death Star, followed by the original STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE, in which you’ll be among the first in more than two decades to watch Han Solo shoot first!

This is a 5 hour event with no food available.

Please RSVP below
(Sign up ASAP, as tickets are already SOLD OUT.)
Saturday, June 29 at 10:00AM to 3:00PM
(Be in your seat by 9:45AM or it may be forfeited, and be sure to eat a hearty breakfast!) There will be a 30 minute break between films and the Academy does not allow any food or drinks in the theater. (Security will search all bags.)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information and the Academy’s food & beverage policy.
Click here for a map.

*You must attend the first screening in order to attend the second, and nobody will be re-admitted once they leave.


Screening - ROGUE ONE (2016) & STAR WARS (1977) Double Feature (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:00am to 03:00pm PDT
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The Visual Effects Society has Secured a Very Limited Number of Tickets for VES Members and a Guest to Attend a Double Feature of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016) and a 70mm film print of the Original STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977).

It has been twenty-two years since the Special Editions of the original STAR WARS trilogy were released, effectively preventing anyone from being able to watch the 1977 theatrical version of that seminal film as it was originally shown. Join us for chronological screenings of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, relating how the Rebel Alliance took possession of the plans for the dreaded Death Star, followed by the original STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE, in which you’ll be among the first in more than two decades to watch Han Solo shoot first!

This is a 5 hour event with no food available.

Please RSVP below
(Sign up ASAP, as tickets are already SOLD OUT.)
Saturday, June 29 at 10:00AM to 3:00PM
(Be in your seat by 9:45AM or it may be forfeited, and be sure to eat a hearty breakfast!) There will be a 30 minute break between films and the Academy does not allow any food or drinks in the theater. (Security will search all bags.)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information and the Academy’s food & beverage policy.
Click here for a map.

*You must attend the first screening in order to attend the second, and nobody will be re-admitted once they leave.


Event - Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Jun 27, 2019 07:30pm to 10:00pm PDT
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AMPAS Invites VES members and a Guest to Attend Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE

Click here to Livestream this sold out event!

(You will be able to stream this event for up to 48 hours afterward.)

Over the last 40 years, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. But the impetus to create and inspire remains the same. This event will contrast the analog technologies developed for the first STAR WARS released in 1977 with the all-digital toolsets used to create ROGUE ONE released in 2016.

Key contributors from both STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE will share the journey of creating the impossible with their breakthrough visual effects. Our list of stellar participants includes John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, VES, John Knoll, Ben Burtt, Marcia Lucas, Bill George, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bruce Nicholson, Richard Edlund, VES and Rachel Rose. Hosted by Kiri Hart, co-producer of ROGUE ONE, this event promises to be both inspiring and insightful.

Please RSVP below
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30PM

(There are very few seats allotted for VES members, and tickets for the public are already sold out.)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information.
*Due to limited ticket availability, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible.


Event - Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Jun 27, 2019 07:30pm to 10:00pm PDT
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AMPAS Invites VES members and a Guest to Attend Galactic Innovations: STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE

Click here to Livestream this sold out event!

(You will be able to stream this event for up to 48 hours afterward.)

Over the last 40 years, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. But the impetus to create and inspire remains the same. This event will contrast the analog technologies developed for the first STAR WARS released in 1977 with the all-digital toolsets used to create ROGUE ONE released in 2016.

Key contributors from both STAR WARS and ROGUE ONE will share the journey of creating the impossible with their breakthrough visual effects. Our list of stellar participants includes John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, VES, John Knoll, Ben Burtt, Marcia Lucas, Bill George, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bruce Nicholson, Richard Edlund, VES and Rachel Rose. Hosted by Kiri Hart, co-producer of ROGUE ONE, this event promises to be both inspiring and insightful.

Please RSVP below
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30PM

(There are very few seats allotted for VES members, and tickets for the public are already sold out.)
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Click here for FREE parking information.
*Due to limited ticket availability, please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible.


Screening - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 23, 2019 05:30pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977), a Tribute to Production Designer Joe Alves
 
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, June 23, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

Ray Bradbury declared CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND as the greatest science fiction film ever made. Joe Alves, ADG the film’s Production Designer, began his career as an animator on the 1956 MGM classic, FORBIDDEN PLANET. A master Close Encounters, Mr. Alves will be in attendance to share highlights from his long career as a motion picture Designer and Illustrator. Close Encounters was written and directed by Steven Spielberg, and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO). Director Jean Renoir compared Spielberg’s storytelling to that of Jules Verne and Georges Méliès. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Spielberg’s landmark film, a special Digitally Remastered 4K version of the Director’s Cut will be shown.

Production Designer Joe Alves ADG, will be interviewed by moderator Thomas A. Walsh ADG, Production Designer and Film Series Co-chair.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


Screening - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 23, 2019 05:30pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977), a Tribute to Production Designer Joe Alves
 
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, June 23, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

Ray Bradbury declared CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND as the greatest science fiction film ever made. Joe Alves, ADG the film’s Production Designer, began his career as an animator on the 1956 MGM classic, FORBIDDEN PLANET. A master Close Encounters, Mr. Alves will be in attendance to share highlights from his long career as a motion picture Designer and Illustrator. Close Encounters was written and directed by Steven Spielberg, and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO). Director Jean Renoir compared Spielberg’s storytelling to that of Jules Verne and Georges Méliès. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Spielberg’s landmark film, a special Digitally Remastered 4K version of the Director’s Cut will be shown.

Production Designer Joe Alves ADG, will be interviewed by moderator Thomas A. Walsh ADG, Production Designer and Film Series Co-chair.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


VES Los Angeles Summer Luau
When: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:00am to 04:00pm PDT
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Join us for a Summer Luau!

Always one of the most fun, exciting, and spectacular events of the year. 

RSVP today, because you DO NOT want to miss this one!

 

Free with RSVP for VES Members and a Guest.

Member children 17 & under are free!

 

Gorgeous Private Park with Tables, Shade & Stunning Views
Tasty BBQ & Bar & Icy Cool Drinks
Games, Fun & Raffle Prizes for All Ages! 
Private Parking & Restrooms

 

Members: Please log-in for Event Details & RSVP!
 

VES Los Angeles Summer Luau
When: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:00am to 04:00pm PDT
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Join us for a Summer Luau!

Always one of the most fun, exciting, and spectacular events of the year. 

RSVP today, because you DO NOT want to miss this one!

 

Free with RSVP for VES Members and a Guest.

Member children 17 & under are free!

 

Gorgeous Private Park with Tables, Shade & Stunning Views
Tasty BBQ & Bar & Icy Cool Drinks
Games, Fun & Raffle Prizes for All Ages! 
Private Parking & Restrooms

 

Members: Please log-in for Event Details & RSVP!
 

Screening - MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jun 21, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL

Please RSVP below
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES Members Get 20% Off Passes to DelliVR Conference (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

Don’t miss the Ultimate VR/AR/360 Production training event in Los Angeles this June!

Mark your calendars and join us on June 18-20 for the DelliVR Conference, a hands-on 360/VR/AR training event. The conference will feature technical training, business management classes, and social activities. VES members receive 20% off passes. (VES member must login to see the discount code below.)


VES Members Get 20% Off Passes to DelliVR Conference (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

Don’t miss the Ultimate VR/AR/360 Production training event in Los Angeles this June!

Mark your calendars and join us on June 18-20 for the DelliVR Conference, a hands-on 360/VR/AR training event. The conference will feature technical training, business management classes, and social activities. VES members receive 20% off passes. (VES member must login to see the discount code below.)


Screening - TOY STORY 4 in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Jun 15, 2019 05:00pm to 06:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release 3D Screening of Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 4

Please RSVP below
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 5:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 14)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE DEAD DON'T DIE (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Jun 14, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Focus Features’ THE DEAD DON’T DIE

Please RSVP below
Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3 - WORLDWIDE (via ZOOM)
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 08:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly present

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

 

June 12th – 8:00PM CEST

REGISTER HERE TO RECEIVE A ZOOM LINK (at 7:30PM)

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VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3
When: Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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The VES Germany proudly presents

VES MEGABRAIN Masterclass Vol.3

June 12th – doors open 7:00PM (CEST)
and there will be beer and pizza!

ZOOM stream starts at 7:30PM (CEST)
Masterclass starts at 
8:00PM (CEST)

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The VES invites you to our 3rd MEGABRAIN Masterclass where you can learn and share your knowledge with colleagues in the VFX industry. The idea is not to simply present show reels – but to teach actual techniques that help every artist to improve their skillset. This event will take place on June 12th 7:00PM at multiple locations and will also be streamed via ZOOM.
 
RSVP for your specific location on the appropriate event pages please:
 
This event is kindly supported by
and
 
Topics will be:
 
Live from Ludwigsburg
Efficient facial rigging tools for emotionally believable digital humans
presented by Volker Helzle – Head of Research & Development at Filmakademie
 
Live from Munich
Using Machine-learning to classify a VFX Elements Library
presented by Jonas Kluger – Pipeline TD at ARRI
 
Live from Berlin
Camera Technology: Sensors, Noise Properties, and Raw Processing
presented by Charles Poynton, PhD
 
 
We are overbooking to compensate for no-shows.
Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.
An RSVP does not guarantee seating.
VES-Members and their registered guests only (except for Ludwigsburg and Cologne). No admission without registration – also at the streaming locations!
 
The event will also be recorded for everyone who can’t make it.
The event will be streamed live from (and to) Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg. For the first time we also provide direct access to the ZOOM stream for ALL VES MEMBERS around the world!
 
VES Germany is a proud Partner of the FMX Conference in Stuttgart.

 


Screening - DARK PHOENIX in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 09, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s and Marvel Studios’ DARK PHOENIX

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 7)
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 09, 2019 02:00pm to 03:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Illumination Entertainment’s THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00PM (Enter from Gate 1 on Lankershim Blvd.)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday,
June 7)
Universal Studios Theater #2
4050 Lankershim Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron, MPC Senior Animation Supervisor Spencer Cook, Method Studios Visual Effects Supervisor Daryl Sawchuk and Double Negative Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Connor, moderated by VES Board member Richard Winn Taylor II, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 11:00AM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES Los Angeles: Karaoke Night
When: Sat Jun 01, 2019 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2019

 

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm 

(Karaoke starts at 8:00pm)

 

Venue: Boardwalk 11 Karaoke Bar & Grill

10433 National Blvd, #5, Los Angeles, CA 90034

(Free valet parking, street parking)

 

Join us for a night of networking, VFX camaraderie, and rockin’ it on the main stage!



We’ll have a corner section, drink tickets & appetizers to share while they last, so come early to get a good spot!



Guests are welcome. Log in to RSVP by 5/31 for drink tickets at check-in!

 


VES Los Angeles: Karaoke Night
When: Sat Jun 01, 2019 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2019

 

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm 

(Karaoke starts at 8:00pm)

 

Venue: Boardwalk 11 Karaoke Bar & Grill

10433 National Blvd, #5, Los Angeles, CA 90034

(Free valet parking, street parking)

 

Join us for a night of networking, VFX camaraderie, and rockin’ it on the main stage!



We’ll have a corner section, drink tickets & appetizers to share while they last, so come early to get a good spot!



Guests are welcome. Log in to RSVP by 5/31 for drink tickets at check-in!

 


Screening - ROCKETMAN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 31, 2019 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Paramount Pictures’ ROCKETMAN

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - BRIGHTBURN (Los Angeles)
When: Thu May 30, 2019 08:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Screen Gems’ and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s BRIGHTBURN

Please RSVP below
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES Members Get FREE Passes to CineGear Expo (Los Angeles)
When: Thu May 30, 2019 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

VES Members Receive FREE Exhibit Passes to Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2019 Through May 25!

Cine Gear Expo 2019 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. Taking place May 30th – June 2nd  at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theaters, and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.

  • May 30 – Film Series Competition Screenings
  • May 30 & June 1 – Exhibits, Premier Seminars, Exclusive Screenings, Awards Presentations, Special Events
  • June 3 – Master Classes

Badge registration is now open for Cine Gear 2019. All attendees must complete this FREE registration process to obtain their credentials. Registration is free until 11:59PM (PDT), May 25, 2019.

 

Click here to register

Cine Gear Expo 2019

Location:  Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA

               

Exhibits & Seminars:

Friday, May 31           Hours:  12:00PM – 8:00PM

Saturday, June 1       Hours:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

 

Film Competition Screenings

Thursday, May 30   Finalist Screenings 12:00PM – 5:30PM

Friday, May 31        Awards Party & Reception

Master Classes

Sunday, June 2       Lighting Workshop 1:45PM – 4:45PM

Event Map – Exhibits
Full Schedule at a Glance
Special Events
 

Check back regularly for show updates.  www.cinegearexpo.com

Questions? Please contact the Cine Gear Office at (310) 472-0809 or  info@cinegearexpo.com


VES Members Get FREE Passes to CineGear Expo (Los Angeles)
When: Thu May 30, 2019 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

VES Members Receive FREE Exhibit Passes to Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2019 Through May 25!

Cine Gear Expo 2019 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. Taking place May 30th – June 2nd  at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theaters, and ample opportunity to network with peers within a studio environment.

  • May 30 – Film Series Competition Screenings
  • May 30 & June 1 – Exhibits, Premier Seminars, Exclusive Screenings, Awards Presentations, Special Events
  • June 3 – Master Classes

Badge registration is now open for Cine Gear 2019. All attendees must complete this FREE registration process to obtain their credentials. Registration is free until 11:59PM (PDT), May 25, 2019.

 

Click here to register

Cine Gear Expo 2019

Location:  Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA

               

Exhibits & Seminars:

Friday, May 31           Hours:  12:00PM – 8:00PM

Saturday, June 1       Hours:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

 

Film Competition Screenings

Thursday, May 30   Finalist Screenings 12:00PM – 5:30PM

Friday, May 31        Awards Party & Reception

Master Classes

Sunday, June 2       Lighting Workshop 1:45PM – 4:45PM

Event Map – Exhibits
Full Schedule at a Glance
Special Events
 

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Questions? Please contact the Cine Gear Office at (310) 472-0809 or  info@cinegearexpo.com


Screening - ALADDIN in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat May 25, 2019 04:00pm to 07:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ ALADDIN

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 24)
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 24, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Summit Entertainment’s JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE 10TH VICTIM w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun May 19, 2019 05:30pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of THE 10TH VICTIM (1965) Exploring a Futuristic Op-Art Classic followed by a conversation with KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture host Frances Anderton, USC’s Annenberg School Professor and Author of PROJECTING TOMORROW Nicholas J. Cull and two time Oscar nominated Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas ADG, (PASSENGERS and INCEPTION), moderated by Production Designer John Muto ADG.
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, May 19, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

THE 10th VICTIM is a futuristic Italian socio-political sex-and-murder action comedy starring the impossibly glamorous Ursula Andress and Italian megastar, Marcello Mastroianni. Anticipating the rise of out-of-control reality TV by 50 years, the film matches the pair by computer as hunter and victim in The Big Hunt, a deadly game designed to stifle human aggression by offering individuals the opportunity to kill or be killed, earning status, fame, and money on live TV. Directed by Elio Petri (INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION), the film is written by Tonino Guerra (BLOW UP) and designed by Piero Poletto (RED DESERT). THE 10th VICTIM takes place in a future Rome, mixing classical architecture with ultramodern Op Art design, retro-glamorous haute-couture, and pulsating electro pop jazz by Piero Piccioni.

Panel discussion will include host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture Frances Anderton, USC’s Annenberg School Professor and Author of PROJECTING TOMORROW Nicholas J. Cull and two time Oscar nominated Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas ADG, (PASSENGERS and INCEPTION), moderated by Production Designer John Muto ADG, Film Society Founder and Co-chair.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


Screening - THE 10TH VICTIM w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun May 19, 2019 05:30pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of THE 10TH VICTIM (1965) Exploring a Futuristic Op-Art Classic followed by a conversation with KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture host Frances Anderton, USC’s Annenberg School Professor and Author of PROJECTING TOMORROW Nicholas J. Cull and two time Oscar nominated Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas ADG, (PASSENGERS and INCEPTION), moderated by Production Designer John Muto ADG.
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, May 19, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

THE 10th VICTIM is a futuristic Italian socio-political sex-and-murder action comedy starring the impossibly glamorous Ursula Andress and Italian megastar, Marcello Mastroianni. Anticipating the rise of out-of-control reality TV by 50 years, the film matches the pair by computer as hunter and victim in The Big Hunt, a deadly game designed to stifle human aggression by offering individuals the opportunity to kill or be killed, earning status, fame, and money on live TV. Directed by Elio Petri (INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION), the film is written by Tonino Guerra (BLOW UP) and designed by Piero Poletto (RED DESERT). THE 10th VICTIM takes place in a future Rome, mixing classical architecture with ultramodern Op Art design, retro-glamorous haute-couture, and pulsating electro pop jazz by Piero Piccioni.

Panel discussion will include host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture Frances Anderton, USC’s Annenberg School Professor and Author of PROJECTING TOMORROW Nicholas J. Cull and two time Oscar nominated Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas ADG, (PASSENGERS and INCEPTION), moderated by Production Designer John Muto ADG, Film Society Founder and Co-chair.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


Screening - POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Fri May 17, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - AVENGERS: ENDGAME in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat May 04, 2019 03:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers

Panelists will include Visual Effects Producer Jen Underdahl, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Russell Earl, Digital Domain Visual Effects Supervisor Kelly Port, and Associate Visual Effects Supervisor Mårten Larsson, moderated by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 3)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


FMX 2019 VES Members Meeting
When: Wed May 01, 2019 05:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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This is the third annual VES Germany Members Meeting

at

FMX 2019

 

Haus der Wirtschaft

Logo Restaurant

 

Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19

70174 Stuttgart

 

The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the FMX venue “Haus der Wirtschaft” when entering to your left.

Drinks and food and friends are waiting for you!

 

Date: 1st May 2019
Time: 17:00

 

See you there!


FMX 2019 VES Members Meeting
When: Wed May 01, 2019 05:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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This is the third annual VES Germany Members Meeting

at

FMX 2019

 

Haus der Wirtschaft

Logo Restaurant

 

Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19

70174 Stuttgart

 

The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the FMX venue “Haus der Wirtschaft” when entering to your left.

Drinks and food and friends are waiting for you!

 

Date: 1st May 2019
Time: 17:00

 

See you there!


Screening - UGLYDOLLS (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Apr 29, 2019 08:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of STX Entertainment’s UGLYDOLLS

Please RSVP below
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - MARY POPPINS (1964) w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Apr 28, 2019 05:30pm to 08:00pm PDT
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the Art Directors Guild Screening of MARY POPPINS (1964) Practically Perfect in Every Way: Celebrating the Artists Behind a Classic! followed by a conversation with Production & Costume Designer Tony Walton, VES Founders Award recipient Harrison Ellenshaw and writer-director-producer Theodore Thomas moderated by Jeff Kurtti and Thomas A. Walsh ADG.
Click here to RSVP
Sunday, April 28, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Click here for a map.

Besides being an enduring motion picture classic, Mary Poppins was a masterfully creative and technical milestone for the Walt Disney Studio. We will be celebrating the visual magicians behind the scenes by sharing untold stories and a unique perspective of the film, its artisans, and their creative legacy. Joining our panel will be Tony Walton the film’s Costume and Design Consultant, Harrison Ellenshaw, son of Peter Ellenshaw, the film’s special effects and master matte artist, and Theodore Thomas, son of Frank Thomas, one of Disney’s revered nine-old men, and the animator behind the dancing penguins. For this special event we will be screening the 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition of the film.

 

** Click here to RSVP (You must complete the form and click “Register” to sign up) **

 


VES Los Angeles Pub Night: Dave & Busters
When: Sat Apr 27, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT

 

Join us for a VES LA Pub Night

 

Saturday, April 27th!

7:00-9:00pm

 

Arrive early & play the night away!

2 free drink tickets per guest (full bar on premesis)

Appetizers for the group & unlimited game play cards!

 

Dave and Busters Hollywood

6801 Hollywood Blvd #343

Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Come out and socialize with your fellow VES members, exchange ideas, discuss favorite

(or not so favorite) projects, and maybe even challenge each other to a friendly game. 

 

Dave & Busters is up on the third floor of the mall.

Look for us along the back, left tables

 

Parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland underground structure.

D&B validates parking for up to 2 hours at $3, then $6/hr. 

 

We encourage ride sharing, and remind all guests to drink responsibly.

 


VES Los Angeles Pub Night: Dave & Busters
When: Sat Apr 27, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT

 

Join us for a VES LA Pub Night

 

Saturday, April 27th!

7:00-9:00pm

 

Arrive early & play the night away!

2 free drink tickets per guest (full bar on premesis)

Appetizers for the group & unlimited game play cards!

 

Dave and Busters Hollywood

6801 Hollywood Blvd #343

Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Come out and socialize with your fellow VES members, exchange ideas, discuss favorite

(or not so favorite) projects, and maybe even challenge each other to a friendly game. 

 

Dave & Busters is up on the third floor of the mall.

Look for us along the back, left tables

 

Parking is available in the Hollywood & Highland underground structure.

D&B validates parking for up to 2 hours at $3, then $6/hr. 

 

We encourage ride sharing, and remind all guests to drink responsibly.

 


Screening - MISSING LINK (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:00am to 01:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Annapurna Pictures’ MISSING LINK

Please RSVP below
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00AM

Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
1313 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028,
(Free parking off Homewood Avenue, one block North of Fountain) Enter parking lot from Homewood Avenue, which is a one-way street heading east. Recommended to approach from south, via Cahuenga Avenue. Parking lot opens one hour prior to event, and will be closed and locked 30 minutes after the conclusion of the event.
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES LA: Digital Collaboration with On-Set Prosthetics and Animatronics
When: Wed Apr 17, 2019 06:30pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Digital Collaboration with On-Set Prosthetics and Animatronics:
A VES Los Angeles Educational Event in collaboration with
Amalgamated Dynamics (ADI)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

6:30pm: Check-in & Refreshments 
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Presentation and Panel Discussion

An enlightening presentation and panel discussion on the value of live, on-set prosthetics and animatronics work in the digital age, and how digital artists can work in collaboration with these cinematic artforms for even more effective creative storytelling; set in the midst of a fascinating museum exhibit showcasing the work of the artists of Amalgamated Dynamics.

Panelists: Tom Woodruff, Jr., and key members of his creative team at ADI 

Moderator: Van Ling, VES LA Board of Managers

Venue:
The Hollywood Museum
1660 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Limited Seating! RSVP today!

 


Screening - HELLBOY (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Apr 15, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate’s HELLBOY

Please RSVP below
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - PET SEMATARY (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Apr 12, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ PET SEMATARY

Please RSVP below
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES Los Angeles - Women of VFX Panel
When: Tue Apr 09, 2019 06:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Drinks & Light refreshments provided. 

 

Free with RSVP!

Please sign-up on this page, and bring a friend/colleague/student, or two! 

 

Moderated by Alison Mann, VP Talent Illumination

 

Panelists: 

Kaitlyn Yang, Co-Chair VES LA Section & Founder Alpha Studios VFX

Tanissa Schoen, Director of VFX Marvel Studios

Beverly Abbott, VFX Production Supervisor

Mariana Acuna Acosta, CPO & Co-Founder Glassbox Technologies

Heather MacArthur,  Author Low Man on the Totem

Evelyn Cover, Global R&D Manager, The Third Floor

Shannon Justison, Sr Visualization Supervisor

Heather Flynn, Visualization Supervisor

 

Venue: The Third Floor

5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650

Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

Sponsored by: VES Los Angeles, Women in Animation, The Third Floor


Screening - DUMBO in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Apr 07, 2019 06:00pm to 07:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ DUMBO

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, April 5)
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 6:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES Los Angeles LACMA 3D Double Vision Exhibit
When: Sun Mar 31, 2019 04:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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VES Los Angeles LACMA 3D Double Vision Exhibit 
 
See this incredible exhibit before it closes!
 
VES LA is offering discounted group tickets for members & their guests.
MUST PURCHASE AHEAD OF TIME – Please log in for member link.  
 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
4:00pm Self-guided Group Tour
Meet at 3:45p at the Main Box Office
 
3D: Double Vision is the first American exhibition to survey a full range of artworks, dating from 1838 to the present, that produce the illusion of three dimensions. These artworks function by activating binocular vision—the process by which our brains synthesize the information received by our two eyes into a single, volumetric image.
 
Drawn from the realms of art, science, mass culture, and entertainment, the artworks in 3D: Double Vision will dazzle the eyes and provoke the imagination. Ultimately, to experience 3D is to engage with questions about the nature of perception, the allure of illusionism, and our relationship with the technologies that create such images.
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
 
Discounted Ticket Info: 
Adult Ticket ($18.00)
Senior/Student Ticket ($12.00)
 
* Guests who qualify for free admission can simply check-in ahead of time & meet by the Box Office at 3:45pm  (i.e., LACMA members, Children 17 & under, and registered NextGen families — child member & adult must be present).
 
After touring the exhibit, members may choose to go diner together at one of the many nearby restaurants, or there is a free concert that evening at LACMA: 
 
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
6:00pm–7:00pm
Bing Theater
Free and open to the public
 

Screening - WONDER PARK in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Mar 23, 2019 03:00pm to 04:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Paramount Pictures’ WONDER PARK

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - CAPTAIN MARVEL in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:00am to 02:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers. Panelists will include Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as well as Additional Visual Effects Supervisor Janelle Croshaw Ralla, moderated by Bill Taylor, VES, ASC. (Panelists will be announced as they are confirmed.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 8)
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:00AM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer
When: Fri Mar 08, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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Grab a VFX colleague, student, or friend & join us for our
VES LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer! 
 
Friday, March 8th, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
 
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member sponsor letter**
 
Beer, wine & light bites from Loteria Grill
 
Amazon Gift Card Drawing! 
* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!
* Networking Bingo!
 
Please log-in to RSVP & for venue details.
 

LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer
When: Fri Mar 08, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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Grab a VFX colleague, student, or friend & join us for our
VES LA Spring Membership Drive Mixer! 
 
Friday, March 8th, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
 
**See old friends & meet some new ones**
**Learn about VES events & programs**
**Find or be someone to write a new-member sponsor letter**
 
Beer, wine & light bites from Loteria Grill
 
Amazon Gift Card Drawing! 
* Bring a potential new member for an extra ticket!
* Networking Bingo!
 
Please log-in to RSVP & for venue details.
 

Screening - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:00am to 01:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD followed by a Q&A with Director Dean DeBlois, Producer Brad Lewis, Visual Effects Supervisor Dave Walvood, Head of Character Animation Simon Otto and Head of Effects Li-Ming ‘Lawrence’ Lee moderated by Director Bill Kroyer. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00AM

DreamWorks Animation Studios’ Campanile theater
1000 Flower St, Glendale, CA 91201
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Feb 17, 2019 07:00pm to 09:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Please RSVP below
Sunday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 15)
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Feb 11, 2019 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

Please RSVP below
Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jan 29, 2019 07:30pm to 10:30pm PST


Light Fields and Google AR (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Jan 27, 2019 03:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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Where:  Google HQ, 5865 Campus Center Drive, Playa Vista, CA   (Click here for parking information)

Ready to Step Into the Future?

Presenters:

Paul Debevec, Senior Staff Engineer at GoogleVR

Welcome to Light Fields

Paul will present Google’s latest breakthroughs with light field technology and discuss the making of Google VR’s award-winning VR experience, Welcome to Light Fields. 

 

Ivan Neulander, Lead Rendering Engineer at Google

Rendering Google’s Playground

Ivan will present an overview of lighting and rendering techniques deployed in Playground, Google’s creative AR app for Android phones.

 

Moderator:

Scott Squires, Technical Academy Award-winning VFX Supervisor, CTO/Creative Director of Pixvana, a company dedicated to bringing VR experiences to life.

 

The event includes refreshments and VR demos after the presentations.


Steve Wright: The Art & Science of Compositing VFX (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jan 08, 2019 06:30pm to 09:30pm PST
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LA ACM SIGGRAPH & VES Los Angeles Section Present: 

STEVE WRIGHT: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF COMPOSITING VISUAL EFFECTS

Steve Wright gives an in-person overview of VFX compositing techniques to those artists who RSVP to deepen their understanding of its critical role in visual effects.

 

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 PM   Social Hour

7:30 – 9:15 PM   Program Presentation

 

Description

Join the members of the VES Los Angeles Section & LA ACM SIGGRAPH as we engage in a tour of the tools, techniques, and artistic requirements for compositing visual effects.

Demonstrations of how compositing is used for camera tracking, set extension, camera projection, blue/green screen keying, color correcting, tracking, clean plate construction, and multi-pass CGI compositing. Advance your knowledge of what compositors do and how they do it.

A rare look into the math and science behind the incredible technology used in Nuke, the de facto industry standard visual effects compositing software by the Foundry, coupled with demonstrations of its applications to movie magic in today’s blockbuster films. We peer behind the black curtain at how hi-tech visual effects shots are executed and what it takes to set one up with advanced concepts like Deep Compositing, Alembic Geometry, Camera Projection and CGI AOV’s.

Compositing now holds a high position in the artistic expression of visual effects as compositors are now required to not only make shots compiled from multiple disparate sources merge together photo realistically, but to also make them look “cool”. Compositors are now providing the final “look” to the shot with their blending of multiple cgi lighting passes and artistically driven color correction.

 

Presenter: Steve Wright


Steve Wright: The Art & Science of Compositing VFX (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Jan 08, 2019 06:30pm to 09:30pm PST
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LA ACM SIGGRAPH & VES Los Angeles Section Present: 

STEVE WRIGHT: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF COMPOSITING VISUAL EFFECTS

Steve Wright gives an in-person overview of VFX compositing techniques to those artists who RSVP to deepen their understanding of its critical role in visual effects.

 

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 PM   Social Hour

7:30 – 9:15 PM   Program Presentation

 

Description

Join the members of the VES Los Angeles Section & LA ACM SIGGRAPH as we engage in a tour of the tools, techniques, and artistic requirements for compositing visual effects.

Demonstrations of how compositing is used for camera tracking, set extension, camera projection, blue/green screen keying, color correcting, tracking, clean plate construction, and multi-pass CGI compositing. Advance your knowledge of what compositors do and how they do it.

A rare look into the math and science behind the incredible technology used in Nuke, the de facto industry standard visual effects compositing software by the Foundry, coupled with demonstrations of its applications to movie magic in today’s blockbuster films. We peer behind the black curtain at how hi-tech visual effects shots are executed and what it takes to set one up with advanced concepts like Deep Compositing, Alembic Geometry, Camera Projection and CGI AOV’s.

Compositing now holds a high position in the artistic expression of visual effects as compositors are now required to not only make shots compiled from multiple disparate sources merge together photo realistically, but to also make them look “cool”. Compositors are now providing the final “look” to the shot with their blending of multiple cgi lighting passes and artistically driven color correction.

 

Presenter: Steve Wright


Screening - BUMBLEBEE in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Dec 20, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Paramount Pictures’ BUMBLEBEE

Please RSVP below
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Dec 17, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night 3D Screening of Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Please RSVP below
Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - WELCOME TO MARWEN w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 16, 2018 06:00pm to 08:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening Of Universal Pictures’ WELCOME TO MARWEN followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Baillie, Miniature Effects Supervisor Dave Asling and Production Designer Stefan Dechant moderated by VES Founders Award recipient Gene Kozicki. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:00PM

RealD Screening Room
100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 15, 2018 04:00pm to 06:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Walt Disney Studios’ MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 4:00PM on Friday, December 14)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 4:00PM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - ALPHA in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Dec 10, 2018 08:00pm to 11:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ ALPHA followed by a Q&A with Director Albert Hughes and Visual Effects Supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun, VES moderated by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - MORTAL ENGINES w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:00am to 02:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ MORTAL ENGINES followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Ken McGaugh, Animation Supervisor Dennis Yoo, Visual Effects Supervisor Luke Millar and Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Smith moderated by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, November 30)

AMC Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd #2000, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - MOWGLI in 3D w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:00am to 02:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Netflix’s MOWGLI followed by a Q&A with Director Andy Serkis, Animation Supervisor Max Solomon and Members of the Visual Effects Team T.B.A. moderated by VES Board member Richard Winn Taylor II, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, November 30)

Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater
(Complimentary parking in the PDC structure. Enter on Melrose.)
8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 30, 2018 08:00pm to 11:15pm PST
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VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND followed by a live Q&A that will originate from San Francisco. Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll and Whiskytree Visual Effects Supervisor Jonathan Harb moderated by VES Board member Rose Duignan. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00PM
Netflix’s Upside Down screening room
(This is a very small room, so please sign up only if you can attend.)
5808 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(Please enter through the Van Ness gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in San Francisco) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESWELLES, in your tweet.)

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.

 


Screening - DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 18, 2018 04:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Illumination Entertainment’s DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Sunday, November 18, 2017 at 4:00PM (Enter from Gate 1 on Lankershim Blvd.)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday,
November 16)
Universal Studios Theater #1
4050 Lankershim Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00am to 01:45pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Kersavage, Character Look Development Supervisor Michelle Robinson and Head of Effects Animation Cesar Velazquez moderated by VES Board member Charlie Iturriaga. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 16)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00AM
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - OVERLORD (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Nov 12, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ OVERLORD

Click here to RSVP
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8:00PM
The Sherry Lansing Theater on the Paramount studio lot
5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

(Please enter through the Melrose gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Nov 09, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Columbia Pictures’ THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

Please RSVP below
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 04, 2018 07:00pm to 09:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 2)
Blakely Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Sun Nov 04, 2018 03:00pm to 04:45pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 2)
Walt Disney Studios Main Theater
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

(Please enter through the Alameda gate and park as directed.)
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES Member Discount for Infinity Film Festival (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT

VES members are invited to Infinity Film Festival™ (IFF) in Beverly Hills, November 1 – 4, 2018, with Title Sponsor RYOT and presented by Epic Games, Unreal Engine, and co-presented by D-BOX. Celebrating story advanced by technology, the festival’s 80+ advisors from the leading studios, talent agencies and technology companies invite you to experience unique moments in time through more than 75 hours of screenings, 30 technology exhibitions and over 100 industry-leading speakers from Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach. Networking opportunities and gala evening events include an Opening Night VIP Reception, in partnership with CTA, to feature the “CES 2019 Preview,” hosted at United Talent Agency.

• Screenings, Speakers and Exhibitions to be featured at The Paley Center for Media, the Writers Guild Theater and more

• November 1 – 4, 2018

• World Premiere Feature: The Restoration of “War of the Worlds” by Paramount Pictures Studios

• Blockchain programming by Greenfence

• Art + Museums programming by Sotheby’s

• Shorts programming in partnership with Audience Awards

• Animation programming by GLAS Animation Festival and Creative Capers

• IFF Tech Lab™ Presented By Epic Games and Unreal Engine (Makers of “Fortnite”)

• IFF Student Lab™ Presented by Presented by Chapman University and UT Austin

• Luxury Real Estate Partner: Hilton & Hyland

• Media Partners: Los Angeles Times, Variety, Fast Company, OUTFRONT Media, Regan Arts, TAG – The Awareness Group, Mashable, IGN, TechCrunch

• Cutting-Edge Technology Exhibitions to include: Sotheby’s, D-Box, Walt Disney Studios, Intel, Positron, Hologate, The Third Floor and more

• IFF Festival Headquarters: Phase Two

 

50% DISCOUNT FOR VES MEMBERS: InfinityFilmFestival.com

(VES members must login in order to see the discount code below.)


Screening - HALLOWEEN (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 26, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ HALLOWEEN

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - BLACK PANTHER w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER followed by a live interactive Q&A with Writer/Director Ryan Coogler, Visual Effects Supervisor Geoffrey Baumann, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Craig Hammack, Additional Visual Effects Supervisor Jesse James Chisholm and Special Effects Supervisor Dan Sudick moderated by VES Board member David Tanaka. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00PM

Frank G. Wells Theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot
(Please enter through the Alameda Gate East of Buena Vista)
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91451
Click here for a map

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in San Francisco) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESWAKANDA4EVER, in your tweet.)

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES Member Discount for ANIMATION IS FILM Festival (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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Get your tickets now for the 2nd annual ANIMATION IS FILM Festival on October 19-21, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for one weekend of the year’s best in animation. The films in this year’s program include world premieres and retrospectives, studio previews and international indies, Oscar favorites and dark horses. 

The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of the best animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.

(VES members must login in order to see the discount code below.)


VES Member Discount for ANIMATION IS FILM Festival (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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Get your tickets now for the 2nd annual ANIMATION IS FILM Festival on October 19-21, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for one weekend of the year’s best in animation. The films in this year’s program include world premieres and retrospectives, studio previews and international indies, Oscar favorites and dark horses. 

The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of the best animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.

(VES members must login in order to see the discount code below.)


Screening - BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Oct 18, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Please RSVP below
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - VENOM in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Oct 08, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ VENOM

Please RSVP below
Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - FIRST MAN w/ Presentation and Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release IMAX Screening of Universal Pictures’ FIRST MAN followed by a Presentation and Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Lambert, Miniature Effects Supervisor Ian Hunter and Special Effects Supervisor J.D. Schwalm moderated by VES 1st Vice Chair Jeffrey A. Okun, VES. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, October 5)
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00PM
IMAX Playa Vista
12582 Millennium Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90094
Click here for a map

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES LA END-OF-SUMMER BBQ
When: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:00pm to 04:00pm PDT

Let’s End This Scorching LA Summer with Some Fun!

 

Free with RSVP for VES Members and a Guest.

Member children 17 & under are free!

 

Gorgeous Private Park with Tables, Shade & Stunning Views
Tasty BBQ & Bar & Icy Cool Drinks
Games, Fun & Raffle Prizes for All Ages! 
Private Parking & Restrooms

 

Members: Please log-in for Event Details & RSVP!
 
Non-Members: Tickets will be available at the Door.

$25 in advance (through 9/28 at 5:00 PM), $30 at-the-door

 


Directors Guild of America Digital Day (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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Join DGA members and other industry professionals for learning and networking around the creative, technical and business issues emerging from new technologies. With panels, presentations, exhibits, hands-on demos and MORE.

Click here for more information and to register


Screening - THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 28, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE SISTERS BROTHERS (Los Angeles)
When: Wed Sep 26, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Annapurna Pictures’ THE SISTERS BROTHERS

Please RSVP below
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES Members Receive Free Passes to U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo (Los Angeles)
When: Wed Sep 26, 2018 09:00am to 05:00pm PDT
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VES receive FREE Passes to the 5th Annual UCFTI Expo

Connect and collaborate at the 5th Annual U.S. China Film and Television Industry Expo, Sept. 26-27 at the LA Convention Center. Hear industry experts discuss how to capture an international audience and hear how the latest technologies are transforming the global movie industry from VES members. Click here for more informatation about the program.

(VES members must login to see the code for free passes below.)


Screening - THE PREDATOR (Los Angeles)
When: Sat Sep 15, 2018 07:00pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE PREDATOR

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, September 14)
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, September 14 at 2:00PM)
Zanuck Theater on the 20th Century Fox Studio lot
10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - WHITE BOY RICK (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Sep 14, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Sony Pictures’ WHITE BOY RICK

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 8:00PM

(RSVPs close on Friday, September 14 at 2:00PM)
Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - PEPPERMINT (Los Angeles)
When: Mon Sep 10, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of STX Entertainment’s PEPPERMINT

Please RSVP below
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS w/ Q&A (Los Angeles)
When: Fri Aug 24, 2018 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of STX Entertainment’s THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS followed by a Q&A with Director Brian Henson, Actors and Puppeteers Bill Barretta and Drew Massey, Visual Effects Producer Melissa Brockman, Compositing Supervisor Caleb Knueven and CG Supervisor Efram Potelle moderated by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

This film is Rated R, and is not intended for children. Click here to watch the trailer.

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00PM

Harmony Gold (complimentary parking will be provided)
7655 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - ALPHA in 3D (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Aug 23, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ ALPHA

Please RSVP below
Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Screening - BLACKkKLANSMAN (Los Angeles)
When: Thu Aug 16, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Focus Features’ BLACKkKLANSMAN

Please RSVP below
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8:00PM

Sony Pictures Imageworks – Ray Harryhausen Theater
9050 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Click here for a map.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


VES LA Karaoke Night
When: Sat Aug 11, 2018 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT