Cinesite takes to the stage at effectsMTL17

This September 6-7th sees the third edition of “effectsMTL”, an international business convention for the VFX and animation industry.  Cinesite is delighted to be participating with session talks and a booth in the job fair. Here’s a round up of our activity at the convention:

1. The Goal and the Obstacle: How the Human Struggle Resonates in Animation.
By: Chris Kirshbaum – Room 510B, 11.30am, 6th September

This will be a half-theory, half workflow demonstration addressing the problems characters face in dramatic situations. It will delve into internal and external challenges both characters (and animators!) face, and how to capture that struggle in your animation. It is meant to be a lecture, but I can make it a masterclass if you need.

If you’re one of the many unfortunate souls who isn’t in Montreal for the conference, you can watch the live stream of Chris’s session right here.

2. Cinesite’s Visual Effects for Starz Modern Classic, “American Gods”
By: Aymeric Perceval  – Room 510A, C, 3pm, 7th September

When series creator Bryan Fuller approached Cinesite about American Gods, he described the series as, “a cinematically agressive show with tonal wonkiness.” This perfectly summarises the work Cinesite subsequently created, ranging across 5 of the 8 episodes. From other-worldly environments to weather, particle FX, the Afterlife and epic storms which rumble ominously throughout the series, Cinesite VFX supervisor Aymeric Perceval will describe Cinesite’s challenging work, illustrated with detailed breakdowns.

We will also be at the job fare, recruiting several positions.  If you are planning on attending, come and see us – we would love to meet you at booth 106.

Check the  effectsMTL website for further details!