Mike Chambers, Chair, VES Board of Directors
The award-winning definitive authority on all things visual effects in the world of film, TV, gaming, virtual reality, commercials, theme parks, and other new media.
Winner of three prestigious Folio Awards for excellence in publishing.
After shining a light on the artistry and innovation in the VFX community for 20 years, we are immensely proud of launching our premiere magazine and extending our work to advance the profile and recognition of our industry. VFX Voice is a truly exciting way to embark on our next 20 years, and we thank you for being a part of the inaugural year of this endeavor. Your enthusiastic feedback is music to our ears and we pledge to continue delivering eye-popping visuals, in-depth profiles and insightful stories that high- light the exceptional artists and innovators all across our dynamic global community.
In honor of our milestone anniversary, this issue features a special look at “The Legacy of The VES,” our updated member-created honor roll, “The VES 70: The Most Influential VFX Films of All Time,” and a compelling look at “The Future of VFX.”
We cover the explosion of Virtual Reality in a host of industries with stories looking at VR in museums, animation, music, medicine and cognitive rehabilitation and new uses in Holocaust education. We look back at the original 1982 Blade Runner, while anxiously awaiting its sequel. We visit “VFX/Animation Schools” and do deep dives on The Lego Ninjago Movie and American Gods TV show.
We present a rousing “Industry Roundtable” with luminaries and thought leaders from across the VR/AR world. We profile industry powerhouse ILM. And we shine a light on George Méliès’s Le Voyage dans La Lune, giving a nod to the seminal man in the moon image that we honor every day at the VES. Add to that, the latest VES News and a profile on the VES Germany Section, the latest addition to our global family.
While you’re delving in to the print edition, we encourage you to spend some time on VFXVoice.com. You can access the digital version of the magazine in all its glory when and where you want to and read archived articles. But more than that, you don’t want to miss our Web exclusives. Between issues, we’re posting new and timely stories that you can only find online. So become a regular online visitor. And to get updates on new VFX Voice stories – and all of the daily VES and VFX industry news – follow us on Twitter at @VFXSociety.
So please take full advantage of all that VFX Voice has to offer. Share it with your colleagues in the industry at large and help us grow the community. And continue to send your thoughts and ideas to us.
Thank you for your partnership and support in helping us promote this exciting new addition to our legacy.