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January 28


Winter 2021

Executive Note: Winter 2021

Mike Chambers, Chair, VES Board of Directors

Eric Roth, VES Executive Director

Welcome to the Winter issue of VFX Voice!

As we enter 2021, we wish you a New Year filled with good health and happiness. VFX Voice appreciates being part of this strong, vibrant and resilient global community. And we continue to value the opportunity to keep us tethered through stories that celebrate hard-working, visionary visual effects talent across the world.

In this issue, our cover story goes inside the making of Soul, Pixar’s animated take on the meaning of life. We sit down with Oscar-winning VFX Supervisor Sara Bennett, and DNEG’s Head of CG Vancouver, Zoe Cranley. We go deep on the industry pivot amidst these unprecedented times, looking at VFX trends in virtual production and indie virtual production, and the future of film itself. Catch our TV/streaming profiles on Season 2 of His Dark Materials, animated musical Over the Moon, superhero film Project Power and our big-screen profile on the naval VFX in Greyhound. We bring you an inside look at how film schools have shifted to online education, new composting packages in Tech & Tools, breakthrough advances in VR software and immersive experiences, and tips from the pros behind the acclaimed VES Handbook of Visual Effects. And we continue to shine a light on our regional sections, with a worldwide roundup of news and events keeping members engaged, educated and entertained. It’s all here and more.

VFX Voice is proud to be the definitive authority on all things VFX. We continue to bring you exclusive features between issues that are only available online at VFXVoice.com. You can also get VFX Voice and VES updates by following us on Twitter at @VFXSociety.

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