Lisa Cooke, Chair, VES Board of Directors
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This month we embark on a historic year for the Visual Effects Society as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary! From our inception in late 1996 to a thriving global honorary Society – now with more than 4,000 members in 40-plus countries – it is our pleasure to serve and lift up this dynamic, talented and resilient community.
Reaching our Silver Anniversary is a momentous occasion, but there’s more. This year, the VES will hold our 20th Annual VES Awards, induct our 5th annual class of VES Hall of Fame honorees and we’ll raise a glass to five years since we launched our signature magazine VFX Voice.
All year long, VFX Voice will mark this special time in our legacy, so consider this publication a commemorative keepsake. Read on in this issue to hear reflections from us both – in a feature story capturing insights from the six volunteer leaders who have served as Board Chair – and a conversation with the VES Executive Director. We highlight major milestones in our 25-year journey, and have found a way to recognize each and every VES member from around the world, because you are our greatest strength and source of pride, so take a bow!
Thank you for your continued and enthusiastic support of VFX Voice, which gives us the opportunity to keep shining a light on outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation worldwide, and marvel at the creative talent who never cease to inspire us all. VFX Voice is proud to be the definitive authority of all things VFX.
Now turn the page and meet the visionaries and risk-takers who push the boundaries of what’s possible and advance the craft of visual effects.
And please continue to catch exclusive stories between issues only available at VFXVoice.com. You can also get VFX Voice and VES updates by following us on Twitter at @VFXSociety.