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Screening - THE CALL OF THE WILD (Bay Area)
When: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:00pm to 01:45pm 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)
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 12:00PM


Past Events

Screening - 1917 (Bay Area)
When: Fri Jan 17, 2020 08:00pm to 10:00pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ 1917

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00PM


SFACMSIGGRAPH PRESENTS THE SIGGRAPH 2019 COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL TRAVELING SHOW
When: Wed Jan 15, 2020 06:30pm to 08:30pm PST

SFACMSIGGRAPH has graciously freed up 20 seats for their upcoming event. 

SIGGRAPH 2019 Computer Animation Festival

Please RSVP using the Eventbrite link below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/siggraph-2019-computer-animation-festival-tickets-86464825621?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Use the VES Code VESCAF at time of Check out.

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

The SIGGRAPH 2019 Computer Animation Festival features a selection of innovative animated short films and visual effects reels produced by professionals and students from around the world. These were originally shown as part of the SIGGRAPH 2019 Computer Animation Festival, a leading annual festival for the world’s most groundbreaking, accomplished, and amazing digital film creators.

The content, in its original form, premiered during SIGGRAPH 2019, 28 July–1 August, in Los Angeles. The annual festival is a qualifying event for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy Awards.

Since 1999, several works originally presented in the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival have gone on to be nominated for or receive the Best Animated Short Film Oscar.

This event is free for San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH Members. There is still time to become a member and attend the show for free.

Get your membership at: http://san-francisco.siggraph.org

If you become a member, please email me at tereza_flaxman@siggraph.org with your membership number.

Doors will open at 6:30pm

Screenings Start t 7:00pm


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 w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:00am to 02:30pm PST

Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER followed by a live interactive 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 - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in 2D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:00am to 02:30pm PST

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER followed by a live interactive 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)
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00AM


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

Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE IRISHMAN followed by a live interactive Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman, moderated by VES Fellow Paul Debevec, 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 6)
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00AM

 


VES Bay Area, Annual Holiday Party 2019
When: Fri Dec 06, 2019 07:00pm to 10:00pm PST

Please RSVP by Monday, December 2nd.  

Any questions, please contact BayAreaBoard@VisualEffectsSociety.com 

If you would like to sign up for this event, please log in.

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


Screening - FROZEN 2 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Nov 24, 2019 02:00pm to 03:43pm PST

VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area 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 10:00AM on Friday, November 22)
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00PM


Event - Hawk Koch - Magic Time: My Life in Hollywood (Bay Area)
When: Fri Nov 22, 2019 07:00pm to 07:00pm PST

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

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s FORD V FERRARI followed by a live interactive 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)
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00AM


Screening - TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 09, 2019 07:00pm to 09:15pm PST

Screening - IT CHAPTER TWO (Bay Area)
When: Fri Sep 06, 2019 08:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ IT CHAPTER TWO

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - IT CHAPTER TWO (Bay Area)
When: Fri Sep 06, 2019 08:00pm to 11:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ IT CHAPTER TWO

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.


BAY AREA Annual Summer BBQ
When: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:30pm to 04:00pm PDT
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Members and their guests are invited to join us for 

FUN, GAMES, MUSIC, FOOD, DRINKS and GREAT FRIENDS at the

 

Visual Effects Society Bay Area 

Annual Summer BBQ 

 

WHEN:

SATURDAY

AUGUST 10, 2019

 

TIME:

12:30pm – 4:00pm

 

WHERE:

McNEARS BEACH

201 Cantera Way
San Rafael, CA 94901

 

 

BAY AREA Annual Summer BBQ
When: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:30pm to 04:00pm PDT
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Members and their guests are invited to join us for 

FUN, GAMES, MUSIC, FOOD, DRINKS and GREAT FRIENDS at the

 

Visual Effects Society Bay Area 

Annual Summer BBQ 

 

WHEN:

SATURDAY

AUGUST 10, 2019

 

TIME:

12:30pm – 4:00pm

 

WHERE:

McNEARS BEACH

201 Cantera Way
San Rafael, CA 94901

 

 

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

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

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Fri Aug 09, 2019 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW

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

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 w/ Reception (Bay Area)
When: Wed Aug 07, 2019 06:00pm to 11:00pm PDT

Bay Area VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Special Reception and Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Click here to RSVP
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Reception at 6:00PM/Screening at 7:30PM

Attending from the Film

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo,

Visual Effects Supervisor Russell Earl,

Re-Recording Sound Mixers Tom Johnson and Juan Peralta,

Sound Mixer John Pritchett, CAS,

Supervising Sound Editors Shannon Mills and Daniel Laurie

 

Reception at Sessions

 

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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.

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” is available on Digital July 30 and on Blu-ray™ August 13.             

PARKING AND CHECK-IN DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RSVP CONFIRMATION


Screening - AVENGERS: ENDGAME w/ Reception (Bay Area)
When: Wed Aug 07, 2019 06:00pm to 11:00pm PDT

Bay Area VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Special Reception and Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Click here to RSVP
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Reception at 6:00PM/Screening at 7:30PM

Attending from the Film

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo,

Visual Effects Supervisor Russell Earl,

Re-Recording Sound Mixers Tom Johnson and Juan Peralta,

Sound Mixer John Pritchett, CAS,

Supervising Sound Editors Shannon Mills and Daniel Laurie

 

Reception at Sessions

 

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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.

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” is available on Digital July 30 and on Blu-ray™ August 13.             

PARKING AND CHECK-IN DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RSVP CONFIRMATION


Screening - THE LION KING w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING followed by a live interactive 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
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00AM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESLIONKING, 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 - THE LION KING w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING followed by a live interactive 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
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00AM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESLIONKING, 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.


BAY AREA - The Craft & Technology of Augmented Reality
When: Thu Jul 18, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Visual Effects Society Bay Area

Presents

THE CRAFT & TECHNOLOGY OF

AUGMENTED REALITY

A Chat with

PETER OBERDORFER

of Tactic

 

Thursday, July 18

7-9PM

Tactic | Ntropic

1025 Battery Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

Food & Drink Provided

 

Peter Oberdorfer is a 25 year veteran in digital entertainment and CGI.  Peter has co-founded several well regarded digital post-production firms, including the interactive/UX firm Float Hybrid Entertainment, the Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning visual effects studio Giant Killer Robots, as well as Hollywood’s original previsualization firm, Pixel Liberation Front.  

With the founding of Tactic, Peter has joined forces with a team of other seasoned digital artists, combining his past experience as a visual effects artist and supervisor with interactive visualization and storytelling through involvement in interactive projects, interactive experiences and products centered around new digital formats: AR/VR/MR/XR, mobile apps, visual effects, as well as real-time 3d environments and experiences made with game and visualization engines.
 
Food & Drink provided.
 

BAY AREA - The Craft & Technology of Augmented Reality
When: Thu Jul 18, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Visual Effects Society Bay Area

Presents

THE CRAFT & TECHNOLOGY OF

AUGMENTED REALITY

A Chat with

PETER OBERDORFER

of Tactic

 

Thursday, July 18

7-9PM

Tactic | Ntropic

1025 Battery Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

Food & Drink Provided

 

Peter Oberdorfer is a 25 year veteran in digital entertainment and CGI.  Peter has co-founded several well regarded digital post-production firms, including the interactive/UX firm Float Hybrid Entertainment, the Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning visual effects studio Giant Killer Robots, as well as Hollywood’s original previsualization firm, Pixel Liberation Front.  

With the founding of Tactic, Peter has joined forces with a team of other seasoned digital artists, combining his past experience as a visual effects artist and supervisor with interactive visualization and storytelling through involvement in interactive projects, interactive experiences and products centered around new digital formats: AR/VR/MR/XR, mobile apps, visual effects, as well as real-time 3d environments and experiences made with game and visualization engines.
 
Food & Drink provided.
 

Screening - SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:00am to 01:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

Please RSVP below
Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 2:00PM on Friday, July 12)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:00am to 01:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

Please RSVP below
Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 2:00PM on Friday, July 12)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - TOY STORY 4 in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jun 29, 2019 02:00pm to 04:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to 3D Screening of Screening of Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 followed by a Q&A with the Visual Effects and Animation Team

Panelists will include Technology & Pipeline Supervisor William Reeves, Supervising Technical Director Bob Moyer, Effects Supervisor Gary Bruins and Effects Lead Alexis Angelidis, moderated by VES Board member David Tanaka. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 10:00AM on Friday, June 28)
Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2:00PM
(Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 1:00PM, no earlier)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - TOY STORY 4 in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jun 29, 2019 02:00pm to 04:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to 3D Screening of Screening of Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 followed by a Q&A with the Visual Effects and Animation Team

Panelists will include Technology & Pipeline Supervisor William Reeves, Supervising Technical Director Bob Moyer, Effects Supervisor Gary Bruins and Effects Lead Alexis Angelidis, moderated by VES Board member David Tanaka. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 10:00AM on Friday, June 28)
Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2:00PM
(Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 1:00PM, no earlier)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - 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.

 


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)

<!–break–>

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 - GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area 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
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESGODZILLA, 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 - GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area 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
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESGODZILLA, 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 - ALADDIN in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jun 01, 2019 02:00pm to 04:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ ALADDIN

Please RSVP below
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:00PM
(RSVPs close at 2:00PM on Friday, May 31)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - ALADDIN in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jun 01, 2019 02:00pm to 04:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ ALADDIN

Please RSVP below
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:00PM
(RSVPs close at 2:00PM on Friday, May 31)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - ROCKETMAN Premiere w/ Taron Egerton (Bay Area)
When: Thu May 30, 2019 07:30pm to 10:30pm PDT
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A Very Limited Number of Bay Area VES Members and One Guest Each are Invited to the Premiere Screening of Paramount Pictures’ ROCKETMAN Followed by a Conversation with Star Taron Egerton

Please RSVP below
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close at 9:00AM on Thursday, May 30)

The Castro Theater
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to be admitted.

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 - ROCKETMAN Premiere w/ Taron Egerton (Bay Area)
When: Thu May 30, 2019 07:30pm to 10:30pm PDT
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A Very Limited Number of Bay Area VES Members and One Guest Each are Invited to the Premiere Screening of Paramount Pictures’ ROCKETMAN Followed by a Conversation with Star Taron Egerton

Please RSVP below
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs close at 9:00AM on Thursday, May 30)

The Castro Theater
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to be admitted.

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 2D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 04, 2019 03:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a 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
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESENDGAME, 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 - AVENGERS: ENDGAME in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 04, 2019 03:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests 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
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 2:00PM on Friday, May 3)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESENDGAME, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 2D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 04, 2019 03:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a 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
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESENDGAME, 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 - AVENGERS: ENDGAME in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 04, 2019 03:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests 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
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 2:00PM on Friday, May 3)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESENDGAME, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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!


VES BAY AREA PRESENTS REALITY EVOLVED: The Challenge of Creating Immersive Media
When: Thu Apr 18, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm PDT
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VR & AR are maturing into legitimate mediums on their own. In our panel discussion we’ll hear from three local artists who live, learn and earn in immersive media. Attendees will hear about advances in storytelling, what is working and what isn’t and unique techniques and problem solving approaches.

 

Come by to be part of this lively discussion!

 

WHEN

APRIL 18, 2019
6:30PM – 8:30PM
 
WHERE
ADOBE SF
601 TOWNSEND STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
 

PANELISTS

 

Kevin Ang

Kevin is an artist who’s storyboarding, animation, print design, motion design, graphic recording and now all things immersive. He has won an Emmy for his broadcast work and is the co-founder of the XR Artists Collective, a global community contributing to a growing art movement.

 

Kevin Kunze

Kevin Kunze is an award-winning 360 virtual reality filmmaker who’s worked with Colin Kaepernick, Ayesha Curry, and Brent Burns. Kunze’s first feature length documentary Mobilize includes interviews with Steve Wozniak, Gavin Newsom and Lawrence Lessig. 

 

Estella Tse

A VR/AR Creative Director and artist based in Oakland, CA, Estella integrates emerging tech and visual storytelling into a new art form. She strives to inspire new ways to connect, educate, and build empathy.

 

Michael Russell- MODERATOR

The Panel is moderated by VES Bay Area Board of Managers Member Michael Russell.  Mike is an Assistant Professor in the Digital Filmmaking Program at SAE Expression Creative Media College. His career spans 35 years as a professional screenwriter, director, editor, technical director, producer, creative/technical consultant and educator. He has worked in feature films, visual effects, animation, internet, TV, advertising, game industries, and tech giants in Silicon Valley. 

 


VES BAY AREA PRESENTS REALITY EVOLVED: The Challenge of Creating Immersive Media
When: Thu Apr 18, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm PDT
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VR & AR are maturing into legitimate mediums on their own. In our panel discussion we’ll hear from three local artists who live, learn and earn in immersive media. Attendees will hear about advances in storytelling, what is working and what isn’t and unique techniques and problem solving approaches.

 

Come by to be part of this lively discussion!

 

WHEN

APRIL 18, 2019
6:30PM – 8:30PM
 
WHERE
ADOBE SF
601 TOWNSEND STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
 

PANELISTS

 

Kevin Ang

Kevin is an artist who’s storyboarding, animation, print design, motion design, graphic recording and now all things immersive. He has won an Emmy for his broadcast work and is the co-founder of the XR Artists Collective, a global community contributing to a growing art movement.

 

Kevin Kunze

Kevin Kunze is an award-winning 360 virtual reality filmmaker who’s worked with Colin Kaepernick, Ayesha Curry, and Brent Burns. Kunze’s first feature length documentary Mobilize includes interviews with Steve Wozniak, Gavin Newsom and Lawrence Lessig. 

 

Estella Tse

A VR/AR Creative Director and artist based in Oakland, CA, Estella integrates emerging tech and visual storytelling into a new art form. She strives to inspire new ways to connect, educate, and build empathy.

 

Michael Russell- MODERATOR

The Panel is moderated by VES Bay Area Board of Managers Member Michael Russell.  Mike is an Assistant Professor in the Digital Filmmaking Program at SAE Expression Creative Media College. His career spans 35 years as a professional screenwriter, director, editor, technical director, producer, creative/technical consultant and educator. He has worked in feature films, visual effects, animation, internet, TV, advertising, game industries, and tech giants in Silicon Valley. 

 


Screening - PET SEMATARY (Bay Area)
When: Sat Apr 13, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ PET SEMATARY

Please RSVP below
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Apr 13, 2019 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ PET SEMATARY

Please RSVP below
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - DUMBO (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:00am to 12:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ DUMBO

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00AM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - DUMBO (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:00am to 12:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ DUMBO

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00AM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - WONDER PARK (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 23, 2019 02:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ WONDER PARK

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - WONDER PARK (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 23, 2019 02:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ WONDER PARK

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:00am to 02:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 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
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 2:00PM on Friday, March 8)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESCAPTAINMARVEL, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:00am to 02:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 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
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 2:00PM on Friday, March 8)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESCAPTAINMARVEL, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:00am to 01:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of DreamWorks Animation’s and Universal Pictures’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD followed by a live interactive 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

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESDRAGON, 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 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:00am to 01:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of DreamWorks Animation’s and Universal Pictures’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD followed by a live interactive 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

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESDRAGON, 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 - ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Feb 17, 2019 04:00pm to 06:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Please RSVP below
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 15)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Feb 17, 2019 04:00pm to 06:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Please RSVP below
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 15)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 16, 2018 05:00pm to 07:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Universal Pictures’ MORTAL ENGINES

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 5:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 16, 2018 05:00pm to 07:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Universal Pictures’ MORTAL ENGINES

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 5:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 16, 2018 02:00pm to 04:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 16, 2018 02:00pm to 04:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Bay Area Holiday Party 2018!
When: Fri Dec 07, 2018 07:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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The VES Bay Area Section Holiday Party.  

 

WHEN 

December 7, 2018

7:00pm – 10″00pm

 

WHERE

AutoDesk Gallery

1 Market St #200,

San Francisco, CA 94105

 

 

FEATURING ADOBE RESEARCH PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST 

AARON HERTZMANN

 

CAN COMPUTERS CREATE ART?

This entertaining talk discusses whether computers, using Artificial Intelligence (AI), could create art. Aaron will cover the history of automation in art, examining the hype and reality of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for art together with predictions about they will be used. The fundamental question of whether an AI system could be credited with the authorship of artistic work is examined and how humans and AI may collaborate in the future. 

 

 

BIO

Aaron Hertzmann received a BA in computer science and art & art history from Rice University in 1996, and a PhD in computer science from New York University in 2001. He was a Professor at University of Toronto for 10 years, and has also worked at Pixar Animation Studios, University of Washington, Microsoft Research, Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab, and Interval Research Corporation. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and IEEE Senior Member, and holds courtesy faculty appointments at University of Washington and University of Toronto.

 

 

His awards include the MIT TR100 (2004), an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2005), a Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2006), a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship (2006), a UofT CS teaching award (2008), the CACS/AIC Outstanding Young CS Researcher Award (2010), the Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences (2010), and Rice Outstanding Young Engineering Alumnus (2011).

 


VES Bay Area Holiday Party 2018!
When: Fri Dec 07, 2018 07:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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The VES Bay Area Section Holiday Party.  

 

WHEN 

December 7, 2018

7:00pm – 10″00pm

 

WHERE

AutoDesk Gallery

1 Market St #200,

San Francisco, CA 94105

 

 

FEATURING ADOBE RESEARCH PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST 

AARON HERTZMANN

 

CAN COMPUTERS CREATE ART?

This entertaining talk discusses whether computers, using Artificial Intelligence (AI), could create art. Aaron will cover the history of automation in art, examining the hype and reality of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for art together with predictions about they will be used. The fundamental question of whether an AI system could be credited with the authorship of artistic work is examined and how humans and AI may collaborate in the future. 

 

 

BIO

Aaron Hertzmann received a BA in computer science and art & art history from Rice University in 1996, and a PhD in computer science from New York University in 2001. He was a Professor at University of Toronto for 10 years, and has also worked at Pixar Animation Studios, University of Washington, Microsoft Research, Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab, and Interval Research Corporation. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and IEEE Senior Member, and holds courtesy faculty appointments at University of Washington and University of Toronto.

 

 

His awards include the MIT TR100 (2004), an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2005), a Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2006), a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship (2006), a UofT CS teaching award (2008), the CACS/AIC Outstanding Young CS Researcher Award (2010), the Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences (2010), and Rice Outstanding Young Engineering Alumnus (2011).

 


Screening - MOWGLI w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:00am to 02:15pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 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)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESMOWGLI, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:00am to 02:15pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 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)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESMOWGLI, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 (Bay Area)
When: Fri Nov 30, 2018 08:00pm to 11:15pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND followed by a Q&A with 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
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 30)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 (Bay Area)
When: Fri Nov 30, 2018 08:00pm to 11:15pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Netflix’s THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND followed by a Q&A with 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
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 30)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00am to 01:45pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area 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.)

Since this is a pre-release screening, there will be NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES ALLOWED IN THE THEATER. Please leave your phone in your car.

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 10:00AM on Friday, November 16)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00AM
(Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 10:00AM, no earlier)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESRALPH, 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 - RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00am to 01:45pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area 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.)

Since this is a pre-release screening, there will be NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES ALLOWED IN THE THEATER. Please leave your phone in your car.

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 10:00AM on Friday, November 16)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00AM
(Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 10:00AM, no earlier)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESRALPH, 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 - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Bay Area)
When: Fri Nov 02, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Please RSVP below
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Fri Nov 02, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Please RSVP below
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - HALLOWEEN (Bay Area)
When: Fri Oct 26, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ HALLOWEEN

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - HALLOWEEN (Bay Area)
When: Fri Oct 26, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ HALLOWEEN

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER followed by a 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
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, October 19)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER followed by a 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
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, October 19)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (Bay Area)
When: Fri Oct 19, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (Bay Area)
When: Fri Oct 19, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Fri Oct 12, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ VENOM

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Fri Oct 12, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ VENOM

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ FIRST MAN followed by a Presentation and Live Interactive 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
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, October 5)

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESFIRSTMAN, 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 - FIRST MAN w/ Presentation and Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Universal Pictures’ FIRST MAN followed by a Presentation and Live Interactive 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
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, October 5)

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESFIRSTMAN, 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 - THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (Bay Area)
When: Fri Sep 28, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area 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

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 PREDATOR (Bay Area)
When: Fri Sep 21, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE PREDATOR

Please RSVP below
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Wed Sep 19, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ WHITE BOY RICK

Please RSVP below
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.


2018 VES Bay Area Summit
When: Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY BAY AREA SUMMIT 2018

Shifting Lanscapes: Exploring the Tech-tonic Shake-up in Visual Entertainment

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Dolby Laboratories 1275 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Join the Visual Effects Society’s Bay Area section for a full day of roundtable discussions, networking, and keynote visionary presentations at the stunning, state-of-the-art Dolby Laboratories headquarters in downtown San Francisco.

For the third time, the VES Bay Area Board of Directors has invited local and global experts from the fields of Animation, Broadcast & Film, VFX, Video Games and Technology to gather for this Bay Area Summit.

The event will include approximately ten Roundtable Topics to encourage discussion and interaction. These discussions will include accomplished local and international industry contributors — directors, producers, art directors, cinematographers, editors, post production supervisors, visual effects practitioners and executives — dedicated to both their own industry, and to the health of the production community at large.

 

Visit the 2018 VES Bay Area Summit page


Screening - THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Fri Aug 24, 2018 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of STX Entertainment’s THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS followed by a live interactive Q&A with Director Brian Henson, Actors and Puppeteers Bill Barretta and Drew Massey with 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
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Thursday, August 23)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESHAPPYTIME, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 (Bay Area)
When: Fri Aug 17, 2018 08:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Focus Features’ BLACKkKLANSMAN

Please RSVP below
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.


The Making of Expedition Reef, A Fulldome Film by the California Academy of Sciences (Bay Area)
When: Tue Aug 07, 2018 06:30pm to 10:00pm PDT
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EXPEDITION REEF

Screening in the Morrison Planetarium Fulldome Theatre

 

When

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

6:30PM (doors open)

7PM – 10PM

 

Where

California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Drive

San Francisco, CA 94118

 

Followed by: 

Filmmaker Making-Of Presentation and Q&A

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Post Screening Reception

Light Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks

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Special Screenings of Pixar Shorts

 

Members are encouraged to bring a colleague to this exclusive industry event to meet the artists behind the film and learn more about the Visual Effects Society and Women in Animation. Limit 1 guest per member and all guests must be 21 years or older.

 

To attend please RSVP by Monday, August 6, 2018.

 

Please Note: 

The screening begins promptly at 7:00PM.  

For audience safety, no late entries will be allowed into the planetarium once the show begins.

 

You must be 21 years or older to attend this event.

 

Any questions, please contact: 

BayAreaSecretary@visualeffectssociety.com

 

 


Screening - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT (Bay Area)
When: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:00pm to 02:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

Please RSVP below
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, August 3)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 DARKEST MINDS (Bay Area)
When: Sat Aug 04, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE DARKEST MINDS

Please RSVP below
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Bay Area)
When: Sat Aug 04, 2018 05:00pm to 07:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Please RSVP below
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 5:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 EQUALIZER 2 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jul 29, 2018 05:00pm to 07:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ THE EQUALIZER 2

Please RSVP below
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 5:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - SKYSCRAPER (Bay Area)
When: Wed Jul 18, 2018 08:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ SKYSCRAPER

Please RSVP below
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 8:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Tuesday, July 17)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 Bay Area ANNUAL SUMMER BBQ 2018
When: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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Visual Effects Society Bay Area Members and their Guests are Invited to attend

VES BAY AREA ANNUAL SUMMER BBQ 2018!

WHEN

JULY 14, 20018

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

WHERE

McNear’s Beach County Park

201 Cantera Way

San Rafael, CA 94901

Area 8

CLICK HERE FOR MAP

Parking and more details forthcoming. 

RSVP LIST IS OPEN NOW!


Screening - ANT-MAN AND THE WASP w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 07, 2018 05:00pm to 08:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP followed by a Live Interactive Q&A with Director Peyton Reed as well as Visual Effects Supervisor Stephane Ceretti moderated by VES Archives Committee Chair Gene Kozicki. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 5:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, July 6)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESWASP, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - INCREDIBLES 2 (Bay Area)
When: Wed Jun 20, 2018 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ INCREDIBLES 2

Please RSVP below
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7
:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 6:15PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Tuesday, June 19)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:00am to 02:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Special Fathers’ Day 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM followed by a Live Interactive Q&A with Director J.A. Bayona, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor David Vickery, ILM Animation Director Jance Rubinchik and ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Alex Wuttke with moderation by VES London Section Secretary Gavin Graham (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, June 15)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 London) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESJURASSIC, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - HOTEL ARTEMIS (Bay Area)
When: Thu Jun 14, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Global Road Entertainment’s HOTEL ARTEMIS

Please RSVP below
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun May 27, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm Ltd’s SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY followed by a Q&A with Overall Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Bredow, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Pat Tubach, ILM Roto/Paint Supervisor Beth D’Amato and Hybride Visual Effects Supervisor Joseph Kasparian with moderation by VES Board member David Tanaka. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 25)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - DEADPOOL 2 (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 19, 2018 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2

Please RSVP below
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7
:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 6:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 18)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - TULLY (Bay Area)
When: Fri May 11, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Focus Features’ TULLY

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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: INFINITY WAR w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun May 06, 2018 12:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR followed by a Live Interactive Q&A with Visual Effects Producers Jen Underdahl and Lisa Marra, Weta Digital Visual Effects Supervisor Matt Aitken, Industrial Light + Magic Visual Effects Supervisor Russell Earl and Digital Domain Visual Effects Supervisor Kelly Port with moderation by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, May 4)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESINFINITYWAR, in your tweet.)

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 Bay Area MURAL & MISSON PHOTO WALK 2018
When: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:00am to 01:00pm PDT
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Visual Effects Society Bay Area Members are Invited to participate 

 

MURAL & MISSION PHOTOWALK 2018

 

A fun opportunity to meet other photographers and see some of the fabulous art and culture in the iconic Mission District of San Francisco. 

 

WHEN

Saturday, April 21, 2018

11:00am – 1:00pm

 

WHERE

The route starts at Balmy Alley & 24th and ends at Valencia & 24th.  

Click here for map.

No need for a fancy camera, bring along whatever you have!

Following the walk, you will have an opportunity to share your photos over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant.  

 

No RSVP’s are required for this event.  Please see link below for more details.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS


Screening - A QUIET PLACE w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Mon Apr 09, 2018 08:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ A QUIET PLACE followed by a Q&A with the Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar, Associate Visual Effects Supervisor Jeff Sutherland, Animation Supervisor Rick O’Connor and VFX Producer Ryan Wiederkehr moderated by VES Board member and Bay Area Co-Chair Lisa Cooke.

Please RSVP below
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Monday, April 9)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - READY PLAYER ONE in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s READY PLAYER ONE followed by a live interactive Q&A with Co-Producer and Visual Effects Producer Jennifer Meislohn, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Grady Cofer, Digital Domain Visual Effects Supervisor Matthew Butler and Digital Domain Previsualization Supervisor Scott Meadows as well as Digital Domain Virtual Production Supervisor Gary Roberts, moderated by VES Board member Charlie Iturriaga. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, April 6)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESRPO, 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 - PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 24, 2018 05:00pm to 07:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Universal Pictures’ PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 5:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - A WRINKLE IN TIME w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:00pm to 03:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ A WRINKLE IN TIME followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Rich McBride and Previs Supervisor Chris Batty with moderation by VES Board member Lisa Cooke.

Please RSVP below
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, March 16)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - RED SPARROW (Bay Area)
When: Fri Mar 09, 2018 08:00pm to 10:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s RED SPARROW

Please RSVP below
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - ANNHILATION (Bay Area)
When: Fri Mar 02, 2018 07:00pm to 09:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ ANNHILATION

Please RSVP below
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Feb 18, 2018 03:00pm to 05:15pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER

Please RSVP below
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 16)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - EARLY MAN w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:00am to 01:30pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate Pictures’ and Aardman Animation’s EARLY MAN followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

Panelists will include Director Nick Park and Animation Directors Will Becher and Merlin Crossingham. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Click here to RSVP
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 11:00AM
AMC DINE-IN Kabuki 8
881 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
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 - ONLY THE BRAVE (Bay Area)
When: Wed Jan 31, 2018 07:30pm to 09:45pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ ONLY THE BRAVE

Please RSVP below
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:30PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (Bay Area)
When: Thu Dec 21, 2017 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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This screening has been cancelled.


Screening - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 17, 2017 03:00pm to 05:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm Ltd.’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Friday, December 15)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 Bay Area Holiday Party
When: Fri Dec 15, 2017 06:00pm to 11:00pm PST
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Happy Holidays from the Visual Effects Society Bay Area Section.   Come join VES Bay Area members and their guests to ring in the season at the annual VES Holiday Party on December 15, 2017!  

 

WHEN

DECEMBER 15, 2017

BEGINNING AT 6:30pm

 

WHERE

32TEN STUDIOS

3210 Kerner Blvd. 

San Rafael, CA 94901

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

 

PLEASE RSVP BELOW. 


Screening - THE SHAPE OF WATER (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 10, 2017 07:00pm to 09:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Fox Searchlight’s THE SHAPE OF WATER

Please RSVP below
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 7:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - COCO (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 09, 2017 04:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ COCO

Please RSVP below
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 3:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 11:00AM on Friday, December 8)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - DARKEST HOUR (Bay Area)
When: Sun Nov 26, 2017 05:00pm to 07:15pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening Of Focus Features’ DARKEST HOUR

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 5:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - DOWNSIZING w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Tue Nov 14, 2017 07:00pm to 10:00pm PST

Paramount Pictures Invites VES Members and a Guest
to a Special Advance Screening of DOWNSIZING

Directed by Alexander Payne
Produced by Mark Johnson, Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

 
Click here to RSVP
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00PM

AMC Kabuki 8
1881 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94115
(Click here for a map.)
A Q&A with Producer Mark Johnson immediately follows the screening.
 
Please bring your VES card and a government issued photo ID.

Should you need to cancel your reservation, please email us at: awards@paramount.com
 

ABOUT THE FILM
DOWNSIZING imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.  People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.  Directed by Alexander Payne and written by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, DOWNSIZING stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig.
Downsizing Opens Nationwide December 22
Running time: 135 minutes
Click here to watch the trailer

Screening - THOR: RAGNAROK (Bay Area)
When: Sun Nov 05, 2017 03:00pm to 05:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 3)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Bay Area)
When: Wed Oct 25, 2017 06:00pm to 08:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ BLADE RUNNER 2049

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00PM, Doors open at 5:30pm
(RSVPs close on Tuesday, October 24 at 11:59PM)

Dolby’s Market Street Cinema
1275 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-4813
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 - KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 07, 2017 05:00pm to 07:30pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening Of 20th Century Fox’s KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Please RSVP below
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 5:00PM

32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - STARSHIP TROOPERS w/ Phil Tippett Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Sep 16, 2017 05:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Visual Effects Society Bay Area Members and their Guests are Invited to a Special 20th Anniversary Screening of a 35 mm Film Print of Tristar Pictures’

STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997)

 

SPECIAL GUEST PHIL TIPPETT

Two Time Academy Award winner Phil Tippett, Visual Effects Supervisor of Starship Troopers, will be bringing props, models and minatures from the production of Starship Troopers. 

Before the screening, Tippett will share a brief presentation including behind-the-scenes stories and footage from the production of the movie. 

 

WHEN

Saturday, September 16, 2017

5:00pm

(Gates will open to our guests at 4:30pm)

 

WHERE

Pixar Animation Studios

1200 Park Ave.

Emeryville, CA 94608

 

Please RSVP below.

 

 


Event - VES Bay Area Summer BBQ (Bay Area)
When: Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:00pm to 04:00pm PDT

Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the VES at 32TEN!

More info to come soon.

Fun activities, great food & beverage, and wonderful opportunities to connect with new and old friends.

RSVP BELOW

WHEN: Sunday August 20th at 12PM – 4PM (food from 12:30 – 2:00)
WHERE: 32TEN 3210 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901

Hope to see you there!

Please feel free to reach out to us any time at vesbayarea@gmail.com with suggestions, questions or just to say hi.

Cheers,

Tom Kennedy & David Valentin | Event Co-Chairs
(on behalf of The VES Bay Area Section Board of Managers)

Big Shout Out to our Event Supporting Sponsor

In Kind Sponsors


Screening - ATOMIC BLONDE (Bay Area)
When: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:00pm to 02:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Focus Features’ ATOMIC BLONDE

Please RSVP below
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 4)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of STX Entertainment’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, plus a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Stokdyk, Visual Effects Producer Sophie Leclerc, Rodeo FX Associate Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Nofz and Weta Digital Visual Effects Supervisor Martin Hill with moderation by VES Board member Bill Taylor, VES, ASC. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 12:00PM
(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Saturday, July 29)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESVALERIAN, 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 - WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, plus a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri and Director Matt Reeves with moderation by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below by Friday, July 14 at 10:00AM
Screeening is Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 12:00PM

Dolby’s Market Street Cinema
1275 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-4813
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESWARFORTHEPLANET, 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 - SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 08, 2017 05:00pm to 07:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening Of Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Please RSVP below
Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 5:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 3:00PM on Saturday, July 8)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - DESPICABLE ME 3 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 01, 2017 03:00pm to 04:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Universal Pictures’ and Illumination Entertainment’s DESPICABLE ME 3

Please RSVP below
Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 30)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Mon Jun 26, 2017 07:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Paramount Pictures’ TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

Please RSVP below

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, June 26 at 12:00PM)

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - CARS 3 (Bay Area)
When: Wed Jun 21, 2017 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ CARS 3

Please RSVP below
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 6:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 11:00AM on Wednesday, June 21)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - WONDER WOMAN (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:00am to 01:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ WONDER WOMAN

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 9)
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00AM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:00am to 01:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney. Pictures’ PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 11:00PM on Saturday, June 3)
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 11:00AM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - ALIEN: COVENANT (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 20, 2017 06:30pm to 08:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s ALIEN: COVENANT

Please RSVP below
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:30PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, Mary 19)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

 


2017 VES Bay Area Summit
When: Sat May 20, 2017 09:30am to 05:30pm PDT
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VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY BAY AREA SUMMIT 2017
Film & Beyond | The Next Twenty Years

As the Visual Effects Society celebrates and honors its Twentieth Anniversary, The Bay Area Chapter is taking the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going in the NEXT TWENTY YEARS!

From it’s roots in hand made, traditional visual effects craftmanship, through expansion into digital tools and technologies, feature-length animation, cinematic video game content…  the Bay Area’s digital arts community continues, year after year, to be a leader in the modes through which VFX can affect the world.

Blockbuster Movies.  Science.  Education.  Theme Parks.  Virtual and Augmented Reality.  We want to engage in a joyous reflection on our history, and to dream where we can go next.

As such, the VES Bay Area Board of Directors invites local and global experts from the fields of Animation, Broadcast & Film, VFX, Video Games and Technology to gather for this 2nd Annual Bay Area Summit. 

The event will include approximately ten Roundtable Topics to encourage discussion and interaction.  These discussions will include accomplished local and international industry contributors — directors, producers, art directors, cinematographers, editors, post production supervisors, visual effects practitioners and executives — dedicated to both their own industry, and to the health of the production community at large.

Come join this amazing event with us and be a part of the conversation as we look to the past, the present and the Next Twenty Years.


Screening - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2 (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 06, 2017 01:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2

Please RSVP below

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, May 5 at 12:00PM)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Bay Area)
When: Sat Apr 15, 2017 04:00pm to 06:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of Universal Pictures’ THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

Please RSVP below

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, April 14 at 12:00PM)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - GHOST IN THE SHELL in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Apr 02, 2017 05:00pm to 07:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D Screening of Paramount Pictures’ GHOST IN THE SHELL

Please RSVP below

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 5:00PM
(RSVPs close on Friday, March 31 at 12:00PM)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 26, 2017 03:00pm to 05:15pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Families in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Please RSVP below
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 2:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 11:00AM on Friday, March 24)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - KONG: SKULL ISLAND (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 19, 2017 04:00pm to 06:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 17)
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 4:00PM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - LOGAN (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 05, 2017 03:00pm to 05:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend Screening of 20th Century Fox’s LOGAN

Please RSVP below

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close on Sunday, March 5 at 1:00PM)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.


VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY VISION COMMITTEE PRESENTS SCIENCE & SCI FI: FORGING THE FUTURE
When: Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:00am to 01:00pm PST
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WHERE

THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

55 MUSIC CONCORSE DRIVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94118

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

WHEN

JANUARY 14, 2017

11:00AM – 1:00 PM

 

THE VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY VISION COMMITTEE IN COLLABORATION WITH NASA AND THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PRESENT

SCIENCE & SCI FI: FORGING THE FUTURE

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL PANEL PRESENTATION AND INFORMATIVE DISCUSSION WITH KEY SCIENTISTS AND ARTISTS ON “BOTH SIDES OF THE EQUATION” (AND FOR WHAT POSSIBLY LIES AHEAD!)

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

DAN CURRY

VFX PRODUCER/SUPERVISOR “STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION” THROUGH “STAR TREK ENTERPRISE”

JIM GREEN

NASA PLANETARY SCIENCE DIV. DIRECTOR & TECHNICAL ADVISER ON “THE MARTIAN”

DAVID ISRAEL

NASA EXPLORATION & SPACE COMMUNICATIONS PROJECTS DIVSION ARCHITECT

GREG WILLIAMS

NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION AND OPERATIONS MISSION DIRECTORATE

 

PLEASE RSVP BELOW TODAY AS SEATING IS LIMITED


VES BAY AREA SECTION SCREENING OF STAR WARS EP4: A NEW HOPE CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND CAREER OF MS. CARRIE FISHER
When: Sat Dec 31, 2016 03:30pm to 06:30pm PST
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VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY BAY AREA CELEBRATION OF MS. CARRIE FISHER

SCREENING OF STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE

DOORS OPEN AT 3:30PM

SCREENING BEGINS AT 4:00PM

32TEN STUDIOS

3210 KERNER BLVD

SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

RSVP AT WITH THE LINK BELOW

 

 


Screening - ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:00pm to 03:00pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 2D Opening Weekend Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Lucasfilm Ltd.’s ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY plus a Q&A.
Panelists will include Executive Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll and Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel with moderation 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, December 16)
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 12:00PM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESROGUEONE, 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 - PASSENGERS w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:00pm to 03:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Columbia Pictures’ PASSENGERS, plus a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Pete Dionne, Co-Producer Greg Baxter, Film Editor Maryann Brandon and Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas with moderation by VES Board member Jeff Kleiser. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 12:00PM

Delancey Street Screening Room
600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107
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 Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESPASSENGERS, 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 - MOANA (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 10, 2016 03:00pm to 05:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ MOANA

Please RSVP below
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 3:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 2:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Thursday, November 8)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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.


Event - VES Bay Area Section Holiday Party (Bay Area)
When: Wed Dec 07, 2016 05:30pm to 10:00pm PST
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The Visual Effect Society Bay Area Section Cordially Invites Its Members and their Guest to Our 2016 End-of-Year Holiday Celebration.

Wednesday Evening, December 7, 2016

5:30pm – 10:00pm

In Commemoration of the 50th Anniverary “Star Trek” & In Honor of Leonard Nimoy, The VES Bay Area Section Presents

 

FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK

With Special Guests

ADAM NIMOY
Director

DAVID ZAPPONE
Executive Producer

 

5:30pm to 7:00pm
Drinks & Hors d’Oeuvres Reception at Sessions in the Presidio

CLICK HERE FOR MAP

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Screening of For the Love of Spock at ILM’s Premier Theater (Letterman Digital Arts Center)

CLICK HERE FOR MAP

9:30pm to 10:00pm

Filmmaker Q&A with Mr. Nimoy & Mr. Zappone

PLEASE RSVP BELOW


Siggraph SF The Making of Pixar's Short "Piper" with Guest Speaker, Brett Levin (Bay Area)
When: Tue Dec 06, 2016 06:30pm to 09:30pm PST
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Tuesday Evening, December 6, 2016
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Presentation begins at 7:30pm

 

Zynga
699 8th Street
San Francisco CA 94103

 

Join SF Siggraph for their last event of 2016. A screening of Pixar’s charming short “Piper” with guest speaker Brett Levin.  Brett works on technical are and software toos for animated films at Pixar. Most recently he supervised technical production for the Piper Short.  Prior to that he was co-lead on Pixar’s effort to switch to path-tracing for Finding Dory; led implemmentatin of the scene descrition & compositing system for USD; and led animation, layout, and scenegraph teams for Pixar’s rigging & animation system Presto.  His first industry job was working on the Blade Runner PC game at Westwood Studios.

Seating is limited.  Please ONLY RSVP if you are certain to attend.

Please RSVP below

 


Screening - FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (Bay Area)
When: Mon Nov 28, 2016 07:30pm to 09:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Please RSVP below
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:30PM

(RSVPs will close on Monday, November 28 at 12:00PM.)
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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.


Event - Facial Capture and Animation Sit-Down (Bay Area)
When: Tue Nov 15, 2016 07:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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201 3rd Street. 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Click here for map

 

6-7pm Drinks and Light Fare

Bay Area VES members and friends, are invited to join our informal “sit-down” to discuss the past, present and possible futures of Facial Capture and Animation.

As capture tech continues to evolve at record pace we will examine current methods and possible applications and modern techniques.

Come join industry innovators Scott C. Smith Director of Ops, David Andrews, Animation Supervisor, (both of CAMd/Pulse) and others for this exciting exchange between some of the leaders in facial capture and animation.


Screening - DOCTOR STRANGE in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 12, 2016 03:00pm to 05:00pm PST
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a 3D Screening of Marvel Studios’ and Walt Disney Pictures’ DOCTOR STRANGE followed by a Q&A with ILM’s Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Bluff

Please RSVP below
Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 3:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 2:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Thursday, November 10)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - ARRIVAL (Bay Area)
When: Fri Nov 11, 2016 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and a Guest are Invited to an Opening Night Screening of Paramount Pictures’ ARRIVAL

Please call (800) 905-6918 to RSVP (be sure to specify the date, time and location of the screening you’d like to attend)
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:00PM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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. Click here for more studio screenings.


Screening - INFERNO (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 05, 2016 04:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ INFERNO

Please RSVP below

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 4, 2016

 


EVENT - STANLEY KUBRICK THE EXHIBITION (BAY AREA)
When: Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:00am to 05:00pm PDT
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The Visual Effects Society is inviting all Bay Area Section Members and their Guests to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco to experience the Stanley Kurbrick Exhibition.  Come see one of the most expansive retrospectives of this visionary director’s films via actual props, notes and research used to produce his work.  The exhibit is ending this month so this is one of your last chances to see the exhibit before it moves on to another city.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016

11:00am – 5:00pm

 

STANLEY KUBRICK THE EXHIBITION

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM

736 MISSION STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP

 

PLEASE RSVP BY HITTING THE LINK BELOW


Screening - THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 01, 2016 04:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ and MGM’s THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Please RSVP below

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, September 30, 2016


Screening - THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960) (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 01, 2016 01:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of MGM’s THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN from 1960

Please RSVP below

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, September 30, 2016

 


Screening - DEEPWATER HORIZON w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:00pm to 02:45pm PDT
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VES Members and Their Guests in the Bay Area are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Lionsgate’s and Summit Entertainment’s DEEPWATER HORIZON, plus a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Director Peter Berg, Special Effects Supervisors Burt Dalton and Matt Kutcher and Lead Post-Vis Artist at ILM Keith Johnson with moderation by VES Board member Dan Schrecker. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 12:00PM
Variety Club Preview Room
582 Market St #101, San Francisco, CA 94104
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 New York) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESDEEPWATERHORIZON, 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.

Synopsis:

On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.  Directed by Peter Berg (LONE SURVIVOR), this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever. Click here to watch the trailer


Screening - Gene Wilder Double Feature (Bay Area)
When: Sat Sep 03, 2016 04:00pm to 08:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Double Feature Screening to Remember the Late Gene Wilder. We will screen WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at 4:00PM followed by YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at 6:00PM

Please RSVP below

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 4:00PM and 6:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - SUICIDE SQUAD (Bay Area)
When: Sat Aug 20, 2016 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ SUICIDE SQUAD

Please RSVP below

Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 6:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 19)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - PETE'S DRAGON (Bay Area)
When: Sat Aug 13, 2016 07:00pm to 08:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ PETE’S DRAGON

Please RSVP below

Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 6:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 12)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - JASON BOURNE (Bay Area)
When: Mon Aug 08, 2016 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of Universal Pictures’ JASON BOURNE

Please RSVP below
Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:00PM

(RSVPs will close on Monday, August 8 at 12:00PM.)
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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 LITTLE PRINCE w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Tue Aug 02, 2016 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Pre-Release Screening of Netflix’s THE LITTLE PRINCE followed by a Q&A with Director Mark Osborne

Click here to RSVP

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:00PM

Skywalker Ranch in the Stag Theater

5858 Lucas Valley Road, Nicasio, CA 94946
Click here for a map

 

You and a guest are invited to join us at the Stag Theater at Skywalker Ranch for an advanced screening of THE LITTLE PRINCE, followed by a Q&A with acclaimed director Mark Osborne. Based on the book of the same name, the film follows Elena, a prodigiously gifted young girl living in a world of grown-ups, being urged by her mother to leave her childhood behind in hopes of enrolling her into the prestigious Werth Academy. But the “life plan” her mother has created for her sounds much less appealing after listening to the stories of the “Little Prince” from the eccentric elderly aviator living next door.
 
Brought to us by our friends at Netflix, THE LITTLE PRINCE creates a world of childhood that lasts forever, written for both children and adults.  It creates the idea that childhood always remains in the hearts of adults and that though we may grow up, we do not have to lose that sense of imagination.

About The Little Prince
Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time.  From Mark Osborne, Academy Award®-nominated director of KUNG FU PANDA, comes the award-winning adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic masterpiece, THE LITTLE PRINCE.   At the heart of it all is The Little Girl (Mackenzie Foy), who’s being prepared by her mother (Rachel McAdams) for the very grown-up world in which they live – only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator (Jeff Bridges).  The Aviator introduces her to an extraordinary new world where anything is possible.   A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince (Riley Osborne).  It’s here that her magical and emotional journey into the universe of The Little Prince begins.  And where The Little Girl discovers that it is only with the heart that one can see rightly what is essential is invisible to the eye.

 

About Mark Osborne
Two time Academy Award nominated director Mark Osborne has been telling stories with animation and live-action for more than twenty-five years.  Currently, Osborne has directed and Executive Produced the upcoming first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved classic, The Little Prince. Osborne’s breakout was DreamWorks’ critically acclaimed animated box office hit, KUNG FU PANDA. The film premiered Out of Competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival going on to receive an Academy Award®-nomination for Best Animated Feature.  Among Osborne’s other credits include the animated stop-motion short film, MORE.  Written and directed by Osborne, the film screened at more than 150 film festivals worldwide and received numerous awards and nominations including an Academy Award®-nomination for Best Short Film, a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and an Annie Award-nomination. Osborne studied foundation art at New York’s Pratt Institute before earning his BFA in experimental animation from the California Institute of the Arts. In 1997, Osborne returned to CalArts to teach Advanced Filmmaking Techniques and has since given lectures and taught on the subject of animation worldwide including Tokyo, China, Italy, Norway, Canada and all over the U.S.

 

Watch the Trailer Here!

https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/thelittleprince/


Screening - KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Tue Aug 02, 2016 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Focus Features and Laika Entertainment Invites VES Members and a Guest to a Special Advance Screening of KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS followed by a Q&A with Producers Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner

 

Click here to RSVP

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:00PM

(Please RSVP by July 29)

July AMC Metreon 16

135 4TH Street, #3000, San Francisco, CA 94103

Click here for a map.

 

From animation studio LAIKA comes an action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (Art Parkinson) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen samurai warrior father. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny. The film, produced by Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner, also features the voices of George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro.


Screening - GHOSTBUSTERS (Bay Area)
When: Thu Jul 28, 2016 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS

Please RSVP below
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00PM

(RSVPs will close on Thursday, July 28 at 12:00PM.)
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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 - INCOMING! and STAR TREK BEYOND (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 23, 2016 06:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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2016 marks Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. In celebration of this historic event the Visual Effects Society Vision Committee in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences and the VES Bay Area Section present INCOMING!



Asterorids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Narrated by George Takei, INCOMING! explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit tiny worlds. In this latest planetarium show from the California Academy of Sciences, cutting-edge visualizations bring real-time data from current NASA missions to life while taking audiences on a ride through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Discover what these impacts from above can teach us and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth. Q&A to follow with Incoming! Producer (and VES Vision Committee member) Tom Kennedy and Team Members Matt Blackwell, Mike Schmitt & Jeroen Lapre



followed by a special opening weekend screening of Paramount Pictures’ STAR TREK BEYOND



Please RSVP below

Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM


The California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

Click here for a map.



6:00PM – Check-In (from Cal Academy’s Business Entrance – 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive)

6:30PM – Screening of Incoming! in the Cal Academy Planetarium

6:55PM – Q&A with the Incoming! Visualization and Producing Team

7:10PM – Intermission with light appetizers and drinks provided

7:30PM – Screening of Paramount Pictures’ STAR TREK BEYOND in the Forum Theater


Screening - THE BFG (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 16, 2016 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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CHANGE OF VENUE

VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a 2D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE BFG

RSVPs are closed for this screening

Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7:30PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 15.)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 LEGEND OF TARZAN (Bay Area)
When: Wed Jul 06, 2016 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Please RSVP below
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7:00PM

(RSVPs will close on Wednesday, July 6 at 12:00PM.)
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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 LEGEND OF TARZAN (Bay Area)
When: Wed Jul 06, 2016 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Please RSVP below
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7:00PM

(RSVPs will close on Wednesday, July 6 at 12:00PM.)
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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 SHALLOWS (Bay Area)
When: Tue Jul 05, 2016 07:00pm to 08:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ THE SHALLOWS

Please RSVP below

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 1, 2016.


Screening - THE SHALLOWS (Bay Area)
When: Tue Jul 05, 2016 07:00pm to 08:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of Sony Pictures’ THE SHALLOWS

Please RSVP below

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 1, 2016.


Screening - INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 26, 2016 04:30pm to 07:00pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

Please RSVP below

Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4:30PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 24, 2016.


Screening - INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 26, 2016 04:30pm to 07:00pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

Please RSVP below

Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4:30PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 24, 2016.


Screening - Original INDEPENDENCE DAY from 1996 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 26, 2016 01:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s Original Film from 1996 INDEPENDENCE DAY

Please RSVP below

Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 24, 2016.


Screening - Original INDEPENDENCE DAY from 1996 (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 26, 2016 01:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s Original Film from 1996 INDEPENDENCE DAY

Please RSVP below

Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 24, 2016.


Screening - FINDING DORY (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 19, 2016 05:00pm to 07:00pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Special Fathers’ Day 2D Screening of Disney’s & Pixar’s FINDING DORY

Please RSVP below

Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 5:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 4:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 17)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - FINDING DORY (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 19, 2016 05:00pm to 07:00pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Special Fathers’ Day 2D Screening of Disney’s & Pixar’s FINDING DORY

Please RSVP below

Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 5:00PM (Gates open to the Pixar Campus & In-Studio Parking Lot at 4:00PM, no earlier)
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 17)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - WARCRAFT in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:00am to 02:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ WARCRAFT

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 10)
Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:00AM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - WARCRAFT in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:00am to 02:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ WARCRAFT

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, June 10)
Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:00AM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Thu Jun 09, 2016 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Please RSVP below
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00PM

(RSVPs will close on Thursday, June 9 at 12:00PM.)
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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 - ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Thu Jun 09, 2016 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 2D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Please RSVP below
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00PM

(RSVPs will close on Thursday, June 9 at 12:00PM.)
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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 - X-MEN: APOCALYPSE in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 28, 2016 05:00pm to 07:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Please RSVP below

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 5:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 27, 2016


Screening - X-MEN: APOCALYPSE in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 28, 2016 05:00pm to 07:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Please RSVP below

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 5:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 27, 2016


Screening - CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 28, 2016 01:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Please RSVP below

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 27, 2016.

 


Screening - CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 28, 2016 01:00pm to 03:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Please RSVP below

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, May 27, 2016.

 


2016 VES BayArea Summit
When: Sat May 21, 2016 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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View Full Event Page for details


2016 VES BayArea Summit
When: Sat May 21, 2016 12:00am to 12:00am PDT
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View Full Event Page for details


Screening - THE JUNGLE BOOK in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sun May 01, 2016 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE JUNGLE BOOK

Please RSVP below
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:30PM

Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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 JUNGLE BOOK in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sun May 01, 2016 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ THE JUNGLE BOOK

Please RSVP below
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:30PM

Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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.


Event - VES Mixer at 2016 GDC (Bay Area)
When: Fri Mar 18, 2016 05:00pm to 08:00pm PDT
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VES Members and guests are invited to join the VES Bay Area Section Board and the VES Outreach Committee for social fun, networking opportunities at the Game Developers Conference.

Friday, March 18, 2016, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Thirsty Bear
611 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Click here for a map.

This event is made possible through contributions from David “DJ” Johnson and his affiliation with SideFX, Tim McGovern of the VES Outreach Committee, and VES Bay Area Board members David Tanaka, Kim Lavery, Lisa Cooke and David Valentin.


Event - VES Mixer at 2016 GDC (Bay Area)
When: Fri Mar 18, 2016 05:00pm to 08:00pm PDT
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VES Members and guests are invited to join the VES Bay Area Section Board and the VES Outreach Committee for social fun, networking opportunities at the Game Developers Conference.

Friday, March 18, 2016, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Thirsty Bear
611 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Click here for a map.

This event is made possible through contributions from David “DJ” Johnson and his affiliation with SideFX, Tim McGovern of the VES Outreach Committee, and VES Bay Area Board members David Tanaka, Kim Lavery, Lisa Cooke and David Valentin.


Screening - DEADPOOL (Bay Area)
When: Sun Feb 21, 2016 04:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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VES Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s DEADPOOL followed by Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Jonathan Rothbart hosted by VES Bay Area Board member David Valentin.

Please RSVP below

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 19, 2016.


Screening - DEADPOOL (Bay Area)
When: Sun Feb 21, 2016 04:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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VES Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s DEADPOOL followed by Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Jonathan Rothbart hosted by VES Bay Area Board member David Valentin.

Please RSVP below

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 19, 2016.


Screening - THE 5TH WAVE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Feb 06, 2016 04:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ THE 5TH WAVE

Please RSVP below

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 5, 2016.


Screening - THE 5TH WAVE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Feb 06, 2016 04:00pm to 06:00pm PST
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ THE 5TH WAVE

Please RSVP below

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, February 5, 2016.


Screening - STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:00pm to 03:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, plus a Q&A with the visual effects team.
Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisors Roger Guyett and Pat Tubach, Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould and Creature Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan with moderation by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, January 8)
Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 12:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESSTARWARS, 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 - STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS in 2D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:00pm to 03:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 2D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, plus a Q&A with the visual effects team.
Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisors Roger Guyett and Pat Tubach, Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould and Creature Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan with moderation by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, January 8)
Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 12:00PM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESSTARWARS, 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 - STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:00pm to 03:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, plus a Q&A with the visual effects team.
Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisors Roger Guyett and Pat Tubach, Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould and Creature Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan with moderation by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, January 8)
Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 12:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESSTARWARS, 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 - STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS in 2D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:00pm to 03:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 2D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, plus a Q&A with the visual effects team.
Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisors Roger Guyett and Pat Tubach, Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould and Creature Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan with moderation by VES Chair Mike Chambers. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, January 8)
Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 12:00PM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the Q&A panel (which will take place in Los Angeles) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESSTARWARS, 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.


Event - VES Bay Area Holiday Party (Bay Area)
When: Tue Dec 08, 2015 06:30pm to 11:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the 2015 Bay Area Holiday Party!

Please RSVP below
Tues
day, December 8, 2015 at 5:00PM
Zynga Studios
699 8th Street., San Francisco, CA 94103
Click here for a map

VES Founders Award recipient and VES lifetime member Harrison Ellenshaw will be the guest of honor at a very special holiday celebration.  .

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Monday, December 7, 2015.


Event - VES Bay Area Holiday Party (Bay Area)
When: Tue Dec 08, 2015 06:30pm to 11:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and a Guest are Invited to Attend the 2015 Bay Area Holiday Party!

Please RSVP below
Tues
day, December 8, 2015 at 5:00PM
Zynga Studios
699 8th Street., San Francisco, CA 94103
Click here for a map

VES Founders Award recipient and VES lifetime member Harrison Ellenshaw will be the guest of honor at a very special holiday celebration.  .

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Monday, December 7, 2015.


Screening - ANOMALISA w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Wed Nov 18, 2015 07:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Special Advance Screening of ANOMALISA Followed by a conversation with Directors Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman.

 

Click here to RSVP

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00PM

AMC Metreon

135 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Click here for a map.

 

Directed by Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson

Written by Charlie Kaufman

Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, David Thewlis

 

 

Michael Stone (David Thewlis), husband, father and respected author of How May I Help You Help Them? is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, Michael checks into the Fregoli Hotel and meets Lisa Hesselman (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a socially awkward sales rep from Akron who may or may not be the love of his life. Directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson and written by Charlie Kaufman comes a darkly comedic, stop-motion journey.

 

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and check-in. A valid 2015 VES card and photo ID will be required for admittance. Guests must accompany the VES member at check-in. RSVPs do not guarantee seating.

 

Release Date: December 30, 2015

Running Time: 90 minutes

Rated: R – FOR STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT, GRAPHIC NUDITY AND LANGUAGE

 

Paid By Paramount Pictures


Screening - ANOMALISA w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Wed Nov 18, 2015 07:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and a Guest are Invited to a Special Advance Screening of ANOMALISA Followed by a conversation with Directors Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman.

 

Click here to RSVP

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00PM

AMC Metreon

135 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Click here for a map.

 

Directed by Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson

Written by Charlie Kaufman

Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, David Thewlis

 

 

Michael Stone (David Thewlis), husband, father and respected author of How May I Help You Help Them? is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, Michael checks into the Fregoli Hotel and meets Lisa Hesselman (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a socially awkward sales rep from Akron who may or may not be the love of his life. Directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson and written by Charlie Kaufman comes a darkly comedic, stop-motion journey.

 

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and check-in. A valid 2015 VES card and photo ID will be required for admittance. Guests must accompany the VES member at check-in. RSVPs do not guarantee seating.

 

Release Date: December 30, 2015

Running Time: 90 minutes

Rated: R – FOR STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT, GRAPHIC NUDITY AND LANGUAGE

 

Paid By Paramount Pictures


Screening - THE WALK in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Nov 08, 2015 04:00pm to 07:00pm PST
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a 3D Screening of TriStar Pictures’ in Association with LStar Capital’s THE WALK, Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Baillie and Visual Effects and Stereo Producer Camille Cellucci. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 6, 2015.


Screening - THE WALK in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Nov 08, 2015 04:00pm to 07:00pm PST
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VES Bay Area Section Invites You and Your Guests to a 3D Screening of TriStar Pictures’ in Association with LStar Capital’s THE WALK, Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Baillie and Visual Effects and Stereo Producer Camille Cellucci. (All panelists’ participation based on availability.)

Please RSVP below
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 6, 2015.


Screening - SPECTRE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 07, 2015 05:00pm to 07:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of MGM’s, Columbia Pictures’ and Eon Productions’ SPECTRE

Please RSVP below
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 5:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 6, 2015.


Screening - SPECTRE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 07, 2015 05:00pm to 07:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of MGM’s, Columbia Pictures’ and Eon Productions’ SPECTRE

Please RSVP below
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 5:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 6, 2015.


Screening - THE PEANUTS MOVIE in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 07, 2015 02:00pm to 03:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE PEANUTS MOVIE

Please RSVP below
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 6, 2015.


Screening - THE PEANUTS MOVIE in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 07, 2015 02:00pm to 03:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE PEANUTS MOVIE

Please RSVP below
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, November 6, 2015.


Screening - CRIMSON PEAK (Bay Area)
When: Fri Oct 30, 2015 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ CRIMSON PEAK

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, October 30, 2015.


Screening - CRIMSON PEAK (Bay Area)
When: Fri Oct 30, 2015 07:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ CRIMSON PEAK

Please RSVP below
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, October 30, 2015.


Screening - BRIDGE OF SPIES (Bay Area)
When: Wed Oct 28, 2015 07:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and a Guest are Invited to a Screening of DreamWorks SKG’s BRIDGE OF SPIES

Click here to RSVP
(You’ll need to choose which screening to sign up for through the DreamWorks SKG awards website.)
Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00PM

Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - BRIDGE OF SPIES (Bay Area)
When: Wed Oct 28, 2015 07:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and a Guest are Invited to a Screening of DreamWorks SKG’s BRIDGE OF SPIES

Click here to RSVP
(You’ll need to choose which screening to sign up for through the DreamWorks SKG awards website.)
Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00PM

Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 MARTIAN in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Mon Oct 19, 2015 07:30pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE MARTIAN

Please RSVP below
Monday, October 19 at 7:30PM

Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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 MARTIAN in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Mon Oct 19, 2015 07:30pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of 20th Century Fox’s THE MARTIAN

Please RSVP below
Monday, October 19 at 7:30PM

Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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 - EVEREST in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Sep 26, 2015 01:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ EVEREST

Please RSVP below
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, September 25, 2015.


Screening - EVEREST in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Sep 26, 2015 01:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Universal Pictures’ EVEREST

Please RSVP below
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, September 25, 2015.


Screening - THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (Bay Area)
When: Sun Aug 30, 2015 01:00pm to 03:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

Please RSVP below
Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 28, 2015.


Screening - THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (Bay Area)
When: Sun Aug 30, 2015 01:00pm to 03:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

Please RSVP below
Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 28, 2015.


Event - VES All Sections SIGGRAPH Party (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Aug 11, 2015 06:00pm to 08:00pm PDT
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Where:
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live
Platinum Ballroom D
900 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
[map]

The Visual Effects Society and the VES Los Angeles Section invite you to celebrate SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles.

Unwind from all the action of the conference and enjoy a beverage and some nibbles with fellow VES movers and shakers from around the globe!  DJ Don Gatito will also be spinning some old skool vinyl for the party.  Open to all VES members and a guest.

RSVP at Eventbrite
 


Event - VES All Sections SIGGRAPH Party (Los Angeles)
When: Tue Aug 11, 2015 06:00pm to 08:00pm PDT
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Where:
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live
Platinum Ballroom D
900 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
[map]

The Visual Effects Society and the VES Los Angeles Section invite you to celebrate SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles.

Unwind from all the action of the conference and enjoy a beverage and some nibbles with fellow VES movers and shakers from around the globe!  DJ Don Gatito will also be spinning some old skool vinyl for the party.  Open to all VES members and a guest.

RSVP at Eventbrite
 


Screening - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION (Bay Area)
When: Sat Aug 08, 2015 04:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION

Please RSVP below
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 7, 2015.


Screening - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION (Bay Area)
When: Sat Aug 08, 2015 04:00pm to 06:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION

Please RSVP below
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, August 7, 2015.


Screening - ANT-MAN in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jul 26, 2015 03:00pm to 05:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN

Please RSVP below
Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:00PM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - ANT-MAN in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jul 26, 2015 03:00pm to 05:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families are Invited to a 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN

Please RSVP below
Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:00PM

Premier Theater at Industrial Light + Magic
1 Letterman Dr., Building B, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94129
Click here for a map

Due to studio security, all guest names must be entered in order to get onto the lot.

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 - MINIONS in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 18, 2015 03:00pm to 04:45pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a 2D Screening of Universal Pictures’ MINIONS

Click here to RSVP

Saturday, July 18 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 4:00PM on Friday, July 17)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - MINIONS in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 18, 2015 03:00pm to 04:45pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a 2D Screening of Universal Pictures’ MINIONS

Click here to RSVP

Saturday, July 18 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 4:00PM on Friday, July 17)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - TED 2 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 11, 2015 04:00pm to 06:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests Are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ TED 2

Please RSVP below
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 5:00PM on Friday, July 10, 2015.

 


Screening - TED 2 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 11, 2015 04:00pm to 06:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests Are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ TED 2

Please RSVP below
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 4:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 5:00PM on Friday, July 10, 2015.

 


Screening - TERMINATOR GENISYS in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 11, 2015 01:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests Are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ TERMINATOR GENISYS

Please RSVP below
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 5:00PM on Friday, July 10, 2015.

 


Screening - TERMINATOR GENISYS in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 11, 2015 01:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Guests Are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ TERMINATOR GENISYS

Please RSVP below
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 1:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will close at 5:00PM on Friday, July 10, 2015.

 


Screening - INSIDE OUT (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:00pm to 01:45pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Disney’s and Pixar’s INSIDE OUT

RSVPs fpr this screening are closed

Saturday, June 27 at 12:00PM
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - INSIDE OUT (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:00pm to 01:45pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Disney’s and Pixar’s INSIDE OUT

RSVPs fpr this screening are closed

Saturday, June 27 at 12:00PM
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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.

 


Event - Story & Technology in Animation w/ Brenda Chapman (Bay Area)
When: Thu May 14, 2015 06:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members are Invited to Purchase Tickets for Story & Technology in Animation with Director Brenda Chapman

Click here to purchase tickets at $15 each
Thursday, May 14, 2015 from  6:30PM to 9:30PM

Doors open at 6:30PM for a mixer with drinks and snacks provided
Pesentation starts at 7:30PM.
Zynga Theater
699 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Click here for a map.

Brenda Chapman will discuss how important technology is to story in contemporary animation. The discussion will include a brief talk about how Brenda approaches story, and how moving into CG animation enriched her way of looking at story. Brenda will share experiences from her story work on THE LION KING at Disney as well as her experiences directing THE PRINCE OF EGYPT at DreamWorks and BRAVE at Pixar.

Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation where she worked on
films such THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and FANTASIA/2000. Chapman was the story supervisor on THE LION KING, for which she won the Annie Award. Chapman then helped launch DreamWorks Animation Studios, where she directed the 1998 release of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT.  She joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2003 where she created, wrote and directed the Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning BRAVE.
Chapman is currently developing projects for Chapman Lima Productions, Inc., with Kevin Lima.
Chapman resides in the Bay Area with her husband and their daughter.

Ticket prices are $15 for VES members.


Event - Story & Technology in Animation w/ Brenda Chapman (Bay Area)
When: Thu May 14, 2015 06:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members are Invited to Purchase Tickets for Story & Technology in Animation with Director Brenda Chapman

Click here to purchase tickets at $15 each
Thursday, May 14, 2015 from  6:30PM to 9:30PM

Doors open at 6:30PM for a mixer with drinks and snacks provided
Pesentation starts at 7:30PM.
Zynga Theater
699 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Click here for a map.

Brenda Chapman will discuss how important technology is to story in contemporary animation. The discussion will include a brief talk about how Brenda approaches story, and how moving into CG animation enriched her way of looking at story. Brenda will share experiences from her story work on THE LION KING at Disney as well as her experiences directing THE PRINCE OF EGYPT at DreamWorks and BRAVE at Pixar.

Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation where she worked on
films such THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and FANTASIA/2000. Chapman was the story supervisor on THE LION KING, for which she won the Annie Award. Chapman then helped launch DreamWorks Animation Studios, where she directed the 1998 release of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT.  She joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2003 where she created, wrote and directed the Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning BRAVE.
Chapman is currently developing projects for Chapman Lima Productions, Inc., with Kevin Lima.
Chapman resides in the Bay Area with her husband and their daughter.

Ticket prices are $15 for VES members.


Screening - EX MACHINA (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 02, 2015 03:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families Are Invited to a Screening of A24’s EX MACHINA

Please RSVP below
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 3:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will be closed at 5PM Friday May 1st, 2015.

 


Screening - EX MACHINA (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 02, 2015 03:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families Are Invited to a Screening of A24’s EX MACHINA

Please RSVP below
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 3:00PM
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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.

RSVPs will be closed at 5PM Friday May 1st, 2015.

 


Professional Cinema Drone Event (Bay Area)
When: Thu Apr 30, 2015 06:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members are Invited to Attend the Professional Cinema Drone Event

 

Please RSVP below

Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM

(Presentations will begin at 7:00PM)

Athena Studios

5828 Vallejo St., Emeryville, CA 94608

Click here for a map.

 

Speakers will include:

Michael Dworkin, Aviation Attorney and Licensed Pilot

Ziv Marom, Founder of ZM Interactive & Pilot

Duncan Clark, Camera Operator on MYTHBUSTERS

 

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.


Professional Cinema Drone Event (Bay Area)
When: Thu Apr 30, 2015 06:30pm to 09:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members are Invited to Attend the Professional Cinema Drone Event

 

Please RSVP below

Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM

(Presentations will begin at 7:00PM)

Athena Studios

5828 Vallejo St., Emeryville, CA 94608

Click here for a map.

 

Speakers will include:

Michael Dworkin, Aviation Attorney and Licensed Pilot

Ziv Marom, Founder of ZM Interactive & Pilot

Duncan Clark, Camera Operator on MYTHBUSTERS

 

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.


Event - A Webinar Introduction to California's Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0
When: Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:00pm to 01:00pm PDT
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California’s Film & Television Tax Credit 2.0 Webinar

California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program is about to get a lot more competitive as it more than triples in size (from $100 million to $330 million annually) and is expanded to include a range of project types that were previously ineligible.

California Film Commission Executive Director Amy Lemisch and Program Director Nancy Rae Stone will present an introduction to California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0.  They will be covering eligibility, application procedures and deadlines, key dates, the new competitive ranking system, qualified and non-qualified expenditures, expenditure tagging information and other program procedures. Included in the discussion will be the new increased tax incentive for specified visual effects expenditures in the state.  This is your chance to hear direct from the source about the state’s expanded incentive program.

Participants will have the ability to submit written questions for the Q & A portion of the webinar.

To Join the Webinar:

Step 1

On your computer, join via this link- 

https://join.me/205-810-917

(Use any browser with Flash. Nothing to download.)

On a tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: 205-810-917

Step 2

To hear the audio portion of the webinar:

Dial a phone number (below) and enter access code.

United States – Los Angeles, CA (213) 226-1066

Access Code: 205-810-917#

United States – New York, NY (646) 307-1990                          

Access Code: 205-810-917#

If you miss the webinar, it will be available on the California Tax Incentive web site for everyone to see after the webinar airs.

 


Event - A Webinar Introduction to California's Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0
When: Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:00pm to 01:00pm PDT
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California’s Film & Television Tax Credit 2.0 Webinar

California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program is about to get a lot more competitive as it more than triples in size (from $100 million to $330 million annually) and is expanded to include a range of project types that were previously ineligible.

California Film Commission Executive Director Amy Lemisch and Program Director Nancy Rae Stone will present an introduction to California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0.  They will be covering eligibility, application procedures and deadlines, key dates, the new competitive ranking system, qualified and non-qualified expenditures, expenditure tagging information and other program procedures. Included in the discussion will be the new increased tax incentive for specified visual effects expenditures in the state.  This is your chance to hear direct from the source about the state’s expanded incentive program.

Participants will have the ability to submit written questions for the Q & A portion of the webinar.

To Join the Webinar:

Step 1

On your computer, join via this link- 

https://join.me/205-810-917

(Use any browser with Flash. Nothing to download.)

On a tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: 205-810-917

Step 2

To hear the audio portion of the webinar:

Dial a phone number (below) and enter access code.

United States – Los Angeles, CA (213) 226-1066

Access Code: 205-810-917#

United States – New York, NY (646) 307-1990                          

Access Code: 205-810-917#

If you miss the webinar, it will be available on the California Tax Incentive web site for everyone to see after the webinar airs.

 


Screening - FURIOUS 7 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Apr 11, 2015 05:00pm to 07:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ FURIOUS 7

 

Click here to RSVP

Saturday, April 11 at 5:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, April 10)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - FURIOUS 7 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Apr 11, 2015 05:00pm to 07:30pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Universal Pictures’ FURIOUS 7

 

Click here to RSVP

Saturday, April 11 at 5:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, April 10)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - CHAPPIE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 21, 2015 07:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ CHAPPIE

Click here to RSVP

Saturday, March 21 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 5:00PM on Thursday, March 19)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - CHAPPIE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 21, 2015 07:00pm to 09:45pm PDT
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VES Bay Area Members and Their Families are Invited to a Screening of Columbia Pictures’ CHAPPIE

Click here to RSVP

Saturday, March 21 at 7:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 5:00PM on Thursday, March 19)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 15, 2015 03:00pm to 05:15pm PDT
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The VES Bay Area Section Respectfully Pays Tribute to ILM Stage Manager Pat Fitzsimmons, Actor & Director Leonard Nimoy, and Producer Harve Bennett.

In honor of their numerous and significant contributions to visual effects, the STAR TREK legacy, and the Bay Area industry in particular, all VES members plus guests are invited to a special toast and screening of Paramount Pictures’ STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN.

Click here to RSVP

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 13)
Pixar Animation Studios Steve Jobs Theater
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
(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 - STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 15, 2015 03:00pm to 05:15pm PDT
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The VES Bay Area Section Respectfully Pays Tribute to ILM Stage Manager Pat Fitzsimmons, Actor & Director Leonard Nimoy, and Producer Harve Bennett.

In honor of their numerous and significant contributions to visual effects, the STAR TREK legacy, and the Bay Area industry in particular, all VES members plus guests are invited to a special toast and screening of Paramount Pictures’ STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN.

Click here to RSVP

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00PM
(RSVPs close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 13)
Pixar Animation Studios Steve Jobs Theater
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
(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 - SONG OF THE SEA (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 08, 2015 02:00pm to 03:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families Are Invited to a Screening of the Academy Award Nominated Picture for Best Animated Feature SONG OF THE SEA

Please RSVP below
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 6)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 - SONG OF THE SEA (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 08, 2015 02:00pm to 03:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members and Their Families Are Invited to a Screening of the Academy Award Nominated Picture for Best Animated Feature SONG OF THE SEA

Please RSVP below
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, March 6)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 07, 2014 04:00pm to 08:00pm PST
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VES Bay Area Members And A Guest Are Invited To A Screening Of THE LEGO MOVIE preceded by a reception, and followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

Panelists will include Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Click here to RSVP

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5:00PM
(Reception at 4:00PM, Screening at 5:00PM.)

The Stag Theater – Skywalker Sound
5858 Lucas Valley Rd., Nicasio, CA 94946
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 - EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:00am to 02:30pm PST
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VES Bay Area Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Pre-Release Screening Of 20th Century Fox’s EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

Click here to RSVP
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00AM
(RSVPs will close at 5:00PM on Thursday, December 4)
Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - A MOST VIOLENT YEAR w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Fri Dec 05, 2014 06:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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VES Bay Area Members And A Guest Are Invited To A Pre-Release Screening Of A MOST VIOLENT YEAR preceded by a cocktail reception, and followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

Panelists will include Director J.C. Chandor and Actor Oscar Isaac.

Click here to RSVP

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00PM
(Cocktail Reception at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:00PM.)

The Stag Theater – Skywalker Sound
5858 Lucas Valley Rd., Nicasio, CA 94946
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 - INTERSTELLAR in 35mm (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 22, 2014 02:30pm to 05:15pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 35mm Film Screening Of Paramount Pictures’ INTERSTELLAR

Click here to RSVP
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:30PM

(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Thursday, November 20)
The Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - BIG HERO 6 in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 08, 2014 03:00pm to 04:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ BIG HERO 6

Click here to RSVP
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 3:00PM

(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Thursday, November 6)
The Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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 - GHOSTBUSTERS (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 01, 2014 06:00pm to 08:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 30th Anniversary 4K Screening Of Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS

RSVPs are closed
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Thursday, October 30)
The Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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.

 


STAR WARS Reunion Party & Art Auction Event To Benefit Robbie Edwards
When: Sat Sep 20, 2014 05:00pm to 11:45pm PDT
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STAR WARS Reunion Party & Art Auction Event To Benefit Robbie Edwards

Please help our dear friend Robbie Edwards overcome a debil-itating stroke that he suffered in October 2013. You’ll also have the opportunity to bid on some fabulous artwork generously donated by renowned Bay Area artists. Click here for the flyer with more information.

Click here to RSVP for the party
September 20, 2014 from 5:00PM to midnight

Historic Main Stage at 32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
Click here for a map.

Click here to bid on artwork starting September 10, 2014.

Robbie Edwards suffered a debilitating stroke in October. The stroke damage caused paralysis and loss of some sensation on the left side of his body; including his leg, arm, hand, face and mouth. He spent six weeks in the hospital receiving intensive therapy. Robbie continues a rigorous outpatient physical therapy program and receives in-home care from two physical therapists five days a week. Robbie’s COBRA health insurance plan ended just before his trauma; he was not covered by any health care plan for this medical emergency. We see a long and successful road to recovery for Robbie. We know in our hearts and souls that he is up for this task…we are just asking for your help to make this event less catastrophic for Robbie and his family.

Click here to help with Robbie’s medical bills.

Click here to watch the short film MUSTN’T GRUMBLE.


Screening - THE BOXTROLLS in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And A Guest Are Invited To A Pre-Release 3D Screening Of Focus Features’ And LAIKA’s THE BOXTROLLS followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Steve Emerson to be moderated by CGW’s Barbara Robertson.

Click here to RSVP
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00PM

AMC Metreon
101 Fourth Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
Click here for a map.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early. 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. Absolutely no one will be admitted after the film begins.

World Premiering at the Venice International Film Festival – In theaters nationwide September 26, 2014

Voice Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg         
Directed by: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Screenplay by: Irena Brignull, Adam Pava
Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow
Produced By: David Bleiman Ichioka, Travis Knight

A family event movie from the creators of CORALINE and PARANORMAN that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – THE BOXTROLLS, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Running time: 96 minutes


Event - Games Making Of INFAMOUS: SECOND SON (Seattle & Online)
When: Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:00pm to 02:30pm PDT
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The VES Education Committee Presents The Video Games Making Of Series

The Art And Visual Effects Of Sucker Punch Productions’ InFAMOUS: Second Son©

Please RSVP below
Free for VES members, $15 for non-members
(VES members only may attend live online)
This in person event is for ages 21 and older.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:00PM
Cocktail reception from 12:00PM to 12:30PM
Event from 12:30PM to 2:30PM
Big Picture
2505 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Click here for a map

Panelists will include Lead Visual Effects Artist Matt Vainio, Art Director Horia Dociu and Programmer Matt Durasoff.

InFAMOUS: Second Son© was one of the few early releases for PS4™ and launched on March 21 to great critical acclaim. It has been nominated for 20 awards including IGN’s Best PlayStation Game and Best PlayStation 4 Game, GameInformer and EGM’s Best PS4™ Game.

The visual effects and development team created a new scriptable particle system engine and tool to accomplish the astounding visual effects that are crucial to gameplay and themselves a major character in the game.

Join us for an afternoon to take a look at the art, tools and approaches that Sucker Punch Productions team used to create InFAMOUS: Second Son©.

Sponsored by PopcornFX and IGDA Seattle


Screening - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Aug 10, 2014 03:00pm to 05:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of Marvel Studios’ And Walt Disney Pictures’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Please RSVP below
Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 3:00PM

(RSVPs close at 5:00PM on Thursday, August 7)
The Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
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.


Bay Area VES Summer BBQ and Art Festival!
When: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:00am to 03:30pm PDT
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VES Summer BBQ and Art Festival!
Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To The Annual Bay Area BBQ and this year’s new Art Festival!  There will be family fun activities, great food and beverage, live music and wonderful opportunities to connect with new and old friends.

RSVP Below!

ARTWORK
We will also be incorporating a display of artwork from the VES membership as a celebration of the creative and amazing talent in the Bay Area.   We invite you to enter your art in our gallery for everyone to appreciate!

To obtain an entry form, and submission guidelines please email:
TO: vesbayarea@gmail.com
SUBJECT: VESBA Artwork Submission Request

WHEN: Saturday July 19, 2014 at 11AM – 3:30PM (food from 12:30-2:30)
WHERE: 32TEN 3210 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901

Click here for a map.


Screening - DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES in 2D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jul 13, 2014 02:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 2D Screening Of 20th Century Fox’s DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES plus a live interactive Q&A with the filmmakers

Watch Q&A (Available for Logged in VES Members only)

Panelists will include Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, Animation Supervisor Dan Barrett, Motion Capture Supervisor Dejan Momcilovic, CG Supervisor Phillip Leonhardt, and Terry Notary who plays the character of ‘Rocket’.

Please RSVP below
Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:00PM
(RSVPs will close at 12:00PM on Friday, July 11)
32TEN Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
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 New Zealand) immediately following the screening. (be sure to include the hashtag, #VESDAWNOFTHEAPES, 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 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Thu Jun 19, 2014 06:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And A Guest Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of DreamWorks Animation’s & 20th Century Fox’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 followed by a Q&A with Director Dean DeBlois, Producer Bonnie Arnold and Sound Designer Randy Thom.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:00PM
(Reception begins at 6:00PM)
Stag Theater at Skywalker Ranch
5858 Lucas Valley Road, Nicasio, CA 94946-9714

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 - MALEFICENT in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jun 07, 2014 04:15pm to 05:45pm PDT
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VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ MALEFICENT

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 4:15PM
Pixar Animation Studios Steve Jobs Theater
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608

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 - X-MEN:DAYS OF FUTURE PAST in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Fri May 30, 2014 07:30pm to 09:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of 20th Century Fox’s X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Please RSVP below
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:30PM
Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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.


Event - Google Glass Demo (Bay Area)
When: Tue May 13, 2014 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Google Glass Demo For VES Members
Presented by the VES Vision Committee

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM PDT
(Self paid parking is in the garage on Folsom between Spear and Embarcadero.
Guests will be escorted to the 5th floor Basecamp space.)
San Francisco Glass Basecamp Google
345 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA ​94105

Are you wondering what Google Glass is all about? Come give them a spin at the San Francisco Google Glass Basecamp. The Glass team is hosting the VES for an evening of demonstrations, accompanied by light refreshments. RSVPs are limited, so be sure to sign up soon!

Google Glass is a sleek and lightweight hands-free computer device encased in a titanium eyeglass frame that’s on when you need it and off when you don’t. From on-the-go maps to voice searches, video calls, photo sharing and more,

Google Glass allows users to seamlessly interact with their technology without interrupting the flow of their everyday lives.


Screening - O' APOSTOLO (Bay Area)
When: Sun Mar 30, 2014 02:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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Gothic legends are brought to life by gorgeous stop-motion animation in this adult fantasy film from Spain, featuring work from several Bay Area Visual Effects Artists.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

Thursday, March 30, 2014 at 2:00PM & 5:00PM
32Ten Studios
3210 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901

“O Apóstolo” Trailer

Tim Taylor is hosting this screening. There will be a reception outside before/after the screenings.


Screening - JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (Bay Area)
When: Thu Mar 20, 2014 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (EL TOPO) adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00PM
Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111


Screening - MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:00am to 01:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families Are

Invited To An Opening Weekend 3D Screening Of

DreamWorks Animation’s & 20th Century Fox’s

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

 


Event - VES Bay Area 2013 Holiday Party (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 15, 2013 08:00pm to 11:45pm PST

VES Bay Area Section Invites VES Members

And Guests To The VES Bay Area Holiday Bash

“It Came From Beneath The Sea”

Plus a special tribute to Ray Harryhausen by Craig Barron and guests


Screening - THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 14, 2013 07:00pm to 09:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Guests Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of New Line Cinema’s, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ And Warner Bros. Studios’

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG


Screening - ALL IS LOST (Bay Area)
When: Thu Nov 21, 2013 07:00pm to 08:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members & Guests Are Invited To A

Screening Of Lionsgate’s & Roadside Attractions’

ALL IS LOST


Screening - CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (Bay Area)
When: Wed Nov 20, 2013 07:00pm to 09:15pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Guests Are

Invited To A Screening Of Columbia Pictures’ 

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

 


Screening - GRAVITY in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Tue Nov 19, 2013 07:00pm to 08:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Guests Are Invited

To A 3D Screening Of Warner Bros. Pictures’

GRAVITY

 


Screening - THOR: THE DARK WORLD in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Tue Nov 12, 2013 07:00pm to 09:00pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Guests Are

Invited To A 2D Screening Of

Walt Disney Studios’ and Marvel Studios’

THOR: THE DARK WORLD


Screening - MONSTERS UNIVERSITY w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 09, 2013 03:00pm to 05:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Guests Are

Of Walt Disney Pictures’

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Followed by a conversation with the Filmmakers.


2013 AMM
When: Thu Oct 10, 2013 05:30pm to 10:00pm PDT
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The 2013 VES Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) will be held on October 10, 2013 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Please join your peers in the Society for a reception which will be followed by an informative and entertaining evening of presentations on the latest VES events and issues from around the world, as well as a stirring speech from the 2013 VES Founders’ Award recipient Craig Barron.


Screening - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 05, 2013 04:00pm to 05:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families Are

Invited To Screening Of Sony Pictures Animation’s

CLOUDY WITH A

CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2


Screening - NEBRASKA w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Fri Oct 04, 2013 07:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And A Guest Are

Invited To A Pre-Release Screening

Of Paramount Vantage’s

NEBRASKA

Followed by a conversation with Actors Bruce Dern & Will Forte

 


Screening - RUSH (Bay Area)
When: Tue Sep 24, 2013 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Guests

Are Invited To A Screening Of

Universal Pictures’

RUSH


Screening - RETURN OF THE JEDI 30th Anniversary (Bay Area)
When: Sat Sep 21, 2013 02:00pm to 05:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members Are

Invited To A 30th Anniversary Screening Of

A 35mm Print Of The Original Cut Of

RETURN OF THE JEDI

Plus A Panel Discussion With The Filmmakers

 


Event - VES Bay Area Summer BBQ Bash (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:00pm to 05:00pm PDT

Bay Area VES Members & Their Guests Are

Invited To Attend The Summer BBQ At 32TEN


Screening - PACIFIC RIM in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:00pm to 03:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are Invited To An Opening Weekend 3D Screening Of Warner Bros. Pictures And Legendary Pictures

PACIFIC RIM

Plus live interactive Q&A with Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro & Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll

Watch the Panel (Available to logged in VES Members only)

 

Screening - WORLD WAR Z in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Wed Jul 10, 2013 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Guests Are

To A 2D Screening Of Paramount Pictures’

WORLD WAR Z

 


Screening - DESPICABLE ME 2 in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jul 07, 2013 03:00pm to 04:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families Are Invited

To A 3D Screening Of Universal Pictures’

DESPICABLE ME 2

 


Screening - THE LONE RANGER (Bay Area)
When: Sat Jul 06, 2013 03:00pm to 05:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Guests Are

Invited To A Screening Of Walt Disney Pictures’

THE LONE RANGER

 


Screening - WHITE HOUSE DOWN (Bay Area)
When: Tue Jul 02, 2013 07:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Guests Are
 
Invited To A Screening Of Columbia Pictures’

WHITE HOUSE DOWN

 

 

 


Screening - MAN OF STEEL in 2D (Bay Area)
When: Wed Jun 26, 2013 07:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Guests Are Invited

To A 2D Screening Of Warner Bros. Pictures’

MAN OF STEEL

Followed by a recorded Q&A with the Visual Effects Team

Screening - MONSTERS UNIVERSITY w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:00am to 12:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families

Are Invited To A Pre-Release Fathers’ Day

2D Screening Of Walt Disney Pictures’

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
With an introduction by Director Dan Scanlon followed by live interactive Q&A w/ VFX & Animation Team from Pixar
 

 


Screening - FAST & FURIOUS 6 (Bay Area)
When: Thu May 30, 2013 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families Are

Invited To A Screening Of Universal Pictures’

FAST & FURIOUS 6


Screening - STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Fri May 24, 2013 07:00pm to 10:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families Are

Invited To A 3D Screening Of Paramount Pictures’

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Followed by Q&A w/ VFX Team from ILM in San Francisco.


Screening - IRON MAN 3 in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat May 04, 2013 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families 

Are Invited To Attend A 3D Screening

Of Marvel & Walt Disney Studios’

IRON MAN 3

 


Screening - JURASSIC PARK in 3D w/ Dennis Muren & Phil Tippett (Bay Area)
When: Sun Apr 28, 2013 02:00pm to 05:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are

Invited To A 3D Screening Of Universal Pictures’

JURASSIC PARK
 

Plus Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisors Dennis Muren & Phil Tippett


Screening - STAR TREK (2009) w/ Ben Rosenblatt Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Apr 27, 2013 07:00pm to 10:30pm PDT
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The VES Bay Area Section Is Proud To Present

A Talk With Bad Robot’s Post Production Supervisor

Ben Rosenblatt Plus 2009 STAR TREK Screening


Screening - OBLIVION (Bay Area)
When: Thu Apr 25, 2013 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families Are

Invited To A Screening Of Universal Pictures’

OBLIVION


Screening - 42 (Bay Area)
When: Tue Apr 23, 2013 07:00pm to 09:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families Are

Invited To A Screening Of Warner Bros. Pictures’

42


Screening - ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 30, 2013 05:00pm to 07:15pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families

Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of

The Weinstein Company’s

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH

Followed by a live interactive Q&A with Director Cal Brunker!


Event - 2013 Real Time VFX GDC Meet-up (Bay Area)
When: Fri Mar 29, 2013 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT

VES Members In The Bay Area Are Invited

To The 2013 Real Time VFX GDC Meet-up

Thursday, March 29th, At The St. Regis Hotel Lobby Bar

 


Screening - CHASING MAVERICKS w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Fri Mar 15, 2013 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families

Are Invited To Attend A Screening Of

20th Century Fox’s

CHASING MAVERICKS

Followed by Q&A with the VFX Team and more T.B.A.


Screening - OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:00pm to 03:00pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families

Are Invited To A 3D Pre-Release Screening

Of Walt Disney Studios’

OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

Followed by a live interactive Q&A with the VFX Team from Imageworks


Event - VFX - Keeping It Real (Bay Area)
When: Sat Feb 23, 2013 03:00pm to 06:00pm PST

VES Members & Guests In The Bay Area

Are Invited To VFX – Keeping It Real

With Cinematographer Carl Miller


Screening - A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (Bay Area)
When: Thu Feb 14, 2013 07:00pm to 08:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Guests Are Invited

To Attend A Screening Of 20th Century Fox’s

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD


Screening - WARM BODIES (Bay Area)
When: Tue Feb 12, 2013 07:00pm to 08:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members & Guests Are Invited

To A Screening Of Summit Entertainment’s

WARM BODIES


Screening - JACK REACHER (Bay Area)
When: Thu Jan 24, 2013 07:00pm to 09:15pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Guests

Are Invited To Attend A Screening Of

Paramount Pictures’

JACK REACHER


Screening - ZERO DARK THIRTY (Bay Area)
When: Tue Jan 22, 2013 07:00pm to 09:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Guests

Are Invited To Attend A Screening Of

Columbia Pictures’

ZERO DARK THIRTY


Screening - THE HOBBIT in HFR 2D w/ Recorded Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Dec 22, 2012 06:30pm to 10:15pm PST
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Panelists will include Visual Effects Supervisors Eric Saindon & Matt Aitken, Animation Supervisor David Clayton and will be moderated by a VES New Zealand Board-member to be announced.


Screening - MOONRISE KINGDOM w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Fri Dec 21, 2012 07:30pm to 09:00pm PST
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Plus Q&A with Screenwriter Roman Coppola.
 
Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:30PM
Landmark Theaters Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
 
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 - FLIGHT w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Wed Dec 12, 2012 06:30pm to 10:30pm PST
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Followed by a discussion with Writer John Gatins plus wine and hors d’oeuvres reception
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:30PM
AMC Metreon
135 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Click here for a map
 
Join us afterward for a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres at Jillian’s @ Metreon
 
As a courtesy to Mr. Gatins, please do not RSVP for this event unless your schedule allows you to stay for the brief Q&A. Your VES card and photo ID will be required for admittance. This invitation is non-transferable. Please arrive early for first come, first served seating.

Screening - LIFE OF PI in 3D w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:00pm to 03:00pm PST
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Plus live interactive Q&A with VFX Supervisor Bill Westenhofer & key members of the VFX Team.
 
Panelists will include overall Visual Effects Supervisor Bill Westenhofer, MPC Visual Effects Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron, Digital Supervisor Jason Bayever, and Animation Supervisor Erik de Boer, and will be moderated by VES Board-member Tim McGovern.
 
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 12:00PM
Pixar Animation Studios Main Theater
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
 
Please tweet your questions after the screening in order to participate in the live interactive Q&A panel (which will take place in Los Angeles) immediately following the North American and London screenings. (be sure to include our Twitter handle, @vesben, 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 - FLIGHT w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Tue Nov 27, 2012 07:00am to 10:15am PST
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Guests Are

Invited To A Screening Of Paramount Pictures’

FLIGHT


Screening - SKYFALL (Bay Area)
When: Sun Nov 18, 2012 05:00pm to 07:30pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families

Are Invited To A Screening Of Sony Pictures’

SKYFALL


Screening - WRECK-IT RALPH in 3D (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 17, 2012 07:00pm to 08:45pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families

Are Invited To A 3D Screening Of

Walt Disney Animation Studios’

WRECK-IT RALPH

 


Screening - CLOUD ATLAS (Bay Area)
When: Thu Nov 15, 2012 07:00pm to 10:00pm PST
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Bay Area VES Members And Their Families

Are Invited To Attend A Screening

Of Warner Bros. Pictures’

CLOUD ATLAS


Event - Night at the Museum: Classic to Modern (Bay Area)
When: Sat Nov 10, 2012 06:00pm to 10:30pm PST
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Come join us as we celebrate VES 2012 Bay Area year, and together look forward to a bright and prosperous 2013!


Screening - FLIGHT w/ Robert Zemeckis Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Wed Oct 24, 2012 06:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Guests Are

Invited To Attend A Pre-Release Screening

Of Paramount Pictures’

FLIGHT

Followed by a Q&A with Director Robert Zemeckis


Screenings - FLIGHT w/ Q&A (New York/Los Angeles/Bay Area)
When: Mon Oct 15, 2012 04:00pm to 07:45pm PDT
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VES Members And A Guest Are Invited To

Special Screenings Of Paramount Pictures’

FLIGHT

Plus live interactive Q&A w/ Director Robert Zemeckis & More…


Screening - FRANKENWEENIE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 13, 2012 07:00pm to 08:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families Are

Invited To A 2D Screening Of Walt Disney’s

FRANKENWEENIE


Screening - RISE OF THE GUARDIANS w/ Panel (Bay Area)
When: Wed Oct 10, 2012 07:00pm to 10:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And A Guest Are Invited
To The Mill Valley Film Festival Screening Of
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
Plus a conversation with Director Peter Ramsey,
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Bill Damashke.


Screening - STAR WARS w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Mon Oct 08, 2012 05:00pm to 08:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And A Guest Are Invited
To The Mill Valley Film Festival Screening Of
STAR WARS
Followed by Q&A w/ Harrison Ellenshaw and Craig Barron


Event - The Making of EARTHQUAKE (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 06, 2012 06:30pm to 09:30pm PDT

The VES Vision Committee & VES Bay Area Section Present

Immersive Experiences: Fulldome Digital

Production, The Making Of EARTHQUAKE

 


Screening - THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK w/ Q&A (Bay Area)
When: Sat Oct 06, 2012 05:00pm to 09:30pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members And A Guest Are Invited
To A Vanity Fair Screening Series Presentation Of
THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Followed By A Q&A With David O. Russell


Screening - LOOPER (Bay Area)
When: Thu Oct 04, 2012 07:00pm to 09:00pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Guests Are
Invited To Attend A Screening Of
LOOPER
Presented By
TriStar Pictures, FilmDistrict & Endgame Entertainment


Screening - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (Bay Area)
When: Tue Oct 02, 2012 07:00pm to 08:45pm PDT
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Bay Area VES Members & Their Families Are

Invited To A 3D Screening Of Sony Pictures’

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA


2012 Annual Members Meeting
When: Thu Sep 27, 2012 05:30pm to 10:00pm PDT
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The 2012 VES Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) will be held on September 27, 2012 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Please join your peers in the Society for a reception which will be followed by an informative and entertaining evening of presentations on the latest VES events and issues f