London


VES London is the UK branch of the global Visual Effects Society, a non-profit, professional, honourary society dedicated to the promotion and education of the art. We achieve these goals through events that showcase local talent and unite industry professionals, as well as foster communication with the wider community.

 

For our members, we show loads of free movies in private cinemas throughout the year, many with free drinks both before and after the screenings. We also put on other events, from excellent parties to educational opportunities. All this is to encourage more socialising and exchange of information & ideas, which is what a society is all about!

For non-members and prospective members we have a few open events, including our regular monthly pub night and our bi-annual sponsored membership drive party. If you are not yet a VES member, please join the 'friends of the VES' Pub Night mailing list to get notifications of any upcoming open events by contacting us at hello@ves.london !

Visit us on Social Media: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VESLondon/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/VESLondon

 

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Upcoming Events

RED POST WORKFLOW WORKSHOP
When: Mon Jan 27, 2020 06:30pm to 09:30pm GMT

RED, VES and Framestore invite you to an exceptional workshop at Framestore with very special guest Dan Duran, post-production and workflow specialist at RED Digital Cinema from Hollywood, California. This resolutely technical workshop aims to deepen the knowledge of cinematographers, but also of DITs, colorists and post-production supervisors on the internal functioning of IPP2, its colorimetry and workflows using the RED Monstro sensor. Dan will also present the latest updates and insights to from RED and answer any questions offered by attendees. The event will also include a demo and hands on experience with RED’s latest cameras.

You must RSVP to attend this event, please login to do so.


Past Events

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 (London)
When: Sat Dec 21, 2019 07:00pm to 10:30pm GMT

VES Members and Their Guests in London are Invited to an Opening Weekend 3D 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.)

In addition to the broadcast Q&A from Los Angeles, we are honored to have VES, Emmy and Academy Award-nominated Special Effects Supervisor Dominic Tuohy as well as Oscar-winning Creature Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan on hand to introduce the screening and to answer questions after the live interactive Q&A.

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:00PM


Screening - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL in 3D (London)
When: Tue Dec 17, 2019 07:00pm to 09:03pm GMT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a 3D Screening of Sony Pictures’ JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00PM


VES London Christmas Party
When: Fri Dec 06, 2019 06:30pm to 11:30pm GMT

Tis’ the season for the VES London Christmas Party!

VES London is very happy to be hosting a Christmas celebration at the wonderful upstairs bar at the Porterhouse in Covent Garden called the Dingle Whiskey bar. There will be music, drink, merriment, dancing, delicious christmas treats and lots of whiskey. Please remember to RSVP for the event and bring a guest or two along for the fun.

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


Screening - FROZEN 2 in 3D (London)
When: Tue Dec 03, 2019 07:00pm to 08:43pm GMT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ FROZEN 2

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00PM


Screening - MIDWAY (London)
When: Tue Nov 26, 2019 07:00pm to 09:18pm GMT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Lionsgate’s MIDWAY

Please RSVP below (VES members must login to RSVP and see venue information)
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7:00PM


Screening - DOCTOR SLEEP (London)
When: Tue Nov 19, 2019 07:00pm to 09:33pm GMT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ DOCTOR SLEEP
Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00PM (DATE CHANGE)


Screening - FORD V FERRARI w/ Q&A (London)
When: Sat Nov 16, 2019 07:00pm to 10:30pm GMT

London VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to an Opening Weekend 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 7:00PM


Screening - TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (London)
When: Tue Nov 12, 2019 07:00pm to 09:14pm GMT

VES Members and Their Guests are Invited to a Screening of Paramount Pictures’ and 20th Century Fox’s TERMINATOR: DARK FATE
Please RSVP below (VES members must login to sign up.)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00PM


Event - HDRI Master Class (London)
When: Thu Nov 07, 2019 06:30pm to 09:30pm GMT

Screening - JOKER (London)
When: Tue Oct 08, 2019 07:00pm to 09:15pm BST