GridMarkets is organizing a series of (free) webinars to tell the interesting career, hero shots and artistic passion stories of the talented VFX artists and studios that we have met. See below for "Upcoming Webinars" and "Past Webinars" for friends whom we previously met.
(Oct 21) Houdini.School - Thinking of adding Houdini to your VFX toolbox? Or, are a long time Houdini user interested in learning new techniques from other accomplished Houdini artists? Either way, The Houdini.School is something that you should check out. Join this webinar to meet the Houdini.School's founder and accomplished Houdini artist Debra Isaac.
(Sept 14) The Rookies - Just starting your VFX career? Then you must connect with The Rookies. The Rookies creates VFX challenges that can help to introduce you to the community, launch your VFX career as well as award you a bounty of prizes. Join this webinar to learn more - and to meet Alwyn Hunt, The Rookies co-founder.
(Aug 11) Od Studios - Digital Domain, Sony Pictures, R&H, Method . . . these are among the studios that Marc Horsfield has worked for - doing the gamut of creative work from designing unified pipelines to lighting to building creative teams and more. It was therefore only a matter of time for Marc to start his own studio. Join us to hear his story of co-founding the Vancouver-based Od Studios.
(July 07) Alps VFX - Two years ago, Alps VFX co-founder and Houdini artist Filippo Robino had a vision to create a small studio of 10 to 20 artists in his beloved Italy. Today, the studio is bursting at the seams with opportunities, forcing multiple relocations to larger facilities and creating recruiting challenges. Check out the recorded webinar to hear Filippo's amazing growth story.
(June 29) Nebula Studios - Artists João Marcos Marchante, Guilherme Afonso and Miguel Madaíl de Freitas discuss the ideas and efforts that sparked the creation of Lisbon-based Nebula studios and the challenges and opportunities that they have faced along this 13 year journey. The Artists discuss how C4D is their go-to 3d tool and how they have used it for motion tracking, character rigging and animation and more.
(2021May19) Maya artist Ryan O'Phelan - Ryan is a VFX Supervisor at HeyMister in NYC and owner of JovianFX. He's a CG generalist and compositor with 17 years of experience, and has been a CG Supervisor for various studios including Buck Design NY. He's built a few small cloud virtual studios, and used many render farm solutions over his career, notably Google's Zync Render.
During the webinar, Ryan discussed his reasons for shifting from Zync to GridMarkets and what that shift involved.
(2021May12) Houdini artist Fabian Nowak - Fabian is an internationally recognized award-winning visual effects artist. If you're a fan of action-packed movies, chances are that you have watched his creations in absolute awe a few times before. See HERE for a feature that GridMarkets previously did on Fabian's work.
During the webinar, Fabian broke down the "Passengers" pool gravity scene.