VFX Producers Workshop at CGA Belgrade 2018

In partnership with Escape Studios from London CGA Belgrade is bringing a special two half day workshop aimed at producers and production management of VFX work. This is an introduction and participants will have a better understanding of the way a show is managed from conception through to delivery. You will understand the main processes involved in running a show and will understand some of the biggest and most common challenges faced by the production team.

When: November 16-17
Where: Jugoslovenska Kinoteka, Belgrade
Lecturer: Andrew Brassington, Escape Studios
Working language: English.
Professional registration: 80EUR
Students: 30 EUR
Number of participants limited to 15.
LINK FOR REGISTRATIONS: https://tinyurl.com/y96qhexj
Registration to workshop is separate from the registration for CGA Belgrade conference programme, so make sure you have subscribed to link above.
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Houdini 17 Sneak Peek

Houdini 17 includes a wealth of new features, including a GPU-accelerated multisolver for cloth, hair, soft bodies and grains, a new white water solver, a material-based destruction framework, facial autorigs, fullbody IK, enhanced animation and modeling workflows, UV autoseaming, GLTF I/O, gamedev tools and much more.

On October 2, SideFX is hosting the Houdini 17 Launch event at Cirque Éloize in Montreal. The presentation will be recorded and we’ll publish it asap afterwards.

The H17 release is scheduled for mid-October 2018


Udruženje Mladi kadrovi iz Beograda raspisuje konkurs za slanje filmova na 12. Festival srpskog filma fantastike. U obzir će, kao i ranijih godina, biti uzeti filmovi koji se bave najširim spektrom filmske fantastike i horora, nezavisno od produkcijskih uslova i budžeta. Rok za slanje radova je 20. 9. 2018. godine.

Festival srpskog filma fantastike biće održan oktobra 2018. godine, a filmski program festivala pratiće brojne promocije, tribine i gostovanja. Kao i ranijih godina, i ove godine će u okviru festivala biti održana peta po redu ‘’šetnja zombija’’.

Zvanična nagrada festivala je “Koskar” i dodeljuje se u domaćoj (srpskoj) selekciji, regionalnoj selekciji (zemlje bivše Jugoslavije bez Srbije) i međunarodnoj (ostvarenja iz celog sveta).

Za Koskara se takmiče filmovi na slobodnu temu, u sledećim kategorijama:

1) Najbolji igrani film po oceni stručnog žirija

2) Najbolji igrani film po izboru publike

3) Film sa najboljom pričom

4) Igrani film sa najboljim vizuelnim efektima

5) Specijalna nagrada za pojedinačno dostignuće

6) Nagrada za najbolji film iz regiona, a da nije iz Srbije

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Josh Parks – Make a VFX Portfolio Website In Under An Hour – A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

guest post by: Josh Parks

Visit his website Compositing Pro  for many tips and tricks for success in the VFX industry.



Every VFX artist needs a portfolio, to ensure that recruiters have a way to find all the information about you. It can be extremely simple looking and take very little time to setup a professional looking site.


Before we start, let’s cover a few key website terms:

  • Domain Name: This is the address that you type in to get to your website. They are typically ‘www.something.com’. For instance, my domain name is www.joshparks.co.uk If you want a domain name, you don’t buy it. Instead, you register it for a period of time. Generally by paying a yearly fee. If you don’t renew your domain name when the time period expires someone else can register it. For the purpose of this article, we don’t really need to worry about this as most hosting comes with a free domain name. As long as you keep paying for your hosting you will keep your domain.


  • Hosting: Is what we call the physical place where your website is stored. Most websites are stored on a computer in a big warehouse along with thousands of other websites. All connected to the internet with a superfast internet connection. These computers are called servers, and you rent them through a host. I use Bluehost both this site and my portfolio, it costs only $3.95 a month.


  • Portfolio Platform: This is what actually runs your website. Gone are the days when you had to program a website from scratch in HTML. Now you just install wordpress with a few clicks and your website is up and running.


  • Theme: This is what your site actually looks and feels like. It is an add-on to your blogging platform that makes your website pretty and unique. There are hundreds of themes out there, including free and paid-for ones.


  • Plugins: These are extra things you can install on top of the portfolio platform to make your website better. They are built by third-party developers and once again there are free and paid for ones.

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