World VFX Day is coming!

A new annual day to cast a light on the industry is taking place on 8th December.

befores & afters is getting behind a brand new initiative and annual event: World VFX Day on 8th December.

The aim is to recognize and showcase VFX, especially given its key role in production. It’s been a tough year for so many in the industry and this day–to continue annually–is designed to celebrate visual effects artists. The 8th of December is also film and effects pioneer George Méliès’ birthday.

Here’s the press release about World VFX Day below, which comes from VFX marketing consultant Hayley Miller, who is the initiator of World VFX Day.

There’s also a link below to a newsletter you can sign up to for more info as it becomes available.

For example, befores & afters was part of the World VFX Day discussions recently held at VIEW Conference, and will be involved in a fun launch event on 8th December itself! Stay tuned!

Left to right: At VIEW Conference, Alwyn Hunt from The Rookies, Simon Devereux from Access: VFX and Framestore, Hayley Miller, the founder of World VFX Day, Ian Failes from befores & afters, and Saint Walker from Escape Studios.

A collective of visual effects studios, organisations and professionals have established an exciting new annual event, ‘World VFX Day’. Scheduled to make its debut on the 8th of December, this worldwide observance aims to cast a spotlight on the visual effects industry, which enables filmmakers to visualise stories beyond the realms of imagination.

Visual effects (VFX) has long been seen as the unsung heroes behind the awe-inspiring magic witnessed on both the silver screen and television. ‘World VFX Day’ seeks to foster a greater understanding of the skills and artistry across the wider entertainment industry and with consumers.

VFX boasts a market size valued at around USD 9884.95 billion in 2022, featuring an estimated 600 studios and a workforce exceeding 100,000 professionals worldwide.

Supporters of ‘World VFX Day’ so far include: Framestore, DNEG, Ghost VFX, MPC, Pixomondo, ILM, Mavericks, Moonraker, Weta, Untold Studios, Cinesite, Belo FX, Milk FX, Blue Bolt, Afro VFX, Territory Studio, Important Looking Pirates, Jellyfish Pictures, Firebrand VFX, Access VFX, View Conference, FMX – Film & Media Exchange, Escape Studios, The Rookies, NextGen Skills Academy, Foundry, Corridor Digital, Befores and Afters, Humans of VFX and more…

Anyone in or outside the industry are encouraged to take part by becoming an official supporter, attending upcoming events, joining the conversation online and sharing their work using #worldvfxday.

Sign up to the ‘World VFX Day’ newsletter for the latest news and events.

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