Your guide to Foundry Virtual Events

In the spirit of staying connected during disparate times, Foundry’s Virtual Events series was launched in late March as a way of providing invaluable industry insights to the VFX community, whilst encouraging creativity and conversations across the globe.

Our APAC team got the ball rolling even earlier, hosting sixteen original events in China between February and July.

Since starting out, we’ve had the pleasure of connecting with close to 10,000 people from the worldwide community through our virtual events—including artists and enthusiasts from both VFX and CG. 

Three months on, and with over 26 skill-ups, webinars and sessions in the bag, we thought it a good idea to take stock and reflect on each, in one consolidated place.

Explore our full range of Virtual Events below, bucketed by categories that best reflect their content.


Our compositing virtual events revolved around a huge array of topics—from improving your Nuke workflow using Python scripting and the basics of review with Nuke Studio and Hiero, to advice on becoming a Senior Compositor from freelance Nuke artist Courtney Pryce.

Don’t miss Cinegrace founder Thomas Wall as he provides invaluable insight into how he made remote working a reality for him and his team in Nuke Studio for Small Businesses in a Remote Working World

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Look Development and Lighting

What were the challenges of lighting a fantasy world in Pixar’s Onward!—and what game-changing developments are in store for Foundry’s lighting tool Katana? We explore these, plus much more, in our Virtual Events covering all things Look Development and Lighting.

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Get your creative juices flowing with our design-focused skill-ups and webinars and learn modelling tips and tricks to help bring your artistic vision to life.

In Modelling for VFX today with Modo, Roo MacNeill, Modeler at Framestore and highly-skilled VFX mentor, explores how VFX has changed to adapt to modern requirements and technology. His years of experience with Modo extends across BAFTA and Oscar-nominated movies—but looking toward the future means his knowledge has evolved beyond the film pipeline as the industry prepares for the next generation of VFX.

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Want inside insight into how to get ahead in the VFX industry? We’ve got you covered.

Our career-driven Virtual Events focus on the ins-and-outs of a number of roles, including Technical Director, VFX Supervisor and CG Supervisor. Get expert advice from leading figures in these fields as to what’s needed to succeed in each role, and don’t forget to check out Alternative methods of income for the creative industry with Hugo Guerra—perfect for anyone looking to earn money outside of the traditional roles in VFX.

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As technology advances and schedules get tighter, creative work meets fresh challenges—so artists need new ways of working and tools that can keep pace. 

Our innovation panel: How practitioners are putting disruptive tech to work in VFX dives into how advancements in Cloud, Real Time and Machine Learning technologies can unlock new opportunities for artists in the face of rapid production schedules and tighter deadlines.

Plus: check out Lighting the future with Katana for product insight into how  Foundry keeps one eye to the future, so you can keep both on being creative. 

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Stay tuned for Nuke in the Cloud with AWS, where Bernhard Kimbacher, VFX Supervisor and owner of Hive VFX, explores how to create quick start workstations, from Teradici workstations to creating a Nuke License Server from scratch. He also discusses cloud technology, the transient nature of infrastructure and much more—keep an eye out for it to appear on the playlist above soon.

Up next: Foundry LIVE

For more great content like the above, tune into Foundry LIVE, our biggest series of online events of the year taking place between 16-23 July. With support from Dell and NVIDIA, this edition of Foundry Live will focus on highlighting the latest updates from Foundry. Expect an industry-focused Education Session together with virtual meet-ups on Look Development and Lighting, and 3D Design. 

The event’s highlight will be a special Nuke session on 21 July that promises a long-awaited announcement—you don’t want to miss this one!

Check out the full Foundry LIVE line-up, and register for events, here.

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