It's new and it's called CAFÉ 2022 (acronym for conference, animation, FX and expertise), an event that brings together the big names in the special effects and animation industry that you have seen in many cinema blockbusters. Let's think here of some great titles like Dune, Encanto, Star Wars and Spiderman.
In a few decades, the special effects and animation industry has become a heavyweight in the Quebec economy. Here are some figures:
The film Dune by Denis Villeneuve, Oscar for best visual effects this year, will be honored with a conference devoted to the creation of his visual universe. For its part, the Disney giant will also present an exclusive conference on the cultural collaboration that made it possible to create Encanto, winner for its part of the Oscar for best animated film in 2022.
The press release cites many examples highlighting the know-how of local experts and artists. “Quebec studios will be in the spotlight during these two days. Among them, Hybride, recognized for having worked on the visual effects of the latest films and series of the Star Wars saga, will present a conference dedicated to the creation of the various droids, robots and creatures of the universe. Rodeo FX will show you how practical effects artists achieve invisible visuals (blood, smoke, fire...) that fit into the sequences of your favorite productions.
This event has the potential to bring together many interested parties, whether professional or student. College students and academics will be able to get professional opinions on their demo during an activity presented by the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design of the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (NAD-UQAC).
For more information and to buy your tickets online and get all the details on the program, go to cafe-vfx.com.