GDC 2020 VFX Summit!

Hi everyone! I hope it’s been a great year for you all so far. I’m Christina, your GDC VFX Summit organizer for 2020. I’m posting to announce our speaker line up, if you haven’t already seen it yourself on the GDC website.

We’re incredibly excited to welcome this amazing group of speakers who will be traveling from across the globe to share their knowledge with us on diverse topics ranging from the challenges of creating AAA effects to building your own VFX studio, and more.

Over the coming weeks I’ll be posting to introduce each speaker to you all. As our speakers are hard at work preparing for GDC, feel free to drop them a line and discuss their upcoming talk. And please feel free to reach out to any one of us leading up to the summit. We’d be happy to answer any of your burning GDC questions!

And with all that said, I’d love to introduce one of our speakers: Anastasia Sopikova. Ana (@whtsrnm) is currently located in the UK where she’s working as a VFX artist at Sumo Digital. In March, she’ll be teaching us the ways in which she’s able to make sense of complex VFX systems and bend them to her will. After her talk, you’ll be equipped with tools you can use to tackle any VFX software and create your own complex systems, simply. Before then, please feel free to introduce yourself to Ana here!


Thanks for the introduction Christina, really excited to be giving this talk! A few years ago I could only dream of even just attending GDC so it feels a bit surreal to speak :slight_smile: Looking forward to meeting everyone!


Hype !!! :partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::partying_face:

Woah, how awesome! :smiley: :tada::fire: Wish I could visit, aaaaawww!

Happy Saturday everyone! Keeping up with the GDC hype :bullettrain_front:, I’d like to introduce another speaker for this year’s summit: Veer Sharma. Many of you may be familiar with Veer as a self taught VFX artist who got his start by leveraging community driven forums, like this one! At GDC, Veer is giving back by sharing his tips for creating stylized effects through shaders, especially useful for those artists who want to create a stylized look but don’t feel comfortable hand painting textures.

If you have any questions, thoughts, or just want to give a shout out, feel free to send a message to @veer!


Won’t be able to atend but I’m super happy for @whtsrnm and @veer! Hope you enjoy your time there hehehe :gem:

And by the way thanks @Christina for organizing this! Gonna be waiting for the talks to be uploaded to the Vault :sparkles:

Hopefully I’ll be able to atend next time!

Thank you Christina! Really humbled to get this opportunity to give back to the community that’s given me so much over the years. :sparkling_heart::sparkles::star2:

Looking forward to this talk and sharing some knowledge that is valuable to everyone! :slight_smile:

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I’m back! Hopefully you’re not all tired of hearing updates from me yet :sweat_smile: Another talk that I think you all will be stoked to catch either in person or in the Vault is our Microtalks, featuring some very familiar faces: Shannon McSheehan, Sarah Carmody, Alim Chaarani, and Oli McDonald. This amazingly talented group of veteran artists will each be sharing invaluable bite sized lessons they’ve learned about being an effective VFX artist that they wish they could have bestowed on their younger selves. You’ll walk away with game changing tips you can apply to your work immediately.

If you can’t wait until March, please give a shout to @ShannonBerke, @SarahCarmody, @alimchaarani, and @Beardilocks! (I can’t wait until March either :partying_face:)

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