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  • 26 Jul 2022 by DigiBC

    Women in Games Vancouver (WIGeh) is currently looking for speakers to present at their next Lightning Lunch event. These sessions feature a series of short presentations with insights and practical takeaways on supporting diversity and inclusion in video game production and the broader industry. A great way to gain public speaking experience!

     

    Example Presentation Template

    Speaker Sign-up Form
    click on 'Speak At An Event'


    === FAQs ===

    Can anyone be a speaker?
    Yes! You do not need to worry about how long you've been in the industry. If you have a topic you want to speak about that relates to the video game industry, sign up.

    What if I can't make that date?
    - Still fill out the form. WIGeh hosts these events frequently and does reach out to those who have filled out the Speaker Form, even if you had to turn one down before.

    What do I need to apply?
    A topic and slideshow are the absolute bare minimum, but you can also use references and resources.

    What if I don't know how to present or have never presented before?
    If you have a topic you want to present but have never presented it before, then WIGeh can assist with this. Additionally, these events happen on a regular basis, so new speakers can get experience speaking and learn from seasoned speakers on a full range of topics.



     

  • 20 Jul 2022 by DigiBC

    Are you looking to gain focused and specialized training for production roles in animation or VFX studios? VCC's Award of Achievement in Production for Animation and VFX micro-credential program launches in September, and will be offered part-time to support working professionals who are seeking reskilling and upskilling opportunities for their career.


    Type: Part-time

    Length: 4 courses (each 3-4 weeks long)
    Start Dates: September 2022, January 2023 or May 2023
    Cost: $1,895


    PROGRAM DETAILS


    Classes will be a combination of face-to-face and fully online in a blended model, delivered by instructors and guest speakers with working experience in this field. Instruction will
    emphasize practical skills and knowledge development through interactive and collaborative learning activities, including case studies and independent research. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

    • Explore the interdependencies between people and processes within studio organizations.
    • Learn the principles and practice of management and leadership as these specifically relate to the world of animation and VFX and the production pipeline.
    • Hone your scheduling documentation and presentation skills, while learning how to incorporate the needs of diverse audiences and stakeholders.
    • Develop your communications skills as these relate to both leading and mentoring a production team in a healthy workplace.

    Bring it all together in the Synthesis of Learning course, where you will both reflect on your new knowledge as a whole and put it into practice. Through self-reflection, including a personal inventory and development plan, you will leave with an individualized plan for succeeding in the job market.


    Questions? Online info sessions to go over the details of the program will be held on August 4 & 25

     

    INFO SESSION REGISTRATION

     

  • 20 Jul 2022 by DigiBC

    Songwriters, composers, music supervisors, managers and filmmakers are invited to apply to take part in the VIFF Amp Music in Film Summit (October 6-8). The summit explores every aspect of music in visual media, from composition to song placement for film, television, advertising and video games.

    100 selected applicants will be given free entry to expertly curated masterclasses, case studies, panel discussions, tailored networking opportunities, breakout sessions and musical showcases. The program is designed to develop skills and create connections that can excel a career in film and television, with a focus on providing access to artists from traditionally marginalized communities.

     

    CLICK FOR MORE INFO & TO APPLY

    Applications close July 31 @ 5:00pm PDT