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  • 21 Sep 2022 by DigiBC

     

    In observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and in support of Orange Shirt Day, DigiBC has worked with IM4 Media Lab to create an orange t-shirt for DigiBC members to purchase with proceeds going to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. We’ve commissioned an original design titled Still Here from Coast Salish artist Zac George who explains that the image, “Represents our Coast Salish teachings and way of life. The faces represent our children/ancestors who attended residential schools.”

    Zac George is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. He was born and raised in North Vancouver and now lives in Chehalis, BC. His work is inspired by his late grandparents, Chief Dan and Amy George, and Robert and Betty Edge. Zac studied carving with Don Joe of Chehalis and is proud to use the Coast Salish artistic style. He lives the rich cultural lifestyle of the Salish People -- he is a hunter and a fisherman and follows the traditional spirituality practiced by his people for centuries.

     

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
    *Limited supply of shirts available in each size*
     


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    We encourage DigiBC members to take time to learn about the residential school system and honour Survivors, their families, and communities. Here is a list of resources we’ve put together where you can learn more about the ongoing process of reconciliation.

    Films by Indigenous filmmakers about: Residential Schools History, Personal Accounts, Experience – Indigenous Cinema – NFB
    Canadian Shame: A History of Residential Schools by Ginger Gosnell-Myers [TedXVancouver]
    Intergenerational Trauma: Residential Schools by Historica Canada
    Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls toAction [2015]
    Lessons Learned: Survivor Perspectives [2020]

    Indian Residential School Survivors Society (irsss.ca)

  • 20 Sep 2022 by DigiBC


    Vancouver International Film Festival
    (VIFF) recently unveiled the new program Signals, presented by VIFF and DigiBC, that will take place from October 1–2. This is a unique interactive exhibition that investigates the potential of creative technologies in storytelling.


    “The industry has long recognized it, but we often don’t celebrate the incredible technology and talent in our own backyard,” said Loc Dao, Executive Director of DigiBC and Signals Co-curator.For our inaugural edition, we’re thrilled to present made in BC works by Indigenous and settler artists that celebrate the creative power, playfulness, and storytelling potential of new technologies. Visitors will have a chance to discover works created in the convergent space where storytelling meets virtual production, volumetric capture, holograms, wearable technology, VR, AR, and XR.”


    Signals will take place from October 1–2 at Emily Carr University’s Integrated Motion Studio featuring LED wall tech from ShowMax and Departure Lounge, located in the Centre for Digital Media. The exhibition is co-curated by Loc Dao, Debi Wong (Founding Artistic Director, re:Naissance Opera), and Loretta Todd (Co-founder, IM4 Media Lab).

    Highlights will include:

    • Sanctuary: A Tale of Two Forests (by Damien Gillis, Cease Wyss & Olivier Lerouz) - world premiere of new work in this ecological adventure that takes guests through two distinct and threatened BC rainforests
       
    • This is Not a Ceremony (by Colin van Loon) - bears witness to the darker side of living life in Canada while Indigenous
       
    • Live From the Underworld (by re:Naissance Opera) - an operatic descent into the underworld using real-time motion capture and dramatic avatars puppeted by live performers
       
    • The Dark - the first volumetric capture video in Canada that will create an immersive audiovisual experience as part of an upcoming music video featuring Monstercat artists WHIPPED CREAM, Jasiah & Crimson Child

    Available Times:

    Saturday October 1: 12pm - 2pm // 2pm - 4pm
    Sunday October 2
    : 12pm - 2pm // 2pm - 4pm // 4pm - 6pm
     

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    Attendance is free, but availability is limited, so please reserve your ticket early!

     

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    Also part of Signals is V-Unframed, an immersive digital art exhibition that takes place entirely using virtual reality (VR), presented by l’Alliance Française. This will mark the exhibition’s fourth edition, and will take place both in-person and online from Oct. 1–3 at the Centre for Digital Media.

     

     

     

  • 15 Sep 2022 by DigiBC

    DigiBC member Image Engine, a Vancouver-based visual effects studio for feature films and television, won the Emmy Award in the 'Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie' category for its remarkable VFX work on the Star Wars adventure, The Book of Boba Fett.

    At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles hosted on September 4, 2022, the award was presented to Image Engine’s Visual Effects Supervisor Robin Hackl, as well as Richard Bluff, Visual Effects Supervisor; Abbigail Keller, Visual Effects Producer; Paul Kavanagh, Animation Supervisor; Cameron Neilson, Assoc. Visual Effects Supervisor; Scott Fisher, Special Effects Supervisor; John Rosengrant, Legacy Effects Supervisor; Enrico Damm, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor; and Landis Fields, Virtual Production Visualization Supervisor. Learn more on the Emmys website

    Well-versed in the planets, creatures, droids, and aesthetic of Star Wars already from working on the show’s predecessor, The Mandalorian seasons 1 and 2, Image Engine was able to jump into the fray to create extensive Mos Espa cityscapes, jetpack-powered shootouts, Scorpenek droids with indomitable energy shields, speeder bikes driven by the cyborg street gang, and more for Lucasfilm’s Disney+ Original series The Book of Boba Fett


     

    Click here to read the full press release

     
     

    Abbigail Keller, Cameron Neilson, Scott Fisher, Robin Hackl and Landis Fields were the winners of the
    'Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie' category for their work on Disney+’s ‘The Book of Boba Fett’