Visual FX has become an integral part of the Hollywood film industry, and of Montréal as a crucial hub for the industry’s leading activities. Learn about the various techniques and the people behind these astonishing creative images. In this third episode, we meet with senior texture artist, Irene Smirnova who works at Atomic Fiction and has collaborated on mainstream projects such as Game of Thrones, Xmen and The Revenant. The often-unknown world of visual FX is fascinating and Chad Nixon, executive producer at Cinesite, walks us through the different elements that are included in the process of creating them. Finally, we meet with Seth Cobb, the asset production director from Atomic Fiction who explains the type of organisations that exist and the importance of having a hub of talented and creative people to work with in cities such as Montreal.
Guest(s) : Irene Smirnova, Lead Texture Artist at Atomic Fiction Seth Cobb, Asset Department Supervisor at Atomic Fiction Chad Nixon, Executive Producer at Cinesite
Proposed and hosted by Anne Janody, this is the first edition of ART Impact. Each of the six episodes features a relevant topic of the art world and includes a related specialist, artist, and organization. Showcasing the evolving culture of our society in an easy to follow format, the show examines the interrelated impact that each entity can have in a captivating way. Genuine, unique and inspiring, ART Impact presents a 360° perspective of important topics with a host who is animated and approachable. For its first series, you can expect to see a unique episode on the following themes - street art & murals, Illustrator to fine artist, visual FX, philanthropy in the arts, haute couture and contemporary Native art. Focused on visuals arts, all of the featured artists are professionals who make a living with their artwork. Organizations featured include the MMFA, McCord Museum, MURAL, Atomic Fiction, Syn Studio and the BACA.
Anne is an ardent Montrealer, lover of the arts and well-traveled curious individual. Growing up in a vibrant cultural environment, she practiced dance, drawing, and piano. Studying business at HEC, graduating with a BBA and MSc, she did a significant project on cultural nonprofits. Anne volunteers in various arts organizations including the YPC of the MMFA. To engage her creative side, she established a brand/blog (Jano Lapin) where she reveals her enthusiasm for the art world she frequents.