London, 02 April 2020 - Foundry, the leading developer of creative software for the Media and Entertainment and Digital Design industries, today announces its virtual events plan.
In the light of COVID-19, Foundry has implemented new ways of interacting with its customers from helping them adapt to remote working, offering access to Foundry software and transitioning all its current events to online.
The virtual events will start in April 2020, with the goal of connecting artists and offering support and insights to the creative industry. Foundry’s events will continue to feature a mix of speakers from the VFX industry: compositors, lighting artists and 3D artists.
Here are the different types of events Foundry will be offering:
- Foundry LIVEstream – a series of talks around projects, pipelines and tools.
- Foundry Webinars – A 30-40 min technical deep dive into Foundry products, workflows and 3rd party tools.
- Foundry Skill-Ups – A 30 min guide to improving your skills as a compositor/lighter/texture artist to get to that next level in your career.
- Foundry Sessions – Special conversations with our customers, sharing insights, tips and tricks.
- Foundry Workflow Wednesday s – 10 min weekly videos posted on social media showing tips and tricks with Nuke from our experts.
Each virtual event will have a 15 min Q&A. Registration information for all events will be posted on Foundry’s social media channels and website.
The first sessions lined up for April are:
April 7, 2020 - Foundry Webinar: All-new Nuke 12.1 updates you need to know
Join our Head of Creative Services - APAC, Roy Yang as he reviews the latest features
of 12.1 followed by a live Q&A. REGISTER HERE.
April 9, 2020 - Foundry Session: Alternative methods of income for the creative industry
With most of the VFX industry having to adapt to working from home and with so many film and TV productions
being cancelled or delayed, learn what a digital artist can do as an alternative method of income. REGISTER HERE
April 14, 2020 - Foundry Skill-Up: Explore what you can do with Katana
Join Arielle Martin, Creative Specialist, to explore Katana, learn how to boost your workflow and
get up to speed with new features. REGISTER HERE
April 21, 2020 - Foundry Webinar: Leviathan Texture Workflow in Mari
Join Texture Artist Paul H. Paulino as he shares his workflow and how Mari was
used to create photorealistic textures for Leviathan Sentinel. REGISTER HERE
April 23, 2020 -
: How to improve your Nuke workflow with Python scripting
Ben McEwan, Compositing Supervisor at Image Engine Design Inc., will provide tips and tricks on
how Python scripting can improve your workflow. REGISTER HERE
April 28, 2020 -
Foundry Skill Up
: Becoming a Senior Compositor
Looking to improve your Nuke skills and advance your career? Join our skill-up
for insight on how to become a Senior Compositor. REGISTER HERE
Foundry will be announcing the program for Foundry LIVEstream in the upcoming weeks.
Jennifer Goldfinch, Foundry’s Director, Worldwide Field Marketing and Alliances comments:
“Our main goal is to keep our global community of artists inspired and engaged during these uncertain times. Connecting with our customers has always been important to all of us at Foundry, and we remain committed to offering best-in-class service to help them overcome the toughest creative challenges. We are excited to launch this series of virtual events so we can bring customers and industry partners together to share insights, projects and stories from around the globe.”
For any ideas on topics or feedback please email Foundry at Email Contact
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Foundry develops creative software for the digital design, media and entertainment industries. With a 20-year heritage and a portfolio of award-winning products, Foundry advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders around the globe.
Clients and partners include major feature film studios and post-production houses such as Pixar, ILM, MPC, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, DNEG, and Framestore as well as automotive, footwear, apparel and technology companies such as Mercedes, New Balance, Adidas and Google. Foundry partners with these companies to solve complex visualization challenges to turn incredible ideas into reality.
The company’s products are used to create breathtaking visual effects sequences on a wide range of feature films, video-on-demand, television and commercials. Foundry software was integral in the making of every VFX Oscar-winning film, award-winning TV shows and commercials for more than a decade. Founded in 1996, Foundry is headquartered in London, with over 300 employees and a presence in the US, China, Japan, Australia and Europe. In 2019, the London Stock Exchange named Foundry one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.” It regularly features in The Sunday Times’ Tech Track as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.