Visual Effects Society (VES)
The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers. VES’ over 3,400 members in more than 35 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, special venue, games and new media. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the VES has member Sections in Australia, Bay Area (CA), Germany, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington state.
Abbreviation – VES
Formation – 1997
Headquarteres – Los Angeles, California
As the only organization that represents the global visual effects community, membership in the Visual Effects Society comes with exclusive benefits that enhance your career, build your network and contribute to the future of the ever-evolving VFX industry. Click on the section heading below to read more.
As a VES member, benefits include:
Global Recognition: The distinction of being among the leading artists, innovators, practitioners and executives who are creating and advancing visionary VFX work worldwide.
Unparalleled Camaraderie: As a part of a global network of nearly 3,000+ members in 33 countries, enjoy access to peer-to-peer online and in-person discussion forums; hear the latest trends, advances and production news; and build important professional and social relationships.
Valuable Resources: Access to educational programs from practical skills-building workshops to cutting-edge new technology demos to an online library of more than XX video tutorials and presentations by industry experts.
Outstanding Programs: Invitations to free members-only events, including exclusive film screenings, panel discussions and opportunities to attend galvanizing annual events including the VES Summit and prestigious VES Awards.
Leadership Opportunities: Help guide the future of the VES and contribute to advancing the field by volunteering for a VES Committee, mentoring students or ultimately running for elected office at the Section or International Board of Directors level.
Exclusive Savings: A growing roster of tangible, cost-saving benefits, including:
Opportunity to purchase VES Healthcare coverage at competitive rates for individuals and small businesses
Opportunity to purchase supplemental/disability insurance
Free and discounted publications
Awards season year-end DVD studio screeners
Discounts on VES Awards Show, VES Summit and VES Award submissions
Discounts on select industry conferences, programs and special events
Discounts on business and educational services
Discounts on computer hardware/software
Active Membership – An Active Member is a member who has been actively engaged in the production or creation of Visual Effects for not less than five (5) years, within the last ten (10) years preceding application for membership, unless extenuating circumstances can be proven. If the applicant seeks Active Membership, two (2) Active Members in good standing must endorse this application.
Associate Membership – An Associate Member is a member whose professional activities have involved a close relationship with, and exceptional achievements in, the field of Visual Effects for not less than five (5) years. If the applicant seeks Associate Membership, two (2) Members in good standing, who are either Associate or Active, must endorse this application.
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