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Embrace Your Inner Geek and Find Opportunities in VFX

Are you a technically-minded artist who wants to know how to use your unique interests in your career? Are you excited to build incredible images, shots, and sequences through your career in VFX? Wondering how to take your work to the next level? Then come join us as we discuss all of this and more.

This circle will focus on helping mentees understand how they can use math and science to produce images. This circle is open to artists from all disciplines to lighting, environments, modelling, effects and beyond. If your work is anywhere in the pipeline, you can make your work even more dynamic.

We’ll talk about how to use math and scripting for procedural modeling, environments, and FX. We’ll do a dive into understanding lighting, shading and rendering through mathematics. And we’ll talk about how to show off your skills and connect with other industry professionals so you can land cool jobs in this exciting field.

This circle is great for students and early career artists who have some experience creating FX and are looking to take their skills to the next level.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:

Student (final year)

0-1 Year

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice

Dates:  Wednesday 

Meeting Times:  8:30pm (PST)

Circle Leader

Albert Szostkiewicz

Albert Szostkiewicz is currently a FX Supervisor working at Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Over the years, he’s worked in a variety of fields of digital art. He started as a 3D generalist in Poland and transitioned into the FX and lighting for the VFX Hollywood industry. His work can be seen in video games, TV commercials and movies, including high profile movie productions such as Dune, Spiderman, Harry Potter, Man of Steel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and many more.


Title/Expertise:  FX Supervisor


Company:  Sony Pictures Imageworks


Location:  Canada


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