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Think you're a fraud? Me too! Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as a Woman in FX

In a male-dominated department full of tech wizards, creating literal movie magic each day with seeming ease, it can be daunting to find your confidence as a woman in FX.

Between the lack of female team-mates or role models, the endless bits of knowledge you’re “supposed” to know (hint: no one knows it all), it’s no surprise if you suffer from imposter syndrome. Over the course of my career I’ve felt and dealt with it all, but have found the right personal balance to allow me to have a successful supervising career in (Oscar-winning!) FX. In this circle, we will work together to find ways of making positive changes to your mindset and habits, identifying individual strengths, and improving your confidence in both the long term and your day to day lives. In addition to the conversation in the group, we will also have guest speakers.

Though specifically aimed at people in FX, this circle is open to anyone suffering from imposter syndrome in visual effects.

TO APPLY: Please provide a link to your latest demo reel.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:

2-3 years

4+ years

Meeting Times & Dates

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

Times Per Month:  Twice

Dates:  Tuesdays

Meeting Times:   7:30-9:00 PST

Circle Leader

Lisa Nolan

Lisa Nolan is an FX Supervisor with DNEG Vancouver, whose greatest desire at work is to make the biggest and best explosions seen on film (and more begrudgingly, all the other bits that need doing). She spends her spare time staring at the ocean and occasionally wondering how to simulate the same thing, before rightly going back to her book.

With the aid of a fine arts degree and 13 years experience in VFX, she has supervised FX for the Oscar-winning Dune: Part One, Uncharted, and currently, Disney’s The Haunted Mansion.


Title/Expertise:  CG FX Supervisor


Company:  DNEG


Location:  Vancouver


LinkedIn / Website:
linkedin.com/in/lisacnolan/