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Senior-level colleagues share techniques and learning tools to propel or simply refresh your skills. Meet the Masters stream is meant to inspire professional development no matter what level you are in your career. Also featured is “Our Future Masters” up-and-coming talent in the VFX industry.

Included in this stream:

  • Delivering Film Quality Visual Effects on Episodic Timelines
  • Compositing Series (5 Parts)
  • Visual Storytelling in Concept Design
  • Growing Great Leaders in VFX
  • Our Future Masters

Vancouver is bustling with brilliant, up-and-coming talent. Let’s meet these Rising Stars, Our Future Masters! Please join us for a fun-filled session moderated by Zoe Cranley, Spark CG Society’s Chair, where we'll get to know more about the individual artists, what inspires them daily, their skills, and where they hope to see themselves in years to come!


Annie Amaya

Rotoscope and Paint Artist // Method Studios

(Top Gun: Maverick, Men In Black: International, Star Wars: Episode IX)

Annie is a Rotoscope and Paint Artist currently at Method Studios. She graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in Film Animation, and later at Escape Studios with a Masters in VFX Production (Compositing). She holds credits from movies and TV shows like Star Wars: Episode IX, Men In Black: International, and most recently Top Gun: Maverick. She enjoys illustrating and making comics on her spare time. She currently resides in Montreal, Canada.

Method Studios // LinkedIn

Martin Humphrey

Digital Compositor // Crafty Apes

(Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Raised by Wolves, Stranger Things: Season 3, Anthem)

Martin Humphrey travelled from Switzerland to cross the Atlantic and follow his dream: to work in the VFX industry.

After a year of study at Think Tank Training Centre, he started his first job in Vancouver as a digital compositor.

Crafty Apes // LinkedIn // IMDb

Narissa Wall

Industrial Light & Magic

Narissa is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada. She has always loved creating art and being out in nature and at a young age became interested in the world of film production. She’d make small movies on her own, either through stop motion or with a camera and a few close friends.

After high school, she got a job at a small videography studio and worked closely with cameras and practical lighting. Near the end of her time there she realized she had a strong interest in visual effects. By that point, she knew she wanted to go back to school and learn new skills, so she enrolled at Think Tank Training Centre.

Narissa was hired by Industrial Light & Magic before she even graduated and has been there since. During her time at ILM she has worked on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Aladdin, Black Panther, Black Widow and Terminator: Dark Fate, in a variety of disciplines.

Rhea Lonsdale

Environment Generalist TD // DNEG

(Dune, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, The Matrix 4)

Rhea Lonsdale is an Environment Generalist TD at DNEG. With an early start in arts administration, Rhea was always fascinated by the more technical side of the creative industries. Armed with a copy of the Maya 2016 manual and tutorials from Lynda.com, Pluralsight and Youtube, she took an artist residency in small-town northern BC and spent the summer studying how to work in 3D.

A self-taught VFX professional, she had a diverse freelance career in architectural visualization, 3D asset creation and environments before applying to DNEG's Environment Generalist Greenlight program in 2019. She soon fell in love with the challenge and scope of environment generalist work, and — as a huge sci-fi fan — was thrilled to recently contribute to the highly anticipated Dune last year. Her other titles include Venom: Let There Be Carnage and The Matrix 4.

DNEG // Personal Website // LinkedIn

Weri Sin

Compositor // Digital Domain

(WandaVision, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War)

Weri Sin is currently working as a Compositor at Digital Domain. Weri graduated with a Bachelor of Science in information technology from Carleton University and started my VFX journey at DD as a Digital Production Administrator which is managing render farm, data i/o, and troubleshooting technical render issues. As a Compositor, Weri works closely with the animation team to help create animcomps with updated animations along the plates. Creating animcomps requires a variety of compositor techniques including roto/paint, keying, 2d elements and projection.

Digital Domain // LinkedIn

Zoe Cranley

Head of CG // DNEG

(Wonder Woman, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Godzilla, Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Zoe Cranley joined DNEG after graduating in 2005. Originally based in London, she progressed through roles as Matchmove Artist, Generalist TD, Lighting TD, Lighting Lead and CG Sequence Supervisor working on the likes of Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, and John Carter. In early 2012, Zoe moved over to DNEG Singapore, as CG Sequence Supervisor before moving on to become CG Supervisor on the likes of Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Muppets Most Wanted, and Godzilla.

In 2015, Zoe took on the challenge of heading to British Columbia to help set up DNEG Vancouver. She worked as CG Supervisor on Alice Through the Looking Glass and Wonder Woman. In March 2017, Zoe took on the Head of Build Department role at DNEG and now currently role is the Head of CG for DNEG Vancouver. She is also on the leadership committee of SPARK CG Society and Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, of which one main responsibility is being the Conference Chair for SPARK FX.