VANCOUVER, BC — SPARK FX and 3D [FWD] are merging into SPARK [FWD]. Using momentum from five years of events, SPARK [FWD] brings together leading industry experts with professionals, students and film fans for a one-of-a-kind, five-day event which includes a job fair connecting employers with perspective employees, a conference portion in which industry, students and the public partake in presentations from leading experts in the industry, and a film festival which showcases some of the best from the past and present of visual effects, stereo 3D and advanced imaging.
For 2014, SPARK [FWD] is proud to showcase an exciting and diverse program. Running from Wednesday, February 5th until Sunday, February 9th, the event will showcase the most recent developments in the VFX and advanced imaging (3D, high frame rate, 4K) arenas. The event opens on Wednesday, February 5th with a presentation from author and longtime Batman executive producer Michael Uslan, who will share his experience acquiring the rights for the caped crusader and the long road to production on the classic Batman through 20+ years into Christopher Nolan’s successful The Dark Knight Trilogy. As an expert in the field of comic books, Mr. Uslan created and taught the first accredited college course on comics, and as a lifelong fan of Batman Mr. Uslan will bring his passion and love of comics and film to Vancouver. A special 25th anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s 1989 critical and box office hit Batman will follow his presentation.