‘The Vault’ VFX Incubator Space
Introduction & Goals
‘The Vault” is an incubator space developed by the Vancouver Computer Graphics Association (VCGA), that allows indie filmmakers, visual effects artists, recent graduates and anyone interested in pursuing a career in the Animation, Video Game or Visual Effects Industries to learn and collaborate through group projects.
Through collaborative projects like ‘Galactic Battles’ and apprenticeships, we hope to help artists gain the resources necessary to be able to have a competitive edge in today’s job market, while also providing some quality content for demo reels and portfolios that the participants can be proud of. We also offer official internships to allow students from related schools to gain the experience necessary to learn industry-standard tools & pipelines and have something unique for their demo reels.
Another one of our primary goals for this space is to develop unique Canadian content for distribution worldwide, through outlets such as Film Festivals, YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix and any other medium available.
About the Space
We’ve recently expanded into a 5,000 square foot location in Burnaby (3746 Napier Street). This new location is fully equipped with optional high-end computer systems with powerful graphics cards and processors, Fiber internet connection, local render farm, software licenses, our own full production level Colour Correction suite, conference & meeting rooms, 3D Printer, Free coffee + Beaver Buzz, Lounge Area for hanging out and gaming, Free VCGA Gold Annual Membership with every contract,
On-site parking and near transit, On-hand support and mentors and collaboration with other freelancers, mail services, and a bunch more!
For corporate sponsors of this project, we will be offering an ongoing partnership for training workshops and events. These workshops and events would be agreed upon by VCGA and our sponsors, in the form of monthly or bi-monthly events, focusing on their products and facilitated by VCGA.
All websites and publications for ‘The Vault’ Incubator Space would mention the sponsors and the VCGA website will showcase their logos (and links to their websites). The space will be branded as “Powered by Sponsors”, naming all companies who contribute to this project. Names and logos will also appear in credits of any collaborative film, animation and video game projects. If you are interested in sponsoring this project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you feel like donating a small amount of money towards the project, we’ve launched a teespring campaign here. *All proceeds on product sales will go to running the space.