“The Vault is a space where artists can collaborate, learn and create.”
“The Vault is an open collaborative space, where VFX & CG Artists, and Filmmakers can collaborate and create original Canadian content.”
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 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, and any other medium available.
About the Space
‘The Vault’ has recently expanded into a 5,000 square foot location in Burnaby (3746 Napier Street), which is conveniently located on the Vancouver / Burnaby border. This location is a short trip to downtown Vancouver, and is surrounded by a lot of other film studios, and has ample parking.
This new location is the perfect place to set up the new incubator space, as it not only is centralized, but has resources like a full colour correction studio, local render farm, collaboration with other VFX and CG artists, event space, included internet and power, mail services, and a great staff.
"The Vault explores the entire process: from production to post production!"
Sometimes, the best way to learn is to work on a collaborative project. Join our other artists on collaborative projects, which will teach you how to work in a team environment, as well as use the industry standard tools, the way the big studios use them.
We really want to help indie filmmakers and CG artists get the resources they need for their own projects, from camera and lighting equipment and props to space, computers and software.
Not only to the collaborative projects help artists learn the process and pipelines that major studios use, but we are also partnering with some of the largest software and hardware companies in the industry to bring you official training workshops!