VISUAL EFFECTS & POST PRODUCTION
Where: Adobe After Effects Office 801 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103
In partnership with AE (After Effects) Seattle & WIF Vancouver, WIF Seattle is crazy excited to host our next panel: VFX in Post Production! Speakers include surprise VFX veterans who have worked on some fairly well-known (wink) Hollywood features. Come join us as these bad-ass guests share their tales, insight, and wisdom. No tracking and compositing knowledge needed!
Panel: Women in Post Production and VFX
Moderator: Karri McGough
Freelance producer with 16 years experience as an executive producer, post producer, agency producer and line producer. She has worked with many clients, agencies and post houses such as T-Mobile, Microsoft, Amazon, Wong Doody, DNA, Publicis, Prodigious and The New Blank.
Panelist: Lesly Cazares
Lesly Cazares has been working in visual effects production for over six years. Today she is a Senior Production Coordinator at the prestigious Industrial Light & Magic, a division of the film production company Lucasfilm. Lesly has had the opportunity to work on several shows in a number of positions and shooting environments such as: Sony Pictures Imageworks; Method Studios; Image Engine Design Inc.; Producer and Editor of short films and advertising. Her credits include: Aquaman, The Christmas Chronicles, Deadpool 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Suicide Squad, among others.
A Pacific Northwest native, Gena has worked as a producer in Seattle for the past 10 years—both freelance and on staff for various production companies including Lustre, Dystnct, RUN Studios, Urban Legend, SeeThink, Filmateria, Society and more. From live-action to post, she has worked on award winning campaigns—(and some shitty ones too)—for clients like Amazon, Microsoft, Ford, Vulcan, Washington’s Lottery, Alaska Airlines, Coca Cola, Cisco, Intel, Papa Murphy’s and many others no one has heard of. She lives in Magnolia with her husband and amazing cat Danger.
Generalist motion designer/animator with a background of painting and illustration, I graduated from SCAD after growing up in Colorado. This past August I transitioned to freelancing after working at Strange & Wonderful for two years.
Vanessa Williams has been deeply embedded in the film industry for 12 years. After gaining an MA in film theory at Kings College London, she attended film school out of Ealing Studios and it was there she began her career in post production. Vanessa has worked on projects for Technicolor, NBC Universal, Disney, Microsoft, Amazon, Nintendo, and Adult Swim, to name a few. She has had her hands on both feature films and television, as well as commercial and corporate. She is currently freelancing out of Seattle, WA.
As always, WIF events are open to women and men. Currently members get in for free, as well as members of AE Seattle. All others pay $6.