Still image showing two floating robots in a workshop setting, taken from the 'Quick Fix' trailer created during the Blue Zoo x NextGen Virtual Animation Studio Bootcamp in November 2021. Images of Blue Zoo, NextGen and Ufi VocTech Trust logos.

VFX Show and Tell Events

Are you curious about the inner workings of the Visual Effects (VFX) industry and the opportunities it offers? Join us at the NextGen Show and Tell events, where you'll discover what it’s like to work in VFX!

VFX are the cornerstone of modern cinema and television, but did you know that the UK boasts one of the largest VFX industries in the world?

Multi-award winning studios in London have helped create iconic films such Star Wars, Wonka, Barbie, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Deadpool and Wolverine. But the magic doesn't stop there – there’s also amazing VFX work taking place in television and commercials on hit shows such as Doctor Who and Masters of the Air, and crafting unforgettable moments like hang-gliding goats and the iconic Churchill Bulldog!

At these NextGen Show and Tell events at Barnet and Southgate College, Westminster Kingsway College, and Big Creative Education  we’ll be diving into the industry, exploring job roles, VFX Apprenticeships, and training pathways to your dream career.

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Above: A former cohort of VFX Apprentices. VFX Apprentices have gone on to work at studios including Framestore, DNEG, and Industrial Light & Magic!
Work in progress image of a conveyor belt animated asset created using Blender.
Above: Image from Guardians of the Galaxy, courtesy of the multi-award winning London based VFX studio Framestore.

Meet the creators, explore job roles, and discover VFX Apprenticeships

Whether you're an aspiring creative or simply intrigued by the industry, you'll have the chance to meet the professional behind the action you see on screens.

You’ll explore a diverse array of job roles. From digital artists to animators, compositors to technical directors, there's a role suited for every creative. Gain insights into their day-to-day tasks, and uncover the skills required to break into and thrive in the industry.

As well as job roles we’ll have information about VFX Apprenticeships available to kickstart your career.

Join your nearest VFX Show and Tell event

Don't miss out on these opportunities to delve into the world of VFX, connect with industry professionals, and chart your course towards a rewarding career. Spaces are limited, register now!

Exterior shot of Barnet and Southgate College's Wood Street campus.

VFX Show and Tell at Barnet and Southgate College

Date: Thursday 14th March 2024
Time: 16:00 - 19:30pm
Location: Barnet and Southgate College, Wood Street Campus, High Barnet, EN5 4AZ

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VFX Show and Tell at Westminster Kingsway College

Date: Thursday 21st March 2024
Time: 16:00 - 19:30pm
Location: Westminster Kingsway College, King’s Cross Centre, 211 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8RA

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VFX Show and Tell at Big Creative Education

Date: Wednesday 27th March 2024
Time: 16:00 - 19:30pm
Location: Big Creative Academy Campus, Clifton Avenue, Walthamstow, London E17 6HL

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