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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

Do's and Don'ts of ICVFX (Virtual Production)

Fri, Nov 11th

1:00PM - 2:15PM

Online: Crowdcast

Listen as Nathaniel Larouche (VFX Supervisor - Star Trek: Strange New Worlds) and Paolo Tamburrino (Executive Producer - Star Trek: Strange New Worlds) share their experience working on set and online with completely virtual productions. Through their experience they share their Do's and Don'ts of the Virtual Production process.


Nathaniel Larouche, VFX Supervisor, Pixomondo

The son of steampunk magicians, Nathaniel Larouche is an Emmy & Visual Effects Society nominated VFX Supervisor at Pixomondo Toronto. Nathaniel was born and raised near Montreal where he enjoyed being the weird kid, filming everything in sight, and experimenting with editing and stop motion animation. Later on in life, he found himself in Toronto, where he studied animation and realized VFX was a medium that combined everything he enjoyed.

During the day, Nathaniel devotes his time on-set and in-house at Pixomondo Supervising the creation of real-time content. During the night, he experiments and collaborates with other creatives around the world. These collaborations result in unique content like Necronomicon, Baby Deer, and his fourth short film Soft Rain.

Most recently he completed three virtual production shoots on Pixomondos LED volumes including Star Trek Discovery, Strange New Worlds and Beacon 23.


Paolo Tamburrino, Executive Producer, Pixomondo

Paolo Tamburrino is an Executive Producer who currently oversees the Virtual Production and Visual Effects of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds at Pixomondo.

He is widely regarded as the go-to source on technically demanding projects and client engagement.

With over 15 years of experience in the Media & Entertainment industry, he was involved in many varied and award-winning projects, where he gained invaluable insight into production and pipelines. He is an alumnus of the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, where his graduating short film “Wrapped” was honored with a VES Award.

Since then, Paolo has worked in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, where he has contributed to projects including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Foundation”, “The 100”, “Upload”, and numerous commercials.

Paolo currently serves as a managing board member of the Visual Effect Society in Toronto, board counselor of the Realtime Conference, and member of the Program Advisory Committee for Virtual Production at Humber College.


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