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Guest Speakers

Hollywood Sound Vets, Perry Robertson and Scott Sanders visit VFS

Hollywood sound veterans Perry Robertson and Scott Sanders (Juno, Up in the Air, Rambo) visit Vancouver Film School's Sound Design for Visual Media program. Head of Department Shane Rees talks with the duo about their start in the industry, setting up their independent studio, EarCandy Post, and the week spent with VFS Sound Design students.

A Conversation with Oscar-winner Ray Beckett

Academy Award-winning Sound Mixer Ray Beckett (The Hurt Locker) visited Vancouver Film School's Sound Design for Visual Media program. Head of Department Shane Rees talks with Ray about his Oscar win and the week he spent with VFS Sound Design students.

From the blog

Every year, VFS invites excellent speakers from all disciplines in the entertainment arts to speak to students about the issues that matter to them most: the tricks of the trade, insider secrets, and professional advice that sets our graduates apart from the pack when it's time to start a career. Guest speakers for Sound Design for Visual Media offer students the chance to hear the latest word from the industry, ask questions, and learn from the success of celebrities, experts, and artists in the field.

Elysium’s Soundtrack Lands at VFS

Sound Designers Craig Berkey and Vince Renaud recently visited VFS to speak with our students in the Sound Design for Visual Media program. Both Craig and Vince worked on Elysium, directed by VFS grad Neill Blomkamp.

Getting Wwise with the Guys from United Front

Sound Design for Visual Media recently had the pleasure of welcoming Sound Designers Ben McCullough and Nick Bedell of United Front Games to their campus. Sound Design student Geoff Belcher was there and shares some highlights of the visit.

Guest Post: 3 Keys to a Career in Production Sound, and More from Millar Montgomery

Sound Design alum Millar Montgomery (Fringe, Sucker Punch) returns to VFS to share his career experience with a new generation of students.

Re-Recording Mixer Gary Bourgeois Visits VFS

Gary Bourgeois, one of the film industry’s top re-recording mixers, visited the Sound Design for Visual Media campus on Friday, enthralling VFS students for nearly four hours.

Guest Post: Gordon Durity, Atlas of Audio, Visits VFS

Gordon Durity, Executive Audio Director at Electronic Arts Canada, recently visited VFS and gave a lecture to the students in the Sound Design for Visual Media program.

Guest Post: Sound Design Student Gets Effective Advice

Alessio Mellina, current VFS student in the Sound Design for Visual Media program, recently attended a lecture given by Rob Blake, Audio Lead for the Mass Effect franchise at BioWare and member of the VFS Sound Design Advisory Board.

Guest Post: Grad Gives Game Audio Advice to Current Students

Sound Design for Visual Media grad Josh Osiris visited with current VFS students to share his perspective on working in game audio.

Guest Post: Oscar-Nominated Sound Designer Craig Berkey

Sound Design for Visual Media student Sarah Shermeto takes us through two recent visits made by VFS Advisory Board Member Craig Berkey.