Sound Design for Visual Media


Step Inside VFS’s Sound Design Program and Experience Your Future in the Entertainment Industry.


VFS All Access Pass | Sound Design for Visual Media is your exclusive backstage access to VFS’s industry-leading program and a chance to experience your future creating sound that drives film, television, games, and beyond. As our industry-standard mix labs are designed to accommodate only the necessary capacity, space is extremely limited; don’t wait to register!

You'll meet our faculty & tour our world-class facilities, experience demos in ADR, foley, & sound mixing, see how sound is incorporated live into the animated short Mind Control Machine, and more. PLUS, speak with our Admissions Advisors about possible tuition reductions.

JUST ANNOUNCED: All attendees will receive a 25% discount code for VFS’s ‘Intro to Pro Tools’ CONNECT workshop and a code for a FREE ‘Intro to Foley’ Udemy course. These codes will be provided following your attendance at All Access Pass.


Event Details:

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PDT or 1 – 4 p.m. PDT
Location: 400 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L1

*Please choose only one time slot from the two sessions available below.
*Space is limited, and this event is intended for those interested in Sound Design only.
*Light food & drink will be provided.


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Meet the Head of the Sound Program

Meet Program Head Shane Rees as he explains the 12-month journey of a Sound Design student at VFS. Discover how Shane created Big Foot Studios, a sound design company and VFS industry partner that creates sound for video games, television, and film – most-notably on the AAA game Horizon Forbidden West.

You’ll also learn how Shane has upgraded campus space into a professional sound mixing room that’s available to Sound Design graduates and how VFS Sound Design alumni get hired by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft, BioWare, and more.

Meet VFS Sound Design Alum Michael Kent

We’ll be joined throughout the event by Michael Kent – an alum from the very first intake of VFS’s Sound Design program. Now a titan of industry with over two decades working on AAA games like God of War Ragnarök, the Mass Effect franchise, Anthem, and many more, Michael is a Senior Sound Design Supervisor at PlayStation and a member of The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). Come ready with your burning questions on how to conquer the industry as a sound designer.

Experience Our Two ADR Rooms

Short for Automated Dialogue Replacement, ADR is the process of recording dialogue to replace lines initially recorded on set. Through a demo led by VFS faculty, you’ll experience how dialogue is recorded for both animation and games. Live dialogue will be recorded for the animated short Mind Control Machine as well as for VFS student game Paper Samurai – a hack and slash isometric 3D game available to play for free on VFS Arcade.

Experience Our Two Foley Rooms

Foley is the art of reproducing everyday sound effects (everything from footsteps to fight scenes) for film, TV, and beyond. Foley Artists act out these movements in real-time to match what’s happening on screen. Through a demo led by VFS faculty, you’ll experience this process live as sounds are recorded for a game.

Experience Our State-of-the-Art Mix Stage

VFS’s three mix labs are for both sound designing and editing. Through two demos led by VFS faculty, you’ll get a first-hand overview of the processes involved in designing and editing sound for animation & games. One lab will be dedicated to creating sound for the animated short Mind Control Machine and a second lab for a video game in development.

The Power of Game Audio Implementation

An Audio Implementer identifies where a game requires sound, managing their team to ensure all assets are designed, tested, and delivered. Join VFS Sound Design Instructors in our PC lab to learn about the tools, software, and processes used to build memorable sound experiences as they implement these techniques live into a video game.

Experience All That the Sound Design Program Offers

VFS’s industry-leading program trains sound designers in a full-immersion studio environment to tell stories through sound – all in just 12 months. Learn how VFS trains you faster than any other school so that you can join the industry and be part of an alumni that’s worked on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and more.

Discover VFS CONNECT – our online and in-person short-track workshops & certificate courses that build your creative portfolio for our full-time programs. Attendees will receive a 25% discount code for our ‘Intro to Pro Tools’ workshop as well as a code for a FREE ‘Intro to Foley’ course on Udemy. Codes will be provided following your attendance at this event. PLUS, be the first to learn about our brand-new CONNECT workshop: ‘Intro to Game Audio’.



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