VFS Grads Cast Spells with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By VFS Web Team, on November 18, 2016

If you love the magical world of Harry Potter and are especially fond of the narrative skills behind the series (we’re looking at you, J.K. Rowling!), you should probably check out Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theatres this weekend. Rowling’s latest cinematic offering has been called a fantasy-romance adventure, so you know there’s something in it for everyone. The stellar cast features Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt, a “magizoologist” who navigates dark magic in prohibition-era New York. * Uh, how do we become “magizoologists”?

It’s no surprise that the film has been getting rave reviews across the board. And the timing for its release couldn’t be more perfect. J.K. Rowling’s creative properties are even more alive around Christmas – the magic of the holidays amplifying the experience, delighting audiences young and old. No one brings a sense of wonder to your heart quite like Rowling. There's absolutely no denying it!

We would like to congratulate the Vancouver Film School grads from Foundation Visual Art + Design and 3D Animation + Visual Effects who helped bring wizards and exotic creatures to life for our enjoyment. They are:

Marco Xavier Hermida (Compositor)
Chelsea Whittet (Creature FX Technical Director)
Hugo Brunet (Digital Compositor)
Oded Granot (Digital Compositor)
Jose Luis Alfredo (Lead Sequence VFX Compositor)
Dean Mangion (Matchmove Artist)
Rene Allegretti (Mathmove Artist)
Alec Geldart (Matte Painter)
Bartiomiej Kujbida (Senior Animator)
Farhad Mohasseb (Senior Compositor)
Gudjon Kristjansson (Digital Compositor) 
Lukas Tiberio Klopfenstein (Prep Artist)

Congrats, all! We can’t wait to see it!

*If we've missed any alumni in this post, please email us at social@vfs.com and we'll be happy to update!