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VES Launches Webinar Series to Destigmatize Mental Health Care

The Visual Effects Society and the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) launched Reignite Yourself – Instruments to Face Daily Life, a five-part webinar series around mental health to support the global industry.

Reignite Yourself, a free, open source series – available in both webinar and podcast formats on https://bit.ly/VESReignitevfx-montreal.com, Spotify and Apple podcasts – is accompanied by resources to contact mental health professionals for assistance.

Reignite Yourself covers a spectrum of issues around mental health, including: handling stress and anxiety, dealing with high-pressure situations, maintaining work-life balance, empathy, handling negative feedback and creating a growth mindset through confidence building and motivation. The episodes feature conversations with acclaimed VFX practitioners sharing real-life experiences, including Chris White (VFX Supervisor, Weta Digital), John Dykstra (Academy Award-winning special effects pioneer), Kaitlyn Yang (VFX Supervisor, Alpha Studios), Monica Lago-Kaytis (Producer/CEO, Frogbot Films) and Mark Osborne (Director, Netflix); and mental health specialists Dr. Melanie Bilbul (Psychiatrist, CHUM), Dr. Amal Abdel-Baki (Psychiatrist, CHUM), Dr. Drea Letamendi (Clinical Psychologist, UCLA Student Resilience Center) and Camille Charbonneau (Mental Performance Consultant).

  1. Watch “Ask Me Anything – Visual Effects Pros Tell All

Hear from a diverse group of visual effects professionals in the Ask Me Anything: VFX Pros Tell All series – brought to you by the Visual Effects Society and Autodesk – worldwide leaders in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

  • Get exclusive insights – career highlights, hurdles, lessons learned on the journey
  • Explore career choices in the evolving world of visual effects
  • Watch now at https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/ama/


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