In lieu of taking our annual summer break, we’ve decided to extend our season so that we can bring you yet another amazing event! Join us at the Vancity Theatre, Thursday July 19th, for this very special presentation.

The Avengers is the ultimate comic-book film, bringing together characters such as Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and a new Hulk.  ILM’s Jason Smith will discuss the creation of the Hulk character, including incorporating Mark Ruffalo into the design and performance of the Hulk as well as the steps taken in asset development as far as data acquisition, model, texture, rigging and rendering Hulk for shots. He will discuss the creation of the Shield Helicarrier and fleet assets.  In addition, he’ll cover building a new Iron Man and a digital New York City for the Avengers to protect.

Doors open at 6pm for an industry mixer (ticket holders only – please bring ID) with the presentation beginning at 7pm.

There will be a Q & A following.

Where: Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street (@ Davie)

When: Thursday July 19

Doors: 6pm. Presentation at 7pm.

SOLD OUT! Rush tickets and overflow seating will be released on a first come, first serve basis when the doors open at 6pm, Thursday July 19.

Members$15 (Login to purchase advance tickets)

Non-members – $25

Group – $20 (5 or more)Please contact us for the group rate discount code.



Jason Smith, Associate Visual Effects Supervisor

As a visual effects supervisor at ILM, Smith is responsible for overseeing digital effects for feature films, with an emphasis on digital creatures. Some of his notable projects include Rango, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Transformers and the upcoming release of The Avengers. He is also a member of ILM’s technology advisory group.

Smith is a graduate of Brigham Young University’s Computer Science Program, with a minor in Visual Arts.  While earning his degree, he studied traditional prosthetic makeup effects, and produced makeup effects for university productions.  Prior to working at ILM, he was a software engineer at Saffire, Inc. Smith joined ILM in 2001 as a technical assistant.