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ZED pop-up studio

From 29 September to 10 October

The Vinyl Factory, 16-18 Marshall Street, Soho, London

Increase your super powers this September at ZED – a pop up studio for the creative community. Back at the Vinyl Factory in Soho after popular demand, HP, Intel and Nvidia invite you to unleash your creativity alongside a team of award winning creative experts. With talks, tutorials and creativity sessions brought to you by industry leading production houses, register now to find out more and get early access to all events free.

Will Cohen Will Cohen


Will Cohen is one of the founders and owners of Milk, a new London-based, boutique visual effects facility launched in June 2013. Will is CEO and Executive Producer of the new venture. Milk aims to create highly innovative and complex sequences for the high end TV and feature film markets. Prior to the launch of Milk, Will was Managing Director of Mill Film and TV for five years, having joined the company in 2003 and stepped up through the roles of Head of TV and Producer.

Will established and lead the Mill Film and TV team, whose award-winning visual effects for high profile TV dramas such as Doctor Who and Merlin earned both a BAFTA and VES Award in 2009 and a BAFTA in 2011. Will has overseen both TV and feature film visual effects projects including the BBC's recent Ice Age Giants and Sherlock, 28 Weeks Later, Les Miserables, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and the upcoming 47Ronin.

Adam Dewhirst Adam Dewhirst

The Mill

Adam's industry experience covers an impressive spectrum of projects and media, including; games, advertising, music videos, cinematics, TV, feature animation and films. Specializing in modelling, his feature film credits include: Guardians of the Galazxy, The Golden Compass, The Dark Knight, Les Miserables, World War Z, Clash of the Titans, The Tale of Despereaux, John Carter, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, 47 Ronin, Malificent, and Seventh Son.

For TV Adam has worked on Dr Who, Ice Age Giants, Sinbad and BBC's Jackanory. In addition to these, Adam's gaming industry credits also include Beatles Rock Band, Tycoon City New York and Battlefield 2. Adam graduated from Camberwell Art College, before qualifying at Escape Studios as a CGI artist. He was part of the team working on the Golden Compass that went on to win both an Oscar and a BAFTA for visual effects.

Damien Fagnou Damien Fagnou


After finishing University with a Masters in Computer Science, Damien worked for an animated series implementing tools and technology to speed up the motion capture pipeline and rendering. He later accepted a job to help set up the initial workflow at the newly formed Attitude studios and then, with his sights set on moving overseas, Damien took on the role of Tools and Workflow Programmer at Climax in the UK where he worked on the Xbox title, Sudeky.

In 2003, Damien transferred his skills to the film industry and started at leading VFX post production company MPC to work on Troy implementing preview tools and City Rendering scripts. In 2005, Damien became R&D lead on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 10,000 BC and Narnia. Damien is currently MPC's Stereographer and has just completed work on full stereo VFX shots for the latest instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter franchise.

Gavin Graham Gavin Graham

Double Negative

After studying Computer Science in Trinity College Dublin, Gavin went on to complete an MSc in Digital Effects at Bournemouth University. Gavin’s first job after graduating was at Double Negative, working in studio support before starting as an Effects TD doing snow on Bridget Jones’s Diary.

Apart from a short stint at Cinesite working on Die Another Day, Gavin has continued to work at Dneg ever since, working from Effects TD up to Lead Artist, Sequence Lead, FX and CG Supervisor. After completing work as an FX Lead on Captain America, Gavin moved over to co-manage the 3D department, which currently stands at over 600 staff. In addition to his work as an artist and supervisor, Gavin has also played a key role in developing some of Double Negative’s most prolific and important proprietary software, including the volumetric renderer DNB and Dneg’s fluid solver Squirt.

Full list of events

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Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Thursday, 2nd October 2014

Friday, 3rd October 2014

Monday, 6th October 2014

Wednesday, 8th October 2014

Thursday, 9th October 2014

Friday, 10th October 2014

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