… for Visual Effects
Tip #1033: Introducing the Visual Effects Society
VES: Honoring visual effects – one artist at a time.
The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners. VES’ over 4,000 members in more than 40 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, special venue, games and new media.
To advance and promote the art and science of visual effects and to foster and strive for excellence and knowledge in all matters pertaining to visual effects, and for the purpose of bringing together those leaders and innovators in the field who have demonstrated a high standard of artistic and technical ability and whose singular achievements entitle them to Membership … (and) …to actively cultivate talented individuals in this discipline; to educate and develop public awareness and understanding; to support and encourage technological advancements in the field of visual effects; to establish a collective organization that recognizes, advances and honors visual effects as an art form, promoting the interests of its Membership so that Membership … based on merit, shall become a mark of honor and distinction.
Annual individual membership dues are $200 (US).
Here’s a link to learn more.