Students at the Vancouver Film School Usually they have access to the same real world production technology that they find on projects after graduation. VFS alumni routinely work on a large number of top industrial projects. Last year, 17 of the top 20 grossing films were rated worldwide, including Joker, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, and six of the top ten best-selling video games in the world. The school's eight locations offer complete film sets and studio rooms, projection rooms, theaters and a 280-degree green screen room with extensive options for recording performance. For its fast-paced production environment, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs with 16GB of GPU memory are used to power Dell Precision 5820 workstations.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced students to continue their studies remotely, the school needed to quickly create a remote learning environment and improve the remote production capacity for film, animation, game design and VR. The arrangement of remote workstations was made possible by using Teradici with VFS’s new NVIDIA Quadro-based Dell Precision workstations, allowing students to access the full power of the workstations with low latency. These workstations allow students to work with much larger, complex data sets and multiple applications can run at full speed at the same time. Students also used Wacom tablets remotely with all of their favorite applications.
"Our ability to remotely teach Unreal Engine is an order of magnitude easier with the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs," said Evan Biswanger, creative director at VFS. “With our previous graphics cards, the GPU and the CPU of our machines were 100 percent bound during our high-end unreal work. Now we still have space so we can do a lot more. "
Visit the VFS website to learn more about the school's production resources for students in film, animation, game and VR programs, and how Nvidia technology is helping deliver a real-life production experience for students. Click here to learn more about the NVIDIA Studio Education Partner Program.