An Evening with ZERO VFX: The Art of Invisible Visual Effects

Gnomon School of Visual Effects has announced An Evening with ZERO VFX: The Art of Invisible Visual Effects, a free event hosted by VFX Supervisor Rob Nederhorst on Wednesday 6th April.

ZERO VFX, the Boston- and Los Angeles-based Zero VFX prides itself on delivering visual effects that have the power to trick even highly trained eyes. Though the extravagant beasts and impressive spacecraft of blockbuster movies may regularly steal the spotlight, there is an inspiring – and often overlooked – art to crafting visual effects that no one is ever meant to notice. In this presentation at Gnomon by ZERO’s VFX supervisor, Rob Nederhorst, you will take a leap into the hidden world of unseen visual effects. From set extensions to changing entire seasons, he’ll talk you through the incredibly complex and meticulous work required for creating “invisible” VFX. With notable examples from Black MassSouthpawThe Equalizer and Hardcore Henry, you’ll learn the methodologies and challenges involved.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP today. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. If you can’t make it to Hollywood, be sure to follow Gnomon on Livestream to tune in online. Questions can be pitched to the speakers on Twitter during the live event using #gnomon.


7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: The Art of Invisible Visual Effects by Rob Nederhorst
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Audience Questions

Guest Speaker

Rob Nederhorst

Rob Nederhorst—VFX Supervisor, ZERO VFX

Robert Nederhorst has over 18 years of experience with live-action visual effects. He has worked on over 20 feature films and dozens of commercial projects. Before helping to open the doors to Zero VFX in Venice, he helped multiple studios set up in Los Angeles. Rob has a passion for the art and the science of visual effects, having not only supervised large and small shows but also developed pipelines along the way to ensure consistency and high quality. His favorite drink is a Caipirinha.

About the author

Daniel is the Industry Manager for ArtStation.