Vicki Lau

Vicki Lau | VFX/ VR Specialist

Vicki Lau

Without any contacts or connections in the United States, Vicki made her way into the Hollywood film industry and landed her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead (Season 4), as well as other movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, War for the Planet of the Apes and Aquaman, whilst working at mobile and virtual reality (VR) early-stage startups in Silicon Valley and Beach.

At 24, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures. As a woman working in a male-dominated STEM field, Vicki was also invited to give a TEDx talk on visual effects (VFX) and VR in 2016 in California, USA and in 2018, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at Elliott Masie's Learning 2018 conference, along with keynote speakers Former First Lady Laura Bush and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.

In 2016, Vicki left her cozy desk job to start a Singapore VR startup where the business (which was set up with a 100% remote working infrastructure) with 18 collaborators from 5 time zones, developed and launched a VR game on the Oculus Store, within 7 months. The entirety of the work was done successfully without any of the team members having to meet face-to-face. Whilst the startup had closed in 2018 mainly due to a lack of market demand, that failure did not stop Vicki – it simply made her a better artist and leader for future projects.

Today, Vicki teaches over 80,000 students from over 180 countries VFX skills & career tips with the aim to democratize the knowledge and insights from within Hollywood VFX studios themselves, to the global masses. Thus far, Vicki is the only known female VFX artist with this level of independently-amassed influence in the VFX education space.