Once a year we bring in Effects Animation Guru, Joseph Gilland to present his Elemental Magic Workshop. Joseph brings the participants back to the underlying principles that drive all elements, and opens the visual effects artist's eyes to the often forgotten world of natural visual effects that surrounds us. Through examples, discussions, practical drawing and reference gathering exercises the students took a break from their computer workstations and had a lot of fun getting their hands dirty and learning to see Effects in a whole new way!