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Live one-on-one Masterclasses

A unique opportunity to learn directly from industry professionals. One-on-one mentorship service provided via webcam, email, and screen sharing is dedicated to every Artist who is already working in the industry and would like to brush up skills, learn new techniques and knowledge as well as for students or beginners who would like to boost up their learning experience. Our goal is not to provide step-by-step training as you have millions of online tutorials for that, but rather to help you understand the workflow and guide you through your learning path.

Countries: Canada

Location: Online

Industries: 3D Animation Visual Effects Game Design & Development

Software: adobe photoshop houdini Maya

Programs: Short Course Workshop


Introduction to VFX Compositing

This course will get your feet wet in the world of visual effects and what role compositing plays in it. Get a glimpse of a day in the life of a VFX compositor, explore different VFX career paths, learn basic compositing techniques and go through mock reviews with Pency on a weekly basis.

By the end of the course, you will have a basic technical understanding of the magic that goes on behind today’s major VFX heavy projects and decide for yourself if you’ve got what it takes to be a part of the most exciting industry that brings imagination to life!

Introduction to Matte Painting & Environment

This program is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of visual effects, animation, and game cinematics, and how the techniques of matte painting and set extension play a crucial role in creating compelling visuals in these fields.

Throughout this program, you will learn the fundamental principles of matte painting and environment building, including techniques for creating seamless integration between live-action footage and digital environments. You will also learn how to use industry-standard software such as Adobe Photoshop, Nuke and Unreal Engine to create stunning visual effects.

Our program is structured with weekly themed-based assignments that will challenge you to apply the skills you’ve learned and provide you with an opportunity to showcase your creativity. Our team of experienced mentors will provide feedback on your submissions, helping you to improve your skills and master the techniques of matte painting and set extension.

Whether you are an aspiring visual effects artist, animator, or game cinematic creator, this program will equip you with the skills you need to excel in your field. We are excited to have you on board and can’t wait to see what you will create!

Introduction to Houdini

Step into the captivating world of visual effects with Introduction to Houdini. Whether you’re an aspiring artist aiming to break into the film industry or a hobbyist looking to enhance personal projects, this course offers comprehensive guidance on leveraging Houdini, one of the industry’s premier FX software. This course will cover everything from understanding Houdini’s core functionalities to mastering the art of creating a range of effects.

By the end of the course, not only will you have a basic understanding and beginner level at using Houdini, but you’ll also understand the underlying principles of creating engaging and realistic visual effects. Take the plunge into the vibrant world of visual effects and bring your creative visions to life. You will gain exclusive access to our internal Slack channel to send any pressing questions, anytime!

All sessions are live, not pre-recorded, and you can always contribute to the session.

“Albert mentoring is great for improving your skills at any level you are. When Albert was my meteor for a few Houdini sessions, I could tell he was the right person to learn from FX in general and Houdini in particular. The session goes smoothly, fast, and informative, right to the point, and with no irrelative info. I could say he was professional with a lot of experience in the VFX industry, but also it was a pleasure to chat with.” Mentee Jacob Zaguri Jacob Zaguri / Framestore

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