Best Courses to Learn Visual Effects Online

Monday June 15 - Saturday June 20, 2020

Everyone these days seems to be clambering to get their campus based visual effects courses moved across to online portals. This is great news for everyone out there trying to learn new skills, but it also means there are a lot of poor courses crowding the market.

This is why we have put together this series of interview with what we believe are the best online schools in the world to learn visual effects. The best part is, these schools have been around for many years and have strong and well established reputations which means you are in good hands.

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think tank training centre
vertex school
CG Spectrum
CG Master Academy

OK that sounds great, but what EXACTLY will I get out of attending this webinar.

Honest Interview with Founders

Each session has an honest and in-depth interview with the founders of the schools. This is your chance to not only meet these amazing people, but to also find out what they teach, why they started their schools and more.

Discover the right school for you

Selecting an online course to attend is a massive decision and it shouldn't be taken lightly. By the end of this series you will have virtually met five trusted schools and services available for you to help push your skills.

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Featured Sessions

Monday June 15 - Saturday June 20, 2020

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    CG Spectrum | Nick Fredin

    Monday June 15th @ 9:00pm GMT | 2:00pm PT

    CG Spectrum is an Online Animation, VFX, Concept Art and Game Design School established to help unleash your full creative potential and launch your career in the film and games industry.

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    Vertex School | Ryan Kingslein

    Tuesday June 16th @ 9:00pm GMT | 2:00pm PT

    The Vertex School is building in-depth online training programs to help people get jobs in cutting edge creative technical fields such as Games and Real Time Technology using our combination of skill mapping, accountability, mentoring and just plain old hard work and butt kicking.

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    FXPHD | John Montgomery

    Wednesday June 17th @ 9:00pm GMT | 2:00pm PT

    FXPHD is a monthly subscription-based online vfx, post-production, and motion graphics training program led by professionals. We offer both application and craft-based courses, online discussion forums, and vpn software.

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    CG Master Academy | Manny Fragelus

    Thursday June 18th @ 9:00pm GMT | 2:00pm PT

    CGMA was created for everyone: from 2D and 3D artists looking to supplement their college studies to industry professionals looking to stay up to date on emerging trends and techniques in the field. CGMA offers a wealth of creative opportunities for artists of all types and all levels.

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    Think Tank Training Centre | Scott Thompson

    Friday June 19th @ 9:00pm GMT | 2:00pm PT

    Founded in 2005 in Vancouver BC, Think Tank Training Centre specializes in the latest software, techniques and technologies used by 3D artists working in the film, television and video game industries.

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    Mozaik Play | Gabriel Providel

    Saturday June 20th @ 9:00pm GMT | 2:00pm PT

    Mozaik Play was born out of the passion to empower people to pursue a career in the creative industries. Founder, Gabriel Providel, launched the platform in November 2016. Our head office is based out of Sydney, Australia.

Live video sessions with the schools

Learn directly from the school founders

The Best Courses to Learn Visual Effects Online series allows you to learn directly from the founders. You will get direct access to hear why they started their schools, what they are passionate about and make an informed decision as to which school best suits your goals and budget.

Presenters in this series

Andrew McDonald

Andrew is the co-founder of The Rookies has been working in the visual effects industry since 2002. Most recently he was a CG Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic.

Alwyn Hunt

Alwyn has a background in fine arts and has worked at Sony Imageworks, The Moving Picture Company, Double Negative, Animal Logic, and Weta Digital.

Nick Fredin

Nick Fredin loves animation. He has worked all over the world at studios such as Iloura, ILM and Weta Digital in New Zealand.

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson has been teaching computer animation for more than 12 years. Scott took spent the 8 years animating and supervising at Mainframe Entertainment.

John Montgomery

co-founder of fxguide & fxphd. My vfx/production related feed. For random musings of a non-vfx nature follow me on twitter.

Gabriel Providel

An experienced senior executive with a strong track record in leading education, digital creative and technology businesses. Successful in leading global teams across the world.

Manny Fragelus

Founder of Online Digital Arts School (CG Master Academy) and previously a 3D Supervisor at Dreamworks Animation.

Ryan Kingslien

I run Vertex School where we work to shorten the class to job pipeline for Creative Tech industries with immersives, bootcamps and live courses.

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