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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 loves animation. He has worked all over the world at studios such as Iloura, ILM and Weta Digital in New Zealand.
Scott Thompson has been teaching computer animation for more than 12 years. Scott took spent the 8 years animating and supervising at Mainframe Entertainment.
co-founder of fxguide & fxphd. My vfx/production related feed. For random musings of a non-vfx nature follow me on twitter.
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.
Founder of Online Digital Arts School (CG Master Academy) and previously a 3D Supervisor at Dreamworks Animation.
I run Vertex School where we work to shorten the class to job pipeline for Creative Tech industries with immersives, bootcamps and live courses.
These sessions will go in depth and show you the best online courses to learn visual effects. The world is changing fast these days and we are all in uncharted territory. Get free access and advice from some of the most trusted and well established schools out there right now.