Introduction To VFX ( Online Workshop )


This is the kind of workshop that anybody out there trying to get in to the visual effects business should attend (animators, game artists, VFX producers, etc.). This workshop has been designed to take you back stage of the VFX production and workflow.

We will start discussing the history of visual effects, how they did it a hundred years ago and how the technology has been changing since then. Another very important part of this workshop is that we will teach you how to think as a VFX artist and producer so that at the end of the workshop you can pursue your dreams of creating the unthinkable.

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WEEK 1.- What are VFX Visual effects?

This first week of training, we will start by introducing you to very important people that helped to create what we now know as digital visual effects. You will be sent back more than a century ago, so that you can understand the technology behind the process of creating the first stunning visual effects ever.

WEEK 2.- Time line of visual effects and its technology.

This week we will be talking about all the changes in technology using a timeline of great films so that you can evaluate and recognize the different methods used during production and how the new era helped improve the industry.

WEEK 3.- VFX (Visual Effects) software.

This part of the workshop will teach you what are the most powerful pieces of software available out there and how to get access to them so that you can get an idea of what they do and why you should use that particular application. At the end of this part of the course you will have a complete understanding of the different types of software and their applications.

WEEK 4.- The Visual Effects Workflow.

Now that you have a complete understanding of the Digital Visual Effects concept, we will take you to the different fields around this discipline. From concept design to animators, from compositors to technical directors, this part of the process is for understanding, evaluating and appreciating all the work required to create digital visual effects.

Week 5: Getting ready for business.

This week is all about hardware and tools needed to create stunning VFX. We will discuss professional items but also you will learn how to cheat and get the job done with other tools accessible to everyone.

Week 6 : VFX Production and budgeting.

This is the final class of this introductory workshop and is all about understanding the process of budgeting and accomplishing your customers’ expectations. At the end of this workshop you will understand all the major aspects to consider when budgeting or quoting your VFX techniques.



  • You must be the age of majority in your country in order to apply. If you are a minor your parent or guardian can apply for you.
  • Download the application form (From the link bellow).
  • Fill out the application form and send it back to us.
  • Pay the application fee
  • Wait for a response (Up to 48 hours)
If accepted If not
  • Pay tuition according with the program
  • Read instructions and policies about our training
  • Review materials needed to complete the course
  • Start learning!
  • Review the application and submit again.
  • If the reason is because there is not enough room in the course you can change your application to the next upcoming course available.

Technical requirements:

  • High speed internet service (1M recommended)
  • PC or MAC with the following specifications : Recent generation processor 32 ( 64-bit Recommended), 2 GB in RAM Memory (4 recommended), 100 GB free space in hard drive.

Software Requirements:

  • The Foundry’s Nuke (Free PLE edition Download here)
  • Adobe Photoshop (It’s not mandatory)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free)
  • Microsoft Office/Oracle Open Office (Free)

Note: Minimum requirements may change without a notice. Please contact our IT department if you have any question regarding this subject. We don’t sell or provide software licences.


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  • Workflow
  • VFX applications
  • Problem solving
  • Create tools
  • Business
  • History of Visual effects
  • What are VFX
  • Different types of effects
  • 3D packages
  • 2D compositing applications
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