Monday, 6 January 2020

VFX Taster Online Just £25

Online 3D VFX Taster Course
We're recommening this new online 3D VFX taster course, recently launched by London's Escape Studios.

The online taster was developed by Escape Studios' Head of 3D, Mark Spevick, and is delivered through the Smashcut platform.

Best of all, it costs just £25, and takes under 6 hours to complete. It's a great way to find out if 3D Animation and VFX is for you.

Course content
Mark Spevick
The course lessons have been curated by Escape Studios' veteran Head of 3D, Mark Spevick, who has over 20 years experience in the industry. Mark's movie credits include Angels & Demons, Casino Royale and The Golden Compass. 

  • Overview to the CGI industry - roles, studios, departments
  • Creating simple geometry 
  • UVs
  • Texturing
  • Bump maps
  • Lighting
  • Animation
  • Basic compositing
  • Learn the basics of CG lighting
  • Rendering
Project and feedback
Students will be able to work on a project throughout the course, and then have the opportunity to upload their work at the end of the course, and receive feedback from an Escape Studios tutor.
Autodesk Maya (see here for technical requirements on using Maya)
3D VFX Online Taster Course
Our 3D VFX Taster Course is hosted online at the Smashcut platform.  The course is aimed at students who want to study online, and start working on the skills needed to break into the visual effects industry.

VFX Fundamentals
The 3D Online VFX Taster is designed for beginners. The course teaches basi skills including the fundamentals of industry-standard software Autodesk Maya, as well as basic techniques in modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering. The course is hosted and delivered in conjunction with Smashcut, an online learning platform. Students are given an introduction on how to use Smashcut, and technical support is available through the platform throughout the course.
  • Location: online
  • Start dates: begin anytime before the 20th April 2020
  • Price: £25
  • Programme duration: 5-6 hours 
  • How to buy: follow this link
Relevance to industry
The Online 3D VFX taster course was designed in conjunction with the VFX industry; watch the video below to hear Andrew Schlussel, Director of Global Talent Development at Framestore, explain how this taster teaches relevant skills needed for working in the VFX industry.

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days,  take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.

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