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VFX Learning U Project

Last chance to get your hands on the best dynamic simulation and VFX training in the world.

If you missed this campaign dont worry, we have created an extension here: http://igg.me/at/vfxlu2/x/1896744

Good news! Every single person who buys our VFX Learning U Program at www.vfxlu.com is welcome to participate in my 10 day live bootcamp in Mumbai, Guadalajara or Lima. 

India: Whistling Woods International Auditorium in Mumbai: February 3rd to the 12th 2014.

Peru: Auditorio de la Escuela Peruana de la Industria Cinematografica EPIC en Lima:  26 de Febrero al 8 de Marzo 2014.

Mexico: Auditorio de la Universidad de Artes Digitales en Guadalajara. Marzo 2014 (fecha exacta sera publicada próximamente)



What is VFX Learning U ?

VFX Learning U is a new initiative sponsored by VFX Learning and SIM VFX that offers everyone interested in a career in visual effects an opportunity to access up to 130 hours of HD quality video training for Maya Dynamics and RealFlow. The training is divided in 10 different Case Studies available only to contributors, as well as our FX Technical Director Program which will be released as a bonus to everyone depending on the overall campaign performance.

VFX Learning Case Studies explore some of the most iconic effects and simulations of popular blockbuster films, we will analyse the techniques needed to create such elements and combine all the tools and knowledge at our disposal using Maya, RealFlow and PulldownIt to achieve them.

Every Case Study will be given as a 6 hour session. Classes will be recorded and offered as streaming video content. We will offer this sessions both in English and Spanish.

Each Case Study was originally priced at $200 on the VFX Learning website, enrolling not only gives you access to the classes but also to our downloads area where you will be able to get the assignment scene files to better follow the training, additionally you will be given access to our online student community. 

For the complete list of Case Studies included in this plan please visit www.vfxlearning.com

So far we have published the following Case Studies:

Harry Potter Effects Part 1
Battleship Effects 
Harry Potter Effects Part 2

By the end of this campaign on January 20th 2014 I will have published the following  Case Studies:

Tintin Effects
Transformers Effects
Wrath of the Titans Effects
The Day the Earth Stood Still Effects
Prometheus Effects
Constantine Effects
Pearl Harbor Effects

Who's behind this initiative ?

My name is Luis Pages, I'm originally from Venezuela, for the last 10 years I have been a visual effects artist in the film industry. I'm a member of the Visual Effects Society and I have worked in over 12 feature films.


In winter of 2010 I founded VFX Learning with the sole mission of creating high end training, mentored by artists actively working in the film industry, and delivering this sessions in English and Spanish, live anywhere in the world via our online classroom.

After 3 years of teaching and creating content for VFX Learning I have decided due to personal reasons to step down my duties with the company and move on to a new venture I recently launched called SIM VFX. This new company will host the talent of my best students where they will create high end simulation work for feature films, TV, commercials and scientific visualisation. To learn more about SIM VFX please visit www.simvfx.com


Before I complete my last Case Studies I want to make sure that as many people as possible get to enjoy the material and thats why I have reduced the price considerably. 

All the Case Study training will be available for the contributors to stream until January 30th 2016.

At the same time I want to add an extra bonus for every VFX student out there, for every $1000 we receive over the campaign goal I will release one hour of training of our VFX Technical Director Program, this material will be available on our Vimeo channel until October 31st 2015.

So far we have published the following bonus recordings:

Intro to Maya for Effects - Week 1: https://vimeo.com/61589740
Intro to Maya for Effects - Week 2: https://vimeo.com/61998879
Intro to Maya for Effects - Week 3: https://vimeo.com/79495743
Intro to Maya for Effects - Week 4: https://vimeo.com/80698106
Intro to Maya for Effects - Week 5: https://vimeo.com/82188649
Intro a Maya para Efectos - Semana 1:https://vimeo.com/61466413
Intro a Maya para Efectos - Semana 2: https://vimeo.com/78918038
Intro a Maya para Efectos - Semana 3: https://vimeo.com/79585471 
Intro a Maya para Efectos - Semana 4: https://vimeo.com/81253131
Maya Dynamics Level 1 - Week 1: http://vimeo.com/61657380
Maya Dynamics Level 1 - Week 2: https://vimeo.com/79612900
Maya Dynamics Level 1 - Week 3: https://vimeo.com/81317274
Maya Dynamics Level 1 - Week 4: https://vimeo.com/82165391
Maya Dynamics Nivel 1 - Semana 1: https://vimeo.com/61751720
Maya Dynamics Nivel 1 - Semana 2: https://vimeo.com/80232307
Maya Dynamics Nivel 1 - Semana 3: https://vimeo.com/81187557
Maya Dynamics Nivel 1 - Semana 4: https://vimeo.com/82351237
Maya Dynamics Level 2 - Week 1: https://vimeo.com/61643928
Maya Dynamics Level 2 - Week 2: https://vimeo.com/79880707
Maya Dynamics Level 2 - Week 3: https://vimeo.com/81392700

Maya Dynamics Nivel 2 - Semana 1: https://vimeo.com/61740934
Maya Dynamics Nivel 2 - Semana 2: https://vimeo.com/79880708
Maya Dynamics Nivel 2 - Semana 3: https://vimeo.com/81396054
Maya Dynamics Master Class: The Art of Destruction - Week 1: https://vimeo.com/61610879
Maya Dynamics Master Class: The Art of Destruction - Week 2: https://vimeo.com/80698316
Maya Dynamics Master Class: The Art of Destruction - Week 3: https://vimeo.com/81974038
Maya Dynamics Master Class: The Art of Destruction - Semana 1: https://vimeo.com/61796458
Maya Dynamics Master Class: The Art of Destruction - Semana 2: https://vimeo.com/80698105
Maya Dynamics Master Class: The Art of Destruction - Semana 3: https://vimeo.com/81934409
Getting Wet with Maya & RealFlow - Week 1: https://vimeo.com/61620785
Getting Wet with Maya & RealFlow - Week 2: 
http://vimeo.com/80184520
Getting Wet with Maya & RealFlow - Week 3: https://vimeo.com/81974037
Getting Wet with Maya & RealFlow - Semana 1: https://vimeo.com/61922552
Getting Wet with Maya & RealFlow - Semana 2: 
https://vimeo.com/79880709
Getting Wet with Maya & RealFlow - Semana 3: https://vimeo.com/81974039

Other Ways You Can Help

Don't worry if you cant contribute, you can help me immensely by spreading the word, tell everyone about this initiative so they can do the same. We all love movies so I'm sure someone you know will feel identified with the project.

If any VFX post-production houses, studios or software developers would like to participate in this project as sponsors feel free to drop me a line.

Thank you in advance for your support.


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