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 4 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.
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
Harry Potter Effects Part 2
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
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.