VFX Pilot Discount: Apply Today


By: Animation Mentor
Feb
08
2013

vfx blog VFX Pilot Discount: Apply Today

 

There’s been plenty of buzz going around Animation Mentor and everyone is excited for our new VFX Fundamentals. We are set to launch the new program and open registration soon for the inaugural summer 2013 term.

But there’s no need to wait until the summer … and there’s no need to pay full tuition.

VFX Fundamentals: Spring 2013 Pilot
You are cordially invited to step inside the Studio School and experience our new instructional design. Learn directly from industry professional lighters and compositors from top studios … work with our state-of-the art, patent-pending AMP™ studio production pipeline and new characters … and save $1,500 over the course of the program. To secure the special pricing, simply apply for the VFX Fundamentals: Spring 2013 Pilot by Friday, March 1.

Be One of the First
What exactly is a pilot and why is it so exciting? Simple: A pilot is your chance — and our chance — to be one of the first. You can be one of the first to enroll in our new VFX Fundamentals. You can be one of the first to work with our industry-leading instructors, offer feedback … and together, we can work together to shape the curriculum to best help you. You don’t often get a chance to be on the ground floor of something truly groundbreaking. Now you do.

Learn the Exact Skill Set That Studios Seek
The Animation Mentor crew has been busy. We’ve assembled a VFX Advisory Board and worked closely with industry professional lighters and compositors from Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Weta Digital, and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to provide ongoing consultation of the VFX curriculum and fully-distributed pipeline. We’ve also partnered with leading software developers (Autodesk, Inc., The Foundry, and Solid Angle) and VFX media partners (fxphd).

For you, this hard work has delivered a VFX curriculum — comprised of three 12-week classes — that specifically meets the production needs of the industry:

CG Basics
Regular Price $1,999
Pilot Price $1,699 ($300 Savings)
Learn the fundamentals of VFX asset look development. Includes an introduction to image acquisition, hard surface modeling, and surfacing — along with basic lighting and compositing for VFX, built on an asset-based workflow. You will integrate CG assets into your own static plate photography. Requires proficiency with Autodesk® Maya® or similar 3D software.

Lighting Basics
Regular Price $2,799
Pilot Price $2,199 ($600 Savings)
Learn the core concepts of cinematic storytelling with light and work across multiple shots in a production sequence workflow. Includes an introduction to sequence-based lighting using the industry-leading Arnold Renderer.

Compositing Basics
Regular Price $2,799
Pilot Price $2,199 ($600 Savings)
Begin your introduction to CG compositing with a history of optical compositing and practical FX. Additional studies center on an introduction to compositing math operations and advanced concepts of color space and color pipeline in VFX. Includes work across multiple shots in a production sequence workflow using the industry standard NUKE compositing package.

Hurry, the Application Deadline for the Spring 2013 Pilot Is Friday, March 1
Apply today for our exciting VFX Fundamentals: Spring 2013 Pilot.

Important:
• Seating is limited.
• For the VFX Fundamentals: Spring 2013 Pilot, we encourage you to commit to all three classes.

See you in the studio school.

— The Animation Mentor Crew