In a country of creative MASTERMINDS like Satyajit Ray, Mani Ratnam and Mira Nair, the creative potential of millions remains shockingly untapped.
With its superior courses in Animation, VFX, Filmmaking, Photography and Digital Art, FX School is committed to helping you find the genius inside you. A solid foundation in the aesthetics of the visual medium and Industry-specific training in the use of today's best technology allows our students to take their creative ideas to a whole new level.Click here for More Course Info
Intensive Foundation in Digital Media
The curriculum covered in the Intensive Foundation course is listed below. Most students choose to do the full 1 Year Diploma course at FX School. After completing the Intensive Foundation course students usually decide on their areas of specialisation (Visual Effects, CG Animation or Digital Art) in which they dive deeper for 9 more months in order to gain true production grade skills.
The CG Animation curriculum at the Foundation level helps you to understand the world of 3D vis-à-vis the real world. You will learn the interface and tools of 3D software. You will also create CG assets and learn how to bring them to life.
- Understanding 3D Space and Elements
- Navigating 3D Software
- Real World Camera and 3D Space Camera
- Lighting in 3D Spacee
- Modeling Tools
The Foundation module in VFX focuses on giving you a strong base upon which you will build and enhance your skills as you move on to more sophisticated software and techniques later in the course. You will learn key concepts, tools and techniques, including an introduction to After Effects.
- Introduction to Photoshop
- Layers, Blending Modes and Transformation
- Selection Tools
- Pen Tool for Advanced Selection
- Brush and Clean-up Tools
- Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers
- Colour Adjustment and Filters
- Pen Tool for Advanced Selection
- Introduction to After Effects
- Time Remapping
- Stop Motion
The Digital Art curriculum at the Foundation level will enable you to learn the essentials of drawing, perspective and colour using a digital pen and tablet.
- Introduction to Digital Art & Object Drawing
- Making a Blue Print
- Color Theory
- Perspective Study
- Color Study – I
- Color Study – II
- Object Drawing
- Character stylisation with color using a 3D model
During the Foundation course you will learn the fundamentals of Photography and essential Photoshop skills for processing and editing images.
- Shutter Speed
- Aperture and lenses
- Camera Raw & Photoshop
During the Foundation course you will explore the world of professional filmmaking and learn the fundamentals of cinematography and editing.
- Introduction to Filmmaking
- Introduction to Camera for Video
- Basic Video Editing
New Batch Starts on 1st June
Student Work / Showreel / About Course
C B Arun KumarAcademic Director
C B Arun Kumar has worked in the Animation & Broadcast Industry in India since 1985. He did his Masters from MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia in 1989.
He has worked with TV18, Business India TV (TVI), Aaj Tak, Doordarshan, Vijay TV, Maya Entertainment and Pixion.
He worked on the first Indian 3D animation series, "Jungle Tales" (for Cartoon Network) with Moving Picture Company.
He was awarded the National Award for Best Director of an Animation Film (2005) for "Kachua aur Khargosh."
Raj Vithalani HOD Filmmaking
Raj Vithalani started off his filmmaking career as a camera intern at CNN IBN. After studying filmmaking at FX School, he joined the post-production team at FXS where he worked on feature films directed by Ram Gopal Varma.
He then went on to pursue an MFA in Filmmaking at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Raj is inspired by South American filmmakers and also loves Bollywood! His aim is to help student realize their creative vision in the films that they make.
Mazdiar SantokeHOD Visual Effects
Mazdiar has many years of experience as a VFX artist with leading production houses such Prime Focus, Eyecube and Reliance Media Works. The Hindi feature films he has worked on include Guru, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Welcome, Chandni Chowk to China, Love Story 2050 and Blue. He has also worked on major Hollywood films such as Tron Legacy, Moby Dick, 28 Weeks Later and Agent Crush. In addition, he has worked on many international TV serials. His key strengths are BG Preparation and compositing CG with Live Action footage.
Atanu Roy Technical Director CG Animation
A “look and feel” specialist, Atanu Roy has over 17 years of experience in CG and Visual Effects. He has worked in leading companies such as Prana Studios, Pixion, Pentamedia, Blowfishfx Limited, Fat Lizard Entertainment and Maya Entertainment Ltd. He has been a Lighting Lead on feature films such as Dungeons and Dragons, Belka Strelka, and Mangal Pandey; TV Shows such as the BBC's The Tale of Jack Frost (which was nominated for the Children's BAFTA); and games such as Disney Princess and The Cat in the Hat.
Shehzad KapadiaSenior Faculty Game Art/Digital Painting
Shehzad Kapadia studied Concept Design at FZD School of Design in Singapore.
He started his career as a Lead Artist at Spiel Studios and worked on his first game, Galaxy Run which went on to become one of the Best mobile games of 2014 on the Apple Appstore.
He has worked as a Concept Artist for films, mobile applications and AAA games such as Speedy Gun Savage as well as on projects for Microsoft and Baidu. He has also worked on the design for the theme park, Dubailand.
Shehzad aims to help students acquire the artistic vision and real-world skills required to enter the film and gaming industry.
Bhavpreet Ghai Talwalkar HOD Photography
Having worked in the Graphics and Photography industry in Delhi for 3 years, Bhavpreet moved to Mumbai in 2003 to join the 3D Animation Film industry.
Over the duration of four years, Bhavpreet was involved in various international projects as lighting artist until 2007, when a Master in Creative Media studies, from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT), took her across the globe to Australia.
While living in Melbourne, Bhavpreet organically nurtured her insatiable desire to take more photographs, resulting in a career as a fulltime photographer.
Her work has been exhibited in various galleries across India and Australia. Moreover, her first experimental short film "Awaken" was shown at various film festivals around Australia.