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FX School's Visual Effects courses are designed to create ready professionals for the VFX industry. Students learn to create sophisticated visual effects with in-depth instruction in select software popularly used in the industry.

A unique feature of this course is the dual certification that students receive when they complete it. The VFX pro course in the world's leading compositing package, The Foundry's Nuke, has been designed in collaboration with world leaders in online VFX education training, fxphd. Upon completion of the course, students received certification from fxphd as well as FX School.

FX School offers an 11-month Advanced Certificate course comprising four modules and a Professional Certificate course comprising a 3-month Professional Project Development module that enables you to make a high-quality short film showcasing your VFX skills, which will be closely mentored by our VFX faculty.Click here for More Course Info

Advanced Certificate in Visual Effects

Course Content

Module 1: Foundation

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.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Matte Painting and the Role of Matte Painting in Visual Effects
  • Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop tools
  • Introduction to After Effects
  • Animation in After Effects

Module 2: Specialisation

This module focuses on teaching fundamental Compositing techniques as well as Motion Graphics, using After Effects.

Course Outline

  • Chroma Keying & Compositing Fundamentals
  • 2D Motion Tracking
  • Rotoscoping
  • Basic 3D Match-moving
  • Motion Graphics:
    • Title Animation
    • Live Footage & Motion Design integration
    • Integrating 3D and 2D elements in After Effects

Module 3: Advanced After Effects and Introduction to Nuke

In this module, the objective is to help you develop advanced compositing skills in After Effects and give you an overview of The Foundry's Nuke, a leading compositing software used widely in the industry.

Course Outline

  • Clean-up
  • Advanced 3D tracking
  • Planar Tracking in Mocha
  • 4-Point and Offset Tracking in After Effects
  • Introduction to Compositing CG passes
  • Camera Projection in After Effects
  • Nuke:
    • Introduction to the Nuke Interface
    • The Merge Node
    • Rotoscoping
    • Introduction to Chroma Keying
    • Introduction to 2D Motion Tracking
    • The 3D Space and the Interface
    • Introduction to CG Pass Compositing
    • Time Controls

Module 4: NUKE - International Certification by fxphd

The fxphd in The Foundry’s Nuke module comprises three months of intense training in The Foundry's Nuke, one of the topmost compositing software, designed in collaboration with world leaders in online VFX education, fxphd. You will learn the entire functioning of the node-based software along with production related techniques for optimizing and speeding up the pace of production.

Course Outline

  • The Primatte Keyer and the Light Wrap Process
  • Advanced Motion Tracking
  • Camera Tracking
  • Multi-pass CG Compositing and Optimising Render Passes
  • Editing Geometry
  • The Stereoscopic Workflow in a Production Pipeline
  • Clean-Up

Professional Certificate in Visual Effects

Course Content

Professional Project Development (PPD)

In this module, you will make a high-end VFX short film showcasing all the advanced techniques you have learnt during your course. You will learn advanced projection and keying techniques. While working on your projects, there will meetings at regular pre-determined intervals with the faculty to monitor progress.

Course Outline

  • Camera Projection on 3D models in Nuke
  • 3D Camera Projection in After Effects
  • The Smart Vector Toolset
  • IBK Keyer
  • Advanced Title Animation

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Faculty

C B Arun Kumar

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."

Mazdiar Santoke

Mazdiar SantokeHoD

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.

Ranajoy Ghosh

Ranajoy Ghosh Faculty

I was always fascinated with the idea of the impossible, things that do not happen in our everyday life - like a man flying in a metal suit or cars transforming into giant bots. I wanted to know how all of this is brought to life.

After graduating with a degree in commerce, I knew pressing calculator buttons was not going to work for me so I joined an animation course. After that I worked at Cinemad, a post-production studio in Kolkata. But I found that I still wanted to learn more. That’s when I found FX School and completed my course in Visual Effects, which was an awesome experience.

Now as a Visual Effects instructor at FX School, I find that helping others really pushes me to learn more about the things I have always been fascinated with, and gives me a sense of satisfaction.

Why FX School

  • Fully equipped professional-grade Chroma studio
  • 100% Apple Mac Environment in all digital labs
  • Introduction to high-end Compositing & Interface of Nuke
  • Project oriented curriculum that ensures that you have a high-quality demo-reel at the end of the course
  • Internationally trained faculty
  • International Education Partnership with FXPHD

Student Achievements

Jishnu

Jishnu P DevDiploma in VFX 2011

After completing his diploma course in VFX at FX school, Jishnu worked as a VFX artist, Lead VFX Artist and eventually VFX Supervisor at FXS, FX School's production wing. The films he worked on include Ram Gopal Varma's "Dongala Mutha" "Not a Love Story" and "The Attacks of 26/11." He went on to become the VFX supervisor of the film "Queen" directed by Vikas Bahl. He currently runs his own production studio called Corridor Studios.

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Rashabh Butani

Rashabh Butani Diploma in VFX 2011

After completing his diploma in VFX at FX School, Rashabh worked at FXS, FX School’s production wing, as an assistant cinematographer. He was recruited by Rhythmn&Hues where he worked on films such as Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” and “Life of Pi.” He went on to join Double Negative in London and worked on “Interstellar” as a compositor. He is now working as a Freelance Compositor with MPC Bangalore.

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