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

  • Setting Up a 2.5D Matte Paint in After Effects
  • Chroma Keying & Compositing Fundamentals
  • Rotoscoping
  • 2D Motion Tracking
  • Planar Tracking using After Effects and Mocha
  • 3D Match-moving
  • Introduction to Compositing CG passes

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

Learning advance Clean up techniques as under:

  • Patching
  • Painting
  • Clean Plate
  • Motion Graphics:
    • Understanding Shape Layers and creating some cool animation using the same
    • Learning various plugins that facilitate in creating some awesome motion graphics
  • Nuke:
    • Introduction to the Nuke Interface
    • The Merge Node
    • Rotoscoping
    • Introduction to Chroma Keying
    • Nuke 3D Space and the 3D Interface

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

  • Advance Keying and blending techniques using Primatte and Keylight
  • Motion Tracking including Keyframe tracking and Planar Tracking
  • Multi-pass CG Compositing and Optimising Render Passes
  • Understanding Nuke's 3D system and setting up a Matte paint using it
  • Camera Projection
  • Camera Tracking and clean plate projection
  • Clean Up using the RotoPaint Node
  • The Stereoscopic Workflow in a Production Pipeline

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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Student Work / Showreel / About Course


C B Arun Kumar

C B Arun KumarEx-Academic Director

C B Arun Kumar was a founding member of FX School and responsible for creating and establishing its unique and powerful pedagogy which enables students to achieve world class results in an extremely efficient time frame.

He has been working in the Animation & Broadcast Industry in India since 1985 and has over 37 years of professional experience. 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.

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

  • Top Ranked Institute by HT
  • International Education Partnership with FXPHD
  • Internationally trained faculty
  • Award-Winning Students & Alumni
  • 100% Apple Mac Environment in all digital labs
  • Fully equipped professional-grade Chroma studio
  • Project & Practicals oriented curriculum that ensures that you have a high-quality demo-reel at the end of the course
  • Live Online Training during Lockdowns -- NO Time Wasted!

  • No Cost EMI Education Loans Available!
  • Eduvanz

Student Achievements


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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