We are dedicated to developing the best curriculum possible.
We continually meet with Heads of Departments and other Industry professionals including our program advisory committee members to ensure we are teaching you the most relavent and up to date curriculum.
We continually host industry events, including Artist Spotlights, workshops and meetings to expose ourselves and students and to stay more involved in the industry.
Owner / VFX Educator, Director & Supervisor
Along with shaping the direction of the school, Mark Bénard provides instruction, supervision and personal mentoring in the Visual Effects Compositing Diploma program, replacing lecture-based classroom training with a focus on project-based learning and mentorship.
Chris Van Dyck
Chris van Dyck is a Vancouver-based VFX and Compositing supervisor in the commercial, film, and television industry. With a decade of experience, he has worked at some of the top studios around the world: WETA Digital, Industrial Light & Magic, MPC, Rising Sun Pictures, Animal Logic, The Embassy and Prime Focus. Some of his most notable credits include: The Hobbit 1 & 2, Thor 2, Life of Pi, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Tron: Legacy, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ironman and Frank Miller’s: 300.
During the program we have guest mentors in on a regular basis to help in the areas where experts are required. We are proud of our amazingly talented mentors not only because of how much experience and skills they have, but also their desire to share and help nurture future industry talent. They are also really great people.