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.
We are dedicated to developing the best Visual Effects 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 relevant 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.
Guest MentorsDuring 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.
Mentors have included but not limited to:
Kent Matheson : Environments Supervisor, Jeremy Hoey : Sr. Digital Matte Artist, Robby Thomas: Technical Director, Mark Curtis: Head of Compositing, Sigurjon Gardarsson: Senior Compositor, Robert Lau: Rotoscope Lead and many more...