The 2018 Rookies Awards are underway and entries are officially closed as of May 31st. "The Rookies, sponsored by Autodesk, is an annual awards and mentor platform open to young creatives in film, animation, games, VR, motion graphics and architecture visualisation." There are 18 recent graduates … Read More
Effects Technical Director (FXTD) Program
Events relevant to our FXTD Program.
We recently had the pleasure to launch our new Montreal Division! Founders and Owners, Mark & Ria Benard along with FX Artist Program Lead, Sean Lewkiw, greeted new students and hosted an industry open house. After a morning of meeting the new students we opened our doors to our industry … Read More
The Vancouver Economic Commission shared that over 3,500 job seekers registered for its career fair, with 35 digital studios and companies in attendance and over 500 positions to be filled! In addition to the Province of British Columbia and EY Canada, Netflix helped sponsor the event. Visual … Read More
Before the FX TD's begin their Digital Destruction Project, the students go out to the back-lot for a little case study in how materials break. Houdini is well known for it's superiority at this genre of VFX but before an FX TD can effectively harness its power they must first develop their … Read More
Blade Runner 2049 won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects at this year's Academy Awards, as well as Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects at the 2018 BAFTA Awards. Both of these awards were received by: John Nelson (Overall VFX Supervisor), Gerd Nefzer (Special Effects … Read More