Lost Boys school of Visual Effects is very excited to announce their new FX TD full time program [lostboys-studios.com].
Visual effects work and Houdini artists for feature film are in an ever increasing demand in the Vancouver Visual FX industry and worldwide. There is a high demand for FX technical directors skilled in problem solving, the craft of FX work, and the tools required (Houdini, Nuke).
The new FX TD program will be one of the most comprehensive diplomas offered in both Houdini and feature film FX in the world. The full time eight month program will guide the students through learning the general principles of fx work, 3D graphics, and compositing, all with a fully Houdini and FX centric range of projects, ranging from generalism, destruction, pyro and fluid simulation, to on the job computer sciences, and compositing for FX.
The course will be taught by FX Industry veteran and Houdini author/trainer Andrew Lowell [lostboys-studios.com]. Andrew has worked at numerous studios worldwide such as Rhythm and Hues, CIS Vancouver, Animal Logic, and Digital Domain. Andrew is experienced both in basics training / fundamental generalist methodology, as well as applying his practical FX industry experience to impart valuable production skills that are very sought after in formal education. Andrew was highly recommended for the program by SideFX (Houdini).
At Lost Boys, we believe our purpose is to train the necessary analytical, creative and technical skills to get started in the Visual Effects (VFX) Industry as quickly as possible, while still upholding a high standard of excellence. To achieve, this we balance production simulations (including filming plates), project driven disciplined exercises and technical demonstrations delivered by industry professionals.
Our students are industry prepared and hit the ground running with extensive ties to local studios, and a 98% placement rate.
During the program each student is assigned their own workstation and have 24/7 access to our inspirational studio training environment.
FX TD (Houdini) Program
Course Length: 8 months intensive
Fees: $ 27,900.00 CND ($29,900.00 for international students)
Student Requirements: Entry level, see admission page