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Master the art of visual effects

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Date Added: 17th April 2014

Win a free online course worth £7,500 at Escape Studios and begin your journey towards VFX greatness!

Looking to master the art of visual effects? Enter this competition to win an online course that will help you on your way. Valued at £7,500, this course lets you learn the art of VFX at home, as you take a giant leap towards becoming a professional CG artist.

The Prize

Escape Studios is giving away one place on an online course, designed to help VFX students study to a professional standard, from anywhere in the world. As long as you have an internet connection, a workstation and the required software, you've got everything you need to begin!

In an evolving digital world, more and more people kick-start their VFX careers from their home computers. And you can, too, through these online courses. Whether you want to learn 3D for Visual Effects or Compositing for Visual Effects, the lucky winner for this competition can choose the VFX discipline that best suits their talents!

3D for Visual Effects

Using step-by-step Maya tuition with genuine production examples, this course will introduce you to Maya's capabilities, workflows and interface before walking you through the key 3D techniques you'll need to begin your journey from beginner to CG pro.

3D modeling, texturing, lighting, tracking and rendering – these are every 3D artist's mantra and are the skills you'll learn during this 3D for Visual Effects online course. Through intensive hands-on projects and problem solving challenges, you will learn the latest 3D software and techniques to create professional-standard effects for your showreel.

Compositing for Visual Effects

In the visual effects industry, Compositors are the masters of illusion, responsible for the finished visual effect. Blending all the elements of a shot together, convincingly and photo-realistically, they create an invisible effect that seems so real, it suspends disbelief and elevates the magic and emotion of a scene.

Working inside NUKE, the industry's favourite VFX compositing tool, this online course will teach you rotoscoping, rig removal, paint prep techniques, colour balance, 2D/planar tracking and accurate keying techniques. You'll also work with NUKE's 3D projection system, camera tracking and how to integrate CG render passes into a live action backplate.

Escape Studios Student Showreel Spring 2014

How to enter

To be in with the chance of winning this fantastic prize, just answer the very simple question below before 1 June...

How many weeks does it take to become a
VFX master with Escape Studios?

Hint: You may be able to find out here

Send your answers to competitions@3dtotal.com with the subject line: I want to master the art of VFX. Be sure to include your name, address and telephone number within the email so we can contact the lucky winner!

The competition ends on Sunday 1 June 2014 with one winner chosen at random. The winner will be contacted shortly after to confirm all the details for the course starting on Monday 30 June 2014.

Terms and Conditions:

The competition deadline is 1 June 2014; entries received after this date will not be considered. Winners will be chosen at random and will be contacted via email before 5 June 2014. Employees of 3dtotal.com Ltd and Escape Studios (including freelancers), their relatives or any agents are not eligible to enter this competition. 3dtotal.com Ltd's decision is final and prizes will not be exchangeable for cash nor will they be interchangeable for courses commencing on any other date than the courses stated above. By entering this competition you consent to 3dtotal.com Ltd sending you twice-monthly email newsletters and press releases. You also consent to be added to the Escape Studios mailing lists. You may unsubscribe from these at any time.

Related Links

Escape Studios website
3D for Visual Effects course
Compositing for Visual Effects course
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Ryan on Thu, 17 April 2014 10:43am
It takes an Incredibly well paced Forty Weeks (40)
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