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Fully-accredited courses on your own schedule, the most concise and industry-focused path to your new career in visual effects is starting now. Powered by Amarillo College and Semkhor Productions. Stage 03 VFX - providing a complete visual effects education.

Online, fully-remote classes are starting every 8 weeks! And next year, we will also open the full VFX Studio within the Amarillo College Innovation Outpost, including a state-of-art sound stage and motion-capture studio.


This facility will provide students with immersive and expert-led production experience on real-world
commercial projects.

NEXT CLASSES BEGIN:
AUGUST 22ND, 2022

Financial aid is available and classes are filling up fast!

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What you'll learn...

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VFX Capstone demo Reel

This is it. The grand finale of your hard work - putting all your new VFX skills to the test and amazing the world with your own custom 16-weeks VFX project. Utilize all the skills and software you've acquired, and rely on the full guidance and support of the entire team here at VFX/Unleashed. Amaze the work and gain your degree!

VFX Capstone demo Reel

Advanced Look Development

You loved the Texturing and Look Dev I buffet, and you're hungry for more. Here's comes the giant second course. Introducing Katana - the look development and lighting powerhouse that tackles creative challenges with ferocity and ease. Ready for that creative freedom and scalability to exceed any CG-rendering project? Dig in while it's hot!

Advanced Look Development

MatchmovE AND Tracking

Sure, they filmed a great handheld action shot on location - but how do you now put that perfectly integrated robot army in the footage? This CG Camera course explores all the tracking techniques, from 2D point and planar, to 3D match-move - the foundation of all VFX shots. Get ready for Maya, Nuke and Syntheyes magic!

MatchmovE AND Tracking

Set Production - Light and Lens

Everyone knows - a great production means a great post-production. Join VFX Supervisor Dante Rinaldi as he shows you the ins and outs of becoming an on-set VFX wizard. Learn about budgeting work, setting up greenscreens, gathering camera and lighting data, working with directors. You will find five solutions to every problem and avoid those pitfalls.

Set Production - Light and Lens

Dynamic Simulations and Effects

It's high time we blow some stuff up. Tornados and explosions? Check. Bolts of magic from that wand? You got it. Effects and simulations are like the frosting on the cake - and we all love cake. Dive into Houdini, the gold-standard of effects software, and get ready to amaze with your creative potential.

Dynamic Simulations and Effects

Portfolio AND DEMo Reel

The number one asset that gets you that dream VFX job is your Demo Reel - and this class gets you there. Enjoy the total dedicated time to craft your dream project, all with the guidance of the entire team here at VFX/Unleashed. We'll go from concept to storyboarding all the way to rendering and compositing - even adding that perfect sound mix. And the best part? You create whatever you want that uses all the skills gained.

Portfolio AND DEMo Reel

3D Animation

Animation is bringing something to LIFE. An engaging animation will make the viewer believe in your character and care about their journey. Utilizing the famous Disney Principles of Animation, you'll gain the skills necessary in 3D Animation II to become a confident character animator ready to tackle any challenge.

3D Animation

ADVANCED Compositing

Now let's get fancy. You know the power of Digital Compositing I - in the advanced course, we're creating full motion matte paintings, camera-tracked environments, and working with render passes that give you absolute control over every pixel in a VFX shot. Prepare for a big level-up!

ADVANCED Compositing

3D Rigging for Production

All CG animation is only as good as the skeleton and controls that allow you to craft that perfect performance. Whether you need to animate a singing octopus or a dancing robot, you'll have the skills to bring to any VFX challenge with 3D Rigging for Production, taught by Art Director Mike Trezza!

3D Rigging for Production

Autodesk Maya

Foundry Nuke

Adobe After Effects

Maxon Cinema 4D

SideFX Houdini

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Substance

Arnold

Red Digital Cinema

All courses taught by seasoned VFX professionals.

Watch the weekly lessons on your schedule and receive professional feedback on your work.

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