Courses and Career in VFX

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If you are on this article, then I definitely assume that you are some one with a creative bend of mind and are some one who is interested in Animation and Multimedia and are looking for Courses in VFX . So let us look at some more information on this.

What is VFX?

VFX is short form of Visual Effects. It is about mixing real life film shooting with images and animation to give it a larger than life affect. VFX is not new. Visual Effects has been part of film industry for long. But due to advent of computers and new technologies in this space, this has become an increasing tool for modern day film makers.

Why you should learn VFX ?

  • With Indian film industry getting modernized and matured, there is lot of job opportunities in this area
  • Job opportunities are not only in film industry but in video and filming in general
  • Lots of work from abroad is getting outsourced to India. For example many Hollywood movie makers outsource their work to India
  • Interesting career option
  • Opportunity to open up your own studio

Courses in VFX

Eligibility Criteria to for a course in VFX

It all depends on what course you want to do. In general there are certificate courses, both short term and long term, then there are diploma / pg diploma courses and also BSC (graduation level) courses

For diploma / pg diploma and graduate level courses you need to have passed 12th .

Many colleges for Graduate Level courses conduct a written test as well.

What do they team in VFX Course

What they teach is more or less same , below are some common areas which are taught

Digital designAdvanced particle effects
Basics of photographyClean plate & wire removal
Projection for visual effectsCreating Visual Effects Element
3D designCloth FX, pyrotechnics
Match moving & camera trackingConcepts of set extension & CG integration
Time WarpingStereoscopic pipeline
Multi-Plate CompositingChroma Keying Techniques
Maya and NUKE IntegrationAdvance Paint Techniques
Advance Roto Techniques3D for NUKE
Multi-Pass CompositingDay to Night Conversion
Layer-based, node-based & advanced compositingDigital Makeup

Career options in VFX?

There are many career roles in VFX. You can expect to be in below roles (not limited to ) in this industry.

Roles available

  • Pre-Visualization Artist
  • Modelling artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Compositor
  • Accessory designer
  • Matte Painter
  • Match Move Artist
  • Production assistant
  • Production Engineer
  • Texture Artist
  • Roto Artist
  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader

etc .. so there are many job roles which exist in this area.

How is Indian VFX Industry?

There is a huge demand of VFX professionals in India. This demand is driven by booming Indian Film, Advertising and Multimedia Industry.

Not only that there is a of outsourcing happening from other countries to India on VFX work and hence it has opened up a lot of job opportunities.

Some example of movies that used VFX

Do you remember Bahubali 1 & 2 or Robot 1 & 2 , all these movies have used extensive VFX.


If you have watched these movies, I am pretty sure you understand what role VFX can play in today’s movie production.

Where to Study VFX ?

There are many, but some of the popular ones are

  • Picasso Animation College
  • Westford Institute of Film Technology
  • P.A. Inamdar College of Visual Effects, Design & Art
  • Arena Animation
  • Accel Animation Academy
  • Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA)
  • Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC)

You may also be interested in – Career in Animation

So friends hope you liked this article ,Courses in VFX and have a basic understanding of VFX now. Does this career interests you? Please do let me know with your comments!

In case you have any questions do write back to me at skumar@indiacareeradvice.com

Sanjeev

Sanjeev

Hello Friends, my name is Sanjeev and I have been in the industry of education, training and mentoring for 20 years now. I love imparting what I have learnt and sharing my knowledge. I hope my articles benefit you. You can write to me at skumar@indiacareeradvice.com

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