July term overview video released

July term overview video released

| July 1, 2015

We’ve just launched our new term at fxphd and we have a fantastic lineup of new courses covering things from VR production to tornado destruction vfx, Houdini explosions, and more. It’s a strong mid-year lineup with a focus on both feature film vfx as well as television commercial finishing. Check out our overview video, below.



Of course, it’s the incredibly talented profs who lead these courses that we’re especially proud to have involved with fxphd. We have some incredible profs teaching this term, including vfx supervisor and Oscar winner Alex Henning, Scott Squires who himself has won a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and WETA Lead Massive Technical Director Geoff Tobin.

Background Fundamentals also returns, which is our weekly magazine style course that is a bonus for being a member. This term is a special edition of sorts, focusing on vfx supervisors and it’s sure to be brilliant.

The new courses as well as the repeats on offer this term are now available on our course listing page. If you’re not familiar with fxphd, we also have a page that explains more about how fxphd works.

The July term in brief

The lineup has multiple courses for various areas of specialty such as vfx, pipeline and 3D. The selection is then rounded out by several other broader offerings. In a nutshell, here are the new courses on offer this term:

  • MYA222: Maya Foundations: LookDev & Lighting (Matt Leonard)
  • MYA223:Previz for Commercials (Matt Workman)
  • FLM211: Graphic Design in Flame (Rob O’Neil)
  • VFX302: Tornado Destruction Project, Part 2 (Ludovic Iochem, Charles Chorein, Olivier Ryard)
  • HOU215: Lighting & Rendering Explosions in Houdini & Nuke (Liam Whitehouse)
  • 3DE202: 3D Equaliser Tricks of the Trade  (Philip Maddock)
  • MSV102: Introduction to Massive (Geoff Tobin) 
  • FIN101: Fundamentals of Commercial Finishing (Jeff Heusser)
  • VRL201: VR Production & Post: Live Action (John Montgomery, Scott Squires, Alex Henning)
  • DMP207: Digital Matte Painting: Desert Apocalypse (Ludovic Iochem)
  • NUK232: NUKE Commercials Finishing for Boutiques (Eduardo Abon)



Leave a Reply