Welcome to CG Masters

A Houdini Certified School

Welcome to the mission statement page of CG Masters, the world’s only school to offer industry-designed visual effects and 3D animation job-skills training, not academic process. Our faculty, all industry masters, teach far more than just how to operate software.

We teach how to work within a real team, studio production environment to create world-class, film-quality images and animations, and we do it in a completely unique way. We focus on skills, not grades. Drop us a line or chat with our current students or graduates to find out more.

Become a ‘Specialist’ or a ‘Generalist’.

Learn Animation

Learn to create beautiful, professional-quality 3D animation from Masters who do it for a living every day.

Learn Visual Effects

Learn to create amazing, professional-quality visual effects shots from Masters who do it for a living every day.

Learn Job Skills

Learn the powerful secrets of collective, studio workflow from Masters who have spent their careers perfecting the arts and sciences of digital animation and visual effects.

Industry & Graduate Testimonials

“I have had the pleasure of working with Nicholas on multiple commercial and feature projects spanning more than a decade. He is insightful, communicative, creative, and a true professional delivering excellence in both his own work and his teams. I look forward to our next project together.”

Dale Fay, VFX Supervisor – Zoic Studios

Company Name: Zoic Studios
Designation: VFX Supervisor

worked for the same company as Nick for three and a half years, and every time I had the opportunity to work directly under him on a project, it was a fantastic experience. All projects were handled professionally and the end results were never without a great deal of highly positive feedback from the director(s) involved. He is an extremely knowledgeable, diligent, efficient, and talented artist with an eye for perfection. He goes out of his way to make sure those working under him are taken care of and relaxed; thus enabling them to work to the best of their individual abilities.

Luke Vallee, Senior Compositor

Company Name: ILM
Designation: Senior Compositor

“They give them the training for a real-world studio environment so when we hire graduates from CG Masters they can really fit right into our pipeline. They seem to get what it’s like to work at a studio and produce really nice quality work.”

Chris Browne, CG Supervisor – Bardel Entertainment

Company Name: Bardel Entertainment
Designation: CG Supervisor

Student Showcase

CG Masters is a revolutionary new training system that teaches skills, not grades. Trainees learn real studio production practice and procedure in addition to tools skills and aesthetics.

Goat brothers – by CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFX

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Students create Gravity VFX

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Grounded – The Final Cut

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The VFX of “The Fallout” by CG Masters Students

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Contact VFX

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Star Wars and Cylons

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Animated Short – 9 students in 16 weeks.

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CG Masters student work comparison

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