CG Masters is the only school in the world teaching comprehensive studio production operations, processes, procedures and responsibilities. Don’t just learn software, learn how to work in a real job.

World Class VFX Training

One of only FIVE Houdini Certified Schools in Canada

100% of Grads hired (so far). Yes, really. Ask us.

Next Training Session Starts January 02, 2017








Become a ‘Specialist’ or a ‘Generalist’. It’s up to you.

Learn Animation

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

Visual Effects School

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 Testimonials

“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

“I 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, ILM

“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

“Nick’s excellent lighting skills, incredible attention to detail and calm demeanor make him a great VFX supervisor to work with.
His dedication to his craft even outside work is evident in his project cg-masters.com, providing training and giving back to the VFX community which is really admirable.
Anyone working with him will realise he is a great supervisor to have on your team!

Jamal knight

Senior Compositor, MPC

“I’ve been fortunate to work with Nicholas on Invictus during my time at CIS Vancouver. He’s extremely technical and also has a great eye for detail. Nicholas oversaw the shot finalling pipeline at CIS, and did an excellent work building a pipeline we could push hundreds of shots through. He is a great team leader and joy to work with.”

Danila Pogilov

Senior Lighter, UbiSoft

Graduate Testimonials

“The fast paced environment was balanced out by its relaxed and approachable instructors. There is no way I would have kept my current job if it wasn’t for the production practice training at CGM”

Khari Anthony

Compositor, Digital Domain

“You’re going to sit down with someone who’s in industry, who’s professional, who is going to teach you how to be in that position. And you’re working with other people who are as passionate as you and who want to learn as much as you do.”

Kim Walker

CG Generalist, Atomic Cartoons

“CG Masters not only gave me the raw skills needed, they taught me how to work and be successful in a professional production.”

Craig Bowles

CG Artist, Bardel Entertainment

“It’s great being able to talk to someone who currently is working in the exact job in the exact industry that I would like to be working for.”

Weston Slater

FX TD / CG Generalist = GVFX

“Step by step, from beginning to end, you do every facet of every department and you get a really rounded idea of what happens in a production environment.”

Emily Luke

Lighting Artist, Rainmaker Animation

“The learning at CG Masters goes far beyond knowing how to use vfx software. You’ll learn how to be an exceptionally competent and prepared commercial artist by living through the experience of working in a team production environment for a majority of the program. Creative and swift problem-solving as well as succinct team communication are among many of the skills honed. Your critical eye will be sharpened through numerous lighting/shading and dailies sessions led by Nick, who teaches you to be your own gatekeeper for quality in the pursuit of creating beautiful photorealistic imagery.”

Daniel Labossiere

CG Generalist, Encore Entertainment

“I was able to get my 1st job only two weeks after finishing this program. It is the future of VFX training. CG Masters has changed my life and changed the way that I think about the world around me. I would highly recommend this program above any other, to anyone wishing to pursue a career in the film industry.”

Kelly Eckstein

Lighting Artist, MPC

Recent CGM Student Work

This is work from ALL our students, not just a select few.


Goldtooth Creative Agency
Artifex Visual Effects
Atmosphere Visual Effects
Exile VFX

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