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5 Tips to Help Junior VFX Artists Succeed

How Junior VFX Artists Can Thrive in Production Tips for success from a production expert I’ve had an amazing path through visual effects these past couple of decades.  Below are some of the many mistakes I made and lessons I learned along the way.  I have...

Back to Basics: A CG Artist Camera Guide

Back to Basics: A CG Artist Camera Guide

A refresher course for CG and visual effects artists "CG and visual effects artists need to understand cameras and camera movement.  Why? Because the best CG and VFX shots should mimic what real-world cameras can do; otherwise audiences can easily be taken out of what...

Studying VFX

Studying VFX

The second in our new series of blogs by visual effects and animation journalist Ian Failes for his site befores & afters. Ian is an experienced freelance writer and also the publisher of vfxblog.com. We approached Ian to write a blog about CG Masters and the job...

Alumni Interview – Kimberley Walker

5 Minutes with....Kimberley Walker, VFX Coordinator at Artifex Studios The folks at ftrack interviewed one of our alumni, Kimberley Waker, a VFX Coordinator at Artifex Studios. The article is a great look at the role of VFX Coordinator and working with ftrack. Kim is...

Learn VFX in a Real Studio Production Environment

Befores & afters is a brand-new visual effects publication from visual effects and animation journalist Ian Failes, an experienced freelance writer and also the publisher of vfxblog.com.  We approached Ian to write a blog about CG Masters and the job skills training...

2D Animation vs 3D Animation

Getting to know the differences between 2D animation and 3D animation can help you determine which field of animation you will be more interested in learning and the type of skills that you will need to develop to work in the industry.  At CG Masters School of 3D...

Why the world needs better lighting

Katana for Lighting & Look Development Siggraph 2019 - Los Angeles Our very own Director of Education, Nick Boughen was asked to speak at Siggraph 2019 and explain why CG Masters adopted Katana. From the Foundry’s YouTube page: “Nick explains that a part...

Visual Effects vs Animation

Getting to know the various kinds of visual effects and animation will help you better understand the level of training and the skill sets required to get a job in the prospective field. At CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFX, we want to help you gain the skills...

Stop complaining about your tools!

As digital media artists and technicians, we deal with many different software applications daily.  They vary in quality, from barely usable, unstable, unreliable, obsolete nonsense to generally reliable, mostly stable, modern and user friendly. In my experience, most...

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