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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...

The Trouble With Overtime: A Case Study

Animators & VFX Artists Are Not High Tech Professionals A few years ago I wrote a blog article called Visual Effects Artists are Not High Tech Professionals.   I did this specifically to deal with situations like what happened in Sausage party.  Shortly...

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