Personalized Training

Attending a remote seminar?

Sign up and you'll get a link to the meeting. on meeting day, sign in 15 minutes early to make sure your gear is working. Learn.

Taking a mentored,pre-recorded course?

Each week, view the proscribed pre-recorded lessons. Complete your assignments and submit them for review. Each week get 1/2 hour face-to-face video call with your mentor and a second recorded video customized to your progress, needs and questions. Each week, complete your quiz successfully to move on to the next lesson.

Going solo? Learn at your own pace. Complete assignments and quizzes when you have time.

Instructors

Director of Education

Nicholas Boughen

Nicholas Boughen is a 25 year veteran of VFX in Vancouver. An Emmy and Gemini nominated artist and VFX Supervisor, he has worked on 28 films, 4 TV series and many commercials. He has been teaching vfx since 2001. CG Masters uses Python extensively in its production pipeline.

Senior Houdini Instructor

Andrew Lowell

Production Andrew Lowell’s career in the arts started in music recording/mixing and also branched into video editing, compositing, and 3D FX; Eventually breaking into the VFX industry in Los Angeles. Thereafter his career has spanned several countries, and major studios such as Rhythm and Hues, CIS Vancouver, Animal Logic, and Digital Domain. Andrew’s professional growth in the field was fuelled by keeping his skill set diverse; continually taking on the most challenging projects and innovative shotwork. Education For Andrew, production and education complement each other. He’s been training students and professionals in 3D graphics for 14 years. Accomplishments include teaching generalist courses in Los Angeles | One of the first Autodesk certified trainers | A book on Houdini’s Music and Motion capabilities / Lectures to processionals at the LA Sidefx office | International Houdini FX training in India, Mexico, Denmark, Holland, Serbia, LA, Sydney, Poland, Moscow, Vancouver, Montreal, Sweden | Several online FX courses for FXPHD | Dedicated Houdini FX classes in Vancouver. Passions Andrew constantly pushes Houdini’s music and sound processing/synthesis abilities. Also Houdini’s music visualization capabilities. Personal work involves procedurally generated music composition and two way musical interaction with graphics and fluid simulation.

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