This online VFX compositing program prepares you creatively and technically for a career as a compositor for film and TV. Master rotoscoping, digital painting, keying, scripting and lighting, and learn to assemble layers of still and live action footage, animation, and effects into one seamless shot.
Benefits of this VFX compositing program:
Get your career off to a great start with Hussian College powered by CG Spectrum.
Hussian College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Progress faster with mentorship from established industry professionals who will share their valuable insights as you build job skills and a polished portfolio to show employers. Inquire today!
Get more out of your education with a high quality curriculum, career services, live weekly sessions with your industry mentor, plus support, regular events, and networking in our amazing online community.
Learn Nuke compositing essentials and get the hang of using professional workflows and tools.
Master Nuke’s user interface and start experimenting with complex rotoscoping techniques (a fundamental aspect of VFX compositing).
Next, you’ll jump into green screen keying and find out how to integrate different elements into live-action footage.
Put your new knowledge into practice by building several VFX shots from scratch for your portfolio.
Put the skills from last semester to the test with more challenging projects!
Use your creativity to try out advanced rotoscoping and keying tools to produce complex shots.
Move on to digital painting to clean up tracking markers and unwanted elements, then create digital set extensions and sky replacements.
Discover how to set up simple expressions and gizmos. By now you’ll be good at managing clean, organized workflows.
Expand your compositing artist toolkit by learning commonly-used, task-specific skills.
Discover how to create screen inserts and split-screen comps. Gain skills in de-aging an actor–(more commonly referred to as beauty work).
Work with model miniatures and learn compositing techniques with a matte painting. Build many exciting shots that will help to show off your growing skillset!
Discover how to polish and present your portfolio to impress employers, learn how to network and market yourself effectively, and understand how to tap into the hidden job market.
Learn all you need to know to take your work and package it up for post-study employment. You'll explore avenues to host your work on industry websites to gain visibility, as well as ways to host work on your own site in a professional manner.
As a student you also get access to career services to get clear on your career goals, polish your CV/resume and portfolio, write appealing application letters. You'll also get an insight into freelancing: finding work, discussing finances, and applying standards for private client-based work.
Graduate feeling ready and confident to kick-start your career in this exciting industry!
For a complete list of program software and minimum computer system requirements please download the Hussian College Catalog. Click the link below and select the catalog for our "Online" campus!
All of our mentors are carefully vetted industry professionals who have worked at major studios on feature films and video games. Meet with your mentor each week for a live Q&A call and receive recorded personalized critiques on your assignments. See who you could be learning from!
Mentor of VFX Compositing
Sean has worked as a Compositing Supervisor, Senior Compositor, and Senior Artist Trainer for studios such as Technicolor VFX, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Rhythm & Hues, and many others. His credits include: Star Trek: Picard, Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Avengers: Infinity War. Sean has also worked on 100+ feature and episodic television projects as well as music videos, commercials, and other venues both in 2D and 3D stereo. Sean is an active member of the Visual Effects Society, and has given visual effects-related presentations at a number of schools and other venues. When time allows, he also works as a prop designer and model maker.
Job-focused programs to kick-start your film and game career
From basic walk-cycles to complex character animation, learn hand-drawn or 'cut-out' style 2D animation using Toon Boom software.
Rig and animate incredible characters and creatures for film and games using Autodesk Maya in this comprehensive 3D animation program.
Master digital sculpting and build realistic 3D props, characters, creatures and environments using Maya, Zbrush and Substance Painter.
Turn your artistic skills into a career as you learn to create professionally polished art for films and video games using Photoshop.
Unlock your career as a digital illustrator and discover how to create compelling narrative art for film, games, and book publishing.
Harness the power of procedural node-based VFX workflow techniques to create destruction, explosions and water simulations in Houdini.
Learn to seamlessly integrate digital assets with green screen and other live action footage in Nuke and build a VFX shot from scratch.
Bring your video game ideas to life by designing and building a fully playable game with a great user experience in Unreal Engine.