What is Academy @ The Focus?

Academy @ The Focus is a free virtual program preparing artists for their journey through the world’s top visual effects studios through intensive training. Technicolor’s diversified reach in visual effects enables us to guide, mentor, and train these artists to meet the highest industry standards.

Our courses prepare you for a career in visual effects by working with industry experts on their creative, technical, procedural, and soft skills. They also provide a great opportunity to gain experience and expertise to build upon as you progress in your career. Upon completion of the course you will have the opportunity to directly apply for available roles at Technicolor, and potentially receive a joining bonus, if offered a position.

Prep
This course is the blueprint for your career pathway, where you will learn from the basic up to the advanced level of prep techniques. It is a step-by-step guide to enhance your skills. You will learn how to remove unwanted dust, scratches, cranes, wires, and crew members from a scene then recreate the scene’s characters and backgrounds by using the appropriate prep techniques that make the scene more realistic. At the end of this course, you will learn how to play with the pixels to get the finest quality and create an illusion for the audience by remoulding the scene.
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bengaluru
Karnataka, India
course duration
10 weeks
Time commitment
40 hours a week
Timing of live sessions
one per day up to 3 hours
What do we offer?
  • A course of 8-10 weeks to get you up to the standard required to deliver first-class VFX
  • Dedicated mentoring from a senior industry member
  • Intensive training using industry standard software tools (provided) while using our high-quality training materials   
  • Continued access to video tutorials featuring industry experts and the potential to use your project work in showreels
  • The opportunity to apply for available roles at Technicolor
Week Structure

1: Welcome Orientation, Nuke Intro, Prep Fundamentals

2: Marker Removal – Face Markers

3: BG Markers with advanced techniques

4: Sequence Paint and CP creation in Silhouette and Nuke

5: Tattoo Removal and smart tracking

6: The high complexity plate in continuation

7: Wire removal and colour correction

8: Projection and extra elements creation 

9: Advanced Camera projection with the production-level quality

10: Final Project Review

Technical specifications

We use the Teradici cloud workstation desktop client which runs on nearly any computer that has the following operating systems: Windows 10, MacOS and Linux.

Our cloud workstations provide required software and course assets, and require at least 10mb broadband (20mb+ recommended).

Minimum Technical Requirements:
External monitor with HD resolution
3-button mouse
10mb/s Broadband

Recommended
RJ45 LAN port

Who can apply?
  • Recent graduates of a VFX programme or entry/junior level candidates looking for their first break in the VFX industry.
  • Candidates ready to cross the bridge from learning into a professional career.
  • Artists with a drive, passion, and commitment to deliver first-class VFX.
Applying

All applications must contain a demo reel and CV.