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.

Compositing
This course is a guide to realistic, VFX-style compositing for both CG and live-action films. Compositors are responsible for a wide range of compositing tasks, such as tracking, matte extraction, colour correction, paint fixes, roto, and CG/2D element integration in service of delivering the final image. Our Compositing Academy is the ideal first step to pursue a career in visual effects.
bengaluru
bengaluru
Karnataka, India
course duration
12 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 12 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 to available roles at Technicolor
Week Structure:

1: VFX Compositing Pipeline, Colour theory and Colour Grading

2: Screen levelling for Green/Blue Screen and Fix the issues, Introduction of Keying

3: Primary Keying, Secondary Keying and Addictive Keying 

4: Despill and Edge blending, Integration of FG and BG and Perspective Adjustment

5: Defocus and Integration

6: Using 2D elements into Compositing, Tracking and Projection

7: Volume and Light integration of element in Compositing, QC Training

8: Element Compositing 

9: Introduction of CG Compositing and Basics of lighting

10: Introduction of Deep Compositing

11: Practicing on Complex Shot

12: Exercise and final assessment

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

Please apply with your demo reel and CV attached.