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.

Rotoscope
Understanding rotoscoping is the first step to becoming a good compositor. Rotoscoping or roto is the technique of creating mattes manually for an element on a live-action plate, so it may be composited over another background or masked out to insert special effects and other sets. This course is a guide to the rotoscoping process, including various relevant tools and workflow techniques. You will learn from industry professionals with a studio-level focus, bringing your skill level up to the standard required to work in a visual effects studio.
bengaluru
bengaluru
Karnataka, India
course duration
9 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 8-9 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, Understanding rotoscoping, Silhouette Intro and roto tools

2: Silhouette Competencies: Manual roto best practices

3: Roto with Tracking Tools and Mocha Pro

4: Understanding of motion blur

5: Competency - MB & stop motion chronology

6: Roto competencies with the increased complexity

7: Hair Roto

8: Defocus Roto

9: 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

Please apply with your demo reel and CV.