Introduction to VFX for Cinema

A course by Carolina Jiménez García , Visual Effects Layout Artist

Visual Effects Layout Artist. Vancouver, Canada.
Joined June 2017

Discover the workflows and complete range of effects for audiovisual productions

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (195)
  • 3448 students

Discover the workflows and complete range of effects for audiovisual productions

Ready to turn a simple green screen into a mind-blowing scene from a movie? As a visual effects artist for cinema, Carolina Jiménez can help you do just that. Her impressive resumé includes work on major audiovisual productions such as The Hobbit, Star Trek Beyond, Justice League, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Prometheus.

Carolina’s work consists of unifying all the elements developed by other audiovisual professionals—including animators, modelers, texture artists, and lighting specialists—to create each shot. In doing so, she plays an important role in different workflows and departments in the moviemaking process.

In this online course, Carolina explains the ins and outs of the VFX workflow for audiovisual productions. You'll explore how different departments interact during film production, providing you with a theoretical basis to help you choose which VFX department to specialize in.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 14 downloads

Storyboard
3 minutes, 8 seconds
R & D / Art / Previs
7 minutes, 37 seconds
Modeling / Rigging / Textures
5 minutes, 14 seconds
Plate / Keying / Rotoscopia
2 minutes, 28 seconds
Layout
6 minutes, 24 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (195)
  • 3448 students
  • 15 lessons (1h 1m)
  • 14 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Prepare a professional demo reel to highlight your audiovisual projects.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Students who are looking to establish a career in visual effects, professionals who need advice on how to create a professional reel, and anyone interested in understanding the role of a VFX studio in large productions.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is necessary to take this course.


Reviews

3448 Students
195 Reviews
95% Positive ratings
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Carolina Jiménez García

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Visual Effects Layout Artist

Carolina Jiménez works as a visual effects artist for cinema, specializing in layout. She has lived and worked in different countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom and has collaborated on major international film productions such as Star Trek Beyond, The Hobbit, Antman and the Wasp, Justice League, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Prometheus. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    VFX - Preproduction

    • Preproduction: Script and locations, casting actors, production design (sets, costumes, props ...)
    • Storyboard
    • R & D / Art / Previs
  • U3

    VFX - 3D production / postproduction

    • Filming / Lidar / Photo reference
    • Modeling / Rigging / Textures
    • Plate / Keying / Rotoscopia
    • Tracking / Match movie
    • Layout
    • Animation and effects
    • Lighting and render / Matte painting
    • Composition
  • U4

    recommendations

    • Personal recommendations to those who start
    • How to make your reel?
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to VFX for cinema

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Introduction to VFX for Cinema. 3D, and Animation course by Carolina Jiménez García

Introduction to VFX for Cinema

A course by Carolina Jiménez García
Visual Effects Layout Artist. Vancouver, Canada.
Joined June 2017
  • 95% positive reviews (195)
  • 3448 students