Thanks to movies, we have witnessed the unreal worlds that could never exist. You may not be a fantasy fan but, you have seen these effects in action and marvelled at their imagination — in cinemas, video games and even ads. The credit goes to VFX.

This blog explores everything you need to know about VFX. Which is the best VFX course in Pune? How to start my career in VFX and become a top-class VFX artist? 

Let’s begin. 

What is VFX?

Visual effects (VFX) refers to the imagery that is created, edited, or enhanced for any film or other moving media that is not shot in real-time.

VFX usually involves the combination of the real footage and this manipulated imagery to create realistic looking environments for the context. The reason is, the settings created are either too dangerous to film, or a phenomenon that just doesn’t exist. 

VFX stands for Visual Effects, usually abbreviated as Visual FX. It is different from Special effects, or SFX that are realized on set — they are things like purposeful and controlled explosions, visual illusions in a film or image, or the art of creating such illusions etc. 

The use of VFX has increased in movies and TV widely over the past few years. What used to be committed to sci-fi movies and fat-budget action movies can now be implemented in everyday Rom-com. 

An example of VFX would be the epic final Marvel- Infinity war battle sequence.

Who is a VFX artist?

A visual effects artist, or a VFX artist, is a member of the team that develops visual effects for films and television shows. These specialists create animation and special effects with the help of computer software, which adds a sense of reality to the films. They are also known as multimedia artists or animators, and their responsibilities vary based on their positions and employers. VFX artists are hired by studios to support their creative video endeavours.

Can you become a VFX artist without a degree?

It is common among VFX artists to possess a degree. Many studios hire right off these degree courses. Luckily, you have an alternative to a full-time degree program i.e. a Diploma course for Visual Effects.

The best way to start a career as an Animator, VFX artist, or Graphic designer is with a Diploma degree or a full-time degree program. Some jobs may even require a specific certification or degree, so start exploring for open VFX roles and take note of their educational requirements.

Times and Trends Academy offers a BSc/ Bachelor of Science or BVoc/ Bachelor of Vocational degree course from a recognized university as it holds better value in future. 

Following are the highlights of the curriculum offered by us — Video Shoot, Audio-video editing, filmmaking, restoration, retouching, matte painting, digital painting, compositing, Keying, Tracking, Rotoscope, Colour correction, dynamics etc.

Upskill yourself

Persuing is the best time to upskill yourself and embrace the industry knowledge. Build a strong portfolio every time there is an opportunity. 

Experiment with technology and incorporate video animation tools into your practice. Look for opportunities to learn new skills. Consider learning through online and in-person programmes to develop your artistic abilities.

Start with a quality internship program.

Internships are an excellent way to gain experience and increase marketability as a Visual Effects artist. The right internship will put you around the industry experts and, you may find a mentor. This experience also makes you stand out among a pool of Job-seekers. 

Some institutes like Times and Trends Academy Koregaon Park, Pune offer an internship integrated curriculum to make the students job-ready.

What are the fees for VFX courses?

The average course fees for this course range anywhere from INR 54,000 to INR 185,000 depending upon the college, institute and the facilities available with them.

Some of the known job profiles in this field are:

  • Web Designer
  • Graphics Designer
  • Cartoon Animator
  • 3D Artist
  • Animation Technical Director
  • Art Director
  • VFX Artist
  • Texturing Artist

Can I pursue VFX courses online?

  1. Experience the best and smooth online education at Times and Trends Academy. 

    For smooth E-learning, you need a high configuration System, a laptop or Desktop, a High-Speed Internet connection, WebCam, microphones, Headphones, and Software ready to finish your courses with comfort. 

    What is the certification we get upon completion of the course?

    After the successful completion of the said course,

    Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park issues dual certification for Diploma and Degree to its students –

    1. A Degree student gets certification from a UGC approved university and certification from Times & Trends Academy.
    2. A Diploma student gets an International certification from the prestigious City Of Oxford College, UK, and certification from Times & Trends Academy. 

Explore VFX & Programs & Courses.

Interested to know more about our courses and the future benefits?

Kindly visit our website www.ttakoregaonpark.com and explore the courses you want to pursue. Get an appointment with our experienced career counselors by connecting or sending a message to 7517900900/ 8530900606. 

Best wishes for a bright future. 

See you soon at the Academy, learning and growing.

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