Train in Visual Effects
Graduate Certificate and Industry Certificate in Creative Arts (Visual Effects)
Rising Sun Pictures [RSP] is internationally renowned for providing stunning visual effects to international clients. Since 1995, the company's studio has worked on nearly 100 feature films including Gravity, The Wolverine, The Great Gatsby, Prometheus, The Hunger Games, the Harry Potter series, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Green Lantern, Terminator Salvation and many more.
In conjunction with Flinders University, RSP has created a unique and intensive 10-week training program. The course offers rising visual effects artists the opportunity to work on real world vfx challenges in a simulated production environment. Combining the use of industry tools such as Nuke, 3DEqualizer, Maya and Shotgun, students are now able to up-skill existing technical and creative skills to achieve tangible industry outcomes.
Traditional vfx training typically offers students limited interaction with industry professionals and unrealistic creative challenges. Uniquely, the learning environment we offer is the same address as our live studio floor. RSP's employees can answer technical and creative questions, incorporating the latest tools and techniques required to achieve high quality images.
The course has a dedicated focus on honing students' existing tracking, paint, and 2D skills. Students will also directly benefit from face-to-face discussions with key staff from all levels of the business. This is your chance to understand not only how to make vfx, but a valuable insight into the business of making vfx from one of the industry's most established companies.
Recruiters demystify the application process, providing personalised one-on-one coaching sessions to help improve your chance of getting noticed. RSP's vfx artists continually critique your work to final. Feedback is delivered in person and using show management software Shotgun, as used in our studio.
This program offers vfx industry insight like no other. While no guarantees are made that graduates will simply walk into that dream job, we believe the RSP and Flinders University collaboration greatly improves graduate prospects. The training bar has been raised.
No student at RSP will ever be engaged in creating work the company delivers to a client or will benefit from commercially. Our aim with this course is to increase the number of qualified artists by unlocking our vfx experience. RSP has established relationships with other vfx houses globally. We are happy to recommend suitable graduates.
Semester 1 - 12 January, 2014 to 20 March, 2015
Semester 2 - 6 April, 2014 to 12 June, 2015
Semester 3 - 27 July, 2014 to 2 October, 2015
Semester 4 - 12 October, 2014 to 18 December, 2015
Class Times are Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00pm, with an hour break for lunch.
Closed on public holidays. Access to the studio is not available on weekends.
At RSP's facility in Adelaide, South Australia - here.
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