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Visual Effects Diploma Program in Vancouver BC

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Lost Boys Studios, Vancouver BC:
Conveniently located in Vancouver BC, Lost Boys Studios | School of Visual Effects is North America's only dedicated visual effects school. We offer an intensive 10-month accredited program supplying world-class training in photo-realistic 3D for VFX and compositing for film and television to students from all over Canada and international students. Students specializing in visual effects can go on to work as VFX or Pre-Visualization Artists in film, TV or videogames.

Advanced Visual Effects Diploma - 10 months:
This is a full-time accelerated program that covers television and feature film quality visual effects production, including 3D, compositing and live-action integration. Students should expect to put in a minimum of 40-60 hours per week, which includes 25 hours per week mandatory in-class time.

Our students work with the award-winning VFX Supervisor/Mentor, Mark Bénard, in a project-based learning environment, covering VFX pre-production and shooting, 3D for VFX and compositing. The program now includes a 8-week practicum in a local studio, so you gain industry mentorship and experience working in a pipeline before you even finish your schooling.

Course Content:

In the classroom and in the field, students complete a project-based curriculum modeled after real-world examples. There are assigned projects, using both 3D and compositing techniques which begin early in the course. We work primarily within Autodesk's Maya and The Foundry's NUKE, supplemented by other specialty software to provide more personalized exploratory options. During each week, students are also provided several lectures and demonstrations to further assist with the learning process.

During the courses and assigned projects, you will learn VFX techniques such as modeling, texturing, 3D cameras, lighting, UV unwrapping, rendering, shaders, projection-mapping, animating, rotoscoping, compositing, matting, keying, tracking, effects and colour correction. Weekly Industry Studies classes bring us together to view current media, breakdowns and techniques from real-world industry examples.

For futher information on our VFX training in Vancouver BC, please email us via our Contact Us page. 

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Address: 200 - 495 Railway Street, Vancouver, BC , Canada
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ITD Canada, Vancouver
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Established in 1999, ITD (Institute of Technology, Development & Management) Canada is a privately-funded polytechnic college in North Vancouver, BC. The college offers industry-specific certificate and diploma courses in the fields of Hospitality, Arts, IT, and Business to Canadian students and international students from around the world.

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St. Lawrence College, Ontario
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Our three campuses are located in smaller communities along the shores of Lake Ontario and the beautiful St. Lawrence River, in Brockville, Cornwall & Kingston. All three of our campuses are within driving distance of two of Canada's larget cities, Toronto and Montreal, and less than two hours from Ottawa, Canada's capital, making St. Lawrence College an ideal place to study and enjoy social activities and sports. We operate under stringent requirements for program quality set by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
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Vancouver Career College, Coquitlam campus
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Vancouver Career College has 6 locations in the Vancouver area – Coquitlam, Vancouver, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Surrey and Kelowna. Coquitlam is situated approx. 15 km east of Vancouver, in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Vancouver Career College is a fully accredited, first-class training facility dedicated to the needs of individuals intent on starting a new career or enhancing their current skills.

Our career-training programs will help you to develop the skills you need in the fields of accounting, business administration, legal administration, education and health care. Most diploma programs include an internship/practicum placement program.

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Evergreen College, Toronto Campus
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Conveniently situated close to the intersection of King St. & Yonge St. in central Toronto, Evergreen College provides a wide range of diploma programs that prepare you for successful careers in fields including Business Administration, Pharmacy Assistant, Early Childcare Assistant, and Computer System & Network Specialist. Registered as a private career college, our Toronto campus is located only 1 minute from King Subway Station. Evergreen College also has campuses in Brampton, Mississauga and Scarborough, Ontario.

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