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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.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide expert visual effects training resulting in employable artists with a professional-looking portfolio, competent in their craft and knowledgeable of the working pipeline of a studio.

LBS is governed and advised by the following designations:

- Accredited Institution #3430 with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia (PCTIA)
- Certified as an Education Institution as approved by the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Canada
- Designated by British Columbia Education Quality Assurance
- Designated by StudentAid BC/Ministry of Advanced Education
- Members of the Visual Effects Society and ACMSiggraph
- Member of the Chamber of Commerce

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.

Testimonials:

"I will never forget the experience I had at Lost Boys. The training I received went well beyond my expectations and provided me with a level of exposure to industry-style production that helped prepare me for today’s fast paced work environment in a way that I think very few schools can. Not only did Mark Bénard teach a complete array of industry techniques and practices, but he pushed me to reach my own goals and strive to discover new approaches. Lost Boys absolutely put me where I am today. It was a great experience and is a great way to prepare yourself for a career in Visual Effects and Animation."
- Patrick Switzer, Character Artist, Lost Boys Graduate, Pendulum Studios

"The work being produced by Lost Boys under the guidance of Mark Bénard is top notch. This is some of the best Visual Effects that I’ve seen coming out of a school in a long time."
- Tina Ouellette, Executive Producer, Global Mechanic Media Inc

"Lost Boys provides exactly the kind of curriculum the VFX industry needs; project-based studies that incorporate all aspects of today’s digital pipeline. The students are extremely fortunate to have in Mark Bénard a real, experienced VFX supervisor at the helm of the program, and we know that graduates from Lost Boys will be able to hit the ground running."
- Adam Stern, VFX Supervisor, Artifex Studios

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Address: 200 - 495 Railway Street, Vancouver, BC , Canada
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