Advanced Comp Series 2
It is with great enthusiasm that we present you the second edition of the Advanced Comp Series, a partnership between Odd School and RTC VFX Academy that offers once again a complete course about Visual Effects Compositing for Cinema by the hand of Carlos Conceição. Senior Compositor, Supervisor and Head of Department, Carlos brings the experience of great Hollywood titles and Television Series where Visual Effects played a leading role, such as Star Wars Ep VII and Ep IX, Avengers – Age of Ultron and Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, 007 – Specter and Skyfall, Batman – The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League, Ant-Man and more recently a Lucasfilm’s TV series based on the Star Wars Universe – The Mandalorian. The experience acquired in the companies he has worked with, such as Industrial Light & Magic (Lucasfilm), Double Negative (DNEG) and Scanline VFX, associated with an huge passion for teaching and sharing knowledge with youngest ones, in addition to all training developed inside and outside companies, makes this course with Carlos an unique and exclusive opportunity to learn Digital Compositing.
Filmography (35 Movies)
The Advanced Comp Series 2 is a 20-week remote & in-class course where any visual art enthusiast will have the opportunity to learn from scratch all the tools, techniques and processes capable of recreating the fantastic universe of major international productions. During this time, you’ll be taken on a journey through the different stages of a Digital Compositing career, establishing a very strong knowledge base that will allow you to easily find a position in this very competitive industry, just like what happened with two of our most recent students, who join the first edition, Daniel Santos and Amaro Ribeiro, who quickly started working on Star Wars Ep IX and Avengers – End Game with high level performance and responsibility.
The tools used during this program will be Foundry Nuke, a node based compositing software, market leader and absolute standard in Visual Effects Compositing and also BorisFX’s SilhouetteFX, the major reference in Rotoscopy and Cleanup Paint, complemented with the most powerful planar tracker engine on the market, Mocha Pro also from Boris FX. The inclass students will have access to an exclusive workstation during the 20 weeks of the program, where they will be able to learn, practice and design the much desired showreel. All students including the remote ones, will have access to a node locked student license for each one of these softwares.
The first edition had fantastic surprises, including many guest talks done by senior artists who shared their career path and gave great advice:
Kelly Fischer – Senior Compositor MPC, Framestore, Dneg, ScanlineVFX
Duarte Vitorino – Senior FX TD Weta Digital, ILM, Sony, Framestore, MPC
Mikolaj Valencia – Studio Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, Creative Director and Flowbox CEO
Ana Mestre – Lead Compositor Method, MPC, Sony, Weta, Dneg, Framestore
Raphael Santos – Senior Compositor Rodeo, MPC, Dneg, Method, Iloura, Prime Focus
Alejandro Vela-Castro – Compositor ILM, Dneg
Catarina Ferreira – Prep Supervisor Dneg, Weta, Cinesite
Experience – Filming Spark
In order for all students to have the most realistic experience, they were challenged to help create a short film, written and directed by the great Victor Perez, Director, VFX Supervisor and a Legend in the Compositing world, who presented us with a masterclass about “on set supervision”, where all students participated with multiple tasks, brilliantly recorded by the talented Director of Photography, Adam Batchelor, who in a relaxed and professional way, captured through his lens outstanding images on our favorite set, the Hyper Toys collectible figure store of Humberto Marques. The last day of filming was spent on the production company Até ao Fim do Mundo‘s ´green screen´ studio, a fundamental partner in this whole adventure, always present in the necessary support to our students and teachers, who were involved with their heart and soul in this project.
Sleepwalk – with Filipe Melo
And as if surprises were not enough, the highlight came in the last weeks of the program, with a visit from Filipe Melo, Director, Musician, Writer and one of the greatest national creative minds. Filipe invited us to participate in the visual effects of his short film Sleepwalk based on the Comic Book “Comer Beber“, a fabulous story written by him and Juan Cavia, with an absolutely delicious photography, in which the students had privilege to test their knowledge, using the pressure environment and deadlines that a real project requires to learn about how to deal with the competitive environment of this Industry. Sleepwalk would eventually be awarded multiple short film prizes and Filipe Melo won a Sophia Award from the Portuguese Academy of Cinema.
International Experience – London Studios visit
The course did not end without Carlos presenting us with a unique opportunity, a visit with his students from across the globe to London with an exclusive entrance on Double Negative, ILM and Framestore, where they were welcomed with open arms, touring the studio and a having a Q&A session with artists and recruiters to promote “networking” and share experiences.
For these and many other reasons, do not miss this opportunity and sign up now, either inclass or remote, all live and interactive classes.
Visits during the Advanced Comp Series 2 are optional and the associated expenses (travel, accommodation, etc.) will be borne by the students.
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