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CREATE A VFX SHOT BEGINNING TO END

Learn my production workflow to help you complete a cinematic vfx shot from beginning to end. Concept art, animatics, filming, matte painting, camera projections, simulations, lighting, rendering and compositing! It's ALL HERE! My tips and tricks will save you money and time!
CREATE A VFX SHOT BEGINNING TO END

MASTER THE SOFTWARE

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, Fuse, Mixamo, After Effects, Syntheyes, Mocha Pro, 3D Coat, Cinema 4D, Octane, Redshift, X-Particles, Blackmagic Fusion and The Foundry's NUKE to create your cinematic master piece
MASTER THE SOFTWARE

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

Get the skills to pay the bills!

Invest in yourself, and save thousands of dollars and hours. I'll teach you techniques that will help you land your dream job, keep good relationships with your clients and even pitch your ideas.
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COURSE INCLUDES

  • Lifetime Access To All Content

  • Online Access To Over 20 Hours Of Video Tutorials

  • Download Footage / Tracked Scene / Sculpted Environment

  • Exclusive Online Discussions With Other Artists

  • Chance To Have Your Work On Feedback Friday's Live Stream

  • Discount Offer On Cinema 4D Studio 3 Month License (Only $95). If offer is used, then you will be eligible for a 25% discount on Cinema 4D Studio upgrades.

  • 15% off all Boris FX products, including Mocha Pro

  • 50% Off All VFX Products At vfxcentral.net

  • FREE Ultimate Explosion Pack (Sold at $199)

  • Instructor

    Hey Friends! I am full time VFX Artist/Compositor and have worked with companies such as Disney, ILMxLABS, LucasFilms, The VOID and many more! I am the creator of VFX Central and the VFX Academy. I've presented at SIGGRAPH and NAB and I love passing on my knowledge and secrets to help other artist grow in their craft!

    Aaron Sorensen

    VFX Central Creator / VFX ARTIST

    Aaron Sorensen

VFX CRASH COURSE BREAKDOWN

  • 01
    Course Introduction
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    • Welcome to the VFX CRASH COURSE!
    • CINEMA 4D STUDIO $95 LICENSE
    • 15% off all Boris FX products, including Mocha Pro
    • 50% Off ENTIRE Purchase
    • ULTIMATE EXPLOSIONS VFX PACK: Free Download
    • JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
    • VFX Starterpack 50% Discount
  • 02
    GOLDEN RULES of VFX & Compositing
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    • Motion
    • Depth
    • Light & Color
    • Perspective
  • 03
    Lesson 1: Getting Inspired & Production Tips!
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    • Part 1: Getting Inspired & Coming up with Ideas
    • Part 2: High Production Value with a Minimal Budget
  • 04
    Lesson 2: Finding & Working with Clients
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    • Lesson 2: Finding & Working with Clients
  • 05
    Lesson 3: Creating Concept Art (Photoshop Basics)
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    • Lesson 3 Creating Concept Art: PART 1
    • Lesson 3 Creating Concept Art: PART 2
  • 06
    Lesson 4: Creating an Animatic (C4D, Octane Basics, Adobe Fuse & Mixamo)
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  • 07
    Lesson 5: Planning for Production
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    • Part 1: Planning for Production with a Director of Photography
  • 08
    Lesson 6: VFX Supervising
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    • How to VFX Supervise
  • 09
    Lesson 7: How & What to film on set for VFX ( ON SET)
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    • Filming on a Green Screen
  • 10
    Lesson 8: Preparing Footage (After Effects)
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    • Preparing Footage for Keying & Tracking
    • Denoised Green Screen Footage (For educational purposes)
  • 11
    Lesson 9: Tracking Basics (Syntheyes. Mocha Pro, Cinema 4D)
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    • Part 1: Tracking in Mocha
    • Part 2: Tracking in Cinema 4D
    • Part 3: Tracking in Syntheyes
    • Part 4: Camera Animation Tips
    • 3D TRACKED SCENE FBX
  • 12
    Lesson 10: Sculpting & Texturing CG Environment (3D Coat \ C4D )
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  • 13
    Lesson 11: Rendering in Octane (C4D \ Octane)
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    • INTRO: Rendering in Octane
    • Part 1: Setting up Scene for Octane
    • Part 2: Matte Painting & Projections (Octane)
    • Part 3: Rendering (Octane)
    • Part4: Adding more details to Environment (C4D / Octane)
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    Lesson 12: Rendering in Redshift (C4D \ Redshift)
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    • INTRO: Rendering In Redshift
    • Part 1: Setting up Scene (C4D, Redshift)
    • Part 2: Texturing Environment & Projections Part 1 (Photoshop, C4D, Redshift)
    • Part 3: Setting up Projections Part 2 (C4D, Redshift, Photoshop)
    • Part 4: Simulating, Texturing Trees and Foliage (C4D, Redshift, Forester)
    • Part 5: Rendering In Redshift Basics (C4D, Redshift)
    • Part 6: Rendering Our Project (C4D, Redshift)
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    Lesson 13: Fire Smoke Simulations (After Effects, C4D, X Particles, Turbulance FD)
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    • INTRO: Dynamics & Simulations
    • Part 1: Dynamics & Simulation Basics FREE PREVIEW
    • Part 2: Destruction! Physics (C4D, Voronoi Fracture)
    • Part 3: Simulating Particles (Cinema 4D \ Xparticles)
    • Part 4: Simulating Smoke & Fire (Xparticles EXPLOSIA)
    • Part 5: Rendering Volumes (Octane)
    • Part 6: Rendering Volumes (Redshift)
    • VDB SMOKE DOWNLOAD
  • 17
    Lesson 14: Rotoscoping in Mocha Pro
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    • INTRO: Rotoscoping in Mocha Pro
    • Rotoscoping In Mocha Pro
    • Favorite Roto Techniques
  • 18
    Lesson 15: Compositing in Nuke
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    • INTRO: Compositing in Nuke
    • Part 1: Setting up Project in NUKE
    • Part 2: AOV (Multipass) Compositing in NUKE
    • Part 3: Keying, Roto & Despill in NUKE
    • Part 4: 3D Compositing & Color Matching in NUKE
    • Part 5: Dirty Details and Grading in NUKE
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    Lesson 16: Compositing in Fusion
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    • INTRO: Compositing in Blackmagic Fusion
    • Part 1: Setting up Project in Fusion
    • Part 2: Keying, Roto & Despill in Fusion
    • Part 3: Setting Up Multipasses in Fusion
    • Part 4: 3D Compositing in Fusion
    • Part 5: Coloring & Dirty Details in Fusion
  • 20
    FINAL LESSONS
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    • CONGRATULATIONS!
    • Invest in YOU!
    • Get PAID for being creative!
    • Share what you have created!

Hear it from a Professional VFX Artist

This is what professional VFX Artist are saying about the VFX CRASH COURSE

“This course is a must have! I buy lots of classes and this is one of the best! Goes very in depth about everything from lighting, compositing, FX simulations, lighting live action actors and bringing them into your CG scenes. You really couldn't get anymore bang for your buck anywhere else. Anyone from beginner to professional could really get something from this. Also really caters to the consumer by knowing you really don't have access all the expensive programs, so Aaron teaches with the products that's attainable.”

Lead CG Generalist and Matte Painter at Blur Studio

Mike Johnson

“The best thing about the VFX crash course is seeing Aaron creatively problem solve throughout the course of one project. The way he works around technical issues and creative roadblocks as well as the resources he pulls from to finalise the shot makes some of the more technical areas of the pipeline like lighting, matte painting and compositing way less intimidating than I thought they were. It's a real springboard forward in to tackling the VFX pipeline and realizing that at it's core it really is fun, challenging and rewarding experimentation that will allow you to learn the skills needed to make great work.”

Senior Layout Artist at Animal Logic

Dane Armour

“The beauty of this course is that it’s deep and extensive. Aaron isn’t messing around and over the span of 20+ hours you’ll see a single shot evolve to the level of studio quality. Not many other courses out there cover a workflow like this so thoroughly, and it speaks to the nature of our jobs as 3D artists today, that we have to get comfortable combining the right tools for the job to get the best results. Luckily, Aaron makes the process easy to follow and exciting, and this generalist mindset will empower you to direct your own projects and fully realize your creative vision on your own. Following along will push you outside your comfort zone and inspire you to get into these powerful new tools that will rapidly advance the quality of your artwork. I loved the class and I hope you’ll check it out! -- David Ariew (Octane Jesus)”

AE / C4D / OCTANE ARTIST

David Ariew

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FAQ

  • Is this course for beginners ONLY?

    No! This course is for beginners wanting to learn the process, software, technical skills, or see which department they may want to work in. The intermediate who wants to sharpen their skills in other areas. Or the professional that will pick up on some tips and tricks that will be helpful in their workflow. There is something in here for everyone.

  • Can I use the footage in my reel?

    Of course! Create your own shot and use it to promote your skills :)

  • What if I don't own all these software? Should I still enroll?

    Yes! You can apply some of these principles to the software of your choice. Some of the software we use is free! and some you can invest in. Remember if you are wanting to do this as a career, you need to invest in YOU!

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