If the visual marvels of summer blockbusters inspire you, an upcoming boot camp focused on VFX could help turn that inspiration into a career. A collaboration between Okanagan College and the Vancouver Film School (VFS) is bringing a weeklong boot camp to Kelowna designed to help students learn industry software basics, production process and how industry professionals create visual effects, or VFX, illusions.
Designed to boost portfolios of beginner to intermediate graphic artists and film artists, students will complete a fully executed shot using industry techniques in a suite of different graphics and video tools.
The boot camp will be led by Henrique Reginato, whose film credits include Foxcatcher, Dark Matter, Gotham, Almost Human, Timeless, and Minority Report. He’ll pass on some key skills in the industry standard software, Nuke, and offer up his insights into the VFX production pipeline.
“The growing animation and VFX industry has created the opportunity for us to partner with the Vancouver Film School, says Dennis Silvestrone, Director, Continuing Studies and Corporate Training at Okanagan College.
“Bringing this unique training experience to the Okanagan is key in our efforts to continue to develop resources that support the growth of the area. And with the strong economic forecast for significant growth, now is a great time to be building a career within the industry.”
The weeklong course, which runs from July 30 to Aug. 3, will be presented at the Okanagan Innovation Centre at 460 Doyle Ave., in downtown Kelowna.
Registration is $500, plus GST. A special $50 discount is available to SD23 High School, Okanagan College and UBCO students and faculty, as well as Bardel, Yeti Farm and Hyper Hippo staff.