My Compositing Reel (Student - 2012)

This reel consists of the works I did as a student at Seneca College, Toronto. Feedback Welcome. Thanks for Watching.
Softwares Used - Nuke(Mostly), After Effects, Photoshop, Syntheyes, Autodesk Maya.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Best VFX School? The ‘A’ list of VFX schools!


I've been looking for the answer myself for the last 3-4 years and after doing a lot of research(internet and otherwise), I am finally now a student of Seneca College(Toronto, Canada), but I had my own reasons and restrictions and the case might be completely different for you(so read ahead before making any decisions).
Here’s a list of schools that I considered, and the positives and negatives that I weighed before shortlisting Seneca -
1. Gnomon School of Visual Effects, California (USA) - http://www.gnomonschool.com/
Well, I like calling it ‘Kind-of-a-Big-Deal’ School! One, It’s hard to get in! and Two, It’s probably the most expensive out there. I spoke to 2 of their alumni and they spoke very highly of it, not just that, their showreel speaks for itself -

Positives – High Profile, Great Reviews, Proximity to Hollywood.
Negatives – Really Expensive

2. Academy of Art University, California (USA)

The only school(now, SCAD does too) I know of which offers a master’s degree(MFA) in visual effects. This was a sure-fire choice for me, it’s not that difficult to get in and its not that expensive either. The only reason I didn't go for it is because they don’t recognise 3-year degrees(most US universities don’t) and hence were offering me to enrol in their undergrad program(which I wasn't interested in). Every year they have a huge showcase of their student’s work and a lot of students are hired by renowned employers on this occasion.

Positives – Master’s degree in VFX, yearly student showcase attended by BIG studios.
Negatives – Doesn’t recognise 3-year degrees

3. Savannah College of Art & Design(SCAD), Atlanta&Savannah (USA)

SCAD, has very recently started offering Master’s in VFX as  well(In fact, i wasn’t aware of this before writing this article). I didn’t even try applying as it was really expensive!
Positives – Master’s degree in VFX, An established brand name.
Negatives – Doesn’t recognise 3-year degrees, difficult to get in.

4. Sheridan Institute of Technology, Oakville, Canada  -http://cfprod.sheridaninstitute.ca/program_micro/pcanm/

Now, Sheridan is known as one of the best animation schools in the world! but, according to my research, their VFX programs are not as good! Frankly, since I was keen on doing VFX from Canada, I was confused between Sheridan and Seneca(my final shortlist) but then a few reviews from alumni of both the school made me decide on Seneca. The review from the Sheridan grad was great as well but I couldn't find many showreels of this the graduates of this program online(as opposed to Seneca). Also, it is slightly more expensive than Seneca. Both of these colleges offer an 8-month PG diploma in VFX, which, depending on your situation might be good or bad!
Positives – An established brand name, not that expensive
Negatives – not many student showreels online(I could only find one)

5. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto, Canada - http://www.senecavfx.com/



I got to talk with a lot of Seneca-VFX graduates and all of them said nice things about the program and professors. After one semester, I am glad I made the right choice. The professors are really amazing and are all working in the Industry so they keep us updated about the latest tools&techniques. Here’s their latest Students Showcase -
Positives – Not that expensive, a lot of student showreels online.
Negatives – Not as easy to get in.

5. Vancouver Film School(VFS), Vancouver, Canada - http://www.vfs.com/

Hands down, the best VFX school. EVER! But, its so expensive that you might think twice before even thinking!Laughing out loud That being said, there are a lot of student showreels online to watch and all of them are phenomenal. Also voted as the ‘Best 1-year 3d Animation and VFX program in the world’ by 3D World Magazine.
Positives – A HUGE brand name, a lot of student show reels online, recommended by almost everyone.
Negatives – EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE(international students)

6. Bournemouth University, Dorset, UK - http://ncca.bournemouth.ac.uk/courses/?sub=41

Bournemouth is a pretty famous university but there master’s program in visual effects is completely based on programming and technical troubleshooting rather than making(or breaking) stuff.
Positives – One year Master’s degree
Negatives –  technical course, requires a technical background

7. Escape Studios, London, UK



Escape studios is known for offering short-term intensive courses in visual effects, in specific VFX fields(compositing, etc.)
Positives – Short-Term courses, In-house Studio
Negatives – Really Expensive

Final Thoughts – Being an international student I was more bent towards Canadian Schools than US or UK schools because of the easier immigration laws and usually cheaper tuition fees. You get to work for 3 years after a 2 year program in Canada which might not be the case if you study in UK or the US.  Getting a job in the field of visual effects totally depends on your portfolio, so as long as you are dedicated towards a great looking portfolio you WILL get a job no matter which school you are from(or even home or internet-schooled).That being said, I chose Seneca for its in Canada(easy immigration laws), its not-that-expensive and the great alumni feedback.

100 comments:

  1. Durham College now offers a VFX post grad certificate, Here's a reel of graduate work from 2012:

    http://vimeo.com/40592920

    and a link to the college page:

    http://www.durhamcollege.ca/programs/vfx-and-digital-cinema-graduate-certificate/

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    1. Hello ,

      I have planned to take the same course in sep 2014 ,
      i would like to know more about the college and other things related to it ,

      sagarlonkar11@gmail.com, my ID

      awaiting for your reply,

      Sagar

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  2. Hi!
    Up until reading this article, i was convinced to join "vanarts" in vancouver for their one year vfx program! please tell me if you did look into it and what you think of it?!
    thanks!

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    1. Hi.
      Honestly, I dont have any idea about vanarts and don;t know anyone who took the VFX program at Vanarts. I can only recommend Seneca though. If you are not restricting yourself to Canada, Gnomon is a great option. Also, if you DO have a 4-year bachelors, Id advise considering a maste's program at AAU or Emily Carr.

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    2. I can consider AAU or even Seneca looks good! But is there a good placement rate at any of those? also, is there any prerequisite to joining the seneca vfx program or even a beginner can join?!

      thanks!

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    3. What abt Lost Boyz?? Is it worthy??

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  3. Placement rate? If you're thinking these colleges provide placement, you're wrong. Nobody provides campus placements here. You have to look for a job yourself. At the end of the day if your reel is good you will get a job. You are expected to have a good basic foundation of visual effects and are required to submit a portfolio of your work based on which you application will be reviewed.

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  4. How about NFTS in Uk. Is it good?

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    1. Honestly, I havent heard of that one before, but, Bournemouth in UK is amazing.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this research. I was thinking of Sheridan but then their student work didn't look so great. So after reading your blog Seneca is my preference. Thanks :)

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    1. are you in seneca now ? how's the college ? worth joining it and can you give me few details on it ?

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  6. This list is not accurate if Lost Boys Studios - School of Visual Effects is not on it! They are a dedicated VFX School and have the highest placement rate 100% for the last 3 classes! Check them out if you are serious about VFX! www.lostboys-studios.com/ or find them of Facebook http://www.facebook.com/SchoolOfVFX?ref=hl

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  7. plzzz telll me some inf about Lost Boys Studios....

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    1. Hey Yogesh..Lost Boys, according to what I have heard is a good school for VFX..but unfortunately I havent met anyone from Lostboys working in the industry, yet. Their demo reels are really impressive as well. I would definitely recommend it over VFX(overpriced) but I dont know being an international student would you get work permit from this program or not. That's why I usually recommend Govt. funded Institutions like Seneca or Sheridan etc.

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  8. I thought for Vanarts and Lost Boys....But aftr reading above i m confused again....i hv 15yr of graduation studies and want to master in VFX...Can anyone suggest sumthing better than these schools..??

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    1. Hey,

      Sorry for the late reply and for confusing you. Rushabh, all the schools are good at the end of the day its you reel that gets you the job. You can even learn from home from websites like Digital Tutors or FXPHD and make a kickass reel. At the end of the day its the same content that is taught in the school or on these tutorial websites.

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  9. Hello Iam from INDIA . iam having 6 years of experience in relative FX field.
    I would like to learn HOUDINI and NUKE . Iam planning to study at SENECA in canada but these softwares they are not offering for International students .
    Pls could you suggest me any chances will be there join in seneca college and inform me any one offering HOUDINI and NUKe softwares in good colleges and best price
    Iam eagerly waiting for ur reply

    mail id : reddyjaganonline@gmail.com
    +91 9885342383

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  10. Ok i have short listed SENECA and Sheridan for vfx...but i have hardly any knowledge in vfx as am just a learner....Will it be good to get in there for studying...????

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    1. Both the colleges require you to submit a portfolio based on which you are selected for the program. There are a lot of resources available online(Digital Tutors, Lynda.com, FXPHD) etc. I suggest you study some tutorials and get a hang of the softwares.

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    2. if you want to learn abit about VFX start with After effects master that and then go into 3d visual FX. Youtube channels like Corridor digital, and Rocket Jump have alternative channels linked to them that are just VFX tutorials. If you want to learn programs like 3ds max, rayfire, fumefx, and boujou then look up some tutorials. If you want to learn any specific effect then look it up on youtube and some one will have a tutorial on it. You will need a pretty beefy editing PC however so just a warning. I you want to learn how to make an editing PC then again youtube has tutorials.

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  11. Hey!i wanna vfx nd i do'nt hv any knowledge of it can anyone suggest me pls from where i could do it!pls!

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    1. There are a lot of tutorials available on Youtube or you can find a great number of useful tutorials on Digital Tutors and FXPHD.

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  12. hi..
    I dont Have any Knowledge about VFX but i wanna learn what ure recomend me..
    (sorry for the english but im Latin.. )

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    1. There are a lot of tutorials available on Youtube or you can find a great number of useful tutorials on Digital Tutors and FXPHD.

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  13. I hope you may continue to keep in posting new posts & thank you for sharing your great experience among us.
    vfx courses

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  14. Hi Sukrit

    Firstly would like to say hats off to you to help people wishing to enter VFX with such a good blog.
    I have 15 years of experience in 3D animation with good knowledge of VFX. I wish to start a school of VFX in India with a accreditation or partnership with some good university maybe Seneca, AAU, Lost Boys etc. Is this possible, and can you help me discuss this with someone you know in Seneca.

    Cheers!
    Mukund

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    1. Hey Mukund,
      Wow, Great to hear that. In my opinion the Indian market lacks a 'genuine' VFX school. Which city are you planning to open the school in? Why don't mail me with your email address and we can discuss this in detail. I sure am in touch with the H.O.D at Seneca whom you can get in touch with and take this forward.
      Happy to Help.
      Skit

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  16. Hey Sukrit,
    Thanks for your information. Now i'm, seriously looking for seneca but still i need some information. I have completed Advanced Diploma in VFX from Hyderabad,India. But the institute offers nothing so i need to learn more nd from starting i suppose. Can u tell me exactly how the future will be after doing the course from canada,because the course is of 8months duration and i wil be getting job permit for 8months only.
    Can i able to get a job in that period if i do well , I harldly dont know anyone who can help me out in this field for giving infomation.

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    1. I would be pleased if u try to give me your contact or any of the other old or persuing seneca students.I'm looking for admission this year

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    2. Sorry for the late reply. contact me on LinkedIn

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  17. i have got admission in VanArts....though its a private institute, i find it better than Seneca and other government schools....It is of course no doubt costly than Seneca and other govt. schools...If u wanna join VanArts then ask the person who is handling Indian students he will help u out with all your doubts....

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    1. Can u give me any contact..who wil help me to know more abt vanarts..

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  18. Hello Sukrit Sachdeva...
    I really like your post, it was helpful. My name is Edmund and I am international student wanting to study VFX. Firstly, i was considering Gnomon school and still have faith i will get an admission. Then you talked about SENECA. Please do inbox me more info about SENECA....edmundorov@gmail,com. Thank you. Still having faith about gnomon....i don't care how it wants to happen.

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  19. Hi,
    My name is Rahul, I'm currently working as an editor in Mumbai (INDIA), I want to dig deeper into post-production and VFX really interests me. The issue I'm facing is that I don't have any prior knowledge when it comes to vfx/animation, only Final Cut Pro. Do you think its advisable for me to study at any of the VFX schools mentioned above?. I know one thing that I'm a fast learner!

    Need some advise.

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    1. If you are fast learner and have been in the Industry, I'd suggest taking online courses. Try taking courses at FXPHD and Digital Tutors.

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  20. HI can aany one suggest any college in Germany for vfx...iam keen to learn vfx..
    but want to do it from Germany.alrdy basics gknowledge of vfx softwares..

    thank you

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    1. Hey Solomon,

      There are many studios in Germany as well, Im not too sure about the schools. Google!

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  21. Hi,
    I am interested to learn vfx. I have a basic knowledge of software can any body suggest me a good
    animation school for non Eu..

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean by 'non-EU'? there are a lot of American schools in the list above

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  22. hello @sukrit :)
    Iam Anvesh....as of now am doing my Under Graduation in Computers in India...
    can I do my masters in VFX with my Computers Degree or it needs any Under Graduation in Arts...
    please let me know bro...??

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    1. Hey Anvesh,
      Sure, you can do your masters in VFX with a computers degree.

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  23. I'm naveen from India.. can anyone help me out in choosing best school for vfx. Seneca or Lost Boys which one is preferable

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    1. Hey Naveen,

      I guess your passion is more important. If you are self-driven any school will do. Find about the fees and try and get in touch with the Alumni on facebook or LinkedIn

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  24. hi thanks for the blog,
    there is other website for learn vfx for free? just for start

    thanks

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    1. Digital Tutors has a lot of free stuff. Also, checkout FXPHD(Im not sure if they have any demo classes) and there are a lot of introductory courses on YouTube and Vimeo.

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  25. Hi sukrit , im kumar from india. I got an offer for durham college's vfx and digitan cinema course. Is it a nice option and also do you know the softwares used in this college. Thanks.

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    1. Hey Bala,

      You should go on the Program's website and mail the head of the department regarding the softwares. If you still can't find any answers, let me know and Ill try and find out.

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    2. Hey Sukrit,

      Thanx for the reply. I tried and mailed them , yet to get a reply. It would be of great help if you find for me.Also is vfx and digital cinema program in that college nice.

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  28. hi i m kausik from india.. i have completd bsc physics and completed certificate course in maya,max,ae, software. i planned to do masters in abroad.. which is best to do masters uk or canada.. plz tell me the colleges or universities for both countries...

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  29. wat about ma digital effects in bu uk

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  30. HI SURKIT ,I m on my second year Bs.c in VFX & Animation at Zee Institute of creative arts . i would like do my master abroad. (canada) which is the best one for both animation & vfx + cost wise . is it good to do my final year over there or here. please help..

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  31. HI Sachdeva...thanks allot your valuable information..for many days am searching for vfx offering schools but i didn't found any such useful site,your blog helped me and wiped my confusion away...a big applause
    for your great information...

    i am pursuing my graduation B.Tech final year ,am an aspirant of vfx maker,i realise my passion is towards it and i wanna do my MASTERS(MS) in VFX is there any chance of doing it? if so please provide me the information.
    i wanna complete the course in two years but must be a masters please suggest me the best to go for and what are the prerequisites required? is GRE required if so what is the score required?
    weather the part time jobs available during the course period?
    please help me out,eagerly waiting to hear from you.

    EMAIL ID-mahesh_gvelly@yahoo.co.in

    some of my works,i don't know any softwares but i just done with some intrest please check it out and tell me weather i am eligible or not.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCMBRA1-ySs
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=maheshgvelly&oq=maheshgvelly&gs_l=youtube.3...1205.4531.0.5438.12.10.0.2.2.0.120.988.5j5.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.F7OCa3uoQek

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    1. where do you want to do it from? as far as I know India has a lot of institutes offering Masters in VFX specifically but in Canada no institutes, that I know of, is offering a master's degree in VFX. Academy of Art, in the US does offer it and other schools in US do too.

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    2. in US. is Academy of Art a good university? are there any better universities?
      i have a 4 year undergraduate degree but not in animation.am i eligible? please help me

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  32. Hello there!
    Do you know a good undergraduate course in similar field in either canada or the US?
    Also are there scholarships that support tuition at Seneca for example?

    thank you for your help.

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    1. VFX is basically a specialized course. You should do an Undergraduate program in ANimation/Multimedia and most of the schools listed above offer a foundation program in Animation/Multimedia.

      There are very limited scholarships for international scholarships you should refer the website of the institute and better yet, call them.

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  33. hi.
    i am sourabh and i want to know about VXF pg diplona in seneca and sheridan.
    i am already doing my animation course from MAAC New Delhi, I am bit confused about course!
    please tell me about course as well its placement, because there is no such good institute or school in India as well there is no much gud placements! Experienced senior tells that there is no sach good scope here! i am confused because of that! i already wasted my money doing this animation course frm here because of faculty and their way of teaching! and i am very much tensed about jobs! please clear my thoughts so that i can come and make my future bright!
    will be waiting for your reply!

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  34. www.cg-masters.com CG Masters is a new kind of VFX training program focused specifically on production-line training and hirable skills. The Faculty is world-class professionals. Check out the student work on the website. CG Masters represents a new approach to skills-based training that originated in the crucible of studio production. We have spent our careers in the industry and we know how to train you.

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  35. I am doing my B.F.A animation from Amity University, Delhi.I want to do masters in VFX. can you suggest me the colleges in Singapore.

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  36. Hii Sukrit Sir,
    This is Ardhendu, precisely Aadi..from India..I am a student of FX School,Mumbai..have had a great wish to be a great VFX artist..thinking about to join the Van Arts or Lost Boyz or Seneca..dont know how to crack al the steps..wanna b keeping touch with you..need your email id..dey.ardhendu@gmail.com dis is mine..kindly let me know the exact route to reach my goal..thank you sir

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  37. I have completed my Bachelor in I.T. .... besides I learned after effects from internet(Mostly, video copilot) and some basics of 3DS max .... here's my channel on youtube thepritesh0007......i dont know for which I should apply to , for computer science or VFX !
    I have given my GRE (297) and right now preparing for TOEFL and I am planning to go to USA only for fall 2014 , can you suggest me cheap and good colleges there ??

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  38. Thaks about this information
    now i interested senaca or shriden college
    i might be get college after 3years that's because military for duty (im korean...)
    and now learn about houdini and 3ds max for FX

    what i want to know
    that is how about learn FX in seneca??
    or i want know your think that after 3years prospect about FX learn in seneca
    i heard that teach to student using Houdini in seneca
    (sorry my english!!)

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  40. Can any one tell me how's the placement rate for freshers in Compositing after getting graduated from Seneca. And also how are the job oppurtunities for compositors in Canada(Fresher)

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    1. You should just email the program co-ordinator for the current placement rate. Currently, Canada is a good market for compositors, although its very seasonal.

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  41. Hello
    Sukrit Sachdeva

    I am very interested in Escape Studios UK. Could you tell me more about it?
    I am choosing from Escape Studios UK and Seneca or Vancouver Film School Canada.
    Could you give some suggestions?

    Ty

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    1. Escape Studios is good, you should just mail them. the current scenario makes me tilt towards Canada both Seneca and VFX are good, Seneca being more affordable.

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    2. After I talk to Escape Studios, they said that they can only offer student visitor visa, not the normal student visa.
      So, speaking Gnomon, Seneca and VFX.
      I saw their students works and found that Gnomon is focus on 3D modeling, texturing, and animating.
      But I am more interested in Visual Effects, I think that Seneca and VFX are my only choices.

      Am I right?

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  42. Hi..
    I'm Raghubir..i found capilano university in north vancouver,they are offering 2 years diploma in vfx..any one out there who knows more about vfx at capilano..?

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  44. Hi.....am from INDIA, i completed my graduation and am intrested in vfx & 3d animation,am ready with my portfolio........please suggest me best school which offers high scholarships becoz i cant provide huge tution fees.
    THANK YOU

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  45. Hellooo, effective next school year (2014-2015) I will be a senior in high school and I decided I would go ahead and find out exactly what college I plan to attend. I have a passion for videogames and editing (particularly particle editing) so I decided I want a degree in VFX. I have a couple questions that I hope whoever reads this can answer. I want to go to college in California but I live in Mississippi so I suspect I will be living in a dormitory. I read your captions for Gnomon and AAU and you said that Gnomon was probably the most expensive? I'm not sure if my research is flawed or not but from what I have seen as far as tuition+books+room/board, both Gnomon and AAU are into the 20s if not 30s of thousands so how do you figure Gnomon is the most expensive? I don't want to have typed up an essay of questions and not have anyone respond to them so whoever reads this, if you think you can help me, email me at chancedupree3@gmail.com (alternate: leturkeybacon@gmail.com)

    Thank you for your time.

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  46. hi..
    i am from India, i completed my graduation in commerce and being interested in visual effects i am now being trained in that field...due to having plans to study abroad in under-graduation course , i wanted to know which category am i eligible for as i am not having an arts background ... it needs any Under Graduation in Arts...
    please let me know ...??

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  47. hai sukrit.
    this is praveen from india, i completed my graduation in animation & design, and worked as vfx compositor for 18months (software-Nuke).presently working as fashion,wedding photographer. now i am planing for my higher studies in visual effects. i have been gone through some colleges in usa and cannda. the art institutes,ex;pression college,the dave school,seneca,sheridan,capilano university. bit confused to choose among this colleges. can you suggest me which one to choose or is there any other college or university which you can suggest, it will be great helpful.

    Thanks
    praveen

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  48. Extremely helpful post Sukrit Sachdeva. Here is our attempt to list best visual effects schools in the world.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6OHJkbu0dM

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  49. Hi Sukrit,

    Helpful blog.
    Well, would like to ask you, how is seneca for vfx? And what did you add in your porfolio? I have got no clue what should be added in a portfolio..

    Mail me on 9594aashka@gmail.com

    Awaiting...

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  50. Hi Sukrit,
    My question is similar to Aashkas, I was just wondering what sort of pieces you put in your portfolio for the seneca vfx program.
    Thanks
    M

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  51. Hi Sukreet.I am learning 3D Animation and VFX at Pixelloid Hyderabad India.Is paper drawing a mandatory subject in visual effects?I am poor in drawing.My institute doesn't have drawing.Is there any visual effects course where drawing isn't necessary.

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  52. Please tell me total fees (tuition+living everything) for masters in vfx

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  53. what does University degree transcripts for all years mean?Its under senecas admission to a graduate program,i dont have a degree but a diploma,does that mean i cant apply for their program?

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  54. Hello. I work at Gnomon and can say with certainty that Gnomon is far from the most expensive school on your list. I appreciate being considered the first in terms of quality, though! :)

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  55. Hi sukrit I am a 3rd year engineering student at COEP , India. My branch is computers. But I want to do vfx, I'm crazy about it.
    What options are available for me? Both in India and abroad. Can I do MS in VFX if so where and will I need gre and tofel for it?

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    1. Hello
      I am also Like u. I have just passed Computer Science & Engineering.
      Following things Will be most Helpful for u.
      1. In masters As an admission requirement you need Portfolio. Portfolio means some work done by you like short video, Digital Sketches, Images, etc.
      2. U have 1 year left so if you can learn by own so start learning Photoshop, After Effects, 3DSMAX, MAYA, etc. This thing will help you to make portfolio.
      3. If you don't learn by own you can take short term courses like 6 months 3 months. Clarify them at the end of my course I have a super Portfolio which is done by me.
      4. If you want to go out of India for this type of course u don't need GRE but you need to give any singel test TOEFL or IELTS, etc.
      5. Excepting Masters some Certification courses are there some of them also need Portfolio.
      If you have good Portfolio after completing BE/BTECH you can do anything EVEN JOB ALSO.
      All The Best.

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  57. Hey
    Your review is very helpful, isn't it out dated now because you posted on 2012 , now its 2016. Could you please update the info, everyone would be glad to see that.
    and also i have a question too. Even i am planing to do visual effects MA or PG ( but not more than 1 year course). As per the info , My first consideration is Seneca. following, Sheridan and Van Arts. But i need a Back up as well.Since this post is 4 years old. i have got confused with the blog below which is posted last year.
    Try this link : http://www.cgstudentawards.com/magazine/entry/top-20-schools-to-study-vfx-animation-and-next-gen-gaming-for-2015
    have a look at this and please do an updation. we all will appreciate you for that.

    Cheers

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