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Paint/Prep

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Duration

8 weeks

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Commitment

40 hours / week

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About the course

Our Paint/Prep course improves your creative and technical abilities, and you learn basic to advanced prep techniques used in professional studios.

You will be able to remove unwanted dust, scratches, cranes, wires, and crew members from a scene, then recreate the scene’s characters and backgrounds using appropriate prep techniques.

Recommended skills

  • Basic understanding of Nuke, Silhouette & Mocha pro
  • Knowledge of creating clean plates
  • knowledge of basic rotoscope
  • Good eye on texture details and notice the parallax movements
  • Basic understanding of colour correction
  • Basic understanding of point tracks and planar tracks
  • Observation and Multitasking skills

What we offer

  • Intensive training from our industry-leading artists
  • Access to studio-grade virtual workstations, software, and rendering
  • You will be encouraged and coached to create a professional showreel of your work which you can take with you after completing the course
  • Continued access to tutorials after the course
  • A digital badge and certificate to share on your LinkedIn profile
  • Ongoing recruitment opportunities and continued contact with the Technicolor Creative Studios community

Who can apply

  • Recent graduates of a VFX-related program or entry/junior level candidates with some experience looking for their first break in the VFX industry
  • Candidates who are ready to cross the bridge from learning to a professional career

How to enroll

  • Apply with your department-specific demo reel and CV attached
  • Provide the information required in the pre-screening questionnaire
  • Your eligibility is based on the location to which you apply; the Admissions team will review if you are eligible and willing to work in that location after the virtual course
  • All applicants must complete a standardized skills test provided by the Admissions team
  • Receive feedback on results and revise if necessary
  • Complete a brief interview with an Admissions or Academy team member
  • Admissions team will confirm your enrolment in the designated course’s start date

Virtual workstations

We use the Teradici remote desktop client to connect to our Cloud Virtual workstations, which will run on almost any computer with the following operating systems: Windows, macOS and Linux.

You will need at least a 10MB broadband connection (20mb+ recommended).

Our cloud workstations provide all required software and course assets.

Minimum Requirements

  • Laptop or workstation with webcam, microphone and speakers/headset
  • External monitor with HD resolution
  • 3-button mouse
  • 10mb/s Broadband (20MB+ recommended)
  • Wacom tablet – list of Teradici compatible models here

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Learn from the best in the industry

Our trainers have worked on award-winning projects, including:

The One and Only Ivan

Over 45% of Super Bowl spots in 2022

The Jungle Book

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Life of Pi

The Lion King

Harry Potter

Gravity

The One and Only Ivan

Over 45% of Super Bowl spots in 2022

The Jungle Book

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Life of Pi

The Lion King

Harry Potter

Gravity

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