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Discover the most effective way to learn real-time visual effects 

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Think outside the classroom

The demand for professional visual effects in games, VR, AR, and film is growing exponentially, and we simply don't have enough artists to get everything done

So how do you train an artistic army to create digital magic for games and film? You start by redesigning the classroom. 

In classic art schools, apprentices honed their skills alongside master craftsmen. VFX Apprentice harnesses the power of that model, delivering professional visual effects training across the globe, on-demand and entirely at your pace!

My education model is simple: I want to rapidly level-up your skills without wasting time. That's why each course in my training library is built by professional artists, full of top-tier assets, and fueled by a peer network committed to helping you succeed! 

Start with a bang

Learn the fundamentals behind designing popular visual effects—including fire explosions, wispy clouds, lightning zaps, and gooey splats—in  “BOOMS AND BLASTS: PART 1 - CONCEPT ART” 

With over ten hours of step-by-step video tutorials and a exhaustive library of source assets, this is the course I wish I had when I was getting started. I can't wait to see what you create with it!

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Any purchase makes you a lifetime member of our incredible community of intrepid artists and industry professionals!

Animate in the next dimension

Bring fire explosions, wispy clouds, lightning zaps, and gooey splats to life as you discover the art of 3D particle animation!

As the follow-up course to "CONCEPT ART," every student who completes "BOOMS AND BLASTS: PART 2 - PARTICLE ANIMATION" will learn how to animate four portfolio-ready samples that showcase their skills!

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Unrestricted access to course content, including all future updates and improvements!

People are Talking

See what the pros have to say.

"I truly wish this website existed when I first started VFXs, haha! ... It's chock-full of industry-defining resources and tutorials covering a vast diversity of subjects. And maybe even more importantly: it covers different engines and softwares. From concepting to in-engine implementations, those courses have it all, and it is all of the highest quality."

Kevin Leroy
VFX Artist - Riot Games

"When it comes to preaching the art & soul behind real-time FX, Jason is truly the most dedicated of anyone I know. Good FX artists of today and tomorrow must be able to balance so many different artistic & technical disciplines. Jason's online courses & industry talks would be a must-have for anyone wanting to understand these to break into real-time FX."

Bill Kladis
Senior Technical Artist - Epic Games

"I watched through the Booms & Blasts course and it's the most comprehensive vfx course I've seen online."

Alex Redfish
FX Artist - Into the Spiderverse

"Jason Keyser's VFX Apprentice is THE go-to to learn real time visual effects. Jason will teach you how to make effects from the ground up, from an artistic and technical perspective. These tools will start you on the path to becoming a real time VFX artist."

Fred Hooper
Lead VFX Artist - NVIDIA

"Jason is one of the only people I've met throughout my entire career that has world class artistic talent in the craft of VFX, and also has the kindness, wisdom, and dedication of a great teacher. Jason is an incredible value to any of the world's top studios, and I've personally seen him change the lives of aspiring artists and students everywhere. He is passionate about his educational work, and it is truly the best I've seen. Anyone who wishes they were a VFX artist needs to get in touch with Jason and VFX Apprentice."

Tyson Murphy
Art Director - Riot Games

"I've had first hand experience learning from, and being inspired by, Jason Keyser. He's an exceptional artist, a leader in the Real Time VFX industry, and a phenomenal teacher who deeply, deeply cares about sharing the elusive techniques behind best in class VFX and helping people realize their creative dreams. Jason is the real deal - I learn from him every chance I get."

Drew Skillman
Founder - Tilt Brush

The Free Stuff!

Join my email list to receive a FREE industry-grade uber shader for Unreal Engine 4! I will also be in touch with exciting new updates to VFX Apprentice, and previews of what's to come! Your information will never be sold (pinkie promise!) and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Take your skills to the next level

 

Looking to make the most impact with your education? Get two courses for one low price, with my "BOOMS AND BLASTS" bundle!

This is my most popular course for visual effects artists—see for yourself why over 300 students enrolled in this course so far!

And for a limited time, your bundle includes a free thirty-minute video consultation with yours truly!

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Gigabytes of Assets

Courses are loaded with production-ready assets for programs like Unreal Engine, Unity, Photoshop, Animate CC, and Maya!

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