Introducing VFX Workshops — A Four Week Guided VFX Training

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Are you an aspiring VFX artist searching for intermediate-level training to fill the void between beginner content and the advanced knowledge it takes to create effects on your own at the highest level? Or are you looking to take a deep dive into a specific topic? The VFX Apprentice Workshops were designed to give you what your heart desires!

Introducing the new 4-week Workshops with exclusive content and hands-on training. The first Workshop that we are launching is Houdini and EmberGen! In these limited-seat sessions, you will learn industry-leading software from seasoned professionals and create stunning fire, explosions, and groundbreaking simulations!



The first workshop start July 8, 2024. There are a limited number of seats, and they are already going fast, so don't miss your chance to reserve a spot. They will sell out. If you miss your chance, you can join the waitlist for the next session when announced. 

Workshops include a variety of perks

  • New Project Files, Assets & Assignments
  • Permanent access to lessons and live session recordings
  • Access to both Houdini & EmberGen for the class duration
  • 2 free months of the VFX-A All Access course
  • Permanent Discord Community Access 

Check out the workshop page for more details! 


Houdini & EmberGen Workshop 


Take a deep dive into the procedural workflow of realistic and semi-realistic effects, bringing your VFX work into a new dimension!
Learn industry-leading software from seasoned professionals to create stunning fire, explosions, and groundbreaking simulations in EmberGen and Houdini!
Get access to our engaging Discord server and be guided through this exclusive four-week course. Each day during the week, receive feedback from our mentors and meet face-to-face with them in weekly livestreams. The Houdini and EmberGen Workshop includes over 7 hours of exclusive content, access to both Houdini and EmberGen licenses for 8 weeks, and an additional 2 months of  VFX-A All Access subscription.

First Session Starts: July 8, 2024

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Our Mentors

VFX Artist Diana Simonyan (Digital Extremes, Warframe, Baldur's Gate 3) will lead the EmberGen section of this workshop and will introduce you to the software as well as guide you step by step through the creation of fire, embers and explosions! 


Joining this session will be the founder of MADVFX, Mustafa Al Obaidi (DICE, Contraband, Gears of War Tactics Solar Purge), who will teach you everything you need to know to complete the Houdini lessons and make "groundbreaking discoveries"

Together, our mentors will lead the live lectures, giving critique, feedback, and overall guidance to students, helping you find your creative voice. 


Watch out for future Workshops! 


Stay tuned for more workshops coming later in 2024! Each exploring a different topic of the VFX pipeline!
We can't wait to share more with you, so make sure to join our waitlist!


What is VFX Apprentice? 

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Our instructors have left their mark on AAA titles, indie games, animated films, television series, mobile games, and experiential events. They are here to help you make your own mark.

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