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FX Portfolio & Applications

Instructor: Jason Keyser
Included with VFX-A All Access

These community recordings from the VFX Apprentice Discord offer insight into creating portfolios that will impress professional artists and companies.

In All Access

2 Hours

This course includes 3 lessons with over two hours of training.

Skill Level

This course is for all, but most helpful for intermediate VFX artists. 

VFX Breakdowns

This course looks into existing projects and breaks them down.

Instant Access

This course is immediately available to All Access members. 

Course Breakdown

Lesson overview.

FX Portfolio Tips & Tricks

Jason Keyser answers questions and gives you advice on putting together your FX portfolio!

Professional FX Portfolios

Professional examples of portfolios and guidance on the kinds of work you should include in your own portfolio.

Student Portfolio Reviews

VFX Apprentice members share their portfolios and learn to organize their portfolio work!

Want a hands-on experience?

Are you ready to create an FX art test for your portfolio? Portfolio Bootcamp combines live weekly sessions with personalized professional feedback. Designed to help you hone your skills and prepare a portfolio piece, this course is made for those ready to pursue a career in FX. 

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What members say about VFX Apprentice

Rafe Valley

VFX-A All Access Member

I found traditional education systems didn't work nearly as well for me as online classes do! I have been drawn to VFX since before I knew what it was, so I am having a blast with all of the courses.

Bruno Cano

VFX-A All Access Member

Joining VFX Apprentice was, for sure, the best decision I've made in my early VFX career. The courses are great and the mentors and students are always trying to help. I just love being here!

Learn 2D and 3D FX with VFX-A All Access

All 2D FX, 3D VFX, and Advanced courses are included with VFX Apprentice All Access. Learn stylized and real-time FX from professional artists and animators.


All Access (Annual)


12 months billed once

  • Save $680 vs. monthly
  • 200+ Hours of VFX Training
  • New Lessons Monthly
  • Weekly Live Sessions
  • Project Files + Assets
  • Lifetime Community Access

All Access (Monthly)


Billed monthly

  • 200+ Hours of VFX Training
  • New Lessons Monthly
  • Weekly Live Sessions
  • Project Files + Assets
  • Full Community Access

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