Portfolio Bootcamp

Limited Seats Remaining

Course Length: 8 weeks
Mentor: Sjors de Laat, Chris Sayers
Next Start Date: August 17th & 18th 2024

This advanced bootcamp is designed for VFX artists looking to hone their skills and prepare their portfolio for a career in the VFX industry.


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Saturdays, 01:00 PM CDT Bootcamp With Sjors de Laat
Sundays, 01:00 PM CST Bootcamp With Chris Sayers









Portfolio Bootcamp Start August on 17 & 18, 2024

8-Week Bootcamp to Get VFX Artists Ready for a Job

Welcome to VFX-A Portfolio Bootcamp. This guided course is designed to help you strengthen your artistic and technical abilities in the world of stylized VFX. Craft portfolio worthy FX aimed to help you get a job.

$1,400 per student
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In this course you will learn...

Week 1 - Looping VFX

Join your classmates for a live orientation and begin your journey with looping FX. 

Week 2 - Burst FX

Learn the importance of timing and create burst FX like muzzle flashes, zaps, or splats.

Week 3 - Spell FX Sequence

Mentors guide you through creating VFX with clarity with a dive into creating spells.

Week 4 - Spell FX Sequence

Continue and complete your spell sequence and learn about the importance of color.

Week 5 - Portfolio Building

Dive into production workflows and VFX pipelines. Work on your online portfolio.

Week 6 - Art Test

Mentors begin paint-over feedback and put you to the test with a full art test. 

Week 7 - Art Test

Complete your art test and record a portfolio piece while mentors offer paint-over feedback.

Week 8 - Interview Prep

Share your portfolio. Mentors guide you through the hiring process and offer job interview prep.

VFX-A All Access

Portfolio Bootcamp includes 3 months to All Access with 200+ hours of additional training.

Join this bootcamp and get access to:

  • 8 weeks of live¬†lectures and check-in sessions
  • 3 month access¬†to VFX-A All Access
  • Personalized feedback from professional VFX artists
  • Private class channels
  • Weekly assignments and critique
  • Downloadable assets and project files

Your Mentors


Sjors de Laat

Sjors has worked on video game VFX and cinematics for Fortnite, Godfall: Fire & Darkness, Tales of Runeterra, Sackboy, and Gears of War 5.

He is currently working at Tuatara Games where he contributes to projects like the My Hero Academia skins for Fortnite, and DLC for Godfall. He has also worked with Axis Studios on a series of cinematics and commercials for many popular titles.

Chris Sayers

Chris is a Senior VFX Artist whose credits include Overwatch 2, Fall Guys, Fortnite, and Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure. Currently, Chris is working at Anchor Point Studios.

His previous experience includes creating destructibles for Fall Guys at Mediatonic Games, where the team combined Houdini simulations with hand-drawn stylized 2DFX.


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