The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Thursday announced a 12week residential foundation course on visual effects and finishing.
Designed to meet the industry requirements, the full-time course has an intake of only 10 and will be conducted on the Pune campus from September 18. The minimum qualification to join the course is HSC (Class XII). Anyone with basic understanding of and interest in drawing or visual effects or films can apply, an FTII statement stated. The deadline for receipt of application form is August 25. The participants will be trained in the fundamentals of visual effects (VFX0 for television and films, which will open opportunities for them to work with professionals in the animation and VFX industry . They will be exposed to various tools and processes to understand the work process behind creating VFX.
The participants will get an opportunity to develop an idea for VFX and participate in green screen (chroma) shooting process. The course will provide hands-on training in softwares.
“Visual effects and anima tion have become an inseparable part of films, television and internet as it makes the platform more interesting, informative and effective.This requires aesthetic skills, visual sense and knowhow of software to handle high-end equipment, which this course will provide. Besides the strong content packed into this course, a unique feature is the practical experience of pre-production, production and post-production that participants will be exposed to. Regular and frequent mentorship by leading experts will attune the participants to the current industry trends,“ said Bhupendra Kainthola, director, FTII, Pune.