3D Training Institute hosts a webinar on 29 April focusing on building a successful career in VFX - AnimationXpress

April 10-2015
3D Training Institute hosts a webinar on 29 April focusing on building a successful career in VFX

3D Training Institute will feature MPC (Moving Picture Company), a giant in the animated movie industry, and recruiter Christina Zervos, who will describe what MPC evaluates when hiring 3D professionals. Christina will also review the demo reel of MPC animator Julien Deragon.

This webinar is for anyone, ranging from beginners who are interested in exploring a career in movies and visual effects, to professionals who would like to get an insider’s perspective on the recruiting process of large animation studios.

The live webinar will be held on Wednesday, 29 April at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST; where participants will have the opportunity to compete for free training, and selected participants will get a chance to have their reel reviewed by MPC.

3DTi director Ben Katt, said, “We are extremely pleased to offer this webinar, featuring an outstanding VFX leader, MPC, and to be able to give students access to information, people, and opportunities that are almost impossible to obtain. This is a webinar that can turn dreams into reality. All the ingredients are here to help launch a highly successful and rewarding career in VFX.”

Christina will also discuss MPC’s Academy. The Academy is for qualified candidates looking for their first position in VFX. Webinar attendees will compete to have their reel reviewed for possible acceptance to the Academy. Academy graduates are considered for MPC positions.

Christina noted, “At MPC, we are dedicated to helping the next generation of VFX artists break into the industry. It’s great to have the opportunity to share the inside track on getting your first position by participating in this webinar with the 3D Training Institute.”

MPC has been a global leader in VFX (visual effects) for over 25 years, and is world-renowned in the film, advertising, and entertainment industries. Some of its most famous projects include Godzilla, Harry Potter, X-Men, Life of Pi, Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy. Some of the famous ad campaigns include: Samsung, Coca Cola, Sony, Three Mobile, and Channel 4. It has also worked on eight films that aired during Super Bowl 2015.

Autodesk, one of the webinar sponsors, is currently providing a 3-year software license of all Autodesk software to students, and 3D Training Institute is supporting this initiative by providing a complimentary training starter pack to help beginners take the first step towards learning 3D.

“Over the past 20 years, all winners of the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in Film have used Autodesk solutions, and now students can access these same professional 3D design tools for free. We’re doing this because Autodesk is committed to grooming a career-ready workforce and equipping the next generation of talent with the tools and learning resources to unleash their creativity,” said Ron Richard from Autodesk Education.