Short Course Six-Month Digital Animation & VFX

Metfilm School

Metfilm School

MetFilm School is a world-leading film, television and online media school which offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in London and Berlin. The London campus is based at the famous Ealing Studios, known for the production such as The Ladykillers, Notting Hill, Downton Abbey and The Theory of Everything. “Our mission is to inspire a new generation of creative professionals. We bring the education and screen industries together in a creative environment, driven by great teaching and practical, hands-on experience, led by inspiring role models. Whichever course you choose, whether it’s for 3 years or a weekend, general filmmaking or a specialist discipline, we look forward to welcoming you to the School and giving you our full support in your next steps as a smart screen creative.” Jonny Persey, Director, MetFilm

Short Course Six-Month Digital Animation & VFX

The Six Month Digital Animation & VFX course helps you step into the industry as a VFX Compositor, Artist, Producer or take on other similar roles. The programme covers the core VFX and Animation skills, including:
• Concept and Look Development
• Modelling and Sculpting
• Texture Mapping
• Shading, Rigging, Animation, Lighting, Rendering, Match-Move and Compositing (both Live Action, Full CG and CG + Live Action).

• 3D Modelling for Animatable Mechanical Characters (Box and Shell Polygonal Modeling, NURBS Modelling, 3D sculpting)
• UV Texturing, including multi-tiled UV texturing
• Procedural Texturing
• Shading, Lighting and Rendering, including Multi-pass Rendering for Compositing Rigging for animation Keyframe and MOCAP Animation principles and data management
• Free Keyframe Animation and Animation on Live Action Backgrounds Camera Projection techniques Data interchange formats between Maya, Nuke, Mari and Zbrush Dynamics: Cloth, Hair, Particles, Smoke, Rigid and Soft Bodies
• Data management for Dynamic Simulation
Software: NUKE, MAYA
• Roto and prep techniques
• Rig Removal Techniques
• Green Screen Production & Shooting Tips for Green Screen Works
• Camera Tracking
• Planar Tracking Digital Set Extension/ Digital Matte Painting Essentials/ Camera Projections
• CG & Live Action compositing
Software: 3D EQUALIZER
• Filming tips for Camera Tracking
• Survey Data
• Auto-tracking vs Manual Tracking
• Matchmove and object tracking
• Lens Distortion management

On request

Requirements to get a Spanish student visa?
Before you schedule an appointment at the Spanish Embassy in your country there are a few documents you need to have ready. These visa preparation documents highly vary per nationality and sometimes even per state department of your country. See here a list of requirements that usually need to be presented.
• National visa application form
• Biometric pictures
• Passport with expiry date at least 6 months past the date you are applying for
• Health Insurance Letter from Spanish provider
• Medical Examination, following the current requirements of the Spanish Health Association
• Accommodation Letter
• Bank statement, showing that you can financially sustain yourself during your whole stay in Spain (this amount varies every year, contact us for the up-to-date requirements)
• Invitation and offer letter from a Spanish academic institution
• Visa fees paid
• Most of these documents need to be translated into Spanish by a sworn translator and legalized by the notary or Spanish authorities, depending on your country of origin.

LEAP has a visa success rate of 95%. Contact one of you educational experts to enlarge your acceptance chance

Course Preview
  • Degree type: Short Course
  • Duration: 1/2 year
  • ECT's: -
  • Language: English
  • Start date: Apr, Sep
  • Study type: Full-Time
  • Tution fee: 12.600 €/year
  • Delivery mode: On-Campus
  • Ranking: Accredited by CILECT, QAA and Creative Skillset
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