FTII announces a 12-week course in VFX and Finishing

ST Correspondent
Monday, 19 March 2018

Candidates selected will be trained in the fundamentals of VFX for Television and Films, opening opportunities for them to work with professionals in the animation and VFX industry.

PUNE: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune has announced a 12-week Foundation Course in VFX and Finishing. The students here will be trained in fundamentals in visual effects for TV and films.

Candidates selected will be trained in the fundamentals of VFX for Television and Films, opening opportunities for them to work with professionals in the animation and VFX industry. They will be exposed to various tools and processes, which will help them 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) shoot and do the post-production towards the end of the course. The course will provide hands on training in software.

“Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation 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. Besides the strong content packed into this course, its unique feature is the practical experience of pre-production, production and post-production that participants will be exposed to. Regular and frequent mentoring by leading industry experts will further attune the participants to current industry trends,” Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII Pune, said. 

The course will be mentored by Mandar Digrajkar, head of FTII’s multimedia department. The first batch of VFX and Finishing students successfully completed the 12-week course in December 2017.

CRITERIA FOR THE COURSE
- Candidates with the basic understanding of drawing or visual effects who have passed HSC (Class XII) are eligible to apply for the Course. 
- The deadline for receipt of applications for the Course is April 5.
- Only 10 seats available for this Course, which begins from May 2 till July 20. 

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