Cinelight Academy
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Cinelight Academy

CineLight Academy provides an environment to develop students aspiring for opportunities in the competitive industry of film and video gaming. Students will be provided with in-depth training in Lighting, Look Development and Compositing.

About School

CineLight Academy provides an environment to develop students aspiring for opportunities in the competitive industry of film and video gaming. Students will be provided with in-depth training in Lighting, Look Development and Compositing.

CineLight was created to introduce artists to the industry on a practical application method versus traditional schooling that uses theory. Students will receive a curriculum that applies the same tasks and expectations that professional artists experience at various studios. Mentors and Guest speakers will share their insight to guide the aspiring artists towards a career in the entertainment industry.

Cinelight Academy selects extraordinary and skilled artists within the industry in order to provide the best quality to our students. The best quality guidance and mentoring of our students is our number one priority. We need the best to lead the best.

General Info

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Facilities

We are an online academy center, since corona we had to put on hold the project of building the facilities in Hollywood and Beverly Hills

Staff

Our school hires people coming from the biggest studios like ILM, Disney, Digital Domain, Sony Imageworks, only to name a few. The pipeline, tools, and software used at Cinelight Academy match the workflow that the studios use. We are able to be in contact easily with the Human Resource of the studios since our Teachers are still working in the industry, which gives us the chance to be able to send the profile of our students directly to the correct person. We are aware of the updates happening in the industry to keep the most accurate training we offer to our students to maximize their chance to be a part of the industry.

Employment Rates

As of right now, the employment rate of our alumni is 100% even before finishing the program.

Student Showcase

Take a look at some of the traditional and digital artwork Cinelight Academy students produce during their education.

Aurélie Couble - Lighting & Compositing Artist, ICON

Right after finishing the program I got hired as a Lighting & Compositing Artist at a company I wanted to work at for years, which is what I wanted and I finally was able to work on video games cinematic. Every time I have an interview, I’m told that their favorite projects are the ones I have done at Cinelight. Cinelight was challenging but it has given me the skills and knowledge I needed and it went really well, my team was very happy with me and my work.

Courses

Our school’s program is based on doing a monthly project that changes from photorealistic to cartoony.

The Lego
During this month we will see the Theory and the Basics of the Lighting and Lookdev.
What is Color/Albedo/Specular and Bump? Teaching how to do a plastic Material and Procedural shader.

The Green Monster
During this month we will see the Theory and the Basics of the Subsurface SSS
The basics on how to match your lighting from reference and how to create a Multi Lights system.

The Candy Kart
During this month we will see the Theory of Colors in a cartoon environment and the Basics of food shaders.
How to create exterior Cartoon Lighting.
How to use the OCIO ACES workflow.

The Robot
During this month we will see the Theory and the Basics of the Metallic Shader.
The basics on how to create an Atmos and Volume Lighting.
How to use the Metalness shader.
How to do AOV’s and what they are for.

The Toy
During this month we will learn how to modify a studio Light Rig.
We are going to learn about advanced Plastic Material including SSS.
We are going to learn about Lighting and Lookdev Theory and how to use displacement maps.

The Human Head
During this month we will see how to match our lighting with a photorealistic reference
We are going to learn about how to use the advanced Subsurface SSS.
We are going to learn about how to do advanced AOV’s.

The Cartoon Portrait
During this month we will learn how to build your own interior Lighting.
We are going to learn how to create an advanced Cartoon SSS.
We are going to learn advanced color theory in order to match Disney & Pixar.

The Spaceship
Creating your own Light Rig studio.
We are going to learn how to build an advanced Metallic Material.
We are going to teach how to use Anisotropy and Mesh Light.

The Pet
During this month we will learn how to Light an Asset that has Fur.
We are going to learn how to do a Cartoon Fur.
We are going to teach Advance Cartoon Lighting.

Helmet
Creating your own Light Rig with animated Light.
We are going to learn how to build Advance Reflection Material.
We are going to learn how to use Render Elements and the Advance Multi Lights system.

Environment Cartoon
During this month we will learn how to build an advanced exterior Light Rig.
We are going to learn how to apply the Cartoon advanced Lighting and the techniques we learned.
Final Cartoon Project.

The Food
Creating your own photorealistic Light Rig
We are going to learn how to apply photorealistic Lighting and the techniques we learned.
Final Realistic Project.


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