FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School
If you want to study with us and discover Barcelona, currently one of the most cosmopolitan and progressive cities, we offer you the Programs that will allow you to specialize in one of the fastest growing professional sectors at present.
With more than 14 years of experience and based in Barcelona, at FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School we offer specialised training in 3D animation, Visual Effects (VFX), Design and 3D art for videogames, Concept Art and Cinema to students from all over the world, which allows us to be the only school to cover all the necessary training for the film industry and to offer our students a transversal training so that their professional profile is highly qualified.
Another of its training branches is architectural visualisation (FX ANIMATION Barcelona ArchViz School), a pioneering school in 3D and VR training for architects and interior designers.
The demand and quality of our teaching has positioned us internationally as the 4th best VFX school in the world (Rookies Awards) and 5th best 3D animation school in Europe (Animation Career Review). Our long history and the level of job placement of our students, has positioned us as the top 3D and Film school of reference in Spain and one of the most sought after worldwide. We have opted for our own specialised, high-performance qualification in order to be in line with the exceptional professional profiles of the industry.
Our values as a school:
- Creativity and innovation
- Confidence and trust
With a clear vision of preparing students for the future in general and the world of work in particular, we have focused on an educational model adapted to the new student profiles of the 21st century in order to respond to the new jobs required by industry; we are committed to promoting creativity, leadership, teamwork, technical training, critical capacity and self-sufficiency of our students as future professionals.
Our pedagogical method and innovation in training results in a 99% job placement rate for our students, both nationally and internationally. Certified by the main software manufacturers (Autodesk Official School, SideFX, Maxon, Foundry...) we have more than 800 international companies where our students work, which guarantee their high level of training and professional training.
Located in Barcelona in the heart of [email protected] (the technological and audiovisual district par excellence).
- 7.000m2 of facilities distributed over 4 floors
- 5 film sets
- Chroma sets
- Student service area
SPECIALISED SPACES: technical classrooms, workshops, Esports room, projection room, photographic studio, sound, colour and editing rooms...
MULTI-PURPOSE SPACES: areas for study, relaxation, meetings...
COMMON SPACES: more than 1.400m2
- Equipped office area
- Dining room
- Open terrace
FX ANIMATION works closely linked to the industry: its basis when organizing its training plans is direct feedback from the industry. Through continuous R∓D and networking with the professional sector, it offers its students direct communication and contact with the world of work and the latest technological advances. Within its curricula, it offers mandatory interships in specialized companies, masterclasses and workshops with relevant figuresfrom the international professional sector, attendance at festivals and events related to 3D and cinema and study trips to meet the best studies worldwide (ILM, Cinesite, DNEG, MPC and Framestore among others).
Maya, Houdini, Nuke, After Effects, 3DSMax, Substance Painter and Designer, ZBrush, Cinema 4D, V-Ray, Arnold Render, Premier, Protools, Avid, Forest Pack, Rail Clone, Corona Renderer, Unity 3D and Unreal Engine.
In addition to the general infrastructure, each student has their own material for work inside and outside the school: portable workstation (HP Globla Partner) and video and photo camera. Students also work with personal licenses and/or through VPN so that they can count on them inside and outside the facilities.
Take a look at some of the traditional and digital artwork FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D and Film School students produce during their education.
•JORDI TORCAL | VFX TD @ MPC
I personally believe that if it is not the best school, it is among the 3 best to study any variant of 3D. In the case of visual effects, it is essential to learn the knowledge that is given at school and take it on with a lot of self-interest. The demand that is given at school, is essential to leave prepared as there is now more and more professional competition which means that your quality has to go up if you want to achieve a job in the industry. I would definitely go back to training at FX ANIMATION.
Networking & Careers
At FX ANIMATION, we have spent the last 12 years in the top ten centres for training, thanks to our teaching method that is centred upon the business world. FX ANIMATION works like a trampoline, launching students to great heights in different sectors of this industry. We are proud to say that 99% of our students find themselves working on the most sought-after productions and for the most important companies in the world. The FX Alumni are the best paid and most highly respected professionals in the international entertainment industry. Every student that graduates from FX ANIMATION is a SUCCESS story.
Following studios hire our graduates: Framestore, Illumination Macguff, MPC, The Mill, Weta Digital, Focus, Technicolor, Dreamworks, TAT, Mill Film, Ubisoft, Fortiche, Cube Creative, ILM, Unit Image, Cinesite, Nwave, Blur...
Courses related to drawing / fine art / illustration, art history, image and film analysis, concept art / chara design, storytelling, storyboard, digital image processing (Photoshop), modelling, look dev, lighting/shading, texturing, compositing, animation, rigging, script, fx. Professional English courses.
CAREER AND SUPERIOR VFX MASTER WITH MAYA AND HOUDINI
These are the most prestigious VFX formations in Spain and one of the most recognized internationally by both the training sector and the industry. You will be trained as an expert in 3D for visual effects (VFX) at the Official School and recognized by Side FX to provide training in Houdini. This training will give you access to both national and international productions; students from this training have worked on some of the most important blockbusters such as Aquaman, Hellboy, The Lion King and Juego de Tronos, among others.
CAREER AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN CHARACTER ANIMATION
With a totally practical and transversal training that integrates the bases of cinema, the principles of animation and the Concept Art, the techniques and the most advanced software of the industry, you will be trained as a high level animator mastering all the artistic and technical knowledge necessary to be part of a work team so that you will be able to face any professional project whether it is in cinema, tv, advertising or video games.
CAREER AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN VIDEO GAMES
These are the most specialized training courses with the best level of results in 3D art for video games at a national level. You will learn in depth to work with professional methodologies and pipelines, to master the tools of 3D creation and its integration into standard video game engines (Unreal Engine and Unity3D).
From the first day you will develop individual and group projects achieving results of similar quality to the latest titles published by the national and international industry.
CAREER AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN CONCEPT ART
In these trainings you will learn the artistic and technical basics of conceptual art from 2D to 3D. The main objective is to strengthen your artistic bases and skills to master the creation of characters and environments that are technically suitable for use in real image film production, animation or video games.
CAREER AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN FILM DIRECTING
Through our own methodology based on continuous practice and work on transversal projects, you will learn both the technique and the creative work of the cinematographic sector in order to develop your professional parofile in one of the following specializations: film directing, scriptwriting, production, photography direction, edition and editing, postproduction and/or VFX.
MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTION FOR CINEMA
You will be trained in an aesthetic and creative way, focusing especially on the technical and technological side of film, to prepare you for the new ways of approaching filming: chroma shots (indoor and outdoor), image and visual effects integration (VFX), virtual reality photography and, in general, post-production work after the shoot.
You will actively participate as part of a photography team (DOP, camera operator, cinematographer...) in shoots linked to the short films, documentaries, web series and advertising of the students of Film Direction, integrating you also in the professional shooting teams of the production company associated with the school (SeñoraX)
SUPERIOR MASTER IN POSTPRODUCTION - COMPOSITING
Aimed at students and professionals in the audiovisual sector, film, advertising, television, graduates in Audiovisual Communication, Fine Arts or other university qualifications related to the audiovisual sector. With this Master, you will be able to master editing and post-production techniques with Nuke-X with a complete training in work processes. You will learn in depth the techniques of editing, montage, sound, chromakey, 3D integration, lighting, multilayer composition, rotomasking, camera track, particles, Motion Graphics 2D, advanced composition for VR, color technology and set superstition.
MASTER IN MOTION GRAPHICS
This master is aimed at students and professionals in 3D, film, audiovisual, graphic design, creative, composers, animators and 3D artists who wish to complement and/or enrich their knowledge in Motion Graphics 3D and Compositing. You will learn advanced integration and compositing techniques in After Effects and the creation of quality 3D visuals with Cinema 4D, which will allow you to have a much more complete training than any other postproduction professional, being able to make projects with a faster workflow and optimal quality building functional and harmonious pieces such as advertising spots, visuals for film (bumpers) and TV, music videos, corporate and product design among others.
MASTER IN EDITION AND ASSEMBLY
You will specialize as a professional by mastering the process of editing and montage (Premier, Protools and Avid), color correction (Da Vinci) and 2D Motion Graphics (After Effects) so that you get to control both the tools and techniques needed and the criteria of professional work so that you can deliver complete and finished projects.
This 100% practical training will allow you to acquire the necessary production experience, so that you can enter the job market having faced projects with professional quality, production times and professional results.
MASTER'S DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION
In this training you will master not only the operation of the programs (3DSMax, V-Ray, Forest Pack and Rail Clone) but also the techniques and methods of building photorealistic renders and virtual reality (Unreal Engine). The student will be able to face any preview project no matter how complex it is and will achieve professional quality finishes. You will learn how to import FBX objects from 3DS Max to Unreal, the engine's material editor, nodes and textures. You will work with the lighting tools available in Unreal Engine for the creation of photorealistic environments, the use of Blueprints for the development of interactivity, post-processing and dynamic effects, as well as landscape elements that facilitate the generation of natural environments with vegetation, water, etc. You will also learn how to add environmental sounds to make interactive presentations more immersive. At the end of your training you will have a personal project of renders and VR that will allow you to have a professional portfolio to position yourself professionally.
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