CGS Mentor to present at FMX about the value of online learning

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CG Spectrum Mentor and FuseFX VFX Supervisor Jason Gottlieb (The Morning Show, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Julia) will be attending the 2023 Film and Media Exchange (FMX) conference next week on April 25 to take part in a panel discussing "Breaking Boundaries in VFX Education: Expanding Horizons through Online Learning."

This panel is sold out on site, but a recording will be available on demand after the event. Keep reading to learn more about Jason and find out how you can watch the panel online!

About Jason Gottlieb

jasongottlievb-headshotJason is a VFX Supervisor at FuseFX and Mentor of the Nuke Compositing Course at CG Spectrum. Since 2004, the LA-based visual storyteller has worked as an Animator, Editor, and Compositor.

During his six years and half years at FuseFX, Jason has worked on and/or supervised over 80 different projects, including countless show episodes, five feature films, two title sequences, and two TV promos. During that time, he’s also been nominated for a VES and an HPA award.

Dedicated to inspiring the next wave of artists, Jason has encouraged countless students to explore and experiment with the power of Nuke. Teaching both early career talent and established artists, many of Jason’s graduates have gone on to enjoy successful industry careers at studios around the world. 

About the panel "Breaking Boundaries in VFX Education: Expanding Horizons through Online Learning"

This exclusive panel will feature Jason and his fellow industry panelists, Jahirul Amin, Pedro Andrade, and Jasmine Katatikarn. They will discuss the benefits of continued online education for everyone—whether they are just starting out or an expert in their field—and its importance in the fast-paced and ever-evolving entertainment industry. 


Here are some of Jason's top tips for students on how to make the most of the time learning online with their industry mentor:

  • Ask questions.
  • Submit WIPs (work in progress) often rather than waiting until your work looks polished before asking for feedback. Your mentor is here to help you! You may find that there’s a different/faster/easier way to accomplish what you’re working on and save some time.
  • Ask for help when you're stuck, especially if you've already consulted your lessons multiple times and searched Google.
  • Ask even more questions.
  • Allocate an adequate amount of time to complete your work. It will take longer than you think it will. You will also get notes to improve your shots from your mentor, so try to submit your work with enough time to receive feedback and still have time to hit the notes before the next lesson.

For more great insights like these, head to the FuseFX website to read a recent interview with Jason about his thoughts on the value of continued learning.

More details about the panel

Location: Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 2:30 pm
Pass Type: On site tickets are sold out, but you can still get online passes to be able to watch the recording of the panel (available April 28).
Topic: Breaking Boundaries in VFX Education: Expanding Horizons through Online Learning
Format: Live expert panel
Vault Recording: This session will be available On Demand from Friday, April 28, up until May 31, 2023. Buy an online pass for access!

About FMX

Starting in 1994 as a small exchange fair for students in Stuttgart, Germany, Film & Media Exchange has developed into one of the world’s most important conferences dedicated to animation, effects, and interactive and immersive media.

To find out more about FMX and see what other sessions are on offer, head to the FMX website.

About CG Spectrum

CGS is a global top-ranked online training provider offering specialized programs in animation, digital painting, game development, 3D modeling, VFX, virtual production, and visualization, educating creators through personalized mentorship from industry experts.


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