April 3, 2020

From US Army to Hollywood: Alumni Interview With Compositor Robert Alomar

Robert Alomar was an Intelligence Analyst and Linguist in the US Army, but he always had an interest in film. Robert tells how he changed careers, got a compositing job at MPC...

March 8, 2020

Interview With Blade Runner 2049 & Vikings Compositor / VFX Artist Brittany Piacente

Senior Compositor Brittany Piacente has worked on more than 50 movies and TV shows, including Black Panther, Blade Runner 2049, Vikings, and not one, but THREE Star Wars films!...

January 15, 2020

How Hamzeh Alkailani Became a Compositor Against All Odds

Hamzeh Alkailani has faced extraordinary odds in his lifetime. More than most of us could imagine. But with determination and unyielding hope, sprinkled with a bit of good...

January 8, 2020

Becoming a Compositor for Film: Alumni Interview With Alan Robinson

Since graduating from CG Spectrum's online VFX Compositing course, Alan has worked on some pretty cool projects such as Catherine the Great, The Irishman, and Cats. He talks about...

July 7, 2019

Men in Black: International - Interview with 3D Modeler Danish Anwar

Now a 3D Artist at Method Studios in Melbourne, CG Spectrum graduate Danish Anwar had a great experience working on his first feature film

October 8, 2018

What is Compositing?

What is compositing? VFX Compositing seamlessly integrates digital assets with live-action footage to bring together the final shot of a film or game. Compositing is

October 5, 2018

What is the Visual Effects Pipeline?

What is the Visual Effects Pipeline? The VFX pipeline refers to the various stages of production required to add visual effects to a film. The

August 2, 2018

FX and Simulation Student Showreel

Humongous explosions. Raging fires. Devastating destruction. Stifling smoke. This has everything you could possibly ask for from a visual FX showreel, and much more. 

August 1, 2018

5 Tips For Getting a Job After Studying Visual Effects

Is there anything better than a perfectly executed and seamless VFX scene like the colourful set pieces in Thor: Ragnarok? Or anything worse than an

August 1, 2018

9 in 10 of these students got studio jobs. Here’s why

CG Spectrum’s 2016 Online Advanced Diploma students achieved an incredible 90% placement rate into studio jobs. We spoke to students, mentors, and alumni working in

August 1, 2018

Do You Need to Know How to Draw to be a 3D Animator?

“Some people can create fantastic images, but can’t draw anything.” – Greg Hird-Rutter, Senior FX Artist at Bioware, formerly at Ubisoft A common question we

August 1, 2018

Meet Your Mentor: Greg Hird-Rutter - Maya FX Mentor

CG Spectrum Mentor of VFX, Greg Hird-Rutter has been in FX for nearly 2 decades working in TV, film, and games. Now Senior FX Artist at Electronic Arts in Montreal, Canada, Greg...