visual effects

August 5, 2020

Breaking into the industry with Career Development Manager Maxine Schnepf

Former VFX Producer at Technicolor and Resources Manager at Mr. X, Maxine Schnepf knows what it takes to make it as an artist in the entertainment industry. Throughout her career,...

July 23, 2020

The Hidden Beauty of Data: Q&A with Data Artist Dr. Kirell Benzi

Data Artist Dr. Kirell Benzi has an extraordinary superpower. The CG Spectrum alumnus reveals the hidden beauty of complex data. We're not talking pie charts and graphs. We're...

June 19, 2020

Using Houdini For Games: Q&A with Lucen Game Dev Kris Kebbe

Kristian Kebbe is an indie game developer and FX artist who began his career in the film industry right after graduating from CG Spectrum's Houdini course. Having worked on...

May 6, 2020

Alumni Q&A with Houdini FX Artist Glenn Dawick

3D Artist Glenn Dawick has spent a decade working in TV, advertising, and even on Netflix's I Am Mother. Working for a number of studios, he noted the amount of Houdini work being...

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

Q&A With Blade Runner 2049 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...

August 30, 2019

5 Benefits of Online Courses You May Not Have Considered

The benefits of online courses far outweigh the traditional classroom approach at CG Spectrum. Here's why. As an online Animation, VFX and Game Design school

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.

October 5, 2018

What Does An FX Artist Do?

What does an FX Artist do? An FX artist creates the visual effects in movies, TV shows and games. They're responsible for creating smoke, fire