The team that stands behind Stargate Studios Malta’s VFX Academy has announced the course "An Introduction to VFX Compositing" which will be held for 12 weeks in Malta, covering essential skills such as seamless layer compositing, rotoscoping, prep work, keying, camera tracking, and color correction.
Stargate Studios Malta is a top-tier production company widely recognized for providing high-quality visual effects and production services to the film and television industries. Back in April, the Head of Creative at Stargate Studios Malta participated in an extended interview with the 80 Level team and walked us through the capturing process, discussed the team's RealityCapture workflow, and demonstrated the scene's rendering using Unreal Engine 5.
The studio recently announced the launch of its 12-week course, aimed at aspiring artists seeking to break into the high-demand field of compositing. The course offers a comprehensive introduction to 2D, covering crucial skills such as seamless layer compositing, rotoscoping, prep work, keying, camera tracking, and color correction.
The developers of the course mention that the students at Stargate Studios Malta’s VFX Academy will acquire specialized knowledge and skills in specific areas of Visual Effects, all while being shaped into industry-ready hires. Through practical learning, participants will familiarise themselves with industry-standard software like Nuke and gain insights into the reality of professional studios and pipelines.
The beginner Compositing Course is a four-month program that includes 120 hours of direct tuition from the Stargate team, in addition to 60 hours of practical assignments distributed across the 12 weeks. The program requires students to attend two onsite lessons and one online session each week. In the fourth and final month, students receive mentorship and guidance from the Stargate team as they create their compositing reels using the footage and assets provided.
What the students can expect from the course:
- Benefit from 120 hours of intensive direct tuition with professional and experienced artists
- Enjoy the perks of learning within an international studio and utilizing state-of-the-art equipment
- Gain access to a free Nuke student license
- Build direct relationships for internship opportunities with Stargate Studios Malta
- Get the latest skills that are in demand by studios