VFS partners with Pixomondo to offer state-of-the-art training in virtual production

Students at Vancouver Film School will soon be training in virtual production.

Announcement Highlights:

  • The 12-week, online certificate program, developed by Pixomondo, teaches students the fundamentals of content creation for virtual production.
  • Pixomondo is a Sony-owned Academy and Emmy award-winning virtual production and visual effects studio headquartered in Los Angeles.
  • As with all programs at VFS, the certificate program will be taught by industry professionals with direct experience in virtual production.

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) April 11, 2024 – In October, Vancouver Film School (VFS) has partnered with Pixomondo (PXO) to provide a new certificate program for VFS students. Virtual Art Department Content Creation is a 12-week course, developed by Pixomondo and offered exclusively online through Seneca Polytechnic, to teach artists the fundamentals of content creation for virtual production.

This new means of production, which allows studios to create immersive experiences in real-time, emerged during the pandemic, expanding the possibilities for the media & entertainment industries to continue operating during this challenging time. The effectiveness of virtual production has allowed it to remain a current and relevant means of production in the industry and a valuable skill for all creatives to have in their toolbelt.

As with all VFS curriculum, the certificate program will be taught by industry professionals with direct experience in virtual production. By the end of the course, students will have developed the skillset necessary to pursue a career as a VAD Technical Artist, VAD Generalist, UE Technical Artist, VAD Concept Artist, UE Generalist, or UE Lighter.

Owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pixomondo is an Academy and Emmy award-winning virtual production and visual effects company with studios in Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and London. As trailblazers within their field, they hold the record for the largest virtual production stage in the world. Their work can be seen in Hugo, Game of Thrones, The Boys, House of the Dragon, Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, and more.

“Vancouver Film School is thrilled to be partnering with Pixomondo. Through our ever-increasing industry partnerships our school, more than any other, aims to work as closely with the industry as possible. As the industry evolves, VFS is committed to evolving alongside it and this new program is just the latest offering that will further embed the industry into our curriculum – expanding our students’ career horizons and ability to explore new avenues within the creative industries.”-Jonathan Bell – Managing Director, VFS 

 


 

About Vancouver Film School

VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering an immersive curriculum in film, animation, design, and beyond. VFS is known for providing high-quality education in accelerated time frames and offers 15 industry-led programs in which students graduate in 12 months as in-demand creative professionals. In 2023, alumni were credited on 8 of the top 10 domestic grossing films, 7 of the 10 best-selling games, and 8 of the 10 most streamed shows.

 

About Pixmonodo

Pixomondo (PXO) delivers industry-leading Virtual Production and Visual Effects expertise and solutions for premium film and episodic content. With over 20 industry award wins and nominations, the studio is a trusted partner for storytellers and showrunners to create iconic, visually stunning work worldwide. Using interactive technology and proprietary software and solutions, Pixomondo delivers an immersive experience, leaving filmmakers free to explore and evolve their ideas throughout production.

 

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Evan Biswanger
Creative Director & Head of Marketing
Vancouver Film School
ebiswanger@vfs.com
vfs.edu

 

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