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Television and Mutimedia Video Production - New School Center for Media Ever considered working in the fast-paced world of Broadcast or Network Television? How about creating dynamic video productions for the Web or for a prestigious advertising agency or production company; or covering major sporting events for CNN, ESPN and the like? This unique program offered by The New School Center for Media in New York trains students in all aspects of operating a Broadcast, Cable or Web Television Station. For careers in Video Production, Television Video Production and Multi-Media Video Production, this is the program! Find more information here, https://newschoolalbany.edu/programs/...

940-hour program – 7 modules

“It’s not just about the knowledge, it’s about the know-how”

For: WVFX Artist, Graphics Designer, Animator

The objective of this 940-hour program is to give students the ability to operate at a professional level in visual effects creation in order to meet clients’ need to add a sophisticated dimension to their film or video production, whether for entertainment or to enhance their visual presentation.

To qualify for this program, students must have successfully completed the 940-hour web design program or be able to successfully take a test for creation with Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects as well as video editing with Premiere Pro.

The course, which includes 7 modules, centers on extensive practice of leading animation and visual effects software such as Autodesk Maya, Blackmagic Fusion, Side Effects Software Houdini or open-source VFX software Blender.

The program also covers the most advanced functionalities of visual creation for Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects.

The program is assignment-driven as animation and creation of visual effects require intensive work by the artist. Students will master the fundamentals of visual effects through hands-on assignments. A school day would include a 50-minute session where the teacher explains the basics of a given subject, provides guidance and answer students’ questions. The skills sessions consist of four hours of hands-on assignments under teachers’ supervision.

The final project that students will have to develop over two weeks is an assignment similar to the one they may receive in a professional environment.

The one-year course covers 7 modules:

  • Blender, introduction to compositing, rigging, fluids, animation
  • Introduction to Maya, rendering, modeling, introduction to Python
  • Create an animation with Maya
  • Advance Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects for visual effects
  • Introduction to Blackmagic Fusion, node-based functionalities
  • Introduction to Houdini, procedural modeling
  • Portfolio creation



Students must bring their own laptop with the following specifications: 15.6’’ VR ready Intel Quad- Core i7-7700HQ (2.8/3.8GHz, 6MB) 32 GB DDR4 2133MHz, 512GB PCIe SSD + 1 TB HDD, 4-in-1media card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. Retail price, new: about 1,650.

Software required: Adobe Creative Cloud: $19.99 per month

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