Introduction to Visual Effects

Introduction to VFX
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 29 February 2020
  • Course duration: Two Saturdays, 10 am - 4 pm

Are you a filmmaker who’d like to build on your knowledge of the post-production process, creating your own visual effects to enhance your productions?

Would you like to enhance the production values of your promotional/training videos?

Or are you interested in learning some of the key VFX techniques used in the production of your favourite films?

Then this is the course for you.

Creatives are increasingly required to have a one-person-band approach to producing their work.

Increasing your software skillset will not only make you more employable but will also open up further creative avenues for you to explore.

The course is almost 100% hands-on practical work with a small amount of supporting technical theory.

What will I gain?

You’ll leave with a sound knowledge and control of key VFX techniques.

The course will open up new creative avenues for you as a media producer, as well as making you more employable by increasing your software skillset.

Tutor profile: Stuart Samuels is course leader of the Level 3 Film and Television Production course at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.

He’s achieved Grade 1 (outstanding) lesson observations for the past five years in the areas of film production and post-production, animation, VFX compositing, photography and design.

Stuart is also a media freelancer.

The majority of his work is post-production for film (editing, compositing, VFX and titles) but also includes motion graphic animation.

He’s recently worked on independent feature films (Cleft Lip, Outlawed, Raven on the Jetty), a Nike commercial and produced music videos and web content for a range of clients.

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Any questions?

Contact the short course team.


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • explore green screen techniques
  • learn about camera tracking and motion tracking
  • gain skills in compositing, colour matching and colour grading
  • be taught how to export your finished work.

There will be a combination of teaching and learning methods with an emphasis on demonstration, re-creation and experimentation.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £260.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £260.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418