Humber's 3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production certificate program focuses on both the conceptual and the technical, as you learn to master visual techniques to bring ideas to life. You will develop skills in modelling, texturing and lighting, as well as in visual effects, compositing and digital cinematography. We employ a teaching process and course structure that requires content created in one course to be used to complete assignments in other courses. This “pipeline” process mirrors that of industry, allowing students to make a seamless transition into a real production environment.
The program is designed by artists for experienced traditional artists and animators who want to either develop or transition their skill sets for employment in the 3D and visual effects industries. The faculty take their years of industry experience into the classroom, straight from the studio. Their collective experience and passion in the gaming, television and film industries is the driving force that ensures the program meets the current and future needs of the industry.
January intake scheduling: students will benefit from our streamlined flexible schedule, allowing them to work their day jobs while they study for their dream jobs. Our schedule will have students on campus and in classes on evenings and weekends. Students will study in our state-of-the-art labs equipped with Cintiq tablets and the latest tools and software.
This program is not eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). It is eligible for Second Career Funding. Further details and how to apply are found at ontario.ca/page/second-career.
Our program allows you to:
Our professors have substantial industry and freelance experience in the 3D field. Their passion for the industry, and for your success as a student, is an important driving force.
The 3D film industry has become a global multibillion-dollar business using the talents of modelers, animators and visual effects specialists. This dynamic program will prepare you to work for large or small production houses in the film, broadcast design, visual effects and gaming sectors. Besides the obvious need in the entertainment industry, the need for 3D content creators in other industries is growing every day. The fundamental skills learned in this course could be applied to any field that would require a 3D artist.
Humber 3D grads have found jobs at Ubisoft, ARC Animation, Intelligent Creatures, LucasArts, Soho VFX, Sinking Ship Entertainment, KeyFrame Digital, Mr. X, Frantic Films, and Snowball Studios, among others.
Animation - 3D
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Length: 6 semesters
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Length: 3 semesters
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Jazz Showcase - Presented by Humber Music
Fri, January 24, 2020 | 08:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Humber Music's Jazz Showcase is here!
Date: Friday, Jan 24, 2020
Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus, A Building Auditorium
Tickets: General admission: $15, senior/student: $10. Humber Music Students are free. Tickets are available in advance here.
*Please note that only debit and credit will be accepted at the door*
Grad Spotlight: Fadi Sara
Tue, January 21, 2020
Fadi Sara graduated from 3D Animation in 2015 and is now the Tracking and Layout Department Lead at Mr. X in Toronto.
Fadi was recently featured in The Focus Magazine for his team's work on the dramatic scene where Brad Pitt's character plummets 80,000 feet to Earth from an antenna that extends outside the planet's atmosphere.
We caught up with Fadi to find out more about what he does and how Humber helped him get there.
What is your current job title and what does that mean on a daily basis?
My current job title is "Tracking and Layout Department Lead" at Mr.X Inc in Toronto, Ontario. The tasks I perform in a day can vary, so here are some of the things that I do:
Lead - I oversee a team of 8 others on a daily basis as part of my duties as lead. I work with them to address any issues or concerns they have, as well as just general supervision, support, and direction.
New Show Setup – I work with the technical leads in the studio to set up new shows. I help ingest the data that’s been given to us by clients and set up the foundation required for each show so they’re ready for our artists to work with. This includes things like dictating render resolutions, color spaces, and software templates.
Interviews – I conduct interviews alongside my manager to scout for potential new hires in the Toronto tracking and layout department.
General Troubleshooting – I work alongside all the artists in my department to help them with any issues they may have. This can be related to the specific shot/show that they’re working on, or it could be one of our proprietary tools that needs bug fixes.
Pipeline Overseeing – I manage and oversee the pipeline for the Tracking and Layout department across all 3 locations. The "pipeline" is the technical term for the proprietary toolsets that allow for the transfer of data from one department to the other. I discuss, oversee and approve any development that affects the data coming into or going out of the tracking and layout team.
Training – Having worked with a team to pioneer the current training system in place for Tracking and Layout, I still oversee the training to this day. New hires for Toronto are seated next to me and get 1-on-1 time as they are introduced to the tools and workflow. Once they’re at a comfortable level, we put them into production. During this phase, they continue to sit next to me so I can oversee their work and troubleshoot any hiccups they may experience.
Shot Work – If there’s nothing from the above list on my plate for that day, I work on individual shots alongside my team.
What was your career path to get where you are now?
My career path after leaving Humber has been fairly single track. I was hired at Mr. X while still in my third year and have been here ever since. I was brought in as an "Entry Level Tracking Artist". Over the years, I was presented with more responsibility and higher-level tasks as my skillset, knowledge, and experience grew.
In the fall of 2017, I worked with my supervisors to restructure and establish an entirely updated training program for new hires in our department. This training has been widely successful. Over 10 artists have gone through it since and almost all are now at a senior level.
In the spring of 2018, I was given the opportunity to travel to India. We opened a branch in Bangalore and I was sent there to train the staff of the tracking and layout department in our proprietary toolsets and workflows. I held live demos, recorded hours of video training documentation, established personal connections and rapport with the individual artists, and continued communication with them afterwards, overseeing their work and progress.
In the fall of 2019, the position for department lead became available and I was presented with the promotion. I’ve been in that role since.
How did your time at Humber prepare you for what you’re doing now?
Humber did a fantastic job of preparation me for my career.
The education I received allowed me to build a portfolio that helped me acquire the position in the first place.
The outreach to former students and industry professionals prepared me by helping set up an in-depth network of resources and contacts. This helped me understand the importance of communication and references. It was a Humber grad I met through this networking that recommended me for the position at Mr. X, helping me secure the job.
Studio tours and guest speakers hosted by the professors gave me insider knowledge about the workings of the industry, and supported everything the instructors were telling us. Humber also helped prepare me with useful pointers on how to set up my demo reel, website, and resume to stand out more than other applicants.
Find out more about Fadi Sara on IMDB and read the articles where he and his team were featured:
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