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Hollywood Special Effects Workshop

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Hollywood Special Effects Workshop

Learn how to create Hollywood visual effects

Use your own phone to capture video and then apply Hollywood-style visual effects that turn your footage into impressive clips guaranteed to blow your friends’ minds. Create your showreel featuring teleportation, fireballs, invisible walls and more!




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Course highlights

Leave with an amazing showreel

Leave with an amazing showreel

At the end of the week you'll leave with an impressive showreel containing all video clips you've done during the week, ready with a bespoke logo that you can show friends and family.

Hollywood Effects

Hollywood Effects

Come away with an understanding of professional tools to recreate your favourite Hollywood effects like; teleportation, magic and fireballs in your hand!

Making the most of your mobile phone

Making the most of your mobile phone

We'll teach you how to get the most out of your mobile phone and its camera by showing you how to set up the perfect shots and how to plan specifically for adding special effects in After Effects.

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Will I get to see what my kids are doing?

For younger children, parents are invited to a Grand Finale Showcase on the final day of week long camps. Details will be available in the information pack you receive before camp. You are always welcome …

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Course Overview

With huge demand for new effects-rich content from Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+, who knows, this could be your first step into an amazing career in the visual effects industry.

In this course you’ll use your own phone as the camera to compose scenes and capture video. You will then learn how to apply Hollywood-style visual effects that turn your footage into impressive clips guaranteed to blow your friends’ minds. Create the illusions of instant teleportation, blazing fireballs, walkthrough walls and so much more!

TV and film VFX producer and supervisor Simon Frame told an RTS Futures event at the end of May (2018), “U & VFX”, that, when he first started working in the VFX field in 1997, there were just 350 people working in Soho – then, as now, the centre of the industry.  Two decades later, numbers have risen almost 20-fold, to around 6,500. “The market has become huge,” said Frame, who has recently been working on Sky Atlantic’s historical fantasy Britannia. “There are so many ways in.” Want to get involved?

What your child will learn

  • About the skills needed to create new worlds inside After Effects
  • How to frame and record footage on their mobile phones
  • Masking, tracking and animation within Adobe After Effects

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Meet Will

Will studied at the Royal Academy of Music and is one of Fire Tech most long-standing digital music tutors. He's a drummer, composer, and loves teaching young people how to combine technology with music to build sounds, songs, compositions and much more.

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