PRLog (Press Release) - Nov. 6, 2012 - LOS ANGELES, CA – Gnomon School of Visual Effects has announced the launch of an expansive new online training curriculum, spanning over 50 individual courses, to be held in a 100% live interactive format, beginning January 7th, 2013.
Gnomon’s new online courses, taught entirely by leading industry professionals, will be held live via screen-sharing technology and webcams. Courses cover a vast range of subjects within visual effects and game production, such as concept design, modeling, character animation, dynamic effects, compositing and matte painting. Curriculum utilizes software including Maya, 3D Studio Max, Houdini, ZBrush, Mari, Nuke, Photoshop, Unreal and many more. Students will be able to develop personalized paths on any subject from beginner to advanced levels.
Gnomon has developed a brand new back-end to support the courses, which aside from the live lecture component, includes private forums, homework, handouts, grading, attendance, and everything that students experience when taking courses at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus.
“Over the past year, a team of us at Gnomon have been working hard to develop an amazing online experience, in order to bring the variety, depth and experience that defines our school to artists around the world”, notes Alex Alvarez, founder and director of Gnomon. “We are proud of what we have put together, and I personally can’t wait to take a bunch of these classes myself! After almost 20 years in the industry, I remain humbled by how much more there is to learn…and through this new resource I hope others will share my enthusiasm for what Gnomon has created.”
A complete lineup of courses will are now available for registration and will commence on January 7th, 2013. Gnomon plans to add many new courses over the coming year.
About Gnomon School - For over fifteen years, the Gnomon School of Visual Effects has trained many of the world’s best digital artists currently working on blockbuster movies and games. Located in the heart of Hollywood on a 20,000 sq ft campus, Gnomon offers a variety of educational options, with full-time two and three-year programs on entertainment design and digital production, in addition to over 100 individual extension courses. Called 'The MIT of Visual Effects' by Fast Company magazine, Gnomon strives to offer students unprecedented exposure to visual effects and game production, and maintains an institutional placement rate of 97%. For more information, visit http://www.gnomonschool.com.