In recent years, the visual effects industry has gradually become a career-oriented choice for many young people because of its interesting job and attractive salary. So in fact, to become a "witch" skill, what do you need to learn and job prospects in this industry like?
Specialized Motion Picture Technology (VFX) is an array of computer graphics, but characterized by realistic simulation (scenes of fire, collapse, clothing, hair, etc.) for movies. For each effect to be beautiful and real, the person must adjust the parameters accordingly.
For example, as an effect for a house fire, you must know the size (big or small house), material (cement or wood houses) to create the color of fire and suitable fire.
So, if you want to become a skilled "witch" with "magic" hands, turning utopian things into reality, studying theory will not be enough. Learners must combine continuous practice, learn more materials online to learn, improve their skills.
The road to industry: where to start?
The special effects of the movie industry need to have experience to do well. So your starting point is not as important as the actual experience. However, the basic knowledge you need to master is the basic principles of art, history, method of thinking and practice.
If you are interested in this field, you can refer to the schools that provide initial knowledge in width or start-up environment such as MAAC Film and Animation Academy, College of Animation Department Cinema Theater, Graphic Arts Department of Industrial Art, Architecture, Short-term Graphic Courses ...
But once you get a job, short courses are not good for your career because they are not professional and intensive.
Career-oriented issues: what is the future for young people in the industry?
Currently, the market of Vietnam Film Arts industry is not stable and the community is not strong, so the specific job fee also fluctuates quite a lot. A 1-month probation is about 500,000 to 1,000,000 VND also, but a salary of 1,000 to 2,000 USD also, but the reasonable level is about 300 to 350 $.
If you have knowledge of the visual effects array, you will also open up many opportunities to try different positions and types of jobs, such as working in games, developing mobile applications, design, advertising, television, performance visual art ...
Companies are always short of people, especially those with qualifications, so they are open to welcoming young people who are passionate to practice. The important thing is that you have to be confident in your abilities and actively search for work.
Things you can do to attract employers include creating an online portfolio, writing a CV, preparing a showreel, setting up a personal website, creating a vimeo profile, behance, participating in industry contests, giving exchange information in forums, learn in advance about companies ...
It can be seen in the film industry, there is no shortage of opportunities for young people. So, if you have passion, desire to learn and want to become a "magician" for the unthinkable, do not hesitate to venture into the visual effects industry!