In response to current industry demand for FX artists with experience with the simulation software Houdini, here at the Animal Logic Academy we are offering students the chance to specialise in effects as part of the Master of Animation and Visualisation for 2022.

Our FX Lead, Dylan Neill will be mentoring a dedicated team of FX artists to build on their foundational knowledge and learn to master Houdini, as well as work on live action and animation projects.

Dylan has over 25 years of industry experience in visual effects for motion pictures and advertising specialising in effects simulation, lighting and compositing for companies such as Weta Digital, Animal Logic, Method, Rising Sun Pictures, Mighty Nice and more.

FX Lead, Dylan Neill

Houdini is a 3D application that works in a purely procedural and non-destructive fashion. It excels at creating physically based effects such as destruction, fire and explosions, fluid simulations, hair, cloth and anything else you can imagine. Because of it’s flexibility, Houdini is making inroads into more and more departments in the visual effects pipeline and so 3D artists who know how to use it are now in high demand. You can learn more about Houdini from SideFX here.

In addition to the FX simulation project work, Dylan will be running a live action visual effects project during Studio 2 of the masters course to give FX artists, lighters and compositors a chance to experience working on a real world, live-action production.

To become part of the FX team at the Academy and accelerate the launch of your career as a highly sought after FX artist, check out our website to find out how to apply to the Master of Animation and Visualisation 2022.

Applicants can also apply for the Animal Logic Scholarship, which offers $18,000 to help cover living expenses and/or travel or tuition costs while you complete the 1 year accelerated Masters course.