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fxphd courses: BKD234 Background Fundamentals
FXPHD: BKD234 Background Fundamentals

Background Fundamentals is our bonus general curriculum course at fxphd. It is a TV-style program which forms the foundation of our curriculum at fxphd. The class covers a wide variety of topics which apply across all applications and is a favorite of our members.
This course is the Background Fundamentals series which originally ran during our October 2014 term.
course syllabus

Class 1
Mike chats with ScitTech award winner Dr Mark Sagar about his research - BabyX.

Class 2
Mike chats with senior compositor Alex Fry about Nuke Studio and more.

Class 3
Mike talks about behavioral economics, habit forming and habit changing and how that relates to our industry.

Class 4
A look at the Pixar's render farm technology: Tractor 2.0

Class 5
Mike talks to Nina Harding about how to negotiate and deal with clients.

Class 6
Rendering: Religious Wars.

Class 7
The science of Interstellar.

Class 8
Mike hosts a business panel discussion with 4 successful industry leaders in China at SIGGRAPH Asia 2014.

Class 9
Mike talks to Michela Ledwidge about her ACO Virtual project at Siggraph Asia 2014.

Class 10
A few book recommendations for both the techy and fun side of visual effects, and Weta celebrates it's 20th year in creating spectacular effects.


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