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Destructor007
02-28-2010, 03:05 AM
Hey...
Ive done a Degree in Animation and Visual Effects frm a University in India. I wanted to specialise in Visual Effects and wanted a Masters Degree in hand as well . Can anyone reccomend me a course.

darthviper107
02-28-2010, 03:40 AM
I wouldn't recommend getting a Masters degree

Honestly, universities aren't able to teach enough as it is and studios only list a degree requirement just as a way to tell that you're dedicated and serious. Getting a masters isn't going to be worth the time and money.

Sergie
02-28-2010, 07:12 AM
I wouldn't recommend getting a Masters degree

Honestly, universities aren't able to teach enough as it is and studios only list a degree requirement just as a way to tell that you're dedicated and serious. Getting a masters isn't going to be worth the time and money.

You should only get a Masters degree if you want to teach.
Your portfolio is what will get you a job.

Destructor007
03-01-2010, 12:25 PM
But u know Im not really satisfied frm wat Ive leart from this course. I wanted to do a course which would let me specialize in VFX. As the course ive currently done has enforced like 4 specializations. I cant really focus on the subject i want.

darthviper107
03-01-2010, 12:30 PM
You can learn far more from the tutorial DVD's that are out there than you would learn by taking more classes.

And again, having a Masters degree wouldn't be worth the "oh, that's nice" you'd get from the job recruiter.

kelvincai
03-15-2010, 04:32 PM
If what you seek is R&D and software engineering, master degrees or even PhD degrees in CS should help you. That is how the softwares and algorithms (REYES, subdiv, SSS, photon map, etc) were created and published in SIGGRAPH and other panels. Weta and many other studios are constantly hiring MSc/PhD graduates to their R&D dept to develop their in-house tools.

If what you seek is to animate or simply create pretty pictures, practices and experience can teach you no any other courses can.

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