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Old 05-10-2013, 12:34 AM   #1
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Houdini course?

looking for a school that teaches more Houdini. I want to get into FX, but it doesn't look like very many schools have a houdini course or even teach it in their programs. Has anyone heard of any schools that have it?

Old 05-10-2013, 06:55 AM   #2
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Here is a list of some from SideFX:

And I know that fxphd does some Houdini courses as well.
Old 05-10-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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has anyone taken any of those classes or heard of anyone who has? what are your experiences like at the schools?
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I studied there and I think its the best investment i have made in my life so far. Now they actually have a program dedicated to fx and its houdini-centric. The people there (mentors and admins) are really nice and really help out the students any way they can.

Don't take my word for it. Just take a look at their student reels and judge for yourself. Call them up and arrange a tour of the school. I am sure they'd be happy to show you around.

PS. I am not associated with them in any way (apart from being an alumni) but I really do think they have a good structure to their programs and it's worth having a chat with them, especially since you are in Vancouver.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:53 PM   #5
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hey that is awesome! the full time fx course looks super awesome and exactly what i was looking for!

i'm really excited for something like this! thanks!
Old 05-11-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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Check out Digital Tutors et. al.

My daughter is currently taking a course in Houdini thought Digital Tutors. Also, School of Visual Arts probably has one. If not, the will over one though independent study.
Old 06-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #7
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CG Masters teaches Houdini and has an extremely experienced and talented faculty. CG Masters teaches Houdini for more than just FX work.

Worth putting on your school research list.

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