Greetings from Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia!
We are very pleased to present to you our very own Malaysian that has made the nation proud with his work in the movie “The Life of Pi”. Hussin Khan with his team in Rhythm & Hues Studios worked on the majority of Visual Effects on the highly anticipated movie which premiered in late 2012. It's truly an honour for Rhythm & Hues to be credited in the movie under the Production & Technical Support category. 'Life of Pi' won the Oscars for Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography. Best Original Soundtrack & Best Director. They was also awarded a 'Special Achievement Award' at the 25th Malaysian Film Awards. In the 2013 Academy Awards, 'Life of Pi' bagged 4 Oscars.
Come and listen how they did it!
Hussin Khan talking live in YIM INNOVATION CENTER this Friday, 30 May 2014 at 2.30pm. Let’s be inspired! Places are limited, so reserve your seat today by emailing Wani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Timing Texture in Animation. Watch the video to find out what it means. Our faculty Ruth Daly gives a simple explanation. We hope you'll learn a thing or two about how timing texture helps in your day-to-day animation. Join our Animation Fundamentals training in Los Angeles from May 26 to June 20, 2014. Click here for more info.
KRE8TIF! CONFERENCE 2014
The Kre8tif! Conference 2014 is a mind-broadening two-day sharing session for passionate practitioners of the creative scene. It gathers the leading bright minds in the digital content, arts and entertainment industry for a weekend of know-how sharing, interaction, and inspiration!
Among the speakers is Mr John Hughes. John Hughes the founder of Rhythm and Hues and led the studio for 26 years, earning 3 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects ("Babe," "The Golden Compass," and "Life of Pi,") as well as 5 technical Academy Awards for achievements in science and engineering, including in 2014 for their animation program. A hands-on artist for much of his career, Hughes's production career spans over 30 years, including 10 years at the pioneering visual effects company Robert Abel and Associates.
Mr Hughes will be talking about the global VFX industry, his training institute, The John Hughes Institute and the collaboration with their local partners, HKVFX. The partnership will be a synergy in providing a two-way high quality Animation and VFX learning to the entertainment industry in Malaysia. Training sessions will be hosted in Malaysia and Los Angeles with various types of workshops.
The John Hughes Institute (JHI), established in 2013 in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, specializes in computer animation and visual effects (VFX) training for creative technologies and the entertainment sector (feature films, commercials, and themed entertainment). Headed by VFX pioneer and founder of Rhythm & Hues Studios (R&H), John Hughes, the faculty and subject matter experts (SME’s) of JHI have award-winning credentials in VFX for feature films, commercials, and themed entertainment. Many of the faculty contributed towards the award-winning feature film, Life of Pi, which won an OSCAR for the best VFX in 2013.
HKVFX Visual Effects Training, founded in 2013, is The Foundry, NUKE Authorised Training Centre and an Adobe Authorised Training Centre. HKVFX Training provides application- and technique-based training for high-quality Film, Animation, Commercial or Broadcast content using high end applications such as, Nuke, Maya & Adobe Production Suite. The training center is headed by former R&H Educator, Hussin Khan.
Our global learning goals in Malaysia is to establish synergistic links with the academic community to create a comprehensive resource for visual arts and creativity.
If you have the skill, you can open your own business too. Hussin Khan is the Visual Effects Trainer who is credited in movies like Life of Pi, The Hunger Games and Mr Popper’s Penguins whilst he was working for Rhythm and Hues. He now owns the first Certified Nuke Training Centre in South East Asia focuses in Visual Effects training.
In the interview Hussin spoke about the skill-set development for the Visual Effects industry in Malaysia. He is currently in talks with a Hollywood based studio to do a two-way up-skill/re-skill development to take the VFX industry in Malaysia to the next level.
We recently provided training for 15 Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan College University lecturers. The 3-day intensive programme was conducted by Adobe Certified Instructor, Hussin Khan. Lecturers were taught the latest Adobe After Effects CC version which comes with Cinema 4D Lite, the preferred 3D application software for Motion Graphics. The project-based programme covered a basic to intermediate syllabus. The lecturers were given enough training to be able to train students with the syllabus provided.
Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems, used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production. Its main uses are the origination of 2D and 2.5D animation, visual effects compositing and finishing (image adjustment, color correction etc.
HUSSINKHAN - VISUAL EFFECTS TRAINING is now offering affordable 2-day technique based Nuke courses. Nuke is the industry standard Swiss army knife for film, battle tested on the most ambitious Visual Effects projects ever attempted and proven to deliver a robust pipeline able to adapt and scale to any production demand. These courses are perfect for those who would like to quickly enhance a specific skill.
Among the courses available are, Rotoscoping/Paint, Wire/Rig Removal, Advanced 3D Tracking Techniques, Advanced Keying Techniques, Colour Correction for VFX, Multipass Compositing, Set Extensions and Stereoscopic Techniques.
For course dates and pricing please click here.
In October 2013, hussinkhan.com will be offering Nuke Level 2 (Advanced) 5-day course. In the sessions you will learn features such as Stereoscopic, Python scripting, creating Gizmos, customizing Panel UI, Set Extensions, Advanced 3D Tracking, 3D Pan & Tile, etc. This course is NOT for beginners but if you have gone through the Level 1 course or have at least 1-year experience in Nuke or Nuke X then this course is perfect for you.
You can get funding from CILLP (http://cill.my) and this course is HRDF claimable.
Course dates: 21 to 25 October 2013. Register now at http://hussinkhan.com/index.php/registration
For the full course outline please send email to email@example.com.
I was given the chance to talk about Creativity, the VFX Industry and VFX Career path in Malaysia by the number one radio station in Malaysia, BFM, The Business Station. Among the topics covered were, my role in the industry, the perception of creative people being less smart and often thought of as a secondary vocation, the impact of creativity in our lives today, school system downplaying the importance of creativity in learning, lack of specialized talent and paths to how one can get into the industry even if they are underprivileged. I also spoke about Government grants that are available for the masses. Listen to the podcast which will be available in August, 2013.