John Hughes, VFX Pioneer, founder of Rhythm & Hues, President of John Hughes Institute & Tau Films interview with Vanessa Chong on Bella, NTV7 recently. John spoke about the availability of talent in Asia for Animation and Visual Effects work. John added that The John Hughes Institute is currently working with HKVFX to conduct high-quality production training to cater for the local and international entertainment industry.
The John Hughes Institute (Los Angeles) and HKVFX (Malaysia) will be conducting Modeling and Animation workshops in April and May respectively. For more info on the upcoming events please visit HKVFX or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 centre is headed by former R&H Educator, Hussin Khan, who was also credited in the movie Life of Pi.
Life of Pi Twentieth Century Fox 2013
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. Among them;
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.