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;
13 participants underwent a 5-day intensive NUKE 3D Compositing workshop from 20th to 24th Jan 2104. The workshop was conducted by fxphd/The Foundry Certified NUKE Trainer, Hussin Khan at MDeC's MAC 3 lab in Cyberjaya. Among the topics covered were, NUKE's node compositing workflow, understanding NUKE's powerful channel system, working in linear light, understanding and dealing with Premultiplication, Rotoscoping, proper Alpha channel generation, Greeescreen/bluescreen keying, 2D Tracking, Planar Tracking, 3D Tracking and Matchmoving and working in NUKE's 3D environment. All 13 participants were the recipient of MDeC's Creative Life Long Learning Programme (CILL). To learn more about NUKE, visit The Foundry's Website. To find out more about the upcoming Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Nuke Trainings, please send and email to email@example.com
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.
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Individual students and faculty can receive a discount on the Single User license.The copy of ZBrush is full-featured with no watermarks or other limitations. It is also able to receive any free upgrade offers that Pixologic extends, with the license remaining an academic license after the upgrade. More info HERE
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There you go! So now that you have the tools, let's get creative!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make the impossible possible with the new, more connected After Effects® CC. Get powerful new features like a Live 3D Pipeline that brings CINEMA 4D scenes in as layers — without intermediate rendering.
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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.