Skillset Launch The Core Skills of VFX

Skillset is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative media industries maintain their world class position.

Last night Skillset launched their new handbook ‘The Core Skills of VFX‘. In their words:

The Core Skills of VFX Handbook has one simple but ambitious aim: to improve the new entrant skills available for the UK’s VFX industry.

The handbook is relevant to both students and tutors; it is designed to assist universities and colleges to raise the standard of VFX courses available and therefore the new talent available in the UK.

The handbook has been prodcuced following a sustained dialogue between Skillset, the industry and educators. It is a clear presentation of the VFX industry’s voice on new entrant skills, setting out what skills the industry needs to remain world beating.

I took part in one of the roundtable meetings which discussed the modules related to compositing and paint & roto. They have actually included the rig removal category on this site in the reading list for the paint module, which is pretty cool.