The VFX sector - How to specialise? Advise?
Hi. I just wondered how you'd go about getting into the business of VFX for live action films. I'm going into my second year of my animation course, its an umbrella course which covers everything in very little detail, but I want to find something I can specialise in. I'm most interested in computer animation and have always been fascinated by VFX and SFX. I love watching behind the scenes and reading articles about how certain aspects have been achieved. I want to learn more.
This is one of the options I've considered, and would like to start thinking about a bit more as I only have 2 years left in uni and believe it's important to begin on the right path as soon as possible.
The facilities at the uni I'm at don't cater for green screen, we don't have the equipment such as the cameras or motion capture, and we don't have a green screen room. I want to be comfortable with the fundamentals animation first as without this learning everything else is pointless.
Can anyone recommend any good articles, websites, online courses etc. or just any advise about this sector of the industry.
I'm planning on doing an additional course after my course finishes, I want to be able to specialise in a certain area, I'm still unsure what I want to do I did want to do a course on animation mentor for character animation. I'm looking everywhere, I still have 2 years to make my mind up as this year I have taken the option for computer animation so hopefully I'll have a better idea of what I enjoy. I live in the UK, so if anyone can suggest a course in the United Kingdom for VFX I would be very grateful.