Watching Anime FX is like watching a master at work! Perfecting timing, shape and color is vital, and that’s exactly what this workshop will teach you. By the end, you’ll be eager to infuse everything with an Anime touch, making ordinary FX seem dull by comparison.

Beware: You’ll obsess over Anime FX, annoying your friends. We'll cover the theory and put it into action with hands-on practice.

ENROLL NOWENROLL NOWENROLL NOW
get inspired & create
Welcome to the EPIC ENVIRONMENTS FOR MOVIES tutorial hosted by William Fiorentini, an Environment Artist from the Mill!

Introducing William Fiorentini, a seasoned Generalist artist with a passion for pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling since his teenage years. William's journey into the world of VFX started during his studies at ESMA in Toulouse, France, where he laid the groundwork for his 3D artistry skills.

Fast forward to September 2021, William took his first professional steps as a Modeler at Framestore. Immersed in the creative process, he found himself drawn to every aspect of production, from texture and look development to lighting. This curiosity led him to broaden his horizons, eventually landing a role as an Environment TD artist at DNEG.

Now, William invites you to join him on an exciting journey in his tutorial. Together, you'll dive into a world inspired by The Creator, exploring the basics of 3D environment design. Using an existing project breakdown, William will guide you through each step, leveraging industry-standard tools like Houdini and V-Ray to bring your ideas to life.

During the class, you'll learn vital techniques like layout, texturing, look development, lighting, and compositing. By the end, you'll create your own virtual landscapes and cityscapes with William's expert guidance.
START DATE
AVALIBLE RIGHT NOW
SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate
duration
11 hr
FORMAT
STANDARD
Q&A
24/7 DISCORD
LECTURE TYPE
PRE-RECORDED
Due each week. Expect to spend 3-5 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
ASSIGNMENT
Upon successful completion of this workshop you'll receive an official doublejump Certificate to prove you've mastered Film FX
CERTIFICATE
Houdini,MAYA & Nuke.
PROGRAMS
Houdini & Nuke.
PROGRAMS
november 2,2022
100 % full
Evergreen
opens 2.2.2024
get inspired & create
Welcome to the FILM FX workshop hosted by Corbin Mayne, an experienced ILP FX Supervisor!

Ever wondered how the spectacular effects in Star Wars, The Avengers, and Harry Potter are created? In this workshop, you'll master the art of reverse engineering these unique and captivating effects.

Get ready to recreate three top-tier effect shots! You'll tackle the Avengers disintegration effect, the explosive bubble bomb from Solo, and a mesmerizing scene from Fantastic Beasts featuring an obscurist attacking a wizard within a protective shield. Learn the insider techniques and tricks used by industry professionals to bring these effects to life using Houdini.

From procedural interior surface generation to dynamic rigging with constraint tricks and creating dynamic shells, you'll gain invaluable skills.

Our workshop isn't just about learning; it's about empowering you to succeed in the film effects industry.
START DATE
FEBRUARY - MARCH
SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate
duration
11 hr
WORkSHOP FORMAT
STANDARD
Q&A
24/7 DISCORD
LECTURE TYPE
PRE-RECORDED
Due each week. Expect to spend 3-5 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
ASSIGNMENT
Upon successful completion of this workshop you'll receive an official doublejump Certificate to prove you've mastered Film FX
CERTIFICATE
Houdini & Nuke.
PROGRAMS
november 2,2022
100 % full
Evergreen
opens 20.3.2024
available EDITIONS
STANDARD EDITION
STANDARD EDITION INCLUDES:

EPIC ENVIRONMENTS FOR MOVIEs tutorial
LEGENDARY EDITION

1 EXTRA

PROJECT

PERSONALIZED

LIVE FEEDBACK

PROVIDED BY WILLIAM

PRIVATE

SERVER

one of a kind

T-SHIrT

1 extra

vfx

1 year

updates

private

discord

10 unique

animation assets

limited EDITION INCLUDES:

standard edition, 1 extra PROJECT (choosen by community), private discord group & LIVE FEEDBACK BY WILLIAM FIORENTINI.
available EDITIONS
STANDARD EDITION
STANDARD EDITION INCLUDES:

Star Wars BUBBLE BOMB, AVENGERS
Disintegration FX & FANTASTIC BEASTS Obscurus FX.
LEGENDARY EDITION
one of a kind

T-SHIrT

1 extra

vfx

1 year

updates

private

discord

10 unique

animation assets

limited EDITION INCLUDES:

standard edition, limited edition t-shirt, 1 extra vfx (choosen by community), 1 year of updates, private discord group and10 unique animation assets.

FX THAT WE WILL REVERSE ENGINEER

OBSCURUS FX

This masterful magical effect is all about control. We will learn to manipulate particles, volumes and geometry with completely custom VEX code that can help you achieve any look.

BUBBLE BOMB

In this effect I will show you how to break down a complex, layered effect into simple setups and how to maintain that all important sense of scale and explosive timing this epic shot requires.

DISINTEGRATION FX

One of the most common magical FX but difficult to get right. Together we’ll unpack how to spread decay maps naturally and how to use this to drive an eye-catching disintegration FX that feels weighty and believable.

*We don't own the footage in these clips. We are using them as reference material for the workshop.

By the end of this
tutorial you will BE ABLE TO...

Our teaching approach is hands-on & project-based. We cover the theory and put it into practice so you can learn how to think like an FX artist.

STYLISED IMPACT

Applying and stretching principles of animation for the motion and timing on stylised FX elements.

COMPLEX LAYERING OF EFFECTS

Understanding the purpose of each element to illustrate a story/direction creatively.

UNDERSTANDING UNDER-THE-HOOD CONCEPTS

Creating a VEX approach to simplify and optimise existing Houdini nodes.

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES ON CREATING MAGICAL EFFECTS

Utilising post-process workflows/techniques to achieve stylised magical effects.

BASIC TO CUSTOM WORKFLOWS

Pro tips on fast and efficient solutions to achieving a stylised look and feel.

INCLUDED IN THE LEGENDARY

ANIMATION LIBRARY

We are collaborating with Griffin Animation Academy to provide you with the highest quality animation assets online.

This will be an overgrowing library of animation assets and a good opportunity to collaborate with fellow Animators.

Real-Life Studio Scenario

Our students can collaborate with Griffin animation academy students to create breathtaking unique show-reel projects you will not find assets like this anywhere else.

collab with animators

This will imitate a real life studio Scenario where multiple departments collaborate together with a CG supervisor like Corbin overseeing the project.

spice up your portfolio

We're frequently asked, 'How can I make my portfolio unique?' Certainly not by displaying all your FX renders on a plain black background. This library offers unlimited creative freedom to help your FX stand out.

INCLUDED IN THE LEGENDARY

THIS tutorial STARTS WITH YOU.

As part of the epic environments for movies tutorial, people who buy Legendary can choose between 4 projects for one Extra project.
VOTE!

*We don't own the footage in these clips. We are using them as reference material for the workshop.

INCLUDED IN THE LEGENDARY

THIS WORKSHOP STARTS WITH YOU.

As part of the MOVIE FX workshop, people who buy Legendary can choose between 4 FX for one Extra FX.
VOTE!

*We don't own the footage in these clips. We are using them as reference material for the workshop.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

JESSE GOZO
FX WIZARD

Hello! I’m Jesse, a Sr. Houdini FX Generalist at Lunar Animation. Currently situated in Sheffield, UK. Apart from work, I love listening to classical music, going to the gym, watching anime/FX breakdowns, and reading articles about cool tech stuff!

ENROLL NOWENROLL NOW
what skills will you gain
Imagine yourself as a game character. In games, you complete missions, level up, and earn skill points. Similarly, in this workshop, you'll gain valuable points and skills in real life.
LVL UP!
+ 22 SKILL POINTS
+ 22 SKILL POINTS
Pre-existing skill points
Newely gained skill points
Houdini skills
Volumes
flip
Particles
Rigid Bodies
Vellum / Soft Bodies
VEX
Shading
Rendering
Compositing
Proceduralism
Pipeline
Tech Anim
artist skills
FX Dev
Speed
Lead/Supervisor
what skills will you gain
Imagine yourself as a game character. In games, you complete missions, level up, and earn skill points. Similarly, in this workshop, you'll gain valuable points and skills in real life.
LVL UP!
+ 28 SKILL POINTS
Pre-existing skill points
Newely gained skill points
Houdini skills
Volumes
flip
Particles
Rigid Bodies
Vellum / Soft Bodies
VEX
Shading
Rendering
Compositing
Proceduralism
Pipeline
Tech Anim
artist skills
FX Dev
Speed
Lead/Supervisor

Where
can you be
in one year?

Working at a

Dream studio

We all have that one special studio or that one dream project that we aspire to work on. We are dedicated to helping you get there.

our instructors

Corbin's dream was to work on Magic the Gathering, and he did.

work on big

shows,
movies & games

Make your mark on that special project that excites you just by thinking about it.

our instructors

Look at Fabian Nowak; he worked on all the big shows!

start as a

freelancer

Indie and YouTube studios are in need of VFX more than ever. If you check out the top channels, you'll see that they all utilize VFX and CGI.

our instructors

Heck, Urban even collaborated with Zack King on a video that was awarded Best VFX!
// Built by VFX artist for VFX artist

Not
Just Another
Faceless School

DEFY THE LIMITS
With Theory Accelerated you will have your own Personal Board of VFX Mentors and Advisors.

So regardless of what's happening in your life, you have a community that's helping you improve and level up.
We will push you to fail a lot, until it clicks!
Studio-ready workflows from the people that work in studios.
There is a VFX artist in all of us; we will help you maximize your potential, and we won't pull any punches!

the best way
to learn vfx & cgi

There is an VFX artist in all of us, we will help you maximize your potential.
and we wont pull any punches!

Team

In VFX, teamwork is essential.
Our online school emphasizes collaboration forcreative growth. Working closely with your teammates is a source of joy, helping everyone grow and create amazing projects together.

Mentors

learn from Artists workingin the industry
Access experienced industry mentors through our school. These professionals guide and empower you, accelerating your VFX journey with their expertise.

Peers

build friendships and forge partnerships
Connect with a vibrant community of artists and peers at our school. Break the isolation often felt in VFX and tap into the power of shared experiences and support.

A letter from

Urban Bradesko

Big Smoke, Explosion Guy, VFX Madman & Founder of Theory Studios.
We've been there, applying to studios and receiving no response, too intimidated to seek help or reach out to the renowned VFX artist we admire, all while dreaming of the day when we can leave our mark on our dream project. Keep aspiring, because every challenge is a stepping stone towards achieving your dreams!

I always wanted to work for Blizzard, and when i had that chance to work on a cinematic and seeing it premiered at BlizzCon, that was one of my proudest moments in my life. Still brings a tear to my eye.

When I finally got the chance to lead and supervise the layout and cinematography for a cinematic, it was a dream come true.

Seeing it premiered at BlizzCon? That was one of the proudest and most exhilarating moments of my life.I also won the best short film on Blizzcon that year. so that was also nice.

So trust me, i know what you guys want.
And that is why you are here.
available EDITIONS
STANDARD EDITION
STANDARD EDITION INCLUDES:

EPIC ENVIRONMENTS FOR MOVIEs tutorial
LEGENDARY EDITION

1 EXTRA

PROJECT

PERSONALIZED

LIVE FEEDBACK

PROVIDED BY WILLIAM

PRIVATE

SERVER

one of a kind

T-SHIrT

1 extra

vfx

1 year

updates

private

discord

10 unique

animation assets

limited EDITION INCLUDES:

standard edition, 1 extra PROJECT (choosen by community), private discord group & LIVE FEEDBACK BY WILLIAM FIORENTINI.

IT'S FREE
GO CRAZY

Thanks to the good people from Side FX, this workshop is completely free.

ENROLL NOW
POWERED BY SIDEFX
available EDITIONS
STANDARD EDITION
STANDARD EDITION INCLUDES:

Star Wars BUBBLE BOMB, AVENGERS
Disintegration FX & FANTASTIC BEASTS Obscurus FX.
LEGENDARY EDITION
one of a kind

T-SHIrT

1 extra

vfx

1 year

updates

private

discord

10 unique

animation assets

limited EDITION INCLUDES:

standard edition, limited edition t-shirt, 1 extra vfx (choosen by community), 1 year of updates, private discord group and 10 unique animation assets.

Join the newsletter

to be notified when we relese new workshops or new content.
Thank you for signing up for our newsletter!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

NOT
YOUR AVERAGE
ONLINE SCHOOL

Being a vfx artist can feel isolating, and I think it’s extremely important we prioritize connecting with other Artists and Peers.
Trusted by 3,500+ VFX Artists.

"What Urban and Matt don't know about explosions isn't worth knowing. That they're sharing so much of this knowledge via their free workshops is amazing, and a great resource for the next wave of FX artists"

Matt Estela

Senior Houdini Artist at Google & Founder of CGWiki

"DoubleJump Academy has an amazing amount of free workshops and high-end videos which we recommend for any Visual FX artists. And if you are a beginner, this needs to be the first resource to break into the CGI industry!"

Eddie Chew

Owner & Creative Director
Griffin Animation Studios

"I love the details and insights Urban shares with the community. Very valuable information, and super easy to follow!"

Arvid Schneider

Lighting Supervisor at Image Engine

Shanef3d

"Learning VFX can be a daunting task, especially when you’re not sure what sources and practices you can rely on and follow. Urban is a master of his craft and delivers high-end, quality content that you can trust to keep you on track in your professional development. I have greatly benefitted and grown as an artist from his invaluable industry knowledge, that often times can’t be found anywhere else. If you want to learn how to produce industry quality effects at the highest level you won’t want to miss anything from of Urban Bradesko."

Jesse Henning

Senior VFX Artist at Atomic Arcade

"Having worked with Urban for many years. I can strongly recommend engaging with DoubleJump. This team covers a wide range of skill-sets combined with their wide array of contacts in the Visual Effects Industry. They are striving to create a hub for beginners to experts alike. Equally strengthening various Studios toolsets and team members. In DoubleJump I entrust!"

Hudson Martins

CG Supervisor at Axis Studios

Post Processed

Lead Unreal Engine Artist

your
special invitation
to our private community

// Built by VFX artist for VFX artist
01.
INSTANT
NETWORK BOOST
Connect with 3,500+ ambitious VFX artists, give and receive feedback, and grow together.
02.
GIGS
& OPPORTUNITIES
Get first dibs on exciting gig opportunities and collaborate with other FX artists.
03.
ACCOUNTABILITY
PARTNERS
Team up with like-minded artists as accountability partners to stay focused and achieve your goals.
I want in!

Frequently
Asked Questions

01 //
What is DOUBLEJUMP ACADEMY?
02 //
Are workshops free?
03 //
How do I get access to the Workshops?
04 //
Which workshops are the right for me?
05 //
How do I recEive feedback and help?
06 //
Do I need to sign up?
07 //
REFUND POLICY
PRE-ORDER NOW
ENROLL NOW
PRE-ORDER NOW
ENROLL NOW
ENROLL NOW