We offer free access to virtual learning for the next generation of visual effects artists around the world through our Academy.

Our courses prepare you for a career in visual effects by working with industry experts on their creative, technical, procedural, and soft skills. They also provide a great opportunity to gain experience and expertise to build upon as you progress in your career.

And, upon completion of the course you will have the opportunity to directly apply for available roles at Technicolor Creative Studios – and potentially receive a joining bonus if you are successful.

This course is a guide to rigging process we use for both CG and VFX. A Rigger designs the skeletal frameworks and control rigs of animated characters/props etc. defining how they move within a frame of action. They create believable movement that abides by the laws of anatomy, physics and real-world experiences in a virtual environment.
course duration
12 weeks
Time commitment
40 hours a week
Timing of live sessions
one per day up to 3 hours
Course hours will take place in the time zone the course is based in. Typically, one per day up to 3 hours (a mix of group sessions and 1:1 coaching sessions).
What do we offer
  • A 12-week course to get you up to the standard required to deliver first-class VFX
  • Dedicated mentoring from a senior industry member
  • Intensive training using industry standard software tools (provided) while using our high-quality training materials   
  • Continued access to video tutorials featuring industry experts and the potential to use your project work in showreels
  • The opportunity to apply for available roles at Technicolor

Week 1
Rigging Basics
Understanding rigging pipeline
Git Basics
Simple Transform Puppet
Rope Rig

Week 2&3

Week 4
Vehicle Rig

Facial Puppet

Muscle placement

Week 7
Muscle Attribute

Week 8
Skin Deformerwrap
Muscle dynamics

Week 9
Corrective Shapes
Skin Simulation

Week 10
Skin Dynamics

Week 11

Week 12
Revision and Q&A

Technical Specifications

We use the Teradici cloud workstation desktop client which runs on nearly any computer that has the following operating systems: Windows 10, MacOS and Linux.

Our cloud workstations provide required software and course assets, and require at least 10mb broadband (20mb+ recommended).

Minimum Technical Requirements:
External monitor with HD resolution
3-button mouse
10mb/s Broadband

RJ45 LAN port

Who can apply
  • Recent graduates of a VFX programme or entry/junior level candidates looking for their first break in the VFX industry.
  • Candidates ready to cross the bridge from learning into a professional career.
  • Artists with a drive, passion, and commitment to deliver first-class VFX.
  • Please apply with your department specific demo reel and CV attached
  • Complete the provided skills test
  • Get feedback by the Academy admissions team