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Become A Compositing Artist for Harmony!

The animation industry is actively looking for compositing artists, people with animation education, who have worked with Toon-Boom Harmony and know how to  composite.

If you’ve completed  a diploma or degree in animation, have worked with Harmony software, and are looking for your niche in the industry, successful completion of  industry pro Sonya Hassan- Carey‘s  Certificate Workshop in Compositing for Harmony will bring you to the level of someone with at least 6 months compositing work experience ! 

What will your job be as a compositing artist?

You’ll be responsible for constructing the final image of the film or series by combining layers of FX, animation and background elements into  final composite shots, fulfilling each shot’s requirements.

As a compositing artist, you’ll need artistic sensibilities in the areas of 2D/3D animation compositing, rotoscoping, warping and particles, morphing blue/green screen keying and colour correction. All of this will be covered in our new professional development certificate workshop!.

Who is your instructor?        

Sonya Hassan-Carey

Sonya Hassan-Carey

Sonya Hassan-Carey, currently Head of Operations for Portfolio Entertainment in Toronto (www.portfolioentertainment.com), is an animation professional with 25 years of industry experience, including compositing, producing, VFX, recruiting talent, and training studio employees for Toon Boom Harmony productions.

 Her credits include Ren and Stimpy series, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, Winnie the Pooh, The Ballad of Nessie, The Proud Family Movie. She’s also worked with live action plates, maya elements, and was a Roto Artist for Saw 111 using Digital Fusion and After FX. 

Will you need other qualifications to be employable as a compositing artist?

If you choose to stay in a 2D Harmony environment, this course will do the trick.  If you choose to go into a VFX or 3d studio, you’ll  need to add some understanding of Nuke, Maya and Fusion.

About the certificate workshop:   class size is limited to 10 to allow for individual instruction and mentoring.

This workshop will meet 8 Sundays, beginning February 26, 10 AM to 1 PM, one hour lunch break, and an afternoon class from 2 PM to 5 PM.

Pre-requisites:

  •  completion of an animation diploma or degree program, or equivalent work experience in animation
  • knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony software .

Dates: 8 full days, Sundays 10 to 5 PM (one hour lunch break), starting February 26th, 2016. (closed Easter Sunday April 16, 2017)

Tuition: $1050.00 plus HST

To apply for this workshop please email info@maxthemutt.com. To meet Ministry of Education guidelines, we will need evidence of your animation diploma or certificate. Knowledge of the basic Harmony program is a pre-requisite. If you have no animation clip, or transcript showing you’ve completed Intro Harmony, you can apply and Ms Carey will contact you to discuss your ability to successfully participate in the workshop   Once accepted, we’ll email your invoice and payment instructions.

Reminder: a maximum of 10 students, so apply early!

 

 

Updates re: COVID-19

Last updated Monday, March 23, 7:00PM

Our top priority is to ensure students can finish the year and that they are still getting a proper and excellent learning experience, while also making sure everyone is safe and healthy. 

At this time, we will be moving all diploma courses to an online format for the remainder of the school year. We are working carefully with instructors as we develop a course-by-course plan to ensure students do not miss out on any learning, while also ensuring we do not place any undue burden on our instructors. 

While we are operating online, our physical location and office are temporarily closed.  Please email us at  info@maxthemutt.com for any inquiries. 
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will post updates here as we get them as well as sending emails to all students and instructors.

We will be moving our Portfolio Reviews and Tours to online-only. 

All planned events, talks, workshops, classes, etc. will not be taking place at the school. We are working hard to have as many things moved online that we can. Keep checking back for updates!