What is the IMP Training Program?

Inspired Minority is a 21st Century digital media company. Currently we focus on bridging the gap between traditional film-making and Visual Effects as we believe the future of filmmaking will primarily be VFX and new-media driven.
 
One of the goals we share at IMP is to grow the local film and VFX community. The training prepares junior artist to work on film productions using both a practical and theoretical approach. By the end of your training you’ll be working on shots for a real film and you’ll be getting paid to do so.

Who can apply and who is it for?

Use the contact form below to get in touch and we will review your application individually. We only have a limited number of training seats available.
 
An ideal candidate is a:
  • Film school graduate looking for their first break in VFX.
  • Or a junior artist with a passion for VFX who aren’t afraid of hard work.
They have the following skills:
  • Strong Computer Literacy
  • Ability to Research Problems
  • Appreciation of Aesthetics
  • Planning and Organisational Skills
  • Disciplined and meticulous attention to detail
  • Filmmaking Experience a plus

Where will the training happen?

Ideally the training will happen at our offices. The structure of the training is flexible depending on your level of experience and commitment and remote training is possible.

What will you learn?

The primarily method of training will be through the mentorship of industry professionals. Our aim is to grow individuals into Sole Proprietors, Companies or Teams who can work independently from us when they have finished their training. 
 
Depending on your skill level and interest, you can either join the 2D or 3D path of VFX.
You will start by studying common VFX tasks and practically solving them. These shots will introduce you to basic skills needed to complete more difficult shots. Once you have mastered these skills, you can earn money working on real-world films and TV projects while refining your craft.
 
With a focus on developing artists and not software operators, you can expect to learn skills that can be applied to many different software packages. Below is a list of skills you will learn and software that is commonly used by our freelancers.
 
Technical VFX Skills:
  • Compositing
  • Camera Tracking
  • Blue and Greenscreen Keying and Shooting
  • Rotoscoping
  • Grading and Colour Timing
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Texturing
  • 3D Shading lighting and Rendering
  • On Set Shoot Supervision
Software:
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Blackmagic Design Fusion – Compositing Package
  • The Foundry NukeX – Compositing Package
  • Blender – 3D Modeling Package
  • Autodesk Maya – Modeling and Animation Package
  • ChaosGroup Vray – Rendering Package
  • Blackmagic Design Resolve – Colour Grading package
Entrepreneurial Skills. 
  • Freelancing in the VFX industry with new skillset.
  • Paying provisional income tax as a freelancer.
  • Creating a CV and showreel to find permanent employment or freelance work.
  • Mentorship to create new companies.

Feedback from previous trainees:

 

MeganProfile

 

“The amount of learning that happens every time I engage with the men and women of Inspired Minority is unquantifiable. Being able to work amongst these creatives while studying has helped me so much, and being able to earn money while studying and doing what I love is just heaven…”

– Megan Bagshaw

 

 

ShamielProfile

 

“I learnt more at IMP than I could imagine in a 2 year time span, being exposed to all fields of Visual Effects, learning new and innovative techniques and having the chance to do great work with great artists.”

– Shamiel Rinquest

 

 

RaymondProfile

 

“IMP was really considerate and made me feel welcome and they wanted to help me expand and improve my skills […] They have greatly helped me build my confidence in my skills as a Junior Compositing Artist and have given me the opportunity to get my foot in door of the Visual Effects Industry.”

– Raymond Volker

 

 

 

 

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