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Nowadays, almost everything you see on TV or at the cinema uses some kind of special effects. During this introductory course to the world of special effects, you will learn some of the most used digital techniques applied in this sector. You will learn how to manipulate video footage in creative ways and produce fantastic effects that will amaze your friends and family.

In this course you will learn how to use industry-standard software like After Effects to create breathtaking and realistic visual effects for film. You will be guided through the VFX process, from pre-production to final render, and you will master compositing, motion graphics, and 3D integration techniques. You will also learn how to create mesmerizing visual effects such as explosions, fire, water, and particle effects that will make your film stand out.

By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of visual effects for films, and you’ll be able to create your own eye-catching visual effects using After Effects. This course is perfect for film makers, video editors, and VFX artists who want to take their VFX skills to the next level and create mind-blowing visual effects that will leave audiences in awe.

Students will learn:

  • The art of compositing, the combining of different images seamlessly giving a realistic result.
  • The essential tracking tools for special effects in motion.
  • How to integrate Chroma (green screen) images into a scene.

Outcomes of the workshop:

  • Give life to your ideas by making your own video with special effects.
  • Work with the instructors to make your very own short movie, including planning, recording, editing, and post-production.
  • You will be able to show off your work to your family and friends as we will export it with the latest industry-standard formats.


  • 10 July to 21 July

Summer courses for 2023 have concluded. Please submit a request for more information if you are interested in future workshops and other academic programs.

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Location: DigiPen Europe-Bilbao Campus

Duration: 50 Hours


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