San Francisco - Pixel Corps, a global guild for professional and aspiring digital artists, announced open registration for its Beta 2 Summer 2007 Online Program.
Designed to test Pixel Corps’ new training and challenge systems, this program will offer members access to advanced digital media software (valued at more than $40,000), more than 100 hours of online video training on a variety of products, and access to high-end video and film footage and its global community for a discounted price of $50 (normally priced at $200) for the entire summer.
Highlights of the Pixel Corps Beta 2 Summer 2007 Online Program include:
Access to Courses Taught by Industry Veterans – Pixel Corps will kick off the summer program with three online courses – two with Iain McCaig, concept artist for Star Wars Episodes 1, 2, and 3, on drawing, and another with Luxology modo master, Dan Ablan, on how to get started with modo.
Book readings for this summer include: Stu Maschwitz's The DV Rebel’s Guide and Chris and Trish Meyer's After Effects Apprentice. Members will also have an opportunity to discuss the books with the authors as they’ll be dropping in for the discussion.
Pixel Corps offers its members access to a large variety of software applications including: Maxon Cinema 4D; Softimage|XSI; RealViz ImageModeler, Stitcher, VTour, and MatchMover Pro; Luxology modo; NaturalMotion endorphin; Toom Boom Storyboard Pro; Imagineer Systems monet, mokey, motor; Silhouette FX Roto; and more.
Pixel Corps’ challenges are designed to push members to the next level of development. This summer Pixel Corps has eight to 10 challenges planned each month. Most of the challenges come directly from the online video production projects Pixel Corps is involved in.
Pixel Corps offers an "All-You-Can-Eat-Approach" to training. With new video training available every week – from basic Photoshop to video production to visual effects – Pixel Corps will be preparing members for some of the new opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
The Pixel Corps forum offers its members an opportunity to trade notes with one another and experts from every area of the industry on a daily basis. Beyond learning, this community builds a tight network of individuals who continuously trade work amongst one another.
The program cost is $50. Space is limited.