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Frequently Asked Questions

We are committed to developing the skills of local VFX artists and technicians, but training opportunities at RSP are often limited by production considerations, which are outside of our control.

Do you offer work experience to secondary students?

We are occasionally able to offer work experience. Should you wish to be considered, please send a CV with a cover letter to learn@rsp.com.au. Please note, students must personally request work experience – applications from parents on behalf of students will not be considered.

We do not offer tours for individual students.

We try to give feedback on work if we can. If you’re a student wanting feedback, send a reel to employment@rsp.com.au and we may be able to get some feedback from our VFX team for you.

You may submit an example via a Quicktime or Vimeo link which demonstrates your experience with any of the software we use at RSP. For example, a 3d model completed in Maya.

To find out more about the software we use see Getting Started in VFX

Do you offer internships?

Depending on production schedules and workstation availability, RSP does occasionally offer internships.

We have a mandate to recruit graduates from local universities ahead of international graduates. This is due to our company needing to meet particular Australian immigration requirements.

We largely deal in naturalistic visual effects for feature film. So we are looking for evidence of those skills in a graduate.

Locally, the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) facilitates the Digital Media Attachment Scheme. This scheme aims to sponsor the career development of existing South Australian professionals, by providing finance for practical and hands-on experience in the digital media industry.

See www.safilm.com.au and look under the “Funding Programs” tab.

Successful applicants have been those who have submitted an application (such as a quicktime on Vimeo) which indicates their hands-on experience with any of the 2d or 3d software applications we use at RSP. For example, a 3d model completed in Maya, or a rotoscoped image sequence using Nuke or Silhouette.

Are there any other training opportunities?

We try to form close relationships with educational facilities in Adelaide and we also visit schools to talk to media, film and computer science students. To find out more click here.

Rising Sun Pictures are proudly partnered with the University of South Australia to offer the following 2 Graduate Certificate Courses in house via our new purpose built on-site training rooms:

Graduate Certificate in Compositing and Tracking
and
Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting

Can we send in school based questionnaires or assignments for RSP staff to complete?

Unfortunately, due to time constraints and the sheer fact that we are often inundated with research projects that require lengthy responses, we may be unable to respond to individual students.  If your class is all undertaking the same project, then it may be easier for us to visit your school or have your teacher ring us about specific requirements for projects.

We also regularly post interesting articles on Facebook.  Like our page and you will get updates regularly!
Rising Sun Pictures Education on Facebook

For resources on specific areas of visual effects, see the categories below:

Animation

The Illusion of Life – Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas (The original and still the best guide to animation.)
The Animator’s Survival Kit – Richard Williams. Excellent step-by-step instructions, many useful tips for beginners.
The 11 second club – A website with an ongoing semi-competitive animation exercise, where animators the world over animate to the same audio clip.
YouTube  – If you want to animate it there is a good chance somebody has already filmed it moving in slow motion and put it on the internet.
• Golden Ear
• 2D Animation
• Disney Animation
• Black & White Disney Animations


Houdini software resources:

Side FX
(the makers of Houdini)
http://www.sidefx.com/

Go Procedural
https://vimeo.com/goprocedural

First stop for everything Houdini-related. Check out the following:
http://www.sidefx.com/learning-paths/
http://www.sidefx.com/tutorials/
http://www.sidefx.com/forum/
http://www.sidefx.com/Support/documentation/

You can sign up to get full access to the forum etc.

Overview of Copy SOP – orientation and attributes for copying:
http://www.sidefx.com/forum/topic/6679/
(attached is the graphic, in case you’re not logged in to sidefx.com )
‘instancing’ is a render-time process, that the copy SOP does ‘live’ – same concept.
requires basic understanding of vector algebra.

THE unofficial Houdini forum:
http://odforce.net/

Peter Quint on Vimeo (great free tutorials):
https://vimeo.com/user2030228

More useful sites ( I just recently stumbled upon these myself, some cool stuff in there):
http://www.tokeru.com/cgwiki/?title=Houdini

cmiVFX (Paid tutorials):
https://cmivfx.com/store  (scroll down to the Houdini section ) some decent quality tutorials.

We are committed to developing the skills of local VFX artists and technicians, but training opportunities at RSP are often limited by production considerations, which are outside of our control.

Do you offer work experience to secondary students?

We are occasionally able to offer work experience. Should you wish to be considered, please send a CV with a cover letter to learn@rsp.com.au. Please note, students must personally request work experience – applications from parents on behalf of students will not be considered.

We do not offer tours for individual students.

We try to give feedback on work if we can. If you’re a student wanting feedback, send a reel to employment@rsp.com.au and we may be able to get some feedback from our VFX team for you.

You may submit an example via a Quicktime or Vimeo link which demonstrates your experience with any of the software we use at RSP. For example, a 3d model completed in Maya.

To find out more about the software we use see Getting Started in VFX

Do you offer internships?

Depending on production schedules and workstation availability, RSP does occasionally offer internships.

We have a mandate to recruit graduates from local universities ahead of international graduates. This is due to our company needing to meet particular Australian immigration requirements.

We largely deal in naturalistic visual effects for feature film. So we are looking for evidence of those skills in a graduate.

Locally, the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) facilitates the Digital Media Attachment Scheme. This scheme aims to sponsor the career development of existing South Australian professionals, by providing finance for practical and hands-on experience in the digital media industry.

See www.safilm.com.au and look under the “Funding Programs” tab.

Successful applicants have been those who have submitted an application (such as a quicktime on Vimeo) which indicates their hands-on experience with any of the 2d or 3d software applications we use at RSP. For example, a 3d model completed in Maya, or a rotoscoped image sequence using Nuke or Silhouette.

Are there any other training opportunities?

We try to form close relationships with educational facilities in Adelaide and we also visit schools to talk to media, film and computer science students. To find out more click here.

Rising Sun Pictures are proudly partnered with the University of South Australia to offer the following 2 Graduate Certificate Courses in house via our new purpose built on-site training rooms:

Graduate Certificate in Compositing and Tracking
and
Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting

Can we send in school based questionnaires or assignments for RSP staff to complete?

Unfortunately, due to time constraints and the sheer fact that we are often inundated with research projects that require lengthy responses, we may be unable to respond to individual students.  If your class is all undertaking the same project, then it may be easier for us to visit your school or have your teacher ring us about specific requirements for projects.

We also regularly post interesting articles on Facebook.  Like our page and you will get updates regularly!
Rising Sun Pictures Education on Facebook

For resources on specific areas of visual effects, see the categories below:

Animation

The Illusion of Life – Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas (The original and still the best guide to animation.)
The Animator’s Survival Kit – Richard Williams. Excellent step-by-step instructions, many useful tips for beginners.
The 11 second club – A website with an ongoing semi-competitive animation exercise, where animators the world over animate to the same audio clip.
YouTube  – If you want to animate it there is a good chance somebody has already filmed it moving in slow motion and put it on the internet.
• Golden Ear
• 2D Animation
• Disney Animation
• Black & White Disney Animations


Houdini software resources:

Side FX
(the makers of Houdini)
http://www.sidefx.com/

Go Procedural
https://vimeo.com/goprocedural

First stop for everything Houdini-related. Check out the following:
http://www.sidefx.com/learning-paths/
http://www.sidefx.com/tutorials/
http://www.sidefx.com/forum/
http://www.sidefx.com/Support/documentation/

You can sign up to get full access to the forum etc.

Overview of Copy SOP – orientation and attributes for copying:
http://www.sidefx.com/forum/topic/6679/
(attached is the graphic, in case you’re not logged in to sidefx.com )
‘instancing’ is a render-time process, that the copy SOP does ‘live’ – same concept.
requires basic understanding of vector algebra.

THE unofficial Houdini forum:
http://odforce.net/

Peter Quint on Vimeo (great free tutorials):
https://vimeo.com/user2030228

More useful sites ( I just recently stumbled upon these myself, some cool stuff in there):
http://www.tokeru.com/cgwiki/?title=Houdini

cmiVFX (Paid tutorials):
https://cmivfx.com/store  (scroll down to the Houdini section ) some decent quality tutorials.

Contact us:

Level 1, 180 Pulteney Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia

+61 8 8400 6400 learn@rsp.com.au

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Level 1, 180 Pulteney Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia

+61 8 8400 6400 learn@rsp.com.au

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