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Python
Advanced

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Masterclass

Build more advanced, systematic and valuable applications in 8 weeks. 

The exclusive Python Advanced masterclass teaches Technical Directors how to work on pipeline applications for their projects and empowers you to use Python in Visual Effects, Animation and Games. 

  • 🛠️ Create Advanced Applications

  • ▶️ 10 hours Video Training

  • 🙋 5 Live Q&As

  • 📝 Chapter Assignments

  • ✅ Personal Feedback

  • 📖 250+ page Book

  • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community

  • 📜 Python Advanced Certificate

Python beginner or need more practice?

Check out this starter masterclasses first:

Work on Breathtaking Productions

Looking to take your Visual Effects, Animation and Games skills to the next level? Python is an essential skill to create impactful tools that automate workflows making them more efficient. Python allows you to work on big budget movies and games, impress your team with your skills, and hear "Thank you!" a lot.

But how do you reach the highest production level and work on the most desirable projects in the world? How do you become a Technical Artist or Director? And how do you learn Python without getting lost in the coding jungle?

Python Advanced will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a skilled Python creator. Watch the prerecorded videos, practice the assignments, get personalized feedback and collaborate with the community.

Don't let a lack of guidance hold you back from achieving your goals. Enroll in our Python Advanced masterclass today and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in the industry.

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What's inside
 Your Roadmap 

 Module 0 

Missing Chapter

The Missing Chapter is a collection of often missed, forgotten or misunderstood topics. It rounds up your basic Python education and hints at topics that you should be aware of before starting on the advanced level.

  • Python 3

  • tuple

  • indentations

  • escape characters (\n, \", \\)

  • "" vs '', == vs is, arguments & parameters

  • scope, local and global variables

  • Google, API documentations and forums

 Module 1 

Advanced Tools

We start by preparing our environment and learning how to use it at an advanced level. You'll discover new aspects of Python that are essential for your progress, in addition to uncovering familiar elements that you may not have utilized before.

  • Master the most important advanced tools and learn how to use them efficiently in your work..​

  • Explore the exact workflows that professionals use to get the most out of their tools.

  • Examine the most common and helpful plugins, shortcuts, tips and tricks.

  • Learn how to integrate Git into your workflow for a higher production level.

 Module 2 

Coding Style

Coding style is like a spoken language with proper pronunciations - it creates a better understanding of what others are saying. By developing a well-structured codebase with a consistent coding style, you can add a layer of clarity, collaboration, and care to your work, and even have fun while doing it. This is essential in production and team work.

  • Understand the professional module structure​ and how tools are build

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  • Unravel the chaos of your scripts and make them collaborative and team-ready

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  • Integrate documentation and comments into your code workflow, making it easier for you and your team to understand and maintain your codebase.

 Module 3 

Advanced Python

With more advanced scripts it becomes more necessity to write systematic code and to structure away from the one-module solution or top-to-bottom approaches. To achieve this, you need to create interconnected, more robust but dependent modules that live as part of a system and use what is there instead of reinventing the wheel each time.

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  • Understand the importance of classes and how to use them in your scripts to create more organized and maintainable code.

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  • Control your tools with configuration files and save your data in data files, improving your workflow and making it easier to work with larger datasets.

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  • Optimize and cultivate an advanced Python workflow using professional practices, enabling you to collaborate more effectively with others, reduce errors, and increase productivity.

 Module 4 

UI & PySide

Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs) create a bridge between the intentions of the developer and the goals of the artist. They provide a way to add options to an application so it can be used in different ways, according to the users' needs. Creating an intuitive and easy-to-handle UI is an art form in itself and should be an essential part of your time investment when developing an application that interacts with a user.

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  • Build software-independent and beautiful User Interfaces using PySide, making your applications more user-friendly and visually appealing.

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  • Design UIs easily with the QtDesigner and integrate them into your Python code, reducing development time and making your code more maintainable.

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  • Build your app from scratch with a professional UI, ensuring that your application not only meets but exceeds the expectations of your users.

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🛠️ Build Your Own Advanced Applications

Complete the masterclass by building your own Maya tools. The final assignment will showcase your Python skills and help your future job applications.

📝 Assignments

Practice what you've learned with the bi-weekly assignments. These assignments will help you to connect the dots between chapters.

​📖 250+ page Python Advanced Book

The Python Advanced book covers all of the Masterclass topics in more detail, providing references and a different perspective. It is the perfect complement to the video and lecture content and is easily accessible.

📜 Python Advanced Certificate

After you've successfully finished the masterclass, you'll get a Python certificate. This will prove your skills and will help to impress future employers or clients.

🙋‍♂️ Live Q&A

Join our weekly video calls to ask questions and get personalized answers. The calls take place every Saturday and are recorded for later viewing.

✅ Personal Feedback

Each assignment receives a personalized and recorded feedback, highlighting areas of strength and improvement.

🤝 Community Support

Connect with other professionals (Disney, ILM, Weta FX, Facebook, ...) via our private Discord with over 200 talents. Ask questions, share projects and collaborate in a supportive environment.

🎁 TD Bonus Worth: €2480+

This bonus content gives additional value to your career progress.

Join our monthly discussion event for (future) Technical Artists and Directors to talk about all the inspiring and challenging topics.

 

Worth: €480+

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🎓 Maya/MaX/Houdini/Nuke

 License

By signing up, you will be eligible to receive a free Maya or 3ds Max Student License, a Nuke Graduate License (90% discount), and a Houdini Education License (70% discount).

 

Worth: €2000+

 Python 
 Advanced 
is perfect if you

✅ Want to become a Technical Artist or Director in Visual Effects, Animation, or Games?

This Python masterclass will teach you all you need to know to for the role.

✅ Looking for a stable career and higher salary in the film or games industry?

Technical roles are the most stable job positions, have the highest status and pay well. Python is an essential tool in your arsenal.

✅ Do you dream of working on cool projects like Star Wars or Avatar in big studios like ILM and Disney?

Python skills can jumpstart your career and future job applications.

✅ Eager to advance your work and support your team and studio? 

Python applications will bring a new level of production quality and speed to your work. Support your team with automation tools and helpful scripts.

Instructor

Advanced Python made my career!

After being the only Technical Director at a small animation studio, I found myself at Weta FX working on Avatar: The Way of Water. Asking myself: "How did I get here?"

 

After graduating from Media Computer Science, I pursued Technical Directing at the renowned Filmakademie BW. It was here that I honed my technical skills and developed my own Open Source Pipeline Plex for the short VFX film Breaking Point which earned me the prestigious VES Award in 2017.

My advanced Python skills landed me roles at Weta FX, Framestore, and Mackevision. There I worked on the blockbusters Avatar: The Way of Water (Oscar 2023), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the Monsters at Work series.

 

We won the Oscar for "Best Visual Effects" (2023) for Avatar: The Way of Water. Before my work on the Open Source Pipeline "Plex" on the short film Breaking Point won the VES Award (2017).

My journey and success are testament to the Power of advanced Python. After teaching Python at ArtFx and CG Master Academy I'm thrilled to share my knowledge through this masterclass to provide the same opportunities to you.

 

Choose a plan and take your first step towards a career change today with Python.

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Alexander is an Oscar and VES Award-Winning Technical Director and Coach with years of experiences in Visual Effects, Animation and Games. He was working for WetaFX (Avatar: The Way of Water, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Framestore (Pearl Quest) and Mackevision while teaching at ArtFx and CG Master Academy.

Pricing

Join our next cohort

12 July 2024

Choose your plan

  • Python Advanced [Light]

    495€
     
    Unguided 8-Week Masterclass
     
    • 📼 10 hours Video Training
    • 📝 4 Advanced Assignments
    • 📖 250+ page book
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 🔐 Lifetime Access
    • 🎁 TD Bonus [€2480 VALUE]
    • ⏲️ Study When You Want
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    Python Advanced

    995€
     
    Guided 8-Week Cohort
     
    • 🛠️ Create Python Advanced App
    • 📼 10 hours Video Training
    • 🙋 5 hours Live Q&As
    • 📝 4 Advanced Assignments
    • ✅ Personal Feedback
    • 📖 250+ page book
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 📜 Python Advanced Certificate
    • 🔐 Lifetime Access
    • 🎁 TD Bonus [€2480 VALUE]
  • Python Advanced [Installment]

    256€
    Every month
    Guided 8-Week Cohort
    Valid for 4 months
    • 🛠️ Create Python Advanced App
    • 📼 10 hours Video Training
    • 🙋 5 hours Live Q&As
    • 📝 4 Advanced Assignments
    • ✅ Personal Feedback
    • 📖 250+ page book
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 📜 Python Advanced Certificate
    • 🔐 Lifetime Access
    • 🎁 TD Bonus [€2480 VALUE]
    • 💵 4x monthly instalments

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We're so confident in the quality of our masterclass to meet your needs and expectations that we offer a 21-day, 100% money-back guarantee.

 

Learning should be a risk-free experience. If for any reason you're not satisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 21 days and we'll process a full refund for you.

 

Enjoy the masterclass and take your Python skills to the next level!

FAQ
  • ❓ Can I pay the masterclasses in monthly installments?
    Yes! Each masterclass offers installment plans that allows you to pay in monthly installments. If you need a custom installment plan, don't hesitate to reach out and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • ❓ Are there alternatives if I can't afford the masterclass?
    We know finances can be tricky. If you're keen on taking the masterclass, we've got some options for you: Ask your employer if they can pay for the masterclass to support their team. Break down the payment by choosing a monthly installment plan. Still studying? Students can get a 20% discount. Contact us! In special financial situations we offer discounts or sponsorships. Contact us! We're here to help you succeed and will do our best to work with your options!
  • ❓ Do you offer a 21-day money-back guarantee?
    Absolutely! We're so confident in the quality of our masterclasses and coaching to meet your needs and expectations that we offer a 21-day, 100% money-back guarantee. Learning should be a risk-free experience. If for any reason you're not satisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 21 days and we'll process a full refund for you. Enjoy your masterclasses and coaching and take your skills to the next level!
  • ❓ Is a Python or scripting background required for the masterclasses?
    For the beginner masterclasses, no prior experience with Python or scripting is necessary. In the beginner masterclass, you'll learn the fundamentals of scripting and Python. These masterclasses are designed for total beginners and start from scratch. The Python Advanced masterclass needs a solid understanding of Python and scripting. As the advanced masterclass will delve deeper into more complex concepts and techniques.
  • ❓ What's the timing for the live Q&A events?
    Live Q&A sessions take place every Saturday, at 5 PM (CET) [Subject to change]. We aim to select a time that accommodates all students. Moreover, we record the sessions, allowing you to view them at your convenience.
  • ❓ Can I access the videos and recourses at any time?
    Absolutely! You'll have access to all the pre-recorded videos and resources at any time for the lifetime of the masterclasses. This allows you to study at your own pace.
  • ❓ Is the DCC software needed for the masterclass?
    Yes, having the DCC software is an essential part of putting Python into practice for your work. You can either use Maya & 3ds Max: Free student version Nuke: Non commercial or Graduate License (90% discount) Houdini: Apprentice or Education License $75 USD/year
  • ❓ Can I join this masterclass while working full-time?
    Yes. Most students enroll in this masterclass while working. It's structured for you to explore the new content after hours or even integrate it into your work .
  • ❓ How long is the Lifetime Access?
    You'll have lifetime access to the Masterclass for as long as it's live and offered. This includes future updates and enhancements after purchase. No access is guaranteed once the Masterclass is offline.
  • ❓ What is the time commitment for this masterclass?
    This course will require 5-10 hours /week of active learning and practice. The more time you commit the better the results.
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