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TD MEetup

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Live Event

Our live TD Meetup is an interactive event for (future) Technical Artists & Directors to talk about all the interesting and challenging topics surrounding our Visual Effects, Animation and Games careers.


  • 📞 Monthly Live TD Meetup

  • 📼 TD Meetup Recordings

  • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community

  • 🐦 Early Access

Technical Directing is the future!

Be part of a community that's shaping the future of Technical Directing in Visual Effects, Animation, and Games. Our TD Meetup is more than just a gathering; it's a collaborative space to inspire and be inspired, to learn, and to grow.


Each session kicks off with an insightful presentation setting the stage for what's to come. Then, we dive into the heart of the event - an interactive open discussion. Share your queries, insights, and real-world experiences. Together, we'll explore and deepen our understanding of critical areas such as:

  • Role of a Technical Director: Delve into the dynamic responsibilities and impact of TDs in today's industry.

  • Artificial Intelligence: Uncover how A.I. is revolutionizing the way we think about creativity and problem-solving.

  • Visual Effects Pipelines: Get an insider's look into the complexities and workflows of VFX pipelines.

  • Building a Technical Career Path: Gain insights into carving a successful career in the technical realm.

  • Current Projects Showcase: A platform for you and peers to discuss ongoing projects, challenges, and triumphs.

  • ...​

Watch our first Episode:

Great Mentors paved my career!

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


Throughout my career great mentors paved my way:



This mentoring support 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).

Let's join and learn together!


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 Weta FX (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.

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    • 📞 Monthly Live TD Meetup
    • 📼 TD Meetup Recordings
    • 🤝 Exclusive Discord Community
    • 🐦 Early Access

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  • ❓ 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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