By Invitation Only
We help experienced VFX Compositing professionals to rise above the rest with our unique structured holistic journey covering
Mindset, Technique, Scripting, Management, Soft Skills & Strategy,
that eliminates self-doubt, stress, and overwhelm.
Who is it for?
Experienced Compositing Artists - Very thorough and fairly fast-paced, the program has several knowledge assumptions and not so much a step-by-step type of teaching on the most basic foundations.
Current & Aspiring Leads and Supervisors - Designed for professionals who feel ready and with the necessary confidence to take leadership roles. Also for those with some experience on this front, but don't feel as comfortable as they would like in everything that this role entails.
It's NOT about learning how to make pretty imagery - You won’t be learning how to create beautiful imagery - at this stage, you probably already know how to do that! The transformation occurs within you as you develop the ability to creatively discover solutions!
What's in it for you?
With The Next Level program, your focus will be to learn how to better support your future teams with a different and specific type of knowledge that will enhance your technical and management ability to harness a project from a leadership position!
The program will change and develop your mind in a different way!
You will get started on the right foot! A growth mindset will transform your approach, enabling you to adapt, learn, and excel in any situation. You will gain a different perspective that will make you a proactive, resilient, and unstoppable individual!
Support your future teams on every front with a great, different, and original technique that will make you think outside the box and be able to solve any problem - even when you don't know the answer immediately.
Empower and optimize your compositing systems and pipeline through scripting, enabling you to work at super-optimized levels. Take that knowledge to whatever heights you wish to.
TCL, Python and QT
Harness any project, before and during production, for a less stressful endeavor! You will gain the knowledge to build systems that will provide you with a clear vision of your project at all times, transforming reactive behavior into predictive behavior.
SOFT SKILLS & STRATEGY
Soft skills combined with a solid strategy for your career will lead to your success. Master these skills to become proactive, influential, and adaptable, which will elevate your career to completely new heights.
Who's behind The Next Level program?
Pedro Andrade built his career in London, with extensive experience in all mediums of VFX production.
With mixed backgrounds in both science and arts such as Mechanical Engineering and Music Production, associated with multi-continent experiences and career paths, gives him a unique edge in the thinking process, knowledge, and leadership style.
As a 2D Supervisor, he has worked in diverse companies such as DNEG, Cinesite or Milk VFX.
Pedro is also a former Head of Compositing at MPC London, where he was responsible for the offices in London, Berlin and Montreal, overseeing more than 100+ artists, from Juniors to Supervisors.
Monica Abdurehaman, a London-based User Experience Designer, specializes in Workshop Design and Facilitation. Monica empowers teams and corporate leaders to make confident decisions about projects, methods, and business strategies.
Much like Pedro, Monica's background spans diverse areas, from Industrial Design to 3D modelling in VFX. Her extensive experience in Design Agencies, corporations, and VFX companies worldwide gives her the independence and confidence to guide clients toward success.
As a Workshop Designer and Facilitator, Monica employs contemporary methods to drive businesses to success. She facilitates productive rounds of questioning, decision-making, and quick experimentation, providing valuable insights into assumptions and practices, which make businesses take informed steps toward their big business goals.