Watch the First Semester of Work by Our Visual Effects Students

Showreel of work created by first-year Catalyst Berlin Visual Effects students

How much can you learn in just three months of studying Visual Effects at Catalyst? This Semester 1 showreel by our first-year students is a great example.

VFX is a vast and often complex discipline. From whatever angle you wish to enter the industry, a broad foundation of skills combined with a honed creative eye will do well to set you ahead of the competition. That’s why our Visual Effects HE Certificate course – which doubles up as the first year of the Bachelor degree – provides a taste of every subject, from classic techniques to cutting-edge digital and physical working environments. 

“The teachers were so inspiring and interesting and all the techniques we learnt still amaze me!”

When our first-year Visual Effects students stepped into Catalyst's creative laboratory in September 2020, they opened the door to a whole world of visual possibilities. “I think this first semester was very interesting and full of good surprises,” says student Savina Janssen. “The teachers were so inspiring and interesting and all the techniques we learnt still amaze me!”

From day one on the crash course, they've been harnessing the tools and techniques to make the impossible a reality. And talking of near-impossible feats, you won’t believe what they achieved in just three months of study. 

We proudly present the first showreel of work by our hard-working first-year students: Ethan Ho, Savina Janssen, Tommaso Capruzzi and Oguz Karakose.

During our second online VFX workshop, tutor Anton Egorov will be demonstrating the 3D painting software Substance Painter. Click the YouTube video below to set a reminder.