"I started teaching the listed basic and advanced VFX courses at SAE-Institute Munich in 2014, and it quickly grew into a passion of mine. I am convinced that professional work and teaching has to go hand in hand, because it allows to bring profound experience and production-proven workflows directly to the classroom. My goal is to prepare students in the best possible way for this amazing, but also harsh and demanding industry."

Philipp Kratzer

Basics Rendering in V-Ray

Getting familiar with the basics of nature by understanding the ingredients of a realistic rendering: light, shadow, color and physical properties like reflection, refraction and translucency.

Advanced Rendering in V-Ray

Stepping it up by jumping into production proven techniques and sophisticated topics like sampling, linear workflow, global illumination, render-optimization to utilize V-Ray’s full potential.

CG-Lighting & Cinematography

Essential techniques for lighting and lookdev to get familiar with different cg-light types and camera characteristics like depth of field or motion blur, enabling you to create a unique look for your project.

HDRI Workflows

Create your own HDRI’s, discussing equipment, shooting techniques, post-processing and useful tips and tricks until we end up with our own, customized light probe for IBL.

Introduction to Houdini

Unleash the procedural power of Houdini and it's unique, nodebased workflow. See what sets it apart from all other 3D-packages and why it is the number one tool for complex VFX-work.

FLIP Fluids in Houdini

Explore what it takes to create water drops or roaring rivers by diving into the basic workflows of FLIP-liquid simulations by understand the pipeline from important physical principles, to simulation, meshing and caching.

Industry Survival Workshop

You trained hard, you are skilled, and now you want to go places! But how is life in VFX, and what does it take to break into the industry? Let’s find answers and get prepared to make the move successfully!

Introduction to VFX

Taking a close look at how filmmakers started to create the impossible by exploring the history of VFX, deconstructing a modern CG-Pipeline, and finally learning basic greenscreen-techniques and matchmoving.

VFX Supervision

Essential knowledge about this important role, including a look at commonly used (on-set) equipment and the important things to watch out for during shooting and post to ensure a smooth production.