Jahirul Amin – CAVE Academy

Founder at CAVE Academy


Jahirul Amin

Jahirul will be delivering 3 masterclasses during BFX 2023, all details are listed below his bio and CAVE Academy’s bio.

Before launching CAVE Academy, Jahirul Amin worked as a VFX Trainer for the multi Oscar-winning VFX studio, DNEG London, published and co-authored a number of books for 3D Total, and created training content for 3D Total, 3D Artist and CG Circuit.

His role at DNEG included designing and delivering training on all stages of the DNEG VFX pipeline from onset data acquisition, to assets and shots, and creating and maintaining the in-house documentation covering pipeline, workflows and best practices.

Since the launch of CAVE Academy in 2018, CAVE have released over 10 on-demand courses, and run numerous online, in-person and remote training courses for companies such as: Framestore, Rebellion, Union, BlueBolt, Clear Angle Studios, BBC Media (Tunisia), Lumine Studios (Indonesia), Bournemouth University, Filmakademie, NFTS and Creative Media Skills.

His relationships with industry have also allowed Jahirul to continue working directly on production projects. Currently, he is supporting Clear Angle Studios with their Asset team, Bentley/Paramex on their car configurator, and many other companies on pipeline design and workflow support.

About CAVE Academy

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CAVE Academy provide individual courses, structured programmes, Dailies and Webinars to help develop versatile production-ready skills and critical thinking for the creative industries.

In order to ensure that our training is totally up to date and of the highest calibre, we are extremely proud to work closely with prestigious industry partners such as ARRI, Autodesk, Clear Angle Studios, DNEG, Epic, Framestore, Foundry, ILM, Pixologic, RED and the VES London.

CAVE Academy offer speciality online and in-person training courses for studios, schools, and events. We have had the privilege to teach at the following centres of excellence: Bournemouth University, DNEG, Filmakademie, The Animation Workshop, Framestore, NextGen and Norwich University.

Selections & Panels Speaker Series: Taking Care of Yourself in the Creative Industry

During this talk, Jahirul will discuss the important things in life and how looking after yourself and those closest to you will impact your work, physicial wellbeing and mental health.

Title: Taking Care of Yourself in the Creative Industry
Location: Bournemouth Conference Room, Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EL
Date:  Wednesday 22 November 2023
Time: 12.00 – 12:50

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Masterclass title: Every asset has a story

In this masterclass, we’ll go down the rabbit hole to discuss what makes a successful asset, whether that be a character, a creature, an environment or a prop. We’ll cover aspects of design by studying anatomy and adaptation in order for you to create believable assets that feel as if they have been designed with thought and purpose.

Masterclass: Every asset has a story
Location: Poise, Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EL
Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023
Time: 14.00 – 17.00

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Masterclass title: Shooting HDRIs for VFX

This masterclass will cover the process of shooting HDRIs with a full-frame Canon camera, a fisheye lens and a Ninja Nodal for the purposes of lighting. We’ll also cover shooting HDRIs with other tools, such as the Theta and Insta360.

Following on from shooting HDRIs, we’ll look at processing the HDRI to make it usable in Maya/Arnold (although the workflows can be applied to any 3D app).

Masterclass: Shooting HDRIs for VFX
Location: Poise, Hilton Bournemouth, Terrace Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5EL
Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023
Time: 10.15 – 13.15

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Masterclass title: Introduction to Surfacing for VFX

In this masterclass, we will introduce you to surfacing in Maya/Arnold. The session will cover the principles of texturing and look development from PBR materials, texture maps and baking, creating look development environments and more.

Masterclass: Introduction to Surfacing for VFX
Location: Poole Gateway Building, PG106 Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023
Time: 14.00 – 17.00

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