Expert Visual Effects Training Anywhere, Anytime

HOLLYWOOD, CA, November 17, 2006, -- Gnomon School of Visual Effects has launched an online division for expert training anytime, anywhere. Beginning in January 2007, courses focused on the development of the skills needed to do digital effects, animation and game development taught by industry professionals will now be available to anyone in the world with high-speed internet access. Registration begins Monday, December 4th. Classes will be available Monday, January 8, 2007. Information and courses can be found at Registration and payment will be done online.

“Gnomon Online is our response to the increased demand for Gnomon’s training by individuals and companies outside of the Los Angeles area – and outside of the United States,” explains Gnomon Associate Director Darrin Krumweide. “Gnomon is able to offer the level of instruction we do because of where we are – in the heart of the digital production community. We can’t very well pick up the school and move it elsewhere. But, through the internet we can bring our extraordinary instructors and professional curriculum to anyone anywhere in the world.”

Individuals who sign up for Gnomon Online courses will have access to 15 to 30 hours of pre-recorded video instruction, project assignments designed to hone the skills needed in production and individual feedback on homework from a working production professional. Courses are offered on a quarterly basis; four terms per year. Each week of the term the appropriate three-hour lecture is made accessible. Lectures are delivered at 9060 x 540 resolution and may be viewed 24/7. Industry professionals critique all uploaded homework.

All Gnomon Online instructors are professionals in the entertainment industries with a minimum of three years production experience, who teach within their area of expertise. Classes are geared towards teaching the tools and techniques actually used in digital production.

For a list of classes being offered in the Winter 2007 term, please visit our course listings at Registration and payment may be done online beginning December 4th.

Gnomon Online is the web-based division of Gnomon School of Visual Effects. Online offers training in high-end computer graphics for the entertainment industries. Online training is based on the time-tested, industry-derived curriculum taught at Gnomon School. All courses offer the level of instruction, content and feedback available at the Gnomon School.

Gnomon School of Visual Effects specializes in training for careers in high-end computer graphics for the entertainment industries. Located in the heart of Hollywood, they offer a full curriculum for individuals wanting careers in 3D, professionals in need of specialized training, and custom training for production studios. The Gnomon curriculum has been approved by the Alliance for Digital Production Trainers (ADEPT) whose members include training managers from studios including Rhythm & Hues Studios, Cinesite, DreamWorks, and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Founded by Alex Alvarez in 1997, Gnomon is located at 1015 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Suite 5430i, Hollywood, CA 90038. On the Web, they can be found at

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