WHAT IS LINKNETIC?
Linknetic is the BUSINESS ACADEMY of Visual Effects, specialized in Filmmaking, Visual Effects, and Animation.
WHAT MAKES LINKNETIC DIFFERENT?
Linknetic is the new way to learn online: We offer high quality to everyone without the need to move from your home environment. The value of Linknetic lies in the training methods, and students will learn a career, not just a tool. Our training model is based on a unique and innovative method developed on real professional needs, in a soft-skills environment, which transmits a complete profession, not just the use of the software. The connection between knowledge and know-how is the essential starting point for expanding the creative, critical skills, and cultural knowledge, which is the aim of education at Linknetic.
WHAT SKILLS CAN I BUILD WITH LINKNETIC?
In Linknetic you will find different educational options: basic and professional advanced training courses, Masters courses, portfolio reviews, Mentorships, and introductory courses focused on soft skills tools, led by experts Trainers and Masters that are active professionals in the international Movie Industry System with the ability to teach applied methods and techniques of the major VFX Studios worldwide.
WHAT AGE DO I NEED TO BE TO ATTEND ONE OF YOUR COURSES?
To attend Linknetic classes you must be high school graduates or 18-years-old at the start of the course.
WHAT MAXIMUM AGE DO I NEED TO BE TO PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF YOUR COURSES?
There is no "maximum" age to participate in our paths. If you are a professional in this sector and you need to update your knowledge or if you wish to enter a different sector, we can provide skills and competencies focused on concrete aspects of a VFX discipline. The courses include introductory, advanced, and professional programs that allow you to combine them with your professional activity.
DO I NEED ANY PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OR EXPERIENCE?
Previous knowledge will help you achieve your aim, but it is not mandatory. Linknetic’s program is designed to guide you to choose the best area of your study. Initially, we suggest talking with our Advisor and schedule our test to understand your specific necessity. If you need to strengthen your knowledge in Photography, Concept Design, Art, Culture, or Management design process, you can start from these introductory courses with no prerequisite. Then you can choose the right courses, Fundamental, Professional, or Master program in line with your expectations and/or your previous school career and professional experience.
DO I HAVE TO PASS A SELECTION TO TAKE PART IN YOUR COURSE?
For entry-level courses: we accept students based on a lot of different qualities but there is not a real selection. We will require of course a valuation of your school record and your resume, but we desire to have motivated students ready to follow our courses, listen to the teachers, and perform the tasks entrusted to you. For Master, Advanced, and Professional level course: valuation of the school record and/or work experience, resume, and a digital portfolio (if required for admission to the chosen course). The only important aspect for any level is the knowledge of the English language. For students, whose first language is not English, we require a B2 English certificate, if not possible to provide it, is mandatory to take a Technical English course, based on the test level that will be added to the training program. See our Partnership on the website: Fluentify.
HOW LONG ARE THE COURSES?
Linknetic offers courses in a variety of schedule formats and distinct entry-level. Please check the course schedule for more specific information.
HOW LONG IS EACH CLASS SESSION AND WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Each class session is scheduled within a 1 to 3-hour block. In a week you should expect to have 2-4 classes, 4-8 hours of class time total, it is depending on the chosen course. Lessons might be recorded, in this case, you can download the videos at any moment of the day, and live, which are scheduled with the teacher. A class will typically consist of a theoretical or practical lecture, a homework review, a short Q&A session, intermediate and final exams, and a work project if it is requested.
CAN I WORK WHILE I AM STUDYING?
Linknetic is very demanding of your time, you can choose the course suitable for your commitments.
We recommend you speak with our Advisors to understand the schedule and your tasks to be successful in your studies.
WHEN ARE THE LIVE SESSIONS?
The live sessions are normally later in the evenings or on Saturday/Sunday. The normal start times are based on Pacific Standard Time.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A CLASS IS CANCELED OR RESCHEDULED?
If your teacher needs to postpone a class, your tutor will extend the class one week. A notification will be sent to the class with information related to the re-schedule.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A CLASS?
Attendance to the course is mandatory, and your absences may not exceed 20% of the total course time. Students who do not maintain 80% attendance may not receive the final certificate. If you are unable to attend a class session, simply notify the academy staff. They will help you in this case to retrieve materials or any notes of the class you have missed.
WILL I BE REQUIRED TO DO HOMEWORK?
This will be depending on the course, but yes! You can expect to spend additional time per week on homework, assignments, exams, research, tests, and the final project. But … don’t be scared! If you love what you do, it’s going to be FUN.
WILL I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE AFTER TAKING CLASSES?
At the end of the course, you will receive a final attendance certificate from Linknetic that will list acquired skills and allow you to access our Career Service program.
Linknetic is not affiliated with any degree-granting institutions and is not accredited. Linknetic does NOT grant degrees or credits but rather a certification created by Linknetic itself.
I HAVE PREVIOUS TRAINING. DO I NEED TO START FROM THE BEGINNING?
It depends on the admission requirements of the chosen course. Our Academic Depth with the Supervisor of the course will evaluate your previous knowledge, work experience, portfolio, and showreel.
THERE ARE EXAMS TO TAKE DURING THE COURSE?
Yes, each course includes intermediate and final exams to evaluate the achievement of the course’s objectives.
CAN I USE THE MATERIAL ON MY SHOWREEL?
You MUST. We are here to help you get your dream job: that means you need to show what you can do after your training. And we will help you do that as professionally as possible. How? Our Masters spent their life understanding the dynamics behind a good and successful application. This is what we want to transmit to you. And how one of our trainers conceives the artist: “Working as an artist is not about being an artist, it’s about making money as an artist; [...] is not just about knowing your art. It’s about knowing good business practices” (Daniele Tosti).
WILL THIS TRAINING EXPERIENCE GET ME A JOB?
Linknetic, through its network of contacts and relationships, will play a mediating role in the management of internships offering newly trained learners the opportunity to carry out their internship period in the company that most approaches the characteristics that emerged during the training cycle, compared to the personal and professional characteristics of the learners.
WHAT IS THE ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT?
Applicants whose first language is not English must submit a B2 English certificate, it is not possible to provide it, is mandatory to take a Technical English course, based on an English test that will be added to the training program. See our Partnership on the website: Fluentify
WHAT ARE THE COMPUTER AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS?
Your computer could be both a PC or a Mac, however, there are some exceptions: we strongly recommend checking on the course page which are the requirements about hardware and software. Could be possible the need of a tablet – we recommend http://wacom.com. Specifically, their Intuos Pro line; get in touch with us about this at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT SOFTWARE WILL I BE ABLE TO LEARN?
We will be providing you with all software required to take our online courses. The list includes but is not limited to Maya, ZBrush, PureRef, Mari, Substance Painter, Marvelous Designer, MeshLab, Instant Meshes, Premiere, Character Creator, Unreal Engine, R3DS Wrap, Nuke, Baselight, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut, … and more!
WILL THE LECTURES ALL IN LIVE OR BE PROVIDED AS A VIDEO LECTURE TO WATCH LATER?
Both! Our educational model is based on specific training in which our lectures are delivered with recorded videos that you can download at any moment during the week and in your free time, and interactive scheduled online lessons with your teacher once or twice a week and inherent reviews or giving you a specific time for your request with Q&A section.