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Stylized VFX Mentorship

With Marcus Bruzzese


Stylized VFX Mentorship

In this month long Mentorship, the artist will be mentored on how to approach creating Stylized VFX that is optimized for visual clarity, has minimal clutter, pushes the story and themes of the effect and will delight players.

The artist will learn how to maintain an efficient approach to creating visual effects and from there will begin the creating of their VFX. Along the way, the Mentor will help guide the artist on approaching all aspects of Stylized VFX. Specifically, hand painting textures in Photoshop for VFX, shader creation for VFX, mastering timing, and enhancing colors and values for vibrant effects.

At the end of the Mentorship, the artist will have learned about the workflows used by current VFX artists in order to create high quality, real-time visual effects for games. The artist will also learn how to push their reel to the next level and stand out from the crowd.

Mentorship Details

  • Duration - 1 Month
  • Feedback - 4 One On One Calls + Discord Community
  • Skill Level - Beginner To Intermediate
  • Prerequisites - Basic knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 and Adobe Photoshop.

Mentor Specializations

  • Hand-Painted Stylized VFX
  • VFX Optimization

Tools Used

  • Unreal Engine 4
  • 3DS Max / Maya
  • Adobe Photoshop

Mentor Bio

Marcus Bruzzese | VFX Artist

Marcus has several years of experience in the game industry and has contributed stylized VFX work to projects such as Heroes of the Storm and Paladins. Marcus specializes in creating stylized VFX for games with intriguing colors, stark contrasts and flowing motion. He focuses on believability and readability with effects and a firm belief in that less is more when it comes to the stylized look.