What is the “fastforward” program?

What is the “fastforward” program?

We understand there are times that an artist can’t wait for the start of a term to learn a piece of software…..or wait ten weeks for all the classes to come out. They have a job to do and they need to quickly get up to speed. That’s where our new “fastforward” program comes into play: you pay for the course and get immediate access to download all materials without waiting.

Since starting fxphd six years ago, the community we’ve built has exceeded our expectations. It’s become the top online destination for vfx, motion graphics, and production professionals around the world to take their knowledge to the next level. This isn’t going to change — our standard membership is the heart of what we do here at fxphd.

But as we said, needs of artists are sometimes different. So we developed fastforward – training designed to get you up and running on your schedule, not ours. Some key bullet points about the program and how it differs from our standard membership:

  • Once you pay, materials are available for immediate download via Amazon S3
  • The instructional movies are downloads in H.264 format – not streaming
  • fastforward does not include access to the fxphd forums or interaction with the professor
  • It is a totally separate offering from the standard fxphd membership
  • There is no access to VPN software
  • Resolve Fundamentals provides supplemental footage so that you can follow along with the course

How do I purchase Resolve Fundamentals?

The Resolve Fundamentals page has links to purchase the product. For payment, you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can pay using your PayPal account or simply use a credit card. Once you’ve paid, you’ll be emailed download links for the materials.

How do I purchase Smoke Fundamentals?

The Smoke Fundamentals page has links to purchase the product. For payment, you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can pay using your PayPal account or simply use a credit card. Once you’ve paid, you’ll be emailed download links for the materials.

How much do fastforward courses cost?

They vary, depending upon the course. Resolve Fundamentals costs $199USD. Smoke Fundamentals costs $99USD

How big are the downloads?

The individual class downloads (ten classes total) are approximately 400MB apiece. There may be additional files that come along with the courses. The files are served via Amazon S3.

Does fastforward include forum access?

No. Forum access is something we only offer for our standard membership.

Can we ask questions of the professor?

No…this is not part of the fastforward program. Compared to the standard fxphd membership, fastforward would be more like purchasing DVD training where you watch the training materials on your own.

Will you still be doing the standard fxphd?

Definitely! We love the standard membership and it’s the heart of what we do. We simply listened to requests from our members and realized that there are times where the term concept doesn’t fit in with learning. The standard membership is still the only place to get hard core intermediate and advanced training.

One Response to “What is the “fastforward” program?”

  1. Dennis Fegan

    2012-01-13T15:23:45-08:00

    I am thinking about buying this material is there anyway i can get a preview class like the normal fxphd classes offer?

    Thanks

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