About CG Forge Academy
With CG Forge Academy, you can schedule one-on-one video calls to help you learn Houdini.
There are two options to pick from: Consultations & Mentorships
Consultations offer a way to schedule a video call with your instructor.
Mentorships act more like a school experience with weekly meetings + premium support.
Click the button below to learn more!
With consultations, you can schedule 45 or 90 minute sessions to meet online with your instructor.
Why Schedule a Consultation?
Pre-recorded courses are great because they offer the flexibility to learn at your pace. But, sometimes it's also helpful to talk about your specific goals and experiences with your instructor. Consultations enhance your Houdini learning by allowing you to speak directly with your instructor without the weekly commitment required by a mentorship.
What Sort of Topics Can We Discuss?
With consultations, we can review your demo reel, open Houdini and work through specific questions, talk about how to achieve your specific career goals, and strategize a path forward that makes the most sense for you.
How do I Book A Session?
Just click on the "Book A Session" button above. From there, you can select either a 45 minute or 90 minute session and pick a time/date that works best for you. Once you find a time that you like and pay the fee, a Google Meet invitation will be automatically sent to your e-mail. Make sure to also send any associated Houdini to [email protected] and then you'll be good to go!
What Happens If I'm Late or Forget to Show Up?
Keep in mind that you will not receive any refunds once you pay for a time slot. If you are late and/or do not show up, then you will lose your payment. Refunds are not offered because my calendar is full with other consultations and projects that need to be attended to.
How do I Reschedule my Appointment?
If you know that you cannot make the meeting ahead of time, then you have the option to reschedule the consultation. There ought to be a link that was sent out with the confirmation e-mail giving you this option to reschedule. If you decide to reschedule, then just make sure that you do so at least 8 hours in advance of your appointment.
Mentorships offer the ultimate CG Forge experience. For 8 weeks, you will receive a customized curriculum that's designed with your specific goals in mind. Plus, you'll also receive premium support for fast answers to all your Houdini questions.
What Do I Get With the Mentorship Program?
With mentorships, you will gain a customized curriculum that's designed for your existing skills, specific interests, and how quickly you learn. For 8 weeks, we will schedule one-on-one video meetings for 90 minutes at a time. During each session, your instructor will provide exercises, tutoring, and scene walk-throughs to help you develop your Houdini skills. Goals will be established on a weekly basis. Plus, you will also receive a private slack channel with your instructor for premium support.
How Do I Apply For the Mentorship?
To apply for a mentorship, click the "Apply For Mentorship" button above. Once you are at the application page, you will need to schedule a free 25 minute call and submit a questionnaire that asks you for more details about your background & interests. Once a time and date has been set, you can meet with your instructor and go from there. Only 5 students are taught at a time, so slots may be limited.
What's the Difference Between a Mentorship and a Consultation?
A consultation is a one-on-one session where we pick a specific topic for 45 or 90 minutes. A mentorship acts more like a semester in college, (but better because you are taught one-on-one with your instructor). Mentorships require a weekly commitment and provide better guidance to reach your goals.
What does "Premium Support" Offer?
Premium support means that your questions will be answered before anyone else's questions. With normal subscribers, response times may take up to a week (depending on how busy things are). However, when you sign up for a mentorship, you will be given a private slack channel with your instructor to ask Houdini questions, and answers will be delivered back to you as soon as possible.
What do Mentorships Cost?
Pricing for mentorships will vary based on availability. Please make sure to complete your application first, and we can discuss pricing during the free, initial call.
Questions About CG Forge Academy?
For consultations, send an e-mail through this forum. For questions about the mentorship program, apply and schedule a complimentary, initial call.