Curious about what it takes to get started on your journey into the visual effects industry? Join us on Friday, July 10 at 10:00AM PDT for our livestream event “Getting Started in VFX with Beau Janzen” to discover the world of visual effects.

Gnomon education lead Beau Janzen will join recruiter Adam Hartel in an in-depth conversation about Beau’s career and how to get started in the visual effects industry. With over twenty-five years of experience as a CG Supervisor, artist and instructor, Beau will bring his extensive knowledge of the visual effects industry to share his advice on what it takes for aspiring artists to take the next step into visual effects. The event will also include a Q&A session so Beau and Adam can respond to your questions in real time.

RSVP for the livestream event here.


Gnomon School of VFX's full-time programs and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.


Guest Speakers

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Beau JanzenGnomon Education Lead

As Education Lead, Beau is responsible for developing curriculum for Gnomon’s VFX courses. Beau makes a continuous assessment of the visual effects industry and ensures that Gnomon’s scholastic pursuits are meeting these technical and artistic standards. Through exposure to industry professionals as well as a decade creating curriculum for postsecondary technological art-making institutions, Beau helps foster high-level specialty skills-sets, while still providing a broad view of the production pipeline so students understand their own integration into a visual effects team.

Beau also provides mentorship to students and works with Gnomon’s faculty to foster communication across all programs. He has over twenty-five years of experience as a CG Supervisor, artist and instructor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Ball State University, and a master's degree from the University of Kentucky in Instructional Systems Design.

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Adam HartelGnomon Recruiter

As Recruiter, Adam travels to high schools, community colleges, and trade shows to educate prospective students about Gnomon’s academic options and provide information about careers in the entertainment industry. With over two decades of experience working in nonprofit, Adam has used his skills in visual art, photography, and design to create socially conscious initiatives in collaboration with art students and professionals. He has lived and worked abroad in Norway and the Netherlands while traveling Europe as a community developer and public speaker. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts from LIFE Pacific University.


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