Gnomon Live Melbourne + Sydney

Returning to Melbourne and debuting in Sydney in April 2017, Gnomon Live will present artists from Hollywood’s Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games + Animation for a weekend of live demos, masterclasses and a chance to catch up with local and international artists.

The full program will be live in the coming weeks. Tickets are now available for Melbourne and Sydney events if you want to secure a presale discount and ensure a place at next year’s event. Gnomon Live Australia will present a first-class lineup of California-based artists who will share their strategic thinking and practices developed in some of the industry’s most highly regarded studios. Providing an international perspective the program offers the opportunity to learn new skills from artists who have contributed to Academy Award winning films, video games, and other short form content for screen. Encouraging participation, they will share their techniques, workflows and experiences working in teams of advanced practitioners and award-winning directors.

Demonstrating how they bring stories, characters, creatures and environments to life through a range of computer graphics programs, each will explain how they achieve such an impressive level of detail in the ever-tight timelines demanded of artists in the industry. Covering a breadth of production areas such as matte painting, compositing, lighting, 3D modelling, texturing, character design, in-game cinematics and art direction. This is a unique opportunity to hone skills, and meet fellow artists from Australia and beyond. It is also a chance to hear from Australian studios about current projects, their studio culture, who they are employing and issues relevant to the Australian industry. If you want a glimpse back to the first Melbourne event March 2016 check out the gallery of photos and comments.


31 March 2017 – 2 April 2017



8 April 2017 – 9 April 2017


I think these events are invaluable because it gets like minded individuals together to build their skills and help grow an industry.

- Attendee, Gnomon Masterclass Melbourne (May 2015)

The latest and greatest technology is meaningless without inspired instruction. This is what Gnomon has in spades. Their professors - and founders - are people who truly inspire. They don’t just teach the ‘how to’ - they give you context, understanding and expectations of ‘how to on the job.’

- J.J. Abrams, Director - Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Star Trek Into Darkness

The quality of the speakers was outstanding. Would go as far as saying best professional event I’ve attended in a very long time. Thank-you!

- Attendee, Gnomon Masterclass Melbourne (May 2015)

You can certainly become successful without Gnomon, but with their pedigree, placement stats, culture and track record, why take that chance?”

- J.J. Abrams, Director - Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Star Trek Into Darkness

About Gnomon

Called “the MIT of visual effects” by Fast Company magazine, Gnomon offers an unrivaled experience for students and boasts a 2015 placement rate of 94%.* For over 15 years, Gnomon has educated many of the world’s best digital artists. Graduates are professionals working on the latest blockbuster films and games, and have positions at film and video game studios around the world. Gnomon offers a variety of educational options to help students reach their goals in the entertainment industry, with full-time two- and three-year programs, specialized courses for high school students and over 100 individual courses for professional enrichment. The curriculum is distinguished by Gnomon’s innovative philosophical approach to technology. Though there may be ever more powerful software available to visual effects artists, the emphasis remains on the creative process instead of mere technical proficiency. Gnomon has been awarded School of the Year for two years in a row at the prestigious CG Student Awards, a significant annual event in the media and entertainment industry that aims to reward the students and recent graduates that are proving themselves to have what it takes.

Furthermore, Gnomon received the 2015 School of Excellence Award, a high honor bestowed upon ACCSC-accredited institutions recognized for delivering and maintaining high levels of achievement among their students. Gnomon’s campus is based in Hollywood, California, located in what was originally the Technicolor building built in the 1920s. Classrooms at Gnomon have been designed to cultivate creativity and learning by mimicking the environments of real production studios. The 30,000 square foot facility has seven state-of-the-art computer labs, a green screen stage, two cycloramas, dedicated sculpture labs, a drawing studio, lecture spaces, student lounges, a student store, and the Gnomon Gallery. Alongside Gnomon, sister company The Gnomon Workshop develops online workshops and digital resources for continuing education.

*In accordance with national accreditation standards of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)