The Gnomon School of Visual Effects , a world-class entertainment art school nestled in the heart of Hollywood, has released its 2011 Student Work Compilation reel. The reel features work from students who have gone on to work at highly acclaimed industry leaders like Digital Domain, LucasArts and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Founded by Alex Alvarez, the Gnomon School is run by working VFX professionals from some of the video game and film industries' top studios, imparting both artistic and practical knowledge to students while also providing the opportunity to network while learning. Below please find some of the classes offered at Gnomon:

Creature Design

Jerad S. Marantz

Past work:

"X- Men: First Class"

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

Cinematography for Visual Effects

John Parenteau

Past work:

"Super 8"

"Sin City"

"Iron Man 2"


Character Animation

Tim Ingersoll

Past work:


"Over the Hedge"

"Shark Tale"

With a 93% overall job placement rate , Gnomon students often begin their careers right after graduating. See where some Gnomon alumni have landed at the alumni success stories page.

The Gnomon School's 2011 Student Work Compilation reel can be viewed at Please feel free to link back to or embed the video on your site.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to learn more about Gnomon.




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About Gnomon

Located in Hollywood, the epicenter of the entertainment industry, Gnomon School of Visual Effects ( is an innovative training facility that stresses the importance of creativity in digital entertainment production. The school believes that while new software tools help to create impressive computer-generated characters and worlds, it is not the technology that drives results, but the artist. All Gnomon instructors are specialized industry professionals who bring their experience and connections into the classroom to provide an outstanding start to the careers of the next generation of leading production artists. The results speak for themselves, as the Gnomon School of Visual Effects reports a 93% placement rate for 2010.   

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