FOUNDED BY A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR
& TRUE MAVEN IN THE CG INDUSTRY.
William Vaughan is an award-winning artist, writer, and director with over 20 years of experience. He has trained thousands of cg artists throughout the world and authored more than 300 tutorials and instructional videos. He has been published by every major cg magazine, contributed to 18 books, has written and directed several award-winning films, and has created digital art for many top studios, including Nickelodeon and Pixar Animation Studios.
What is your learning style?
Although learning styles will inevitably differ among students, our one-on-one approach to training allows for personalized training that is tailored to your learning style and moves at your pace.
While video training can be more convenient and cost-effective than personalized training, it uses a one size fits all approach. For example; this video tutorial introducing MeshFusion may be just what some people need to get up and running, while leaving others behind.
No part of the Pushing Points Academy training is pre-recorded, scripted or edited, and each session is live and limited to one student. What this means for you is training personalized for you.
Workshop Key Features
Each workshop is customized to your needs and covers production proven techniques using industry standard tools. From basic fundamental training to expert level instruction!
The workshops have been designed by an experienced instructor and feedback from students.
- Individualized Training Workshops are limited to one student for one-on-one interaction.
- Video-Free Training Workshops are taught live without pre-recorded videos or screencasts.
- Targeted Topics Workshops are designed with the goal of empowering not overwhelming.
- Production Proven Designed by an experienced educator who has trained thousands of artists.
- Active Involvement Students are part of their training with frequent exercises.
- Distance Learning Learn from the comfort of your home office from anywhere in the world.
- Customized Pacing Our workshops are designed with different learning pacing in mind.
- Flexible Scheduling Workshops can be very flexible to work with students’ personal schedules.
- Focus on Details Training specializes in minute details that are key to quality assets.
- Learning Objectives Specific objectives are determined by both the instructor and the student.
- Measurable Deliverables Results based on defined objectives critical to a digital artist's success.
- Constructive Critiques Student work is monitored and critiqued regularly as part of the training.
CULTIVATING TOMORROW'S SKILLS TODAY
Each workshop is designed with specific learning objectives that are determined by both the instructor and the student. Together they set goals and establish expectations to insure the quality of education is appropriate for the student’s needs.
This flexible approach to training allows the instructor to meet an individual’s unique objectives and create new ways to reach each student.
Industry Standard Workflows
Adhere to standards and procedures, and have confidence that essential criteria will be met.
Develop optimized, time-efficient solutions to increase productivity.
Advanced Problem Solving
Think critically and creatively to address issues that arise during production.
Planning & Organization
Manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
Gain effective communication skills and work productively as an individual or on a team.
Determine the best course of action. Evaluate options based on logic and fact, and apply solutions.
Take your skills to the next level !
Whether you’ve been creating digital art for years or just got started, you will benefit from the valuable information covered in our workshops.
William’s teaching goes beyond mere tips and techniques. The combination of his industry insights and his clear patient teaching style helped me not only know how to model, but also how to think and problem solve like a professional.
William is a dynamic, highly-valued instructor with a passion and talent for teaching information to others. Instead of learning a technique from William the way one might learn from a textbook or video training tool, William teaches the reasons for that technique so that the student can use it to create art – not just replicate an exercise.
William is an intelligent and motivated professional. He leads his students with clarity, foresight and vision. He commands the respect and the admiration of his students, as well as his peers. His classes were well thought out, well planned and his methods of pushing students beyond even their own expectations (while solidly preparing them for real world careers) were inspiring to witness.
William Vaughan has the rare ability to share his in-depth knowledge of 3D modeling and the CG industry with others in an easy to digest way. He has trained hundreds of artists working in the industry and has influenced the way I approach modeling.
You’d be hard pressed to find a more talented or prolific artist in the industry today. William is one of a truly rare breed: someone who can both do the work and teach it to others. His methods have shaped my own practices in countless ways. I’ve learned a great deal from William, and so will you!
William's ability for explaining difficult concepts in a simple precise manner regarding the concepts of 3D modeling and animation are rare and exceptional. His insight and explanation of methodology to me over the years has been invaluable.
William is an amazing teacher and one of the best designer/modelers I have ever met. His digital modeling book is just another in a long list of gifts from the master.
I have never met an instructor who worked harder and cared more about the future of their students than William.
William Vaughan’s one-on-one modeling workshop was the best training I’ve received. His passion and dedication for 3D modeling make him a brilliant teacher. The knowledge he shares and the way he is teaching reflect his years of professional experience as well as his enthusiasm for teaching.
William is one of the most passionate educators I've had the pleasure of learning from. He is extremely dedicated to creating educational content and his enthusiasm for his craft is contagious. I didn't realize how much he would help push me to grow as an artist and ultimately as a working professional.