Zihua Creative, China’s leading online creative learning and sharing platform, and Base FX, one of the world’s top special effects and animation companies, today announced a strategic partnership to offer cutting edge career courses for Chinese creative professionals. Zihua and Base are committed to delivering the highest quality learning experience centered on practical feedback and guidance, with Base’s highly-experienced VFX artists providing feedback and guidance to ensure that graduates will be able to transition seamlessly into entry level positions in leading post-production companies in China and beyond. In addition to receiving the necessary training and skills to become professional VFX artists, students will also have special opportunities to find work with the Base FX team in China upon graduation.
“In light of Zihua’s one year anniversary, we are especially excited to be partnering with Base FX to develop a series of new career courses (including in animation and compositing) focused on helping Chinese professionals continue to bring Chinese films to a new level,“ said Echo Sun, Zihua’s CEO and Co-Founder. “The Base FX team is committed to the highest industry standards and they are a globally recognized special effects and animation power house. Our students will be learning from the best. ”
“Our entire team is looking forward to working closely with Zihua to help improve the overall quality and quantity of learning resources available to Chinese artists who want to pursue a career in post-production,” said Chris Bremble, Base FX’s CEO and Founder. “This is an exciting time for people in the Chinese film industry and Base FX is committed to making a difference in raising the bar and expanding opportunities for Chinese film.”
Zihua launched its learning platform in October of 2014 and is fast approaching more than 300 high quality courses in its online database for Chinese creatives. In August, the company offered its first career course, and is looking forward to delivering several more career courses by year-end, including the courses with Base FX. The majority of Zihua’s teachers are successful professionals in the creative industries in China.
Base FX is the visual effects and animation team behind “Monster Hunt”, the live-action/animation feature film, which broke China’s box office record this year. As one of the world’s leading special effects companies, with credits for helping to bring Hollywood’s biggest films to the silver screen every year, Base FX currently has more than 400 employees with artists based in Beijing, Wuxi, and Xiamen.