Step up to VFX coordinator programme

The Pipeline is delighted to be working with ScreenSkills on a fantastic new training programme for those ready to step up to VFX coordinator roles.


The Step up to VFX Coordinator Programme is supported by ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills programme using funds from the National Lottery which supports the process of continuing professional development by identifying and signposting appropriate development to help fill skills gaps and job roles within the Screen Industries. 

This is a highly competitive programme targeted at participants from across the UK nations and regions, to support career development. There are 20 places available for those currently working in VFX/ Post production as runners or assistants, who are ready to step up to the coordinators role. This programme is particularly aimed at those working on a freelance basis although we welcome applications from those employed within VFX/Post houses on a permanent contract. The programme offers participants industry-led online training into the complex and fast moving VFX coordinator role. The training is delivered by working VFX and post production professionals and will build technical, creative, professional and personal skills.

Training will cover the depth of knowledge needed by the successful participants to be able to undertake the VFX coordinator role with sessions including relevant and tangible examples for participants. Participants will be offered further materials by the trainer to work through to build knowledge outside of the training sessions. 


This training programme consists of two weeks training (10-days Monday to Friday via Zoom sessions online) beginning Monday 23rd January through to Friday February 3rd 2023. . 

The course takes participants through the complex VFX pipeline stage by stage to build the skills needed to be a successful VFX coordinator including how to track and manage the workflow of assets as they pass through each department. Using Autodesk’s media asset management software Shotgrid, participants will undertake practical exercises with real world examples to help them learn how to organise and monitor multiple projects effectively. Participants will be introduced to the importance of file formats and layer and node based compositing practices and the role and influence of colour science. Coupled with practical skills the participants will undertake breakout sessions to support professional skills development in communication skills, competing priorities and working effectively with senior VFX teams.        

Location Online via Zoom

Age +18

Price: Free

Application deadline Monday 16th January 2023 @5pm. This is one of the fastest growing areas of Film and TV sectors and we expect a high volume of applications. Please note if you meet the criteria you will be offered a place on a first come first served basis, so please don’t wait until the deadline to apply or you may find all the places have been taken.

Our application process is now open for candidates. We welcome and encourage applications from people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds; participants with a disability or a form of neurodiversity; Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) applicants and LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates. This programme is particularly aimed at individuals in the following regions, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester & Leeds, Bristol, East & West Midlands, South East (outside of London).