Step up to VFX coordinator programme

The Pipeline was 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 was 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 highly competitive programme was targeted at participants from across the UK nations and regions, to support career development. There were 20 places available for those currently working in VFX/ Post production as runners or assistants, who were ready to step up to the coordinators role. The programme offered participants industry-led online training into the complex and fast moving VFX coordinator role. The training was delivered by working VFX and post production professionals and will build technical, creative, professional and personal skills.



This training programme consisted of two weeks training (10-days Monday to Friday via Zoom sessions online) between January and February 2023. . 

The course took 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 undertook practical exercises with real world examples to help them learn how to organise and monitor multiple projects effectively. Participants were 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 undertook breakout sessions to support professional skills development in communication skills, competing priorities and working effectively with senior VFX teams.