Go from beginner to PRO at creating high-end VFX

“These are simply the best courses money can buy.” – David Anderson, RFX enrolled student

Attract premium clients, refine your reel with high-end visual effects & work on well-paid, reputable projects

What if you could wake up to several client inquiries every week? Decide what you’re going to work on. Cherry-pick the projects that most excite you. Finally charge premium rates for your work. It’s entirely possible, but it begins with a unique selling proposition. What can you offer to your clients that very few others can? How will you stand out? The answer lies in upgrading your skills, but sometimes deciding how to go about that is the hardest part. Aimlessly learning a piece of software without clear direction & tangible results in sight is painful & frustrating. That’s why I created RedefineFX. Our training is designed to take you from a beginner to a professional level at creating industry-standard visual effects that attract real, respectful clients that value your work & are happy to pay for it.

Inject your reel with premium, eye-candy visuals, whether it’s liquid simulations, smoke, fire, destruction, particles, or other visual effects. Redefine you skillset, differentiate yourself from your competition & start charging more for your work today. Your ability to stand out is vital in today’s remote-work economy, and the opportunity to get ahead of the game is huge. Our courses have been used by hundreds of artists in Archviz, Product 3D Animation, TV Shows, Feature Films, Music Videos, and Motion Graphics to advance their career and charge thousands of dollars per project and beyond. To get a taste of my teaching style, get started with any of the 70+ production-level FREE tutorials.

  • Attract High-Paying, Premium Clients & Work on Reputable Projects
  • Learn from a Phoenix FD Certified Trainer
  • A resource you can trust, RedefineFX is a Chaos Group Authorized Training Center
  • Short, to-the-point lessons with tangible results
  • Lifetime Access to all courses
  • All project files included
  • Certificates of completion
  • 70+ free, supporting tutorials to get you started
  • Instant access to all content (no ‘terms’ or ‘weeks’)
  • Loyalty discounts on new courses for current students
  • Upon many requests, bundles are now available

RedefineFX is changing the tutorial game.

Chaos GroupCreators of V-Ray & Phoenix FD

I’m a VFX artist at FuseFX in NYC. I always find myself pointing new artists to your tutorials.

Russell Forrest BoebertVeteran VFX Artist at FuseFX, New York
Our VFX Training Has Been Featured by

RedefineFX is doing an absolutely outstanding job teaching all aspects of Phoenix FD

Svetlin NikolovLead Phoenix FD Developer, Chaos Group

RedefineFX is doing an amazing job bringing tyFlow to the masses

Tyson IbeleCreator of tyFlow

Jesse Pitela is our Phoenix FD hero! We highly encourage you to check out his RedefineFX YouTube channel.

Chaos GroupCreators of V-Ray & Phoenix FD

Your Instructor

Jesse Pitela is a Los Angeles-based CGI studio owner, officially licensed Phoenix FD Instructor & an award-winning VFX artist. His work has been showcased by every major computer-graphics website in the world, including CGSociety & Autodesk AREA. He has extensive experience working with VFX studios such as Resistance VFX & his studio has created visuals for global clients such as Western Digital, Cristiano Ronaldo’s ROC, Shutterstock, Snapchat and many others.

Phoenix FD Fire FX Course

“This course should cost way more. Thanks for all your effort. All of your courses are amazing– Daniel Rivas, enrolled student


Phoenix FD Water FX with Splash & Foam

“Bought the course. It’s amazing. Soooo good and easy to understand and everything so far is really well explained. It’s amazing how fast this course brings you up to speed. I also love that you talk about hardware and give an honest and realistic assessment of what’s needed. Completely awesome. Probably the best Black Friday investment in myself that I’ve made this year.” – Paul Del Vecchio, enrolled student


Thanos Portal VFX Tutorial

“This is quite possibly the best tutorial for anything I have ever seen. No umms, no stutters, no mistakes and no BS. Please do more” – sculpta (taken from YouTube)

With over 600,000 views, this viral visual effects tutorial put us on the map.

Phoenix FD Beginner Liquid FX Course

Go from Absolute Beginner to PRO at Creating Beautiful Liquid Simulations


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The Most Effective Beginner-Friendly VFX Lessons

Concise, to-the-point, with a tangible result at the end of each lesson
Project-based Learning

You walk away with completed FX shots at the end of our courses.

Step-by-Step Guidance

Created with beginners in mind, we show you the entire process.

To-the-point Lessons

Our lessons are professionally edited. All the fluff, pauses, and redundant “over-explaining” is cut out. 

Project Files Included

If at any point you find yourself stuck, you can always open the instructor’s project file and look at the original settings. 

Bite-sized content

Most of the individual lessons are between 10-20 minutes, allowing you to make progress every day without getting overwhelmed

Affordable prices!

High-level education at a fraction of college tuition

24/7 access

Learn when you want, where you want, for as long as you want. Our courses are available online, 24/7.

Get 100% of the content, instantly.

Our courses are available in full upon purchase, so you don’t have to wait 3 months for another “term” to open. 

What Our Students Are Saying

When I stumbled upon RedefineFX it was like a dream come true. I could start implementing what I learned in my work immediately and was able to wow my friends and take client work to that next level like I wanted to.

Genesis Williams3D Artist

I randomly came across Jesse’s tutorials and immediately knew I could do the work based on what he was showing. His straight to the point/relevant explanations are easy to follow. The client was amazed by the simulations and has led to more projects and better portfolio material. Thanks Jesse!

Jimm WagnerVFX Artist

Short, precise, and most importantly inspiring. Jesse's tutorials helped me understand how to setup simulations in an organized way but also how to combine them with particle textures to bring my work to the next level.

Andreas MassVFX Artist