RedefineFX is an online visual effects educational platform

Our mission is to disrupt visual effects education with professional, to-the-point lessons at a fraction of college tuition.

Founded in Los Angeles by Jesse Pitela

We focus on 3Ds Max and its plugins: Phoenix FD, tyFlow, thinkingParticles & others

RedefineFX's tutorials are amazingly useful, from both technical and artistic point of view

Hammer ChenV-Ray & Phoenix FD Technical Expert, Chaos Group

About Jesse Pitela

Jesse Pitela is a Los Angeles-based CGI studio owner, currently the only officially licensed Phoenix FD Trainer in the world & an award-winning VFX artist with over a decade of CG experience. His work has been showcased by every major computer-graphics website in the world, including CGSociety, as well as recently featured by Autodesk and Chaos Group. He has extensive experience working with established VFX studios such as Resistance VFX, Chariotdrive & Riotmaker & his studio has created visuals for global clients such as Western Digital, Cristiano Ronaldo’s ROC, Shutterstock, Snapchat and others.

A note from Jesse

I grew up in the Czech Republic dreaming of living in Los Angeles and working as a visual effects artist. At 23 years old, that dream came true for me when I got hired as an FX artist at Resistance VFX in California, where I got to participate in the creation & delivery of VFX shots for Michael Bay’s TV Show Black Sails. At that point in my career, I was already making more from freelance 3D projects than I was at the job, so I decided to start my own studio. The next logical step for me was to start RedefineFX and start teaching everything I’ve learned on my journey to young creatives who share the same dream.