Austin Sweeney

Former Student (LBS-030)

3 October 2021

Ganz was my teacher for a year at Lost Boys. His humour and wisdom along with his compositing skills and expert knowledge of when and how much to push each individual student made what could of been an extremely hard year of school during the pandemic into a really fun and amazing experience. Whether he was making a joke or giving us some of his Singaporean Yoda like Ganz wisdom about comp or life, he regularly made lectures on any topic a fun place to be. There are few teachers who do so much and work so hard for their students as Ganz and anyone who has the opportunity to learn from him will come away a better person and a better artist.

Keiya Hasegawa

Former Student (LBS-029)

28 April 2021

Ganz is an incredibly knowledgeable and very hardworking teacher I’ve ever had in my life. I was really impressed by his passion for teaching and visual effects. There is no doubt that joining Lost Boys was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

He is a “Master of Compositing”. His knowledge of digital compositing, visual effects and the film/TV industry is extraordinary. He taught us both basic and advance techniques of compositing and often showed us cool tricks in Nuke that we cannot learn from books.

Ideas and hints he has given me to improve my shots and solve problems were always very helpful and would make my work look nicer and help me develop my creative eye. I never doubted his opinions. His problem-solving skill on VFX and his aesthetic sense are amazing and very inspiring. Without him, I couldn’t have achieved the same quality of work that I have done during the program.

He also knows and taught us how to survive in the industry and make our life as a VFX artist better, which guided me to get ready for working in the industry and would definitely help me have a successful career and achieve my goal in the future.

However, he is not only a knowledgeable and creative instructor, but he is a very dedicated and thoughtful person with a great sense of humour. He always enjoys teaching and tries to entertain us during the lecture, which made me enjoy learning complicated computer software and mathematics.

And he cares about students’ success in the VFX industry more than anything. He’s completely different from ordinary teachers who just teach you during classes and don’t care about students’ career after graduation. He often spent a lot of extra time for us after school, on the weekend and even after I graduated. He always answers my questions no matter how busy he is. What I appreciate him the most is that he cared about me and helped me get a job after graduate. He encouraged me a lot and I am truly grateful for that.

I have learned more than I could ever imagine from him at Lost Boys. He has everything that the greatest teacher should have. And I wish I could be a person like him who has deep knowledge in various fields and a great sense of humor. I believe Ganz is one of the most creative, hardworking and talented VFX instructors in the world. I am truly glad that I met him and learned VFX from him and I believe that the experience and the study at Lost Boys would change my entire life and make my dream come true!!

Thanks Ganz!!!

Anna Johansen

Former Student (LBS-029)

April 7, 2021

Ganz is absolutely the best teacher I have ever had. Not only is he an absolute compositing genius, he is also extremely passionate about VFX which makes a huge difference in his effectiveness as a teacher. You can tell that he loves and believes in what he teaches and that he wants all his students to be successful. When you sit down in Ganz’s classes you learn about compositing, but you learn many life lessons too. He has so much great advice to help you through life and towards success. I will never forget my year spent at Lost Boys and everything that Ganz has taught me. Thank you Ganz!

Noah Turnquist

Former Student (LBS-029)

April 4, 2021

Throughout my studies at Lost Boys School of Visual Effects, I came to know Ganz Ramalingam as a teacher, a mentor, and an artist.

As a teacher Ganz manages to explain every concept, no matter how complex, in a clear and understandable way. He does this by using metaphors and relating what you are learning to real life scenarios where you will need to use this knowledge in the industry. That is just one of the many characteristics that makes Ganz an outstanding teacher.

Ganz is a fantastic mentor as well. He is willing to help you and offer input as well as encourage you to keep going. However Ganz is also able to keep it real with you and tell you bluntly if your work isn’t good enough. After which, he will provide insight on how it could be improved. Those are a few traits I believe a good mentor should have.

Finally, Ganz is an incredible artist. The amount of knowledge that he has in his memory always amazes me. This massive library of skills and techniques is part of what makes Ganz such a great artist, and someone that I look up to and aspire to be like someday.

Hod Winter

Former Student (LBS-020)

February 3, 2021

Ganz is not only a VFX genius, he is also a one of a kind teacher. He will do whatever it takes to make sure you understand him. He is as passionate about VFX as he is on education. Furthermore, he doesn’t just teach art or the software – he also taught me soft skills and how to survive this industry. No wonder I was immediately hired right after I finished my practicum. thank you Ganz!

Saumik Chaudhuri
Lighting /
Comp Artist

Former Student (LBS-023)

January 31, 2021

During my time at Lost Boys School of VFX, Ganz was my instructor for the Compositing programme. Me stating Ganz as one of the wonderful mentors in my VFX career journey would be an understatement. Over the years, Ganz has trained an uncountable number of artist who went on to work on some of the biggest projects/studios, from Senior artists to the ones just starting in the industry.

His teaching style is very engaging for every student to follow and learn regardless of their skill levels. While in school, he used to sit down with each students helping us with issues related to the assignment, teaching multiple ways to solve technical problems, recording his lectures for us to re-watch when needed.

Also, his ginormous amount of knowledge about movies, VFX and the industry among many others is a fascinating one.

Fernando Diaz

Former Student (LBS-028)

December 18, 2020

There is a thing called the Hero’s Journey, it is used to represent the different stages the main character of a story needs to overcome in order to achieve something.

This also makes reference to our lifes, in this case My Journey. In order for the hero to become “the hero” finding the right “Mentor” is essential.

“The mentor gives the hero the supplies, knowledge, and confidence required to overcome his or her fear and face the adventure”

Often represented as a wise old man, Well, Ganz was my wise old man / mentor. Out of all the other teachers I’ve had, I can say that Ganz was the Gandalf of my Frodo Baggins. Not only sharing his technical knowledge but also his life experience, honesty and dedication.

Have you ever imagine the cool teacher which not only has the greatest and clearest explanations but also someone which you can talk about life, throw snow balls and play board games? It’s not a dream, It’s Ganz

The best mentor a Hero can ask for

Sonia Bascopé

Former Student (LBS-028)

October 14, 2020

Ganz is simply the greatest teacher ever, I feel super lucky to have been his student. He’s knowledge in nuke is insane, I don’t believe anyone can compare to him. His lectures are really engaging and even if it’s a class about math he finds a way to make it interesting. He does everything with a lot of passion and really inspired me not only to be a better visual effects artist but to always make the best of myself.

I’ll always remember him staying after school to talk to us about our shots or movies or softwares or games or any other topics. I loved his board game nights, and I am taking so much of his insight with me.

He always gives his best to his students and spends a lot of time improving the program and his lessons, always finding the best resources for us to work with and I will forever be thankful for all the encouragement he gave us and for pushing the boundaries of what I thought I could do. I couldn’t ask for a better mentor than him.

Alarich Alvarez Mahl
Rotopaint Lead

Former Student (LBS-017)

September 22, 2020

Ganz was the first person I met at Lost Boys when I was making my mind over where to start my Visual Effects studies. I was really intrigued by the school already, but he pretty much sold the deal for me after hanging out with him when touring the school.

Not only did I realized that he was very smart and structured but also very easy going and friendly. I had a great experience at Lost Boys thanks to him. I can’t state enough how knowledgeable and resourceful he was. On top of that, he has a great sense of humor and is extremely patient.

He would know how to approach each person differently to help them out. That is quite the skill that speaks volumes of his experience level and awareness. It is one thing to be good at a particular skillset and other to be a great teacher.

Rarely do I say this, but Ganz is actually both. Thanks Ganz!

Javier Cuellar

Former Student (LBS-028)

September 15, 2020

Learning from Ganz, the Master of Compositing, was truly one of the most wonderful experience I ever had.

Each of his demo was always accompanied with an anecdote. Each anecdote was full of insights and production wisdom.

Ganz, thank you for having me as your Padawan. You always helping me out and encouraging me to not settle for a job well done but a job incredibly done.

I carry with me a bag full of memories from Lost Boys and more importantly all the knowledge I gained from Ganz.

Abhinav Pareek

Former Student (LBS-028)

September 15, 2020

It’s said that Visual Effects Industry is very small, yet it’s insanely difficult to find a right instructor. But with Ganz, I knew I was being taught by the right person. He is by far the best instructor you could ever ask for, and I feel very lucky to be one of his students.

Ganz is incredibly talented and a very knowledgeable instructor. He is not just the master of Compositing, but also has a solid command of 3D. His experience working in this industry speaks for itself. He has the answers to all your questions no matter how easy or difficult it is, he can answer them all like a pro!

Being a student at Lost Boys, I always enjoyed attending his lectures. They are super interesting and very easy to understand. He puts his best effort into each of his lectures and that’s amazing!

Besides compositing, he also teaches his students, how to maintain a healthy work-life balance and how to be a better artist in general. He genuinely cares about the career, success of his students and he is always there when they need him the most. I still remember the days when he used to sit next to me, and explain a topic countless times until I understood it thoroughly.

Ganz is not just a mentor but, a lifetime friend!

If you are looking to get into Visual Effects Compositing, there’s no one better than Ganz the Great!

Thank you for everything Ganz, I am extremely honored to be your student 🙂

Nicholas Mackay

Former Student (LBS-020)

September 13, 2020

Let me start by saying that this man is a Nuke Genius!

A couple years back I took a chance on a journey that turned out to be a pivotal point in my life. I made the decision to study VFX at Lost Boys school in Vancouver. I was extremely nervous as I was from South Africa and hadn’t lived abroad before. Little did I know that Ganz was going to be waiting to turn myself and all the other students, into some of the best talent in the VFX industry.

It wasn’t about just having a good teacher though, it was so much more. Ganz showed Kindness, Mentor-ship and balance in Nuke and in Life abroad. He was able to take a difficult subject and make it easy to work through, while making sure we retained all that imparted knowledge.

There isn’t a day that goes by, that I do not think about studying at lost boys again, under Ganz and the team, just to have the amazing experience all over again.

Kankuro Suzuki

Former Student (LBS-023)

September 1, 2020

Ganz made a huge change in my life, not only by teaching me the skills but guiding me to the VFX industry from scratch. Without him, I think it was impossible to start my career in the industry as career change because I started little bit later than other people, and literary did have no knowledge or skills when I first met Ganz.

Even after graduating from school, he as a mentor guides and advises me how to survive and pursue my career and life. It’s not too much to say that because of him, I am enjoying and being happy working everyday.

I am so grateful that I met Ganz, who looks after his students with so much care.

Zoey Lee

Former Student (LBS-026)

August 25, 2020

Ganz is a very creative and talented VFX instructor. He is a master of both compositing and 3D worlds. Most of the 3D assets in our Compositing program was created by Ganz.   

I am very grateful to have Ganz as my instructor. However, I also I look up to Ganz as a role model. He often gives his students practical life advice and encourages us to create a healthy work-life balance.

When i first started his program. I barely knew what Compositing or even VFX was, but ever since I met Ganz, I successfully entered the VFX Industry and landed an amazing job as a Compositor.

His dedication to create the best quality education for his students is inspiring. His passion to learn and improve motivates me to become a better VFX artist.

No doubt – he is the perfect instructor who teaches the best Compositing program in the world.

Isaiah Walker

Former Student (LBS-023)

August 25, 2020

Ganz was my instructor during my time at Lost Boys. I can’t imagine having learned so much and succeeding in the ways I have had I not been taught by Ganz. He is personable and educated with a strong understanding of how to properly teach ideas and concepts to others. There was never a moment during my time at Lost Boys where I even contemplated the idea of having a different instructor.

Ganz created a learning environment for anyone’s learning styles and speeds. While being a creative and technical person, Ganz was able to help his students expand on their abilities so much more than they would have in any other environment.

Ganz would never give dull lessons as he is passionate about this field. He continues to create, study, and explore within visual effects expanding on his abilities and knowledge each day. He is a quicker and more accurate resource for any questions a student would have than anything they might find online.

On my first day at Lost Boys I knew that Ganz would be a great teacher and I would highly recommend anyone wanting to learn to go to him.

Warren Harding

Former Student (LBS-028)

August 11, 2020

Ganz was my instructor for the 2019-2020 session at Lost Boys. I have had many instructors in the past, who ranged from the highly knowledgeable to the functionally inept. Ganz proved himself to be the most highly accomplished instructor that I have encountered. When I began at Lost Boys, his knowledge of compositing was inspiring. His ability to articulate and show his knowledge, is what made him stand out even more.

One other noteworthy point about Ganz, was his incredible ability to pivot when the pandemic struck. He went from instructing our class in classroom, to an online learning format where none had previously existed. He wrote workarounds on Linux to turn our computers from server based to standalone workstations, and worked out how to get all of us the data we would require while working from home.

He has proven himself to epitomize what an exceptional instructor can accomplish. On a more personal note, I truly appreciate Ganz’s personality and sense of humour. He is very earnest and genuine in his interactions with us (his students)

Nicole Meng

Former Student (LBS-028)

August 8, 2020

When I first started studying at Lost Boys, I had never thought it would be such a wild journey, in the best way possible.

First of all, Lost Boys is unlike any other schools I have attended in my entire life. It is an unique experience that I will always cherish, and I know it will continue to influence me as an artist, and a person in the future as well.

I was very fortunate to have Ganz as my instructor during my study at Lost Boys. Hands down, Ganz is the best teacher I have ever had. He is extremely dedicated, resourceful, patient, knowledgeable and beyond able as a VFX Compositing instructor and mentor.

He is also incredibly supportive, he truly cares for his students that he is always there for you whenever you have any questions. I have learned so much from Ganz over the past year that I wish I could stay in school for a little bit longer. However, I know that Ganz has prepared all of us well and we are ready for the industry.

Ganz is not your everyday teacher, but he is the best teacher you could ever ask for if you want to learn about VFX and Compositing. I would highly recommend Ganz.

Ya-Wen Liu

Former Student (LBS-026)

August 7, 2020

One of my life changing moment is that I had Ganz as my instructor for compositing program.

He is like a genius painter that always use his special “comp painting” skill to create so many unique and amazing paintings for VFX industry. He always give his best to students and spend a lot time to create different projects or idea to train our skills. However, he is also the kind of instructor who not only teach you professional technique but also life skill.

I learned a lot through his working attitude, he always curious and willing to learn about new technique. He never stop learning and that’s why no matter what we ask, he always can gave us the best answer or lead us to find the better answer.

Ganz never hesitant to help out his students, even though we already graduated from Lost Boys Studio. He will spend his time to review my reel and also give me advise to be a better comper and continue my career journey. He is not just a instructor to me but also career role model to me.

Cecil Lu

Former Student (LBS-028)

August 4, 2020

Ganz is an absolute legend.

As an instructor, Ganz is equally artistic and technical. That is extremely important because the artistic drive to create shots as cinematic or epic as possible is what makes VFX artists, artists. Meanwhile focus on the technical aspect and the ability to analyze a finished shot objectively ensure that the students make logical steps to reach the end goal and the result is photoreal. Ganz encourages his students to do the same and always keep both in mind while working, and the lectures have been some of the most and engaging ones I have experienced.

He is also incredibly resourceful and is always generous with what he can offer to help the students; whether it is time spent talking about any questions we have (sometimes even at inconvenient hours), offering links to various information, or making his resources accessible. Ganz is always there to help you succeed.

It’s not everyday that you would find an instructor who is not only knowledgeable about the course material, but also offers many insights on life as a VFX artist. I would recommend Ganz 10/10, amazing instructor

Elmoatasem Ragab

Former Student (LBS-028)

August 4, 2020

If you close your eyes and picture the best compositing mentor you could ever ask for, you might get close to how supportive, challenging, inspiring, knowledgeable, and simply life changing Ganz is to each and every one of his students. My experience under his guidance set the bar for what is possible within a teacher-student relationship to a level I can’t imagine being met by anyone else.

He is the type of mentor that walks you through how to mentor yourself, how to simplify and tackle any problem with a multitude of different solutions in mind, and how to make room for joy in your everyday tasks. His humor makes even the most mundane lessons enjoyable.

One might think to describe him as an encyclopedia, or a robot because of the exceptional level of knowledge he can readily access with any question thrown his way. However, when you see how big his heart is and how much he truly cares about your success, it becomes clear that he is much more than a source of information.

Sometimes, you might find yourself unexpectedly beating him at his weekly board game nights even when it’s your first time playing the game. Just know that it’s only because he explained the game in the best possible way providing you with a chance to win in the first place.

Ana-Luiza Rodrigues

Former Student (LBS-025)

July 31, 2020

Ganz is the mashup of everything I’ve ever admired about my teachers.

He is someone who knows what he is talking about, continues to study it, and knows how to teach and keep things interesting.

Ganz loves to share his knowledge, and that inspired me to share what I learn with others. I am very grateful that he decided to share what he knows with us. I know that there were jobs I got after Lost Boys that were only possible because I learned so much from him.

He also helped us a lot by always being kind, just lending his ear or giving us advice when we were overwhelmed, feeling lonely, or just wanted feedback.

With Ganz, you will always have a mentor and a friend for life

Stephanie Gadsden

Former Student (LBS-023)

July 22, 2020

Ganz is a great teacher, he will always answer to any of your questions no matter how easy or hard to respond they are, he will even explain to you with a lot of visual details and give you examples about it. He’s not only super good at explaining any Compositing related subject, he’s also super good at giving advices to artists in terms of what it is to live as a vfx artist in the industry. Ganz is also a joy to have as a teacher, you certainly won’t get disappointed!

Le Yang

Former Student (LBS-022)

July 22, 2020

Ganz is one of those teachers who not only makes his classes knowledgeable and entertaining, he himself is an incredible wealth of knowledge about all things VFX. If you have a question, he will answer it faster than you can type it into Google. His quirky outlook on life translates into the VFX theory he teaches, which makes it much more memorable and comprehensive than reading about a lesson in a textbook. Ganz is a teacher who puts his best effort into his students, whether it’s staying late to help one of us out with a project or providing more one on one time to clarify concepts. He’s less like a teacher in a traditional sense, and more like a mentor in a studio who is there to help out the newbie every step of the way.

He is a great teacher and if you’re looking to get into VFX (compositing specifically, as that’s what I can attest to) there’s nobody else I would recommend more than Ganz and Lost Boys for their training.

David Koss

Former Student (LBS-027)

March 15, 2020

Ganz is an incredibly dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who I am very glad to have had during my time at Lost Boys. His passion for visual effects was made clear through his lectures where he would always find creative and memorable ways to explain concepts to us. I feel like he really enjoyed teaching us new tricks, and it ended up making you enjoy his lectures as well. I remember several times where he stayed late so he could answer a question, give feedback on our shots, or to simply play a board game with us. When you have a teacher with Ganz’ enthusiasm, it really makes you want to push yourself to learn and achieve more with your own work.

One of the things that I believe makes Ganz such a great teacher is that it’s not just knowledge he imparts on you, but his wisdom and experience as well. In addition to the numerous technical skills, he also teaches you how to observe and think. I remember him telling us, “We’re not teaching you to be button pushers, we’re teaching you to be problem solvers”. When I was having trouble getting my ethereal effects shot to look the way I wanted, he would challenge my assumptions of how I thought it should be done, making me ask the important question, “why”. I really learned to think outside of the box because of this, and it has helped me solve all sorts of other problems since.

His knowledge of Nuke and visual effects seems virtually limitless. He is deeply passionate about his students success, and is in general a really great person to be around. I learned so much from him through the year that it would be ridiculous trying to list it all out here. If you are looking to learn visual effects compositing, I would highly recommend Ganz as your teacher!

Cordell Briggs

Former Student (LBS-024)

February 25, 2020

This review has been a long time coming, but I’ve been so caught up in work for the past two years following graduation that I have barely had time to catch my breath. I have Ganz, and the Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects Instruction to thank for that.

Ganz is nothing short of amazing. I know I speak for all of my alumni when I say thank you. Thank you for preparing us and giving us the running start to excel in the industry. I’m convinced there isn’t a person around with such a breadth and scope of knowledge in vfx as Ganz, who also has such a capacity to communicate that knowledge in a unique and enjoyable way. Coupled with a tremendously large working knowledge of the standard vfx pipeline and a can do attitude, Ganz never shys away from a problem. He is always willing to put his students first and figure out whatever the problem is while taking the opportunity to teach them the concepts, so they never fall into the same pit fall again.

Ganz is deeply passionate about his students learning outcome, I choose these words carefully because it is different than just lecturing and making sure to cover all the material. Ganz takes the time to cement the concepts inside each of his students with great care and deliberation. This makes problem solving the right way habitual. Everyday with Ganz was another day I knew I was going to grow, technically and as an artist. I was confident that my skills and my artistic eye would get better under his tutelage.

I value my time spent at Lost Boys learning from Ganz highly, and I would not willingly trade it as it has proven to be incredibly valuable, time and time again. I highly recommend Ganz for his tremendous teaching ability. He is truly one of a kind. He is a driven, organized teacher who develops inspiring relationships and excels at fostering growth and understanding with his students.

Timothy Hsu

Former Student (LBS-027)

December 12, 2019

Ganz is the best instructor I have ever had. My experiences with Ganz as a teacher were overwhelmingly positive; he was consistently available for help at school and was even courteous enough to respond to the odd question outside of school hours. The best thing about him is not his knowledge that he shares with us. he has experience in VFX field and he is very good at sharing his knowledge with you. In the past year Ganz was a guide who helped me when I needed assistance with technical and artistic issues. If you are looking for a jump start in the vfx world, he is the instructor you are looking for. His lectures not only focused on the technical point and also teaching how to gain your sense of art.

I could never have asked for a better teacher to teach me the art of compositing. Thanks Ganz!

Kosuke Iwasaki
2D Generalist

Former Student (LBS-026)

October 22, 2019

I have never had such a reliable instructor in my life. If you are in school, the most important thing people care about is whether if you can land a job or not. I can assure you if you start taking his lessons, that sorts of feelings vanish in a very short time. He is an extremely logical, and thoughtful man. He is always reverse-engineering the industry’s needs and structuring the lectures up-to-date in order to nourish the students to be ready to work professionally right after school. He always knows the clear answer to the questions. No matter how tough and crazy questions you ask, he shows you the right path to take from start to finish. Not only is he a wise man but also he cares about each individual student even after graduation. He still remembers all the students from 8 years ago and where they are working. When you are lost, he listens to you carefully, and calm you down, then push your back to move forward.

I strongly encourage you to trust his words and work towards the dream by learning from him.

Rodrigo Sapag Novoa

Former Student (LBS-026)

August 16, 2019

Ganz is definitely one of the best teachers I have ever had in my life, and a great inspiration for me. Besides being a great instructor in VFX and having an extremely broad knowledge in all subjects, he is a great person who always seeks the best for his students, Ganz helped me personally to solve many problems, related to my VFX shots and also gave me a lot of advices about the industry and work, something that I really appreciate.

This year being a student of Ganz I could notice that he really enjoys and likes what he does and is something that can really be seen reflected in the success and work of his students.

Hillary Huong Vu

Former Student (LBS-025)

July 22, 2019

Ganz is one of my favorite and the best instructors I have ever had. In one year under his guide, I have learned not only a lot about VFX to be an artist, but also how to have a balanced life as an artist. I find it very interesting of the way he converts the most complicated VFX knowledge into a very practical and easy-to-understand for students. He proves learning is fun the more you get deeper. This only shows he is indeed a passionate instructor and a dedicated mentor.

Ganz truly cares about every single student he has taught. To me, he was the one made my time at Lost Boys more wholesome.

Becoming a VFX artist could be a long and hard journey, but if you are fortunate to have Ganz as your instructor, that journey will be a fun one!

Danielle Murray

Former Student (LBS-025)

February 27, 2019

Sometimes I forget that Ganz is an actual person and not a robot with almost as much knowledge as Google, when it comes to the VFX industry. Then he proceeds to tell a bad joke and I remember that he is in fact human. Once Ganz becomes your instructor he doesn’t just teach you about compositing. He teaches you about the VFX industry, photography, lighting, modeling, and life in general. Prodding his brain and asking him questions was one of my most enjoyable experiences at Lost Boys because his detailed answers always made me feel as though I had learned so much.

Kate T.C. Lin

Former Student (LBS-025)

February 10, 2019

I’ve know Ganz for only one short year, and he already has changed myself tremendously. His way of teaching students Compositing is beyond any learning intuitions I have ever experienced. He can turn a complicated concept into a simple math equation, and guide students through difficult Comp by using easily-understood methods. He never stops improving and learning even with his already strong knowledge on both 3D and compositing. Furthermore, he cares greatly for all of his students. Ganz will always give you life lectures on how to be a strong artist and be happy in life. I am grateful to have Ganz as my instructor, and I 100% recommend Ganz without a doubt.

Andri Valdez

Former Student (LBS-024)

January 8, 2019

Ganz is hands down the best instructor I have ever had. The best thing about him is not his knowledge that he shares with us, even though I’m starting to believe we only got to see the tip of the iceberg, but his passion to teach and get his students ready for the real life in the vfx industry. If you are looking for a jump start in the vfx world, he is the instructor you are looking for. His lectures don’t only focused on the technical point of compositing, He teaches proper work ethics and over all great life advises that will be useful through out your career. He truly is Ganz the great!

Gabriel Escobar
Rotopaint Artist

Former Student (LBS-024)

December 30, 2018

It’s curious to look back and realize how much I learned with Ganz about Nuke and the visual effects industry in such a short amount of time.

Ganz manages to take the concept of teaching to a whole new level. He makes complex subjects more appealing and keep finding ways to innovate his lectures for every new class, so the projects always feel authentic and challenging. He is a happy, disciplined and great guy to be around and he’s pretty much like a VFX encyclopedia.

Sometimes he shares his knowledge into the form of a phrase or joke, so make sure to note them down! It might help you out, during your journey in the industry

Hanna Hallgrímsdóttir
VFX Coordinator

Former Student (LBS-024)

December 24, 2018

Ganz is and I think will always be the greatest teacher I have ever had. I have never seen one person so dedicated to his teachings. I learned so much in those 10 months I was at Lost Boys, more than I could ever imagine. I came in with no experience and was close to giving up a million times but Ganz really gave his time to help me it was not like yeah just do this and that and then he left, he actually stayed and explaned in the best way to do things. Nuke is a complicated software and can really push your nerves but Ganz managed to make the lectures fun and understandable. It’s not just about Nuke it’s about everything connected to the industry and he offers his help both during school and after you graduate. People who consider to study at Lost Boys should not hesitate for one minute if they have the opportunity to go there!

Katrin Inga Frantz

Former Student (LBS-024)

December 23, 2018

Ganz is hands down the most hard working instuctors I’ve had. He goes out of his way to help his students and seems to always have the answers to your problems, wether it’s VFX related or general life advice. He’s there for his students day and night, even after they graduate.

Mara Angioletti

Former Student (LBS-022)

February 19, 2018

Not just a great teacher, he’s more like Google when you’re looking for an answer!

I studied Compositing at Lost Boys School of Visual Effects in 2016-2017 where Ganz was my teacher.

I found that one of his most beautiful traits is that he is not just teaching you the technical skills you need to have to enter into the industry, but also he’s always sharing with you his passion and his knowledge that includes more than how to use a software and how to get your work done. It’s about the industry how things work, how the pipeline works, what the roles are and many other aspect of Visual Effects. He is more like a mentor than a teacher and if you are a curious person you’ll learn a great deal listening to his lessons.

He will prepare you to get your foot into the industry as an artist with the skill set you will need.

He’s always available for a chat and a laugh, or a drink after school where he’ll keep sharing his knowledge with you.

I learnt a lot from him and the type of career path you can have: I would definitely recommend Ganz and Lost Boys.

Peter Fastbom
VFX Generalist

Former Student (LBS-020)

June 29, 2017

Teaching Visual Effects is a very difficult task, but Ganz is really pulling it off! I’ve never had a teacher that cares so much about his students.

Ganz’s vast knowledge in the field of both Compositing and CGI makes him the perfect visual effects teacher, having experience on both ends of the VFX spectrum. This guy can turn people in to compositors, regardless if the student have prior experience or not.

I came to lost boys with no experience in nuke, and 1 year later I could work in the software by myself.

He was always happy to help out and answer questions, regardless if the question was directly related to what we were doing.

So if you want to learn compositing, this is your guy!

I could never have asked for a better teacher to teach me the art of compositing. Thanks Ganz!