Visual Effects Specialisation Showreel

Nanyang Polytechnic is proud to be Houdini Certified!

Our Diploma in Animation & Visual Effects places you right at the heart of modern digital entertainment.

This reel contains the works done by our PET and CET learners that were submitted in the Houdini certification process

Christmas Video for The Big Picture @ Suntec

This Christmas video was playing on The Big Picture at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

At 15 metres tall and 60 metres wide, 3rd-year students had to produce the animation work at 10k resolutions (IMAX is at 8k!).

The team used Kinect to motion capture the animation for 60 odd background characters’ animation.

This innovative solution helped the project save at least one month of the team’s efforts.

Visual Effects Showreel

Works showcased in this video are done by 2020 graduates from our Digital Visual Effects Diploma!


Produced as part of their 2nd Year Studio Project, A Day @ SIDM DFX is about a secondary school boy who went to NYP SIDM to visit his friend. Left alone in the visual effects lab, he witnessed how imagination can become reality.

Created by: 
Zulhimi bin Mohamed Sidek, Teo Chuan Chee, Sean Tay, Ronald Ang, Shahrul Nizam, Lee Kar Meng, Goh Pei Shan, Chia Kang Lin, Alvin Chew

What does DFX mean to our students?

Produced as part of their 2nd Year Studio Project, FISSURE follows a seemingly average office clerk who goes about her day as usual. Startled by a sound at work, she starts to investigate…

Director, Animator, 3D Dynamic Artist: Nurul Raihanah
Producer, Texture Artist, Lighting Artist: Tan Meiyen
Camera Operator, Rotoscope Artist, Compositor, Editor: Hudzaifah
Cinematographer, Colourist: Moniykka
Sound Designer, 3D Modeller: Vanessa

Production Statement: 
“By integrating non-existent 3D objects into live footage, visual effects are the illusion that we perform on the virtual screens, making audiences believe in the stories we tell. We create our stories, stretching our imaginations beyond limits, entrapping peoples’ minds into the worlds we create. This course allows us to enhance the experience of storytelling with the help of strong visuals.”

Blessings 2

As part of the Final Year project, 16 students created seamless visual effects to help re-create Singapore in the 1900s in MediaCorp Channel 8 drama series. They delivered a total of 150 visual effects shots over six months. Some of them even travelled to Penang to join the production crew in filming.

When Duty Calls

This work was produced and telecasted by MediaCorp channel 8, to commemorate 50 years of National Service in Singapore. On top of standard backgrounds clean up and gun fires, our students had the opportunity to work on major Visual Effects scenes like an earthquake, fighter jets and MRT explosion sequences!

National Climate Change Competition 2015

Organised by the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), the competition seeks to raise awareness and understanding of climate change, its impact and how everyone can play a part in addressing the problem.  This year’s theme “Our Climate Our Choice” highlights the close connection between our daily choices and climate change, and the urgent need to reduce Singapore’s carbon footprint by conserving energy.

'A Boy from the Future' produced by Loh Soon Heng, Muhammad Zulhisham Bin Jumari, Than Sin Yi and Sin Min Dah, won 1st prize in the Institutes of Higher Learning Category for NCCC 2015.

MediaCorp The Journey Trilogy VFX Breakdown

Our Visual Effects students have worked on the visual effects of MediaCorp Channel 8's The Journey Trilogy since 2013. Take a look behind the VFX of The Journey: A Voyage (2013); The Journey: Tumultuous Times (2014); and The Journey: Our Homeland (2015).