As one of the developers on this course I must say that it was intense, covering a lot of ground in a structured and comprehensive way. The course followed a logical progression and we were supported by regular participation in tutorials throughout the course. At the end of this course we felt energised, and left with a good foundation of knowledge and confidence in the basics of Houdini. We could trust ourselves to play in the Houdini environment and were able to expand on the foundational principles taught.Mark Spevick was a great lecturer, he is enthusiastic, an expert in his subject field, and able to communicate complex principals in a clear way. Mark is also well connected within the Houdini community and was therefore able to leverage his personal relationship with SideFX, creators of Houdini, to organise a webinar with Jeff Wagner, the senior technology consultant and a developer there. It was truly awe inspiring to engage directly with the developers of the tool. After everything is said and done the most telling testimonial is that I am once again looking to organise training for more of our employees, including tech-artist and environment artists with Escape Studios. I can but only enthusiastically recommend this course to any developers who needs to level up.