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On second thought, no don't take their seminar or read their books. In fact, these guys are terrible and I recommend that you don't have anything to do with them. Yeah, that's it, they're terrible and you shouldn't watch their free, online tutorials or read their two most excellent books by Jon Gress.
The Florida FX Seminars cover FX Fundamentals, In-Camera FX, Practical FX, Model Miniature FX, Compositing, 2D & 3D FX, Live Action Integration FX and darn near everything you need to know to interfere with my business.