Nuke Compositing for VFX Professionals with Victor Perez

ScreenSkills

This course is eligible for bursary funding

This Nuke™ Compositing 3 Weeks Training Program covers all the basics and fundamentals of the process of digital compositing using the industry standard software Nuke X. Specially designed for beginners, new joiners to the art of compositing or switching from other software packages like After Effects. It provides the minimum knowledge and set of skills to start using Nuke as a real pro for film compositing, developing both artistic and technical sides, to train the eye to study and analyse the approach for the process compositing of two or more images from different sources keeping a photorealistic logic.

All lessons are compositing-driven more than just a software-oriented course. The students will use footage and elements from real productions from both film and video sources.

Students are encourage to shoot their own footage or bring their own personal projects.

As part of the course, delegates will get extended access to Nuke for 12 weeks after the course in order to practice and cement their learning in their own time.

With the course every student will receive a copy of Color Master Class for Nuke Compositors.
The course covers all the fundamentals of digital compositing using the industry standard software Nuke X. Specially designed for beginners, new joiners to the art of compositing or those switching from other software packages like After Effects. It provides the key knowledge and set of skills to start using Nuke as a real pro for film compositing, developing both artistic and technical sides, to train the eye to study and analyse the approach for the process compositing of two or more images from different sources keeping a photorealistic logic.

All lessons are compositing-driven more than just a software-oriented course. The students will use footage and elements from real productions from both film and video sources.
There are no specific experience requirements. The course is aimed both at those new to the VFX industry, and established professionals looking to develop their skillset.
• Digital Image Fundamentals & Digital Colour Theory

• Introduction to Nuke X GUI

• The Alpha Channel: Matte, Masks & Premultiplication

• Layering Mathematical Operations

• Tracking: Point & Planar

• Rotoscoping Fundamentals

• Keyframe Animation & Linear Interpolation

• CG Multipass: Beauty Build & AOV Utility Passes

• CG Integration with Live Action: Colour Match & Photographic Artifacts

• Project of the Week I: Rock Monster

• Denoise & Regrain

• Green Screen Keying Fundamentals: Matte Extraction & Spill Suppression

• Project of the Week II: Redhead

• Nuke 3D Space: Camera Tracking & Camera Projections

• Painting and Reconstruction Techniques

• Project of the Week III: Mailbox

• Linear and Non-Linear Transformations: Antialiasing, Filtering & Concatenation

• Time Manipulators

Footage for Exercises and Show Reel of the Students Included with the Course Material.

(Students can keep this material for their personal and demonstrative use, not to be sold, rented or loaned.)

With the course every student will receive a copy of Color Master Class for Nuke Compositors.
Victor Perez is a senior visual effects artist with over 15 years of production experience in computer graphics, digital grading and visual effects along different countries. Nuke™ Official Certified Trainer by The Foundry®. As a senior digital compositing artist and 2D Technical Director he has a fine combination of both artistic and technical understanding of film postproduction and visual effects. Member of Visual Effects Society and usual collaborator of Nukepedia. Victor has worked and researched with Oscar® winner studios such as Cinesite and Double Negative between others. His film credits include The Dark Knight Rises (Dir. Christopher Nolan), Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows: Part I (Dir. David Yates, 2010), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Dir. Rob Marshall, 2011), John Carter (Dir. Andrew Stanton, 2012), Lés Miserables (Dir. Tom Hooper, 2011), 127 Hours (Dir. Danny Boyle, 2010), and many others.
Do I need to bring anything to the course?
It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.

Is lunch provided?
We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.

What if I have to cancel?
If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.

Times

10:00 - 17:00. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day.

Location

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least 10 working days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. DV Talent reserves the right to cancel courses at any time (e.g. if there are insufficient enrolments) without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. In booking a course, you are acknowledging you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.