VFX Compositing with Nuke: Invisible Visual Effects
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- Know what, when and how to do compositing in Nuke for invisible effects
- Know how to use The Foundry Nuke for simple to advanced compositing of live-action shots with invisible effects
- Apply basic and advanced techniques in invisible VFX compositing
- Passion and Good Follow-Through
- The Foundry Nuke (non-commercial/ commercial version)
If you want to learn how to use industry-standard software, Nuke, to composite impressive invisible visual effects (VFX) shots, then you're looking at the right course. This course will reveal the tips, tricks and applications of invisible VFX compositing in post-production visual effects - one of the most common types of shot assignments you'll get as a compositor.
Learn How to Composite Industry-Quality Invisible VFX Shots.
Using 3 real live-action films as test shots for this course, learn by actually working on shots while following the course as a step-by-step guide to proper and professional invisible VFX compositing.
Why This Course?
Taught by a real professional in the visual effects and film industry who worked on actual Hollywood blockbusters
Step-by-step guide with practical and hands-on live-action shots to work on
Insights and know-hows that would save you time and money when working on your own visual effects shot
Complimentary course in a series of other advanced visual effects tricks, tips and methods
Networking and open collaboration opportunities with instructor and students
Pick up the Tricks that Keep Your Invisible VFX Shots Perfectly Invisible.
You will Learn How:
Invisible visual effects are applied in film and television
To composite realistic invisible VFX shots
To use Nuke for invisible VFX compositing in live-action films
To apply basic and advanced invisible VFX compositing techniques and tricks
To apply effective and smart techniques of doing compositing
The best part about this course is that it's going to cover all that you need to know about invisible VFX compositing in only the time that is necessary to get the lessons across.
If you are truly serious about learning how to composite invisible VFX shots that fool audiences, in a real-world setting similar to working artists, then this is the right course for you.
P.S. instructor final project working Nuke scripts are now included as a resource!
- Visual effects artists or compositors looking to work on realistic VFX shots
- Professionals from other industries looking to try some advanced visual effects shots
- Aspiring or new filmmakers working on their own visual effects film
- Visual effects professionals who need to refresh their skills and have been out of the industry for a while
- Students of my other VFX courses who want to enhance their skillset in visual effects
- NOT for seasoned visual effects professionals who are currently in the industry
Introduction to the instructor as well as an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and your aspirations in visual effects (or film), to the community. Learn why the instructor is qualified and the best option to be guiding you through your invisible visual effects compositing learning journey.
Have you ever been amazed by behind-the-scenes footage of shows and movies you never thought would have visual effects in them? If you are completely new to the whole world and idea of visual effects, this lesson explores what invisible visual effects is, how it is used in film and television, and the purpose of this course.
Nuke is only one of the many software available for accomplishing this task of compositing. There are many other options out there which will be explored in this class. In this course, we will focus on the one used by many visual effects studios today - Nuke - for our compositing needs.
For users new to the node-based interface of the Nuke software, this lesson covers the interface basics, including how to navigate in Nuke, available tools and nodes, as well as where to find what in this node-based compositing software. If you are a seasoned Nuke user, feel free to skip this class.
A deeper dive into the tabs, panels and windows available in Nuke, as well as the nodes and tools in Nuke's hidden and potent arsenal of capabilities and features. A comparison between the different editions of Nuke (Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio) will also be covered in this lesson. If you are a seasoned Nuke user, feel free to skip this class.
Expanding from the previous lesson, selected nodes from each category will be covered in greater detail as well as how they all play a pivotal role together in the successful use of Nuke. Learn what each group or category of nodes are typically used for, by compositing pros. If you are a seasoned Nuke user, feel free to skip this class.
This lesson will uncover how invisible visual effects work in film and television as well as what makes an effective invisible visual effects shot. Tips and tricks are revealed on how to identify the problem in any given footage and assess various solutions to solve the shot.
This lesson will explore the concept, setting up and preparations of clean plates and patches in invisible VFX compositing, including understanding the nature of the visual effects shot and how fixes could be applied. Tips and tricks are revealed on the most common techniques used in the visual effects industry and how to apply the appropriate solution with the end shot in mind.
This lesson will explore various color correction methods to ensure that the solutions used in an invisible visual effects shot match the overall look and feel of the shot. Tips and tricks are revealed on which effect to use and how to combine different effects to reach a final harmonious result.
This lesson will explore the different ways to adjust and modify light and shadow in invisible visual effects compositing including applying what you had learned in the earlier lessons on color correction. Tips and tricks are revealed on how other types of nodes can indirectly alter lighting.
This lesson will explore rendering options used in the film and visual effects industry, as well as various rendering options at different stages of invisible VFX compositing that may be used prior to exporting a final composite. Tips and tricks are revealed on how to optimize your script for complex invisible VFX renders.
This lesson will explore the different ways to remove or erase moving objects and elements in a shot including applying what you had learned in the earlier lessons. Tips and tricks are revealed on tricky situations where advanced problem-solving may be required. Part 1 of this lesson focuses on removing the moving object and keeping other moving objects that were affected in the process.
This lesson will explore the different ways to remove or erase moving objects and elements in a shot including applying what you had learned in the earlier lessons. Tips and tricks are revealed on tricky situations where advanced problem-solving may be required. Part 2 of this lesson focuses on keeping more complex moving objects such as trees.
This lesson will explore the different types of subtle set extension in composites and how to use your recent learning in previous lessons to create subtle set extensions. Tips and tricks are revealed on matching and aligning images for the purposes of subtle set extension as well as how to work with scale in set extension. Part 1 of this set extension lesson focuses on clean-up work and preparations for set extension elements.
This lesson will explore the different types of subtle set extension in composites and how to use your recent learning in previous lessons to create subtle set extensions. Tips and tricks are revealed on matching and aligning images for the purposes of subtle set extension as well as how to work with scale in set extension. Part 2 of this set extension lesson focuses on compositing and adding in the finishing touches to the set extension elements.
This lesson will explore the addition of moving video elements into an invisible visual effects shot and how to use your recent learning in previous lessons to skillfully add these elements into the composite. Tips and tricks are revealed on matching and aligning additional video elements for the purposes of subtle set extension as well as how to work with scale in set extension.