If you've had some experience using Nuke for compositing, this intermediate level class is a great way to take your skills to the next level. Intermediate Compositing for Feature Film in Nuke will be taught again by RSP Senior Compositor, Paul Kirwan, whose more than two dozen film credits include Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Compositing is a fundamental skill for visual effects artists and the starting point for many visual effects careers. 95% of compositing for feature film globally is now done in Nuke, so knowledge of this software for compositors is fast becoming essetial.
Folllowing on from Paul's introductory class, the 8 - week course assumes a basic knowledge and begins to delve into more complex compositing tasks on more difficult shots.
Areas covered include:
- background to digital imagery, including file formats and colour-space primer
- advanced tracking and colour-correction operations
- advanced keying techniques, including IBK
- use of multiple channels in Nuke, and working with multi-channel CG elements
- working with practical elements
- introduction to nuke's 3d system
- shot polish, including grain and lens artefacts
- fundamentals of photo-reality
The course is suitable for intermediate artists, aged 15 and older, for experienced artists unfamiliar with Nuke, and for media educators who wish to learn current pipelines and software used in film production. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience and learn from a highly skilled working professional in a demanding, fast-paced and fun environment. The course includes a tour of RSP and a special presentation on the visual effects industry in the company’s theatre.
Course materials are supplied by The Foundry, developers of Nuke. Software, shots and lesson content are included.
The course will run for three hours (6.30 - 9.30pm) every Thursday night for eight weeks beginning Thursday 6th October 2016.