Creating a VFX Shot from Scratch with Maya and After Effects

Vicki Lau, VFX Professional, Emmys2014 Attendee, TEDx Speaker

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42 Videos (4h 9m)
    • SCENE 1, Act 1: Montage on the Beach

      0:52
    • SCENE 1, Act 2: The Creature

      0:40
    • Know Your Subject & Environment

      1:23
    • Keep Post in Mind

      1:15
    • SCENE 2, Act 1: The Project Begins

      0:51
    • SCENE 2, Act 2: Project Diary Entry - Day #1

      1:29
    • Autodesk Maya Interface Walkthrough & Software

      9:10
    • Basic 3D Modelling

      17:33
    • Using Curves & Surfaces

      18:48
    • Refining the Details

      12:42
    • SCENE 2B, Act 1: Mystery Call

      0:31
    • Basic Materials & Texturing

      9:18
    • UV Texture Mapping & Photoshop

      4:49
    • Photoshop Interface Walkthrough & Software

      7:12
    • Working with UV Maps in Photoshop

      13:15
    • Finishing the Textures

      13:20
    • SCENE 3, Act 1: Mystery Guest

      0:37
    • SCENE 3, Act 2: Project Diary Entry - Day #5

      0:37
    • Understanding 3D Animation

      9:00
    • Simple 3D Animation

      5:13
    • Animating with References

      16:28
    • SCENE 3B, Act 1: Studio Montage

      0:45
    • 3-Point Lighting Setup

      6:35
    • Setting Up the Render

      10:20
    • Multi-Pass Rendering

      17:16
    • SCENE 4, Act 1: Followed

      0:47
    • SCENE 4, Act 2: Get Back to It

      0:09
    • After Effects Interface Walkthrough & Software

      6:04
    • 2D Tracking

      8:26
    • SCENE 4B, Act 1: Snacking

      0:06
    • Basic Compositing

      16:30
    • 3D & Live-Action Compositing (Part 1)

      16:31
    • 3D & Live-Action Compositing (Part 2)

      8:03
    • Compositing with Sound

      3:00
    • SCENE 4B, Act 2: Up the Ante

      0:16
    • Rendering & Exporting the Sequence

      4:11
    • SCENE 5, Act 1: Time to Send

      0:45
    • SCENE 5, Act 2: The Call

      0:21
    • SCENE 5, Act 3: Closing with Bonus Scene

      1:09
    • Networking

      0:48
    • Bonus Lecture: "How to Get a Job in Hollywood"

      1:00
    • Bonus Act: Call to Action

      0:53

About This Class

Learn how to create a visual effects shot from scratch by being a part of an unfolding, untold story.

The First "Filmtorial®" of Its Kind in MOOC Industry & Possibly, the World.

Using 3 different graphics software to solve footage shot from a mere mobile phone, learn by actually watching a short film story unfold whilst helping the story's main character create the final visual effects shot through the course's step-by-step guide to 3D modelling, texturing, animation, 2D tracking and compositing.

Why This Course?

  • Taught by a real professional in the visual effects and film industry who worked on actual Hollywood blockbusters
  • Actually be able to create your own visual effects shots from scratch, using your own mobile phone to capture usable footage
  • Learn only what is necessary to be able to see a shot from pre-production to final rendering of visual effects
  • Major and innovative leading course of a series of other more advanced visual effects tricks, tips and methods
  • Participate in a new e-learning movement and style of learning by watching and being a part of the short film as student characters

 

It's like 3 courses and a movie ticket, for the price of 1 course.

You will Learn How:

  • To use Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects effectively, based on the case shot provided
  • To plan to shoot your own custom visual effects shots
  • To solve problems with real world film shots and post-production scenarios

Whether you're a filmmaker, movie-goer or just an avid e-learner, be one of the first few students to experience a new style and movement of learning how to create your own visual effects shot from absolutely nothing.

Even if you don't want to become a visual effects artist, at least you will enjoy the film and experience.

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Vicki Lau

VFX Professional, Emmys2014 Attendee, TEDx Speaker

Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects and programming in film and television. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead (Season 4), as well as other movies such as Guardians of the GalaxyTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the recent Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Already recognized by her country and by major organizations as an expert in her field, Vicki has made great strides for someone her age, being in consistently high demand for jobs - averaging about 4 job offers and requests for interviews per freelance month(s) of availability (even prior to graduation), hitting a record number of 11 job offers per season of availability in the early summer of 2014, whilst her college peers are still struggling to find their first entry-level position in the field. At only 24 years of age, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures.

She gave a TEDx talk on visual effects and virtual reality in May 2016 at Napa Valley, CA.