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11 Videos (2h 21m)
    • 01. Introduction

    • 02. History of VFX

    • 03. Mattes

    • 04. Chroma Keying I

    • 05. Chroma Keying II

    • 06. Matching - Lighting

    • 07. Matching II - Optics

    • 08. Matching III - Motion Tracking (Part A)

    • 10. Advanced Compositing (Part A)

    • 11. Colour Theory

    • 12. Layer / Node-based Compositing and Software Alternatives


About This Class

Fundamentals of VFX is a comprehensive training series that gives you in-depth knowledge and insight into the process of creating visual effects.

If you want to learn the art and science behind the stunning visual effects (VFX) of modern films, Fundamental of VFX is for you. During this course we unlock key areas of visual effects production and explain complicated and technical concepts in an easy-to-understand way. The course spans the length of 12 lectures that make your learning experience exciting and engaging.


Learn the techniques behind successful VFX shots

Hollywood blockbusters and the best video games of today rely on the use of 3D and Motion Graphics in an ever-increasing measure. This has increased our awareness and capacity to spot even the slightest imperfections in photo-realism. 

This is of course sets the bar very high for visual effects artists. It’s not enough merely to drop a 3D model into your composition, tweak the contrast and adjust the colors. And even if you have all the right tools, you need to know how to use them and in what order.

Creating convincing and realistic visual effects takes a lot of thought, time and talent. Things such as lighting, optics, camera angles and movements must be taken into consideration when compositing elements together. Intricate details and subtle effects are key factors for photo realistic results.

In this series we want to give you a comprehensive understanding of
the fundamental requirements and techniques for combining 3D and Motion
Graphics into live footage so that you can take your work to the next


We will guide you through the following lectures:

  • 01 - Course Introduction
  • 02 - History of VFX
  • 03 - Mattes
  • 04 - Chroma Keying I
  • 05 - Chroma Keying II             (Video will be added in the near future)
  • 06 - Matching I (Lighting)
  • 07 - Matching II (Optics)
  • 08 - Matching III (Tracking)      (Video will be added in the near future)
  • 09 - Rendering                        (Video will be added in the near future)
  • 10 - Advanced Compositing     (Video will be added in the near future)
  • 11 - Colour Theory
  • 12 - Layer/Node-based Compositing and Software

Even thought we have packed the course with a ton of information, we have also made sure it does not take you ages to go through. If you are time-conscious and yet want to gain a profound understanding of the most fascinating field in the filmmaking industry, then Fundamentals of VFX is for you!






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