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VFX Compositing with Nuke: The Complete 2D Edition

Vicki Lau, VFX Professional, Emmys2014 Attendee, TEDx Speaker

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32 Videos (4h 2m)
    • Who am I and Who are you?

    • What is Compositing?

    • This is Compositing

    • Software for Compositing

    • Moving from After Effects to Nuke

    • Interface Basics

    • Nodes not Layers

    • Tabs, Panels, Windows

    • Categories of Nodes

    • Nuke's Capabilities

    • Basic Compositing

    • Green Screen, Primatte & Ultimatte

    • Refining Mattes

    • Shuffle, Copy, Premult

    • Color Correction

    • 2D Tracking in Nuke

    • Set Extension (Part 1)

    • Set Extension (Part 2)

    • Creating & Matching Shadows

    • Grain

    • Log vs. Linear Images

    • Rendering & Render Formats

    • SHOT TRYOUT: Composite this!

    • Postage Stamp

    • Groups and Backdrops

    • Efficiency Hacks

    • Compositing Best Practices

    • The War between After Effects & Nuke

    • The Thing about Compositing

    • Stay Tuned for More!

    • Networking

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


About This Class

If you want to learn how to use industry-standard software, Nuke, to create fancy visual effects (VFX) shots, then you're looking at the right course. This course will reveal the tips, tricks and applications of compositing in post-production visual effects - one of the final steps to finishing and executing any visual effects shot.

Learn How to use Industry-Standard Software like a Professional.

Part 1 of a 2-part Nuke series using 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 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
  • Major part of a series of other more advanced visual effects tricks, tips and methods
  • Includes up-to-date information and lessons on new additions and tools from The Foundry
  • Networking and open collaboration opportunities with instructor and students

Use the Tools that the 80% of the Pros Use in the Visual Effects Industry.

You will Learn How:

  • Compositing is applied in film and television
  • To do realistic compositing
  • To use Nuke for 2D composting in live-action films
  • To apply basic and advanced 2D 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 compositing in only the time that is necessary to get the lessons across - unlike those 15-hour courses where most lessons simply just go on forever, or exist for no reason.

If you are truly serious about learning how Nuke is used beyond the classroom, in a real-world setting similar to the studios, then this is the right course for you.

NOTE: This course covers some content from previously published course: "VFX Compositing with After Effects: The Complete Edition"

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Vicki is extremely proficient with both the software and the practice of compositing. I've been referring to her lessons and her instruction has been immeasurably valuable in gaining a rapid understanding of VFX Compositing with Nuke.
Joseph Berkey

Digital Compositor

Really useful course for newcomer of compositing, it cover all the basics of 2d compositing with nuke if someone has to start i will suggest to get here.
very nice to the point course with some nice industry pro level tips. When is part 2 coming for this course and other nuke courses. can't wait to see them here on your page :) Many thanks for creating this course. I hope one day I can work in vfx industry as junior comp artist by doing your courses.





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 Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle...

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