|FREE Intro to Nuke course with Ian Murphy for London Based Freelancers and Employees of London Companies with 1-250 staff members.
Dates: Monday 23 May - Tuesday 24 May
Time: 9:45am - 5:00pm
This is a two day course for anyone wanting a route through photo realistic node based compositing using Nuke in a classroom with a tutor.
It is possible to use on-line resources to advance learning at no further cost, after the course. The course tutor will guide you to these resources.
If you are an artist, animator, filmmaker or editor and want to see what all the fuss is about with node based compositing or you are using After Effects and want to begin the transition from layers to nodes, then this is the course for you.
The only pre-requisite for this course, is basic computer literacy.
What will I learn?
On the course, you will build a photorealistic vfx shot from photographed elements over the two days.
You will learn about creating basic 3d environments from stills, keying, grading, masking, filters, animation, colour space, rendering and project optimisation. You will be able to take course materials and a step by step training guide away with you, to work with at home, using the Nuke Personal Learning Edition, available from the Foundry website.
All our course materials are provided by the National Film and Television School.
What is Nuke, anyway?
Nuke has now replaced Shake as the compositor of choice, for visual effects facilities across the world. Its strengths are in its speed, high quality image processing and flexibility within collaborative workflows.
- Navigation and the Nuke interface
- Using the viewer
- Working with nodes
- Using the file browser
- Masking operations
- Luma Keying
- Colour, alpha and copy set-up
- Using the 3d system
- Making environments from stills
- The camera and animation
- Production focused Keylight
- Matte density
- Spill suppression
- The dope sheet and curve editor
- Masking filter and colour operations
- Match grading
- Using multiple channels
- Colour space
- Project optimisation
The Introduction to Nuke Newbie course will be tutored by one of our team:
Ian is the the course designer and Compositing Coach director. As a compositor, Ian worked for over ten years on feature films including Stardust, Rocknrolla, and the Greenzone, with organisations including; Double Negative, Cinesite, Rushes and Passion pictures. Having originally set up Shake School, with Saint John Walker in 2005, Ian has trained vfx compositing in Nuke and Shake throughout Europe and for the last six years on the MA in Digital Post Production at the National Film and Television School.
Used to working with both technically and artistically minded people, Ian transition trained Passion Pictures After Effects artists over to Nuke.
The artists then went on to comp the Gorillaz Stylo music promo.
Ian is consultant to Skillset in vfx training and in partnership with Ravensbourne, is set to work with industry on a series of masterclasses for university lecturers.
He is passionate about making esoteric ideas and complex technologies easy for others to grasp and understand.
Matt Leonard has joined the Compositing Coach team, having worked in the animation and VFX industry for over 16 years, producing work for feature films, commercials and corporate projects. He has operated as CG supervisor, head of post production and is head of training at Sphere VFX.
Matt brings his expertise in Maya and Mari to Nuke integration and cgi compositing to the team.
Nikolas joins the team, having completed MAs in Digital Post Production at the NFTS and in Digital Arts at Camberwell College of Arts.
He brings the particular sensibility of - how things should look - to compositing and has a highly developed eye for form and colour, having originally trained in painting at the prestigious Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.
He was VFX supervisor on the award winning animation, Stanley Pickle and has experience in tutoring life drawing as well as digital post production workflows.
Nikolas is combining his training work with Compositing Coach with work at the Foundry, as part of the Storm development team.
To sign up to the course, please visit the website.