Nick is currently a Compositing Supervisor at Barnstorm VFX, working primarily on television shows (with the occasional feature film). Over the last 5 and a half years, Nick has received many award nominations for his work including 2 Primetime Emmy nominations and 3 VES nominations.
Working in television has taught him not only how to realistically composite shots, but also how to composite efficiently and quickly to match the break-neck speed of television schedules.
Nick is also a Houdini FX user and highly involved in most dynamics-heavy sequences for Barnstorm VFX – typically as a Compositing Supervisor, but also occasionally as an FX artist. He enjoys teaching his fellow artists and is always absorbing as many new techniques and workflows as he can to improve his craft.
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This course will require 5-10 hours a week with 40-80 total hours of active learning and practice by the end of the course.
Students should have a basic understanding of CG concepts before taking this course.
You do not need to have taken Compositing in Nuke first. You can still follow this course if you are new to Nuke.
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– Quick overview of basic compositing theory.
– Installing the Rebelway gizmo pack.
– Compositing the close-up helmet shot.
– Mixing between keys and rotos
– Laying out scenes in 3d space for defocus
– Optical Z Defocus
– Dealing with bright backgrounds for luma keys
– Replacing the helmet ‘eye’ reflection
– 3D Tracking and Geometry Layout
– Rotoscoping via 3D Camera
– Projections and paint layering
– Using Lidar for paintouts
– Luma Key Sky replacement
– CG Statue, Dropship, and Crashed Ship integration
– Blending the crashed ship via DMP
– Layering smoke and atmosphere
– Original concepting, progress, and feedback
– Integrating up close CG foreground
– Blending real ground with CG
– Matte Painting with images
– Layering in real waterfall plates
– Extracting and layering fog
– Using Z-depth on full CG renders
– Deep compositing uses, pros, and cons I’ll be using Nuke 13 for this course
– New Material Added for Our Winter 2022 Session
– New Material Added for Our Winter 2022 Session
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If you are a beginner, we recommend taking our Houdini Fundamentals course.
If you are already familiar with Houdini, we recommend taking Introduction to Houdini for FX. This course is designed to be an overview of the essential techniques required to work on realistic FX in a modern studio pipeline. By the end of this course, you will have an intermediate level of Houdini knowledge.
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Our online program is designed to help aspiring VFX artists have a successful career in FX & CG. Unlike other online schools, our affordable courses are exciting and tactical. Through our courses, you will gain the exact skills you need to work on Hollywood-level VFX projects.
In fact, many of our alumni go on to get jobs working for studios such as Dreamworks, Blizzard, EA, & Google.
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Also, you will have lifetime access to the course lessons. So if you decide that the course becomes too much to follow, you can always follow along at your own pace if you fall behind.
You’ll also have lifetime access to the discord channel so you can get feedback on your projects and work even after the course has ended.
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Our online system allows us to deliver affordable education to aspiring CG artists around the world.
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In our courses, you will have full-time support from our FXTAs (FX Technical Assistants). These artists will answer any questions you may have during the duration of the course.
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You do have lifetime access to the course. So if your schedule gets busy, you can always watch your material on your own time.
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Rebelway does not currently offer subtitles.
However, we want our education to reach everyone around the world. As a result, we are currently working on subtitles for our workshops in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and French. We strive to make our subtitles as good as we can.
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