More Nuke Tutorials at Our Vimeo Channel

We have recently expanded our Vimeo channel, offering our students a greater range of online learning to supplement our classroom tuition.  We now have a new series of videos on Nuke,  the VFX industry’s leading compositing software.

Our online tutorials are intended to complement our classroom studies, allowing students at Escape Studios to recap, or catch up on work they missed, while following a tutorial in their own time.

Video Tutorials
One of our priorities at Escape Studios is to have a series of video tutorials to cover everything, or almost everything, that we teach in the classroom. It’s a system of blended learning, incorporating the best of traditional classroom study and virtual learning, part of what we call The Escape Method, designed to maximise our students’ chances of breaking into the industry and beginning a long-term career in their chosen field.

Compositing with Nuke
We have many tutorials on compositing with Nuke, the leading industry software for compositors.


Introductory Videos
What Do Compositors Do?

What Do Compositors Do?

In this introductory video Escape Studios tutor Allar Kaasik explains what compositing is all about, and why he has spent the best part of his career in VFX learning to master it.

What is Compositing?

Allar Kaasik explains what is involved in 2D Compositing

The Wonders of Nuke 

Klaudija Cermak explains “The Wonders of Nuke” – An Overview of Foundry’s Nuke

Nuke Tutorials with Mitchell Searle
Learn the Art of 2D tracking in Nuke.

with Mitchell Searle.

Creating Toolsets in Nuke

Learn the art of Creating, Using and Deleting Toolsets in Nuke with Mitchell Searle.

Premultiplication and Unpremultiplication in Nuke

with Mitchell Searle

Using the Copy and Shuffle Nodes in Nuke

with Mitchell Searle

Rendering with the Write Node in Nuke

Learn the art of rendering with the Write Node in Nuke with Mitchell Searle.

Mattes and Alpha Channels in Nuke

How to use mattes and alpha channels in Nuke.

How to Rotoscope in Nuke with Mitchell Searle.

Nuke – Grading

How to grade plates in Nuke. Learn how to match your CG elements to your plates. Ten videos in this series.

Using the Merge Node in Nuke to composite plates.

with Mitchell Searle.

Nuke Tutorials with Allar Kaasik
The “Matrix Node” in Nuke

Distorting Reality with The Matrix Node in Nuke, with Allar Kaasik.

Digital Painting & Spacial Frequencies in Nuke
Nuke Tutorial with Allar Kaasik
An Introduction to Machine Learning

Allar Kaasik takes us through the basics of machine learning in Nuke.

Morphing in Nuke

How does Morphing Work in Nuke? Nuke Tutorial with Allar Kaasik

Allar Kaasik explains the core VFX technique of “morphing” – how it works and how it is actually used in practice.  Allar Kaasik explains face morphing (turning a doll’s head in a real girl) and then demonstrates how this technique is used to achieve “invisible effects”.
Rotoscoping in Nuke

Rotoscoping and Clean-up with Nuke and Mocha Pro with Allar Kaasik

Allar Kaasik explains rotoscoping and clean-up techniques using Nuke and Mocha Pro, including Mocha’s planar tracking capabilities to speed up the process of match-moving. Allar also explains how to apply shapes and track data in Nuke.
How To Make Gizmos

How to Make Gizmos – Nuke Tutorial with Allar Kaasik.  Allar explains how to create gizmos in Nuke and how to install them. Allar also demonstrates the difference between ToolSets and gizmos and when would you use either one.  Nuke has a large set of nodes that apply specific effects – the art of compositing involves choosing the right ones; combining them to get the job done.

Keying without Alpha Channel

Keying without Alpha Channel; Nuke Tutorial with Clement Gharini. Clem demonstrates how to composite green-screen in Nuke without any alpha, in order to achieve a much higher integration of details and colours.


Compositing Resources at Escape Studios
To find out more about compositing at Escape Studios, follow the links below:

Klaudija Cermak

The Escape Studios VFX Blog offers a personal view on the art of visual effects. 

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