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.
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.
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.
Klaudija Cermak explains “The Wonders of Nuke” – An Overview of Foundry’s Nuke
2D Tracking in Nuke
Learn the art of Creating, Using and Deleting Toolsets in Nuke with Mitchell Searle.
Premultiplication and Unpremultiplication in Nuke
Mattes and Alpha Channels in Nuke
How to grade plates in Nuke. Learn how to match your CG elements to your plates. Ten videos in this series.
Distorting Reality with The Matrix Node in Nuke, with Allar Kaasik.
Allar Kaasik takes us through the basics of machine learning in Nuke.
How does Morphing Work in Nuke? Nuke Tutorial with Allar Kaasik
Rotoscoping and Clean-up with Nuke and Mocha Pro with Allar Kaasik
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; 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:
- Meet your Tutors – Sokratis Synitos
- Meet Your Tutors – Lorenzo Maniccia
- Meet Your Tutors – Klaudija Cermak
- Nuke Tutorials at our Vimeo Channel – free for all our current students and recent graduates
- Meet your Tutors – VFX Team
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