HKVFX and The Foundry are proud to bring you a 2-day hands-on workshop by Hugo Guerra (UK).
Hugo is an award winning VFX Supervisor and Director working in the industry since 1999, His clients, include; Fire Without Smoke, The Mill, Nexus Productions, JellyFish Pictures, Atomic Arts, The Foundry, FXPHD, FTrack, Escape Studios, NFTS (among others)
In 2010 he joined The Mill as a VFX Supervisor and Head of the Nuke Department working in some of the best commercials in the world including the Call of Duty ‘Ghosts’ in-game cinematics and the BBC Music “God only Knows”.
Since 2014, Hugo has been Working very closely with Fire Without Smoke, a agency specialised in Video Games marketing, He just finishing working as a Cinematic Director in the latest Trailers for Square Enix’s Just Cause 3, Space Ape’s Rival Kingdoms and for Sony’s PS4 exclusive Until Dawn.
Full details of the workshop can be found here
13 participants underwent a 5-day intensive NUKE 3D Compositing workshop from 20th to 24th Jan 2104. The workshop was conducted by fxphd/The Foundry Certified NUKE Trainer, Hussin Khan at MDeC's MAC 3 lab in Cyberjaya. Among the topics covered were, NUKE's node compositing workflow, understanding NUKE's powerful channel system, working in linear light, understanding and dealing with Premultiplication, Rotoscoping, proper Alpha channel generation, Greeescreen/bluescreen keying, 2D Tracking, Planar Tracking, 3D Tracking and Matchmoving and working in NUKE's 3D environment. All 13 participants were the recipient of MDeC's Creative Life Long Learning Programme (CILL). To learn more about NUKE, visit The Foundry's Website. To find out more about the upcoming Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Nuke Trainings, please send and email to email@example.com
If you have the skill, you can open your own business too. Hussin Khan is the Visual Effects Trainer who is credited in movies like Life of Pi, The Hunger Games and Mr Popper’s Penguins whilst he was working for Rhythm and Hues. He now owns the first Certified Nuke Training Centre in South East Asia focuses in Visual Effects training.
In the interview Hussin spoke about the skill-set development for the Visual Effects industry in Malaysia. He is currently in talks with a Hollywood based studio to do a two-way up-skill/re-skill development to take the VFX industry in Malaysia to the next level.
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There you go! So now that you have the tools, let's get creative!!
HUSSINKHAN - VISUAL EFFECTS TRAINING is now offering affordable 2-day technique based Nuke courses. Nuke is the industry standard Swiss army knife for film, battle tested on the most ambitious Visual Effects projects ever attempted and proven to deliver a robust pipeline able to adapt and scale to any production demand. These courses are perfect for those who would like to quickly enhance a specific skill.
Among the courses available are, Rotoscoping/Paint, Wire/Rig Removal, Advanced 3D Tracking Techniques, Advanced Keying Techniques, Colour Correction for VFX, Multipass Compositing, Set Extensions and Stereoscopic Techniques.
For course dates and pricing please click here.
In October 2013, hussinkhan.com will be offering Nuke Level 2 (Advanced) 5-day course. In the sessions you will learn features such as Stereoscopic, Python scripting, creating Gizmos, customizing Panel UI, Set Extensions, Advanced 3D Tracking, 3D Pan & Tile, etc. This course is NOT for beginners but if you have gone through the Level 1 course or have at least 1-year experience in Nuke or Nuke X then this course is perfect for you.
You can get funding from CILLP (http://cill.my) and this course is HRDF claimable.
Course dates: 21 to 25 October 2013. Register now at http://hussinkhan.com/index.php/registration
For the full course outline please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am reading DIGITAL COMPOSITING FOR FILM & VIDEO for the third time now. Every time I read it, I find new information. I have read many technical books on compositing previously but this book gives me so much more techniques.
The books is about hands-on digital compositing techniques but not software specific. It makes good reference for node based applications such as Shake or Nuke. There are exercises provided for Photoshop users but they are not applicable for some of the methods described.
I love the fact that Steve includes ‘roll you own’ flowgraphs and techniques makes this book a ‘must-have’ for any VFX artist. Fundamentals of digital compositing are covered extensively with many simple examples. I encourage they be used to teach these basics before going onto advanced topics.
I highly recommend this book to be used for training either in the subject of Digital Compositing or general Multimedia. Both trainers and students should use this book as a reference.