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Become a better compositor using Nuke
Nuke Compositing for 3D artists is the perfect course for anyone who works with 3D renders. This includes lighting artist, and FX artists that want to composite and put the final touches on their shots and elements. This is also the perfect course for anyone that works with 2D images, whether you shoot your own footage and want to integrate other elements into your footage, or just want to put the final touches on your footage such as grading, adding flares and post camera moves. Not only do we cover basics of Nuke, we will cover many of Nuke’s powerful features such as Nuke’s 3D system and Nuke’s Particle system. By the end of the course, you will be able to start a shot and take it to the finish line with confidence. If you’ve ever wanted to experience what a post production workflow of a compositor is in the VFX industry, this course will replicate that production workflow. You will learn and train your eyes to pay careful attention to details along with organization skills to maintain a clean workflow. You will learn how to manage your time and handle critique. Students will finish the course with the confidence to composite on an animated feature or a live-action feature. *NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are eligible for a short term 6 month student Production Collective license at half the price ($131 vs. $262). Download the syllabus for more information
Nuke Compositing for 3D Artists WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creative potential
Behnam Shafiebeik has been working as a VFX artist in the feature film industry for over 12 years. From a young age, Behnam always found himself wanting to know more about how filmmakers created never-before-seen worlds and creatures. It wasn’t until witnessing the lifelike dinosaurs in Jurassic Park when Behnam knew he wanted to be a part of the movie magic. Behnam got his start in the first ever Compositing Apprentice Program at Rhythm & Hues Studios; he was offered his first contract on Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. After having worked on almost a dozen films at R&H — including The Golden Compass; Behnam has also worked at Rising Sun Pictures in Australia where he worked on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. He then found himself in New Zealand working on Rise of the Planet of the Apes at Weta Digital. Behnam moved back to his hometown of San Francisco to work at Industrial Light & Magic, where he is currently working on several films; including some based in a galaxy far, far away. Some of his favorite projects he has worked on at ILM are Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kong: Skull Island, and most recently completed work on Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Summer TERM Registration
May 4, 2020 - Jul 20, 2020
The course left me with an overall impression of how Nuke thinks and how to keep it happy. I've already seen great improvements in my own projects because of Nuke and Nick's course.
Nick did a great job of breaking down these subjects into very clear and understandable examples. The presentations were easy to follow and, as a result, I had the time and motivation to go a little bit beyond the lesson and experiment with all of the various nodes and techniques.
He did a great job, he always answered forum questions quickly and provided feedback on time. The lessons were all very clear and covered a good range of useful and industry relevant topics.
Very happy with this course it was exactly what I was looking for to get me jump started in nuke
My instructor was very detailed when explaining the functions and steps to complete the desired task. He didn't just give the techinical reasons but shared his expierence from an artistic point of view. His personality and approach to handling students is friendly and met with enthusiasm. Assets of a great teacher.
Behnam Shafiebeik is really a great instructor. He made the process of learning Nuke for production quite simple, by breaking it down in to parts that could be understood and exercised in a weeks duration.
Great instructor! Always very clear on videos and feedbacks as well as live Q & A.
Behnam is a great instructor! He was very patient and answered questions in detail
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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
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Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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