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Visual Effects

Course Content

Module 1: Foundation

The Foundation module in VFX focuses on giving you a strong base upon which you will build and enhance your skills as you move on to more sophisticated software and techniques later in the course. You will learn key concepts, tools and techniques, including an introduction to After Effects.

Course Outline

·         Introduction to Matte Painting and the Role of Matte Painting in VFX

·         Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop tools

·         Introduction to After Effects

·         Animation in After Effects


Module 2: Specialisation

The module focuses on teaching fundamental compositing techniques as well as Motion Graphics, using After Effects.

Course Outline

·         Chroma Keying & Compositing Fundamentals

·         2D Motion Tracking

·         Rotoscoping

·         Basic 3D Match-moving

·         Motion Graphics:

          ° Title Animation

         ° Live Footage & Motion Design integration

         ° Integrating 3D and 2D elements in After Effects


Module 3: Advanced After Effects and Introduction

In this module, the objective is to help you develop advanced compositing skills in After Effects and give you an overview of The Foundry's Nuke, a leading compositing software used widely in the industry.

Course Outline

·         Clean-up

·         Advanced 3D tracking

·         Planar Tracking in Mocha

·         4-Point and Offset Tracking in After Effects

·         Introduction to Compositing CG passes

·         Camera Projection in After Effects

·         Nuke:

          ° Introduction to the Nuke Interface

         ° The Merge Node

         ° Rotoscoping

         ° Introduction to Chroma Keying

         ° Introduction to 2D Motion Tracking

         ° The 3D Space and the Interface

         ° Introduction to CG Pass Compositing

         ° Time Controls


Module 4: NUKE - International Certification by fxphd

The fxphd in The Foundry’s Nuke module comprises three months of intense training in The Foundry's Nuke, one of the topmost compositing software, designed in collaboration with world leaders in online VFX education, fxphd. You will learn the entire functioning of the node-based software along with production related techniques for optimizing and speeding up the pace of production.

Course Outline

·         The Primatte Keyer and the Light Wrap Process

·         Advanced Motion Tracking

·         Camera Tracking

·         Multi-pass CG Compositing and Optimising Render Passes

·         Editing Geometry

·         The Stereoscopic Workflow in a Production Pipeline

·         Clean-Up


PPD (Professional Project Development)

In this module, you will make a high-end VFX short film showcasing all the advanced techniques you have learnt during your course. You will learn advanced projection and keying techniques. While working on your projects, there will meetings at regular pre-determined intervals with the faculty to monitor progress.

Course Outline

·         Cmera Projection on 3D models in Nuke

·         3D Camera Projection in After Effects

·         The Smart Vector Toolset

·         IBK Keyer

·         Advanced Tiltle Animation

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