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VFX

VFX (8 Weeks/5 Months Max )

VFX majorly depends on 3 important softwares-Nuke, After Effect, and Adobe Premiere which helps in accomplishing Live Projects

Course Objectives

  • Create an After Effects composition on a timeline utilizing keyframes and anchor points.

  • Apply transform properties: Anchor Point, Position, Scale, Rotation, and Opacity, and work with multiple layers of content.

  • Create and import masks, layer masks, and backgrounds from Photoshop and combine video and still images with Photoshop artwork.

  • Use blending modes to correct color, lighting, and sharpness in video footage and still images.

  • An understanding of the Foundry’s Nuke at an introductory level

  • Understanding of matte creation, time and temporal manipulation, and tracking.

  • Understanding of basic compositing and rotoscoping principles.

Course Outline- Nuke

Introduction

  • Nuke is a node based digital compositing application and is used for film and television post-production.
  • Nuke range makes producing pixel perfect, film-grade results, without the daily grind, easier than ever.
  • Nuke is used in movies such as Inception, Avatar, Eclipse, Alice in Wonderland, 2012, 127 Hours & more.

Compositing

  • Animation
  • color correction
  • Effects
  • Time

Roto

  • Keying and Tracking
  • 3D transformations

Course Outline - After Effects

Introduction

  • Introduction to Keyframing
  • Copying & Pasting Keyframes

Working with masks

  • Introduction to Masks
  • Animating Masks
  • Rotoscoping
  • Creating a Simple Animation Using Masks

Animation text

  • An Introduction to Text in After Effects
  • Creating Text on a Path
  • Animators: Range Selector
  • Animators: Add Property
  • Working with Text from Photoshop

Basic compositing

  • Applying Layer Blending Modes
  • Keying & Keylight
  • Compound Effects: Wave World & Caustics

Stabilizing & Tracking

  • Stabilizing a Shot
  • Tracking a Point
  • The Tracker Panel & Motion Tracker Options

Particles & paint

  • Introduction to Particle Playground
  • Introduction to Paint
  • Creating an Invisible Pen Effect

Shape layers & the puppet tools

  • Creating a Shape Layer
  • Using the Puppet Pin & Puppet Starch Tools
  • Animating with the Puppet Tools

Rendering & exporting

  • Using the Render Queue
  • Exporting for Flash
  • live projects
  • Assignments
    Students will be given assignments after completion of each topic. Assignment helps one to think professionally, to gather data and to draw conclusions from the data gathered. Students are advised to be regular in the class and complete their assignments on time.
  • team projects
    For each individual course, students would be provided with sample projects. After reviewing the performance on the given projects, the best selected candidates will get a chance to work on live projects.
  • class participation
    'Participation' is the most important element to grow and learn more. Students should keep their minds active in each lecture to get the best of knowledge and if they come up with any queries, they can send a mail for the same. Keep clearing your doubts as and when it comes!

online resources

  • http://www.molecularmovies.com/img/pdf_tutorials/AEbasics.pdf)