Nuke Projection Maps 2D to 3D
Dave Scandlyn presents this first of two camera projecting tutorials in Nuke, in which he'll take a flat image and turn it into a 3D camera flyby. This tutorial stands alone, but view David's second in the series for a more in-depth look at this technique.
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Using Track Mattes in Nuke
In this video tutorial David Scandlyn shows you how to create a track matte inside of The Foundry's Nuke. David uses color correction, Keylight and some other Nuke filters on green screen footage to achieve a quick track matte.
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Compositing in NUKE
In this video tutorial for NUKE, David Scandlyn takes a shot created by a client for a movie called "The Trapdoor" and accomplishes gruesome and convincing effect work by first using Adobe After Effects, then The Foundry's NUKE.
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Nuke - An Introduction for After Effects Users
Nuke, the new compositing tool from The Foundry, is rapidly becoming a favorite in high-end film production. Its price also offers an easy entry for indie producers who want to create better work, faster and more powerfully. This guided tour of Nuke for AE users, along with tips for leveraging your AE experience in the brave Nuke world of VFX creation will help you discover Nuke.
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Art of the Edit
Growing Up on YouTube: Video Production, The Next Generation
Through accessible tools and ease of engagement, young people like Sabrina Cruz have been able to grow up on YouTube and find one another. Underneath the amusing titles and colorful thumbnails, her videos have drawn over 10 million views with thoughtful messages woven together with high production value and editorial skill. Dismiss her as just a YouTuber at your peril. It's not that she's after your job. It's that she's one of the young creators helping change the world with intelligence, wit, drive, and an infectious optimism. Are you keeping up?
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Art of the Edit
3 Mistakes All Beginning Editors Make, And How To Avoid Them
In the latest edition of his enduring series "This Guy Edits", Sven Pape covers the three mistakes that all beginning editors make -- mistakes he knows well, having made them all in his own editing career. Fortunately, he's learned the fixes by now too, and shares the easy workarounds in a high-energy, humorous fashion that will have even the most experienced editors nodding along and smiling in recognition.
RED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing Revolution
Science is one thing, the real world is another, and yet beautiful things can happen when the two interact with each other. Our conversation begins with RED Digital Cinema's Graeme Nattress explaining the ways that RED's customers are shaping the company's new approaches to color science, as reflected in RED's new image processing pipeline, IPP2. From there, filmmakers Chris McKechnie and David Battistella get specific about how RED IPP2 has revolutionized their RED workflows, both in the field and in post. No hype here. Just the facts, plus some very pretty pictures, and, okay, more than a little bit of excitement in the lab, in the field, and in the edit suite.
Business & Marketing
Authenticity: The First Step to Stock Video Success
His stock footage has sold to the tune of $7 million dollars over the past 10 years, earning on average over $30,000/mo. Here, Robb Crocker shares the specific steps he took, and that you can take too, to build a successful stock video business: free from clients, deadlines, and creative limits.
People / Interview, Business
An Open Letter to Incoming Women Freshmen in Media Programs, by Kylee Peña
A lot of so-called “open letters” on the internet address the outgoing graduates of programs. And while they should bask in the glow of congratulations and good luck because they worked hard, they earned it, and they have some serious challenges on the horizon, this letter isn’t for them. It’s for you: the young woman who is leaving high school behind and beginning your first year of college in the next few weeks. Read on as Hollywood workflow supervisor and president of the Blue Collar Post Collective Kylee Peña reminds you: You have so much ahead of you!