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
Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5
Ana Florit is your typical Los Angeles-based film editor: among other things, she grew up in the French Alps, moved to Paris, directed a one-hour movie, moved to Hollywood, and has served as the lead editor on the 2nd, 3rd, and now, the latest in the pop-culture phenomenon Sharknado franchise, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. You know, your usual run-the-the-mill American Dream story. In Ana’s case, the journey also includes a stint at Video Symphony, a Saturn Award nomination, and playing a major role in moving independent production powerhouse The Asylum fully from FCP7 to Premiere Pro. Here, Ana talks with Creative COW Associate Editor Kylee Peña about workflow, VFX, and some of the secrets of Sharknado's success. (Spoiler alert: they're not comedies.)
Adobe Creative Cloud
Motion Graphics Templates in Adobe Stock! Everybody Sing!
The recent addition of Motion Graphics templates to Adobe Stock in the Creative Cloud offers immediate access to over 1000 templates for title screens, lower thirds, and transitions, with more to follow, created by some of the world’s leading motion graphics artists and mograph pioneers Digital Juice. Motion Graphics templates inside Adobe Stock also offer a new avenue for Creative Cloud artists to monetize their work, by offering their own motion graphics templates for sale. This is a multi-faceted story that dives deep into multiple parts of a rapidly expanding Creative Cloud ecosystem that doesn’t handily lend itself to brief soundbites. It does, however, lend itself to song. Everybody sing along!
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Blackmagic Fusion 9's Most Powerful Tool: The Custom Tool
Meet The Custom Tool, the most powerful and versatile tool in Blackmagic Fusion's entire toolbox ??" which ironically appears to do nothing when you first apply it. That’s because it’s a tool designed for building your own tools from scratch. That may sound daunting, but under the guiding hand of longtime VFX artist, editor, and business owner Simon Ubsdell, it’s engaging, empowering, and just plain fun. If you are new to Fusion and to compositing you'll find plenty of useful information here, including how to work with channels to create complex effects surprisingly simply. Bonus tips on expressions and keying, too!
Blackmagic Fusion 9 Advanced Keying: Fixing Problem Edges
In this advanced keying tutorial for Blackmagic Fusion, longtime VFX artist Simon Ubsdell addresses a common problem: edges too brightly lit, along with light wrap that makes compositing a challenge. Learn how to build custom keyers using Fusion's node-based compositing that solve the problem more quickly and more completely than traditional layer-based approaches.