Compositing | Lighting Track

Essential training for artists focusing on the pivotal end-of-pipeline roles that define the final look and feel of a project

Courses start on January 21st, 2023

TRACKS OVERVIEW

Understand the role of a Lighter and Compositor

The fate of any production lies in the hands of its lighting and compositing artists. It’s here, in the final stages of the post-production pipeline, where all the pieces of the puzzle are finally brought together: from concept design, modelling, and shader work, through to animation, look development, and FX. In the right hands, lighting and compositing enhance everything that has come before, with carefully managed lighting bringing out the best in each frame and the compositing ensuring a seamless marriage of scene elements. Badly judged lighting or botched comp work, on the other hand, is something nobody forgets in a hurry. Developed and taught by mentors with extensive industry experience, our Lighting/Compositing Track features a set of intensive classes that teach students the ins and outs of lighting and shading using physically-based raytrace renderer Arnold, how to harness industry standard node-based compositing tool Nuke, and also provide an introduction to the science, technology, and art of lighting for video games. Upon completion of courses in this track, students will be ready to pursue a career in lighting for fx, animation or games development, or in compositing for fx and animation work.

As you complete each course, you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for a course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.

Understand the role of a Lighter and Compositor
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FALL
October 1st - December
22nd 2022
WINTER
January 21st- April
14th 2023
SPRING
April 15th - July
7th 2023
SUMMER
July 8th - September
30th 2023

As you complete each course you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for an in course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.  

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  • Daniel

    Martin is fantastic and I’d love to take another course by him.

  • Jennifer

    [Martin] is resourceful in technical and artistic in the level of seeing the big picture of the composition.

  • Aadil Sharif

    Nestor is really good at his craft. I enjoyed learning from him. He has shown various techniques to improve our foliage work.

  • Kevin Andan

    I felt the instructor (Nestor) was very understanding of where students were at in terms of having time to apply to the course and outside issues that would affect weekly submissions

  • Zoltan

    Mahreen was really helpful during the course, she gave me precise and clear feedback that really pushed my work forward. I liked that she had a different approach to things than Ben from the videos because it was helpful to see two points of view and it made things easier to understand.

  • Megan

    Loved Mahreen as a teacher, very helpful feedback and encouraging.

  • Jenn

    She did a good job explaining things and giving advice on how to refine my work further.

  • Lovina Adriani

    The feedback given was great, Frederic pointed out things that can be improved and all the question were explained in the live QnA very clearly. Frederic was very cooperative in explaining material that students did not understand.

  • Cassidy Handford

    The instructor clearly knows the subject extremely well, and he was very good at explaining how things worked in detail, and making everything clear. In the live Q&A’s he was very dedicated to answering students’ questions, was approachable, and we covered a lot of good material.

  • Susanna Leu

    Frederic is a wonderful instructor. Not only he is good at explaining a difficult software into something easier for students, he is also patient and provides extra learning resources to students. Both the weekly tutorials and live sessions are helpful. Thanks Frederic.

  • Anupama Hiregoudar

    He is very patient and his teaching is very easy to follow. I learnt some amazing new techniques which I wasn’t aware of and how to approach.

  • Sandra van Gasteren

    I really loved how Frederic started with the basic info about lights and shaders, and worked his way up to the advanced stuff. It was really clear that way.

  • Cassidy Handford

    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.

  • Andrew Malvasio

    Very happy with this course it was exactly what I was looking for to get me jump started in Nuke.

  • Hayden Matheson

    My instructor was very detailed when explaining the functions and steps to complete the desired task. He didn’t just give the technical reasons but shared his experience from an artistic point of view. His personality and approach to handling students is friendly and met with enthusiasm. Assets of a great teacher.

  • Divya Jadhav

    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.

  • Evelyn Yao

    Great instructor! Always very clear on videos and feedbacks as well as live Q & A.

  • Marian Aquilizan

    Behnam is a great instructor! He was very patient and answered questions in detail.