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 October 1st, 2022

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 22nd- April
15th 2022
SPRING
April 16th - July
8th 2022
SUMMER
July 9th - September
30th 2022

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.

  • Vitaly Bonndar

    I really like Clinton’s style of teaching. He explains any topic in a way that’s very accessible and detailed. I would love to have gone through another course with such a great teacher.

  • James Morgan

    Clinton was a great instructor providing excellent feedback great tips and techniques. He also provided extra material relating to each week’s theme or area. This adds more value to course, providing tutorials and documents to continue study.

  • JD Gardner

    Clinton is amazing; I would absolutely take another class with him in a second. Very personable and active in the forums, great with specific feedback examples, and he clearly knows his technical stuff.

  • Andy Fraser

    He was great. Love that he found documentations on each subject that we were learning to help us further our education.

  • Luca Tietto

    He was really clear during the lectures and has incredible patience. Never received late a feedback or email. Definitely an incredible teacher and artist!

  • Caitlyn Kenney

    Clinton is a very good teacher. He explains things well and is easy to understand. He went above and beyond the class material and explained other things too, and answered our questions about the industry.

  • Virendra Pratap Singh

    This course was an amazing experience. Clinton is simply outstanding both in his knowledge and the way he teaches.

  • Zian Hsu

    Clinton explained all fundamental very clearly and will provide a lot of article links you may need, also the reviews were always on point! Best teacher ever!

  • Parker Miltsch

    Clinton always made sure you understood what he was teaching and would go over anything and everything with you until it clicked without hesitation.

  • Chang Jeong

    Clinton was so generous in giving everyone constructive criticism and every comment he’s made improved my work.

  • Dave

    Great teacher. Really solid directions and explanations around ‘why’ you use the tools your doing as opposed to just outlining general best practices.

  • Mitch

    Clinton is by far the best teacher I’ve experienced on CGMA so far. He’s kind, patient and very much into detail when answering a question.

  • Kat

    Clinton is excellent at explaining answers from a wide range of questions; from very intricate and complex as well as for someone brand new. He’s also very patient, supportive, and I can tell that he very much enjoys what he teaches!

  • 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.