Aspiring compositors are to be given the opportunity to learn Nuke, the VFX industry-standard software, for free thanks to funding from ScreenSkills’ Film Skills Fund.
The part-time course will be delivered online, via zoom, by leading training provider, DV Talent, and acclaimed VFX artist Victor Perez. The course is also being supported by The Foundry, developers of Nuke.
During the 6 week training programme, delegates will learn all the basics of digital compositing using the industry-standard Nuke software. As well as technical aspects of the interface and programme, the course will also develop participants’ artistic capability, training the eye to study and analyse the process of compositing two or more images from different sources while keep a photorealistic logic.
The course is aimed at established professionals working in the film industry who are looking to upskill or consolidate their technical and creative capabilities. Students will use footage and elements from real productions from both film and video sources, and will get extended access to Nuke for 12 weeks after the course in order to practice and cement their learning in their own time.
Victor Perez is a hugely experienced and respected senior VFX artist and a Nuke™ Official Certified Trainer. His credits include Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Rogue One: a Star Wars Story, Pirates of the Caribbean, John Carter and 127 Hours.
With the course every student will receive a copy of Colour Master Class for Nuke Compositors.
Victor Perez is a senior visual effects artist with over 15 years of production experience in computer graphics, digital grading and visual effects along different countries. Nuke™ Official Certified Trainer by The Foundry®. As a senior digital compositing artist and 2D Technical Director he has a fine combination of both artistic and technical understanding of film postproduction and visual effects. Member of Visual Effects Society and usual collaborator of Nukepedia. Victor has worked and researched with Oscar® winner studios such as Cinesite and Double Negative between others. His film credits include The Dark Knight Rises (Dir. Christopher Nolan), Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part I (Dir. David Yates, 2010), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Dir. Rob Marshall, 2011), John Carter (Dir. Andrew Stanton, 2012), Lés Miserables (Dir. Tom Hooper, 2011), 127 Hours (Dir. Danny Boyle, 2010), and many others.
Week 1 – Mon 8th Feb – Fri 12th Feb
Week 2 – Mon 15nd Feb – Fri 19th Feb
Week 3 – Mon 22st Mar – Fri 26th Mar
Week 4 – Catch up week
Week 5 – Mon 8th Mar – Fri 12th Mar
Week 6 – Mon 15nd Mar – Fri 19th Mar
Week 7 – Mon 22nd Mar – Fri 26h Mar
Time – 10am – 12pm each day
The course will be delivered online via zoom.
Delegates are required to attend the full course duration.
Successful applicants will be expected to have a proven track record working in the film or VFX/ post industries.
DV Talent is a strong supporter of greater diversity in the TV industry and welcomes applications from groups under-represented in the film and creative industries.
What others say about this course:
"The course was really excellent, and Victor Perez is a perfectionist in his field. Every lesson was really useful and interesting." - 3D Generalist
"Very thorough and dense" - VFX Generalist & Compositor
"Very well run and to a high standard" - Leroy Noel, Editor
‘’Victor is a great teacher. It was very enjoyable and so makes the learning process faster. I’m very grateful.’’ - Visual Effects Artist
‘’He taught me Nuke and Python with much patience. Big heart and nice sense of humour. Victor is the best.’’ - Digital Compositor
‘’His knowledge of cinematography is far and away above the standard and makes him the perfect choice.’’ - Digital Compositor & Technical Director
‘’Amazingly talented, curious about everything, always smiling, friendly, pleased to share his knowledge with you and solve technical challenges.’’ - Lead Compositor
‘’The knowledge and technical skills of Victor are endless. Always friend and cheerful, makes you feel comfortable.’’ - Effects Technical Director
About DV Talent
DV Talent is the UK's leading independent training provider and career agency for creative media professionals. We offer an extensive range of courses across film, TV and the digital media, taught by many of the creative industries' best-known and most influential filmmakers, developers, journalists and producers. Our clients include all the major Indies and Broadcasters, we are a preferred supplier to both the BBC and ITV, and are known as the professionals' film and television school.
DV Talent is a member of the Moving Image Training Alliance (Mita). It is also behind the broadcast industry's recruitment database, www.thetalentmanager.com
ScreenSkills is the industry-led skill body for the UK`s screen industry – animation, film, games, television including children`s TV and high-end drama, VFX and immersive technology. We work across the whole of the country to build an inclusive workforce and with the skills needed for continued success, now and in the future. www.screenskills.com
About The Foundry
The Foundry is a leading global developer of creative software used to deliver high-end visual and 3D effects for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. The portfolio allows artists to create inspiring and technical images and visual experiences in Media Production (film, commercial, episodic, gaming and now VR/AR), and design (enterprise and creative.