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Nuke Compositing Diploma

Become a compositor for film! Learn Nuke online from artists who have worked on top films

Overview

Advanced Nuke compositing course taught by industry artists

Pro training & mentorship to launch your career in film

In less than a year, CG Spectrum’s Nuke training will prepare you creatively and technically for a career as a compositor in the film industry. Master rotoscoping, digital painting, keying, scripting and lighting techniques used by top VFX studios and be mentored by world-class artists who have worked on your favorite films!

Why study Nuke compositing at CG Spectrum:

  • Get the latest skills studios are hiring for
  • Learn from artists with real-world experience
  • CG Spectrum is an authorized Nuke training partner
  • Private 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)

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The VFX industry is rapidly growing and the need for highly-skilled, talented compositors is too. There’s never been a better time to learn Nuke, the most powerful visual effects digital compositing package.

Learn how to seamlessly integrate green screen footage with digital assets and get a more personalized education experience with honest feedback from your compositing mentor. Graduate with Nuke certification and original work for your demo reel!

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Industry Qualification

Diploma

Duration

9 months

Commitment

20 hrs weekly

Skill level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Introduction to Nuke Certificate or portfolio submission

Delivery

Weekly online classes, feedback and support

Included software

Nuke, Mocha

Start date

Dec 7, 2020

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Why study with us

Learn Nuke compositing from industry pros with years of studio experience

Get your career off to the best start! Our industry mentors and specialized Nuke compositing programs help you build practical job skills that will serve throughout your career.

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Flexible Scheduling

Plan your studies around your work and family commitments

Industry Mentors

Learn from experts who have worked on major films and games

Job-Ready Skills

Build practical and relevant job skills studios are hiring for

Payment Plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner

Curriculum

Industry-approved curriculum to help launch your career as a VFX compositor

Term 1: 12 weeks
Intermediate Nuke Compositing

Put the skills you gained in the Introduction to Nuke course, to the test with more challenging projects! Use your creativity to try out advanced rotoscoping and keying tools to produce complex shots. Move on to digital painting to clean up tracking markers and unwanted elements, then create digital set extensions and sky replacements. Discover how to set up simple expressions and gizmos. By now you’ll be good at managing clean, organized workflows.

Learn how to:

  • Speed up your professional workflow
  • Clean up shots with digital painting
  • Build amazing digital set extensions
  • Add dust, smoke and texture to add realism
  1. Intermediate Nuke Tools
  2. Introduction to Mocha Tracking and
    Rotoscoping
  3. Bomb Drop Project - Roto and Keying
  4. Bomb Drop Project - Shot Compositing
  5. Marker and Boom Shadow Removal
  6. Background Prep
  7. Set and Sky Replacement
  8. CG Shot - Rough Setup
  9. CG Shot - Integration Project
  10. Simple Expression and Custom Tool Creation
  11. Introduction to Nuke Particles
  12. Visual Effects Compositing
Term 2: 12 weeks
Advanced Nuke Compositing Techniques

Expand your compositing artist toolkit by learning commonly-utilized, task-specific skills. Master how to create screen inserts and split-screen comps. Gain skills in de-aging an actor, more commonly referred to as beauty work. Work with model miniatures and discover compositing techniques with a matte painting. Build many exciting shots that will help to show off your growing skillset!

Learn how to:

  • Insert shots into monitors and tv screens
  • De-age an actor
  • Build a scene extension
  • Create a SciFi holographic display
  1. Split-Screen
  2. Screen Insert
  3. Sky, Tree, and Environment Replacement
  4. Beauty Work 01
  5. Beauty Work 02
  6. 3D Stereo Compositing and Conversion
  7. Model Miniature Shot Kit
  8. Compositing a Matte Painting
  9. Scene Extension
  10. 3D Scene Creation
  11. Holographic Human City Shot 01
  12. Holographic Human City Shot 02
Term 3: 12 weeks
Portfolio and Career Development

Develop your portfolio by creating exciting shots. Utilize your newly-mastered compositing skills to build your own, personal projects, with industry-quality feedback at every step. Integrate various aspects of compositing, from blue screen keying to set extension, on over to full 3D scene creation. All shots are created for the sole purpose of building an exciting demo reel to get noticed by potential employers. This is your opportunity to show the world what you are capable of!

Learn how to:

  • Utilize multiple compositing skills
  • Problem solve creative solutions
  • Add your own personal touch to a shot
  • Build a professional demo reel

All diploma students receive additional 1-on-1 career support, portfolio reviews, and industry insights from CG Spectrum's Career Development Manager.

  1. Getting your career started
  2. Self-promotion
  3. Portfolio prep
  4. Payments and contracts
  5. Your first commissions
  6. Finding your audience
  7. Staff vs. freelance
  8. Developing personal projects
  9. Path of the independent artist
  10. Skill development practices
  11. Motivational guidelines
  12. Emerging art career tips
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Mentors

Get direct access to professional Nuke compositing artists

All Nuke compositing classes are taught by industry mentors with years of experience working on films and video games.

Study Options

Small Class

The most affordable way to learn from top industry mentors in a fun, collaborative environment, while still getting plenty of personalized feedback.

  • Max. 4 students per course
  • Affordable high-quality education
  • Network while you learn
Study Options

1-on-1 Private

Progress faster and enjoy more flexiblity with private mentorship. Ideal for busy schedules, career-changers, or artists upgrading skills or changing specialties.

  • Maximum level of mentor interaction
  • Greater flexibility to schedule classes
  • Customized learning experience

 

Monthly
$1,185 USD

(9 x payments)

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Per Term
$3,199 USD

(3 x payments)

Monthly
$1,485 USD

(9 x payments)

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Per Term
$3,999 USD

(3 x payments)

Study Pathway

Your journey to a successful career starts here

Study duration: 12 months
Nuke Course Pathway

We've built our courses based on industry input and focus on teaching skills studios are hiring for. The three courses below form a complete study pathway designed to fast track your education so you can land your first job sooner. Each course can also be taken separately depending on your skill level and career goals.

CG Spectrum is an authorized training partner of The Foundry.

Overview:

The Introduction to Nuke Compositing Certificate teaches you solid foundations, giving you an idea of what it takes to pursue a career in this field.

Prerequisites:

Course Summary:

  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Commitment: 20 hours weekly
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Software: A student educational license of Nuke is provided to all students for free

View Introduction to Nuke Certificate Course

Overview:

The Advanced Nuke Compositing Diploma takes your skills to a feature film and AAA game level, with the final term focused on career development and building your professional portfolio.

All diploma students receive additional 1-on-1 career support, portfolio reviews, and industry insights from CG Spectrum's Career Development Manager.

Prerequisites:

Course Summary:

  • Qualification: Advanced Diploma
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Commitment: 20 hours weekly
  • Skill level: Advanced
  • Software: A student educational license of Nuke is provided to all students for free
  • Additional information: CG Spectrum is an authorized training partner of The Foundry

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Student Showcase

High quality student work that speaks for itself

With a focus on portfolio preparation, we help students build their competitive edge with high quality work that gets noticed. See what they are creating.

Studios that hire our students

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