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Learn Nuke Basics in Santa Monica





Motion Media & renowned NUKE Trainer Steve Wright bring you this unique Saturday class that will explore and demonstrate the key features of Nuke, and equip attending artists with a basic understanding of Nuke's powerful workflow.

Cost for non members: $49

Meetup Visual FX LA members: $25
Reserve your space and pay here! 
Members use Coupon Code VFXLA to get discount!

We will cut the class at approx 30 paid guests in order to make sure and be able to not overwhelm the instructor and aid, RSVP early.

This class has had a very positive response when we did an earlier meetup in Seattle!

This class is meant to be interactive, in a traditional classroom style setting. We will supply the assets and tutorials on a USB flash drive for you to keep - bring your laptop and coordinate with us to make sure you have Nuke up and licensed before the class!

Attn: After FX users! Want to know more about one of the most widely used compositing software used in film and VFX houses today? Sign up!

Nuke has become the power driver of visual effects compositing today and is now used in virtually all the major studios around the world.  When it comes to complex vfx shots Nuke's node-based compositing approach is faster and therefore the more cost effective tool.

In this class we will see why it is that Nuke performs highly complex tasks faster and with unmatched feature film quality, while addressing the following topics:

    -What is node-based compositing
    -Getting Familiar with the Nuke GUI
    -Why Nuke’s 32 bit color space creates superior quality
    -Color correcting tools that make the shot
    -The power of an integrated 3D compositing environment
    -Working with multichannel EXR images
    -Working with High Dynamic Range images
    -The joy of an integrated stereo workflow
    -What is NukeX: camera tracker and Furnace Core plugins


8:30 - 9:00 AM - Check in, (good time to get in early if we need to troubleshoot any license issues you may have!)
9:00 - 10:15, intro, class starts
10:15 - 11:00, break
11:00 -12:00, class
12:00 -1:00, lunch
1:00 - 2:00, The Foundry: Presentation of Hiero/Ocula -(Tentative)
2:00 - 3:15, class
3:15 - 3:30, break
3:30 - 4:30, class
4:30 - 5:00 Q/A

If the presentation by The Foundry is cancelled for some reason, we will resume class at 1:00 and get done by 4PM. 

What Do I Need to Bring?
Your Questions.
Your Laptop, pre-loaded with Nuke! (Email us for a free 15-day trial)
We will provide each person with an 8 GB Flash drive with class materials. 

 If you would like to simply watch, you are more than welcome.

Parking is free in our lot on Saturdays, hence why it's on Saturday :)

Our classroom/conference room is a shared facility in the business park. The 3200 building will read "Equity Office", and is located on the corner of Ocean park and 31st st.  

Basically you are on your own. We will have water, but the only way we can keep the costs down so low for this class (we normally charge $600-$900 for the 3 day class, this is essentially day 1) is to have this 'no-frills'. There is a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf across the street for your morning fix.  Feel free to bring snacks.

About Steven Wright:

Master Trainer, Steve Wright, delivers visual effects compositing, Nuke, Mocha, 3D Conversion and Shake training for artists in the VFX industry around the world. With curricula developed by this senior visual effects artist with over 20 years of production experience and excellent teaching skills, these programs are designed to be very accessible and cost effective. Steve not only teaches individuals in classroom settings and online, but he also travels to VFX facilities around the world to train the staff in skills & compositing techniques gleaned from those years of production experience as well as to improve the facility's 2D/3D production pipelineproductivity.

Visits Steve's Website for more information



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  • John Konrad G.

    Steve Wright masterfully handled questions on Nuke and film pipelines showing an understanding of relevant topics such as floating point formats, HDR, the human visual system, display technology, gamma correction, linear space work flows, cameras and file formats. It was an enjoyable experience and they day flew by.

    April 1, 2012

  • Jason M.

    Fantastic class! As a new Nuke user I am light years ahead of where I was before I entered the room. Steve was great and everyone who attended was welcoming and helpful.

    April 1, 2012

  • Brian G.

    Still putting up all that information! You are quick! When making the meetup pages, I have to save before I enter all of the information, and so it shows up before it's complete. Check back in an hour or so..

    March 12, 2012

  • Jason M.

    What time will this meet-up end on Saturday?

    March 12, 2012

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