Under the guidance of Steve Sexton, this course will be focusing on creating shots for film and television. This will include elements of matte painting, Nuke compositing, keying and tracking for intermediate and beginners. He will also be sharing all his experience in composting frames and creating key story moments for shots. 

If you are a student you will be focusing on the more technical aspects of the software to create your shots and the 2D painted elements will be supplied for you. You will be creating the elements from scratch that can be integrated into your shots.

Steve currently works at Resin, a VFX company in Adelaide, and is responsible for a large amount of work which you can see here: http://www.resin.tv/

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Steve is a Senior VFX Artist and is head of VFX at Resin: Animation and Visual Effects Studio. Resin has worked with some major clients such as Disney, Braun, Mitsubishi Motors, Jacob's Creek, Michelin, Bridgestone and Foxtel. Steve's favourite work came from being involved in VFX on Red Dog or Hunters. Steve has studied for many years undertaking a Cert 4 in Multimedia, Diploma of Screen (CGI/Visual effects), Adv Diploma of Screen and Bachelor of Creative Arts (Majoring in screen studies). He has beat the odds to teach himself how to use Nuke. 

Steve's advice for aspiring artists is to 'Learn to problem solve'. "We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them." Albert Einstein.

A complex course that trains students in Nuke and Photoshop to create moving matte paintings suitable for a production in film or game cinematics. Matte painters create the final look for CG environments then compile painted elements into a final moving shot ready for film.
This course covers:

  • Introduction to Nuke
  • Compositing
  • Aligning a camera
  • Basic animation
  • Nuke’s particle system
  • Photoshop prep in Nuke
  • Using 3D renders
  • Finishing touches such as Lens flares & Grading
  • 12 Weeks

    $950.00 AUD

  • Semester 2 2018

    July 24 - October 27

    Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Semester 1 2019



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These classes will push your drawing, painting, modeling/texturing and design skills to the next level. During the courses you will learn how to how to use industry specific programs with a focus on building your portfolio/reel. You will get to see production techniques used in the industry in every class with the LIVE demos. Each CDW course is taught by working industry professionals who have worked for a range of international companies such as Disney, Blizzard Entertainment, Rising Sun Pictures, WETA, Wizards of the Coast and LEGO just to name a few.