Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Gnomon ships Creating Highly Realistic Composites

Rob Nederhorst’s course on creating realistic composites from last year’s Gnomon Master Classes. Nederhorst has just released a new 90-minute training DVD on the same theme through The Gnomon Workshop.

The Gnomon Workshop has released a 90-minute compositing masterclass from VFX guru Rob Nederhorst.

Creating Highly Realistic Composites explores how provide the richness and realism required for feature work. Using a real shot from the film Priest, Nederhorst focuses on the addition of details to the composite using Nuke, layering subtle lighting and atmospheric effects to make the shot ‘feel’ real rather than just ‘look’ real.

During the training, Nederhorst discusses the importance of elements such as atmosphere, particles, optical effects, camera distortion, chromatic aberration and color adjustments, demonstrating nodes and tools in Nuke that help him quickly build an extremely heavy shot.

The video shows how a handful of tools can be used to achieve a highly realistic feature-ready composite.

Nederhorst started his career in visual effects in 1998 at Digital Domain, where he worked on such feature films as Stealth, The Day after Tomorrow, Vanilla Sky and X-Men. Having also worked at Reel FX and Svengali FX, he is currently freelance, recently serving as VFX supervisor on Thor and Captain America.

Creating Highly Realistic Composites is available as a DVD or digital download, price $69.

Buy Creating Highly Realistic Composites from The Gnomon Workshop

Read our interview with Rob Nederhorst from last year

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