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Nuke Color Masterclass Part 01

This Master Class is all about how to demystify color concepts, physics of lighting...

Length: 5 Hours 4 Minutes 25 Seconds

Price: $79.95

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Chapters Breakdown

PART 1 VIDEO: 5 Hours

Chapter 1: Optics

  • What is Light?
  • Visible Spectrum
  • Color Synthesis
  • How Human Eye Perceives Color
  • Image Capture Devices
  • Analog Vs. Digital Process
  • Color Compression

Chapter 2: Elements of Digital Color Manipulation

  • Color Bit Depth
  • 8-Bit, Float and Half-Float
  • Cartesian Axis Representation: Lookup Tables
  • Normalized Values
  • Brief History of File Formats: From Cineon to OpenEXR
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  • Linear vs Log
  • Nuke 32-Bit per Channel Linear Workspace
  • Color Space Standards (sRGB, Rec. 601 & Rec. 709)
  • LUTs & Input Process
  • Color Temperature / Tint
  • CIE Standard Illuminant D65
  • Color Analysis Instruments in Nuke

Chapter 3: Color Correction Maths

  • Understanding Premultiplied and Unpremultiplied states
  • Exploring Nuclear Operators
  • Understanding the Color Wheel/Cube and TMI, HSV, RGB Sliders
  • The Order of Operations in Color Tools
  • Maths by Knobs (Black Point, White Point, Lift, Gain, Multiply, Offset, Gamma, Saturation, Contrast)
  • Ranges (Shadows, Midtones, Hightlights)
  • ColorLookup
  • Color Matching by Curves
  • Despill and Color Suppressions
  • Exposure (Analogical Simulator)
  • Log2Lin (and PLogtoLin)
  • Colorspace
  • LUT Tools (Truelight, CMSTestPattern, GenerateLUT, VectorField)
  • Merge Operations

Chapters Breakdown 2

  • PART 2 VIDEO: 3 Hours  (This is the second video)

Chapter 4: Case Studies

  • Greenscreen, Bluescreen and Redscreen Comparison: Outdoor Lamborghini (I)
  • Despilling and Relighting a Greenscreen: Outdoor Lamborghini (II)
  • Grading CG for Integration: 40 Years (I)
  • Matching Greenscreen Elements to Background Plates: Indoor Lamborghini (III)
  • Applying Light Qualities to Composite Elements: 40 Years (II)
  • Color FXs: Leopard (I)

About Victor Perez

Victor Perez is a senior visual effects artist with over 10 years of production experience in computer graphics, digital grading and visual effects along different continents. He is also a 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. Usual collaborator of Nukepedia, Victor has worked and researched with Oscar® winner studios such as Double Negative, Cinesite and Passion Pictures.  His film credits include John Carter (Dir. Andrew Stanton, 2012), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Dir. Rob Marshall, 2011), Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows: Part I (Dir. David Yates, 2010), Haywire (Dir. Stephen Soderbergh, 2011), 127 Hours (Dir. Danny Boyle, 2010), and many others.

Project Contents

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Resources available online

Nukepedia: http://www.nukepedia.com

The Foundry: http://www.thefoundry.co.uk

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About Victor Perez

Victor Perez is a Senior Visual Effects Artist with over 12 years of production experience in computer graphics, digital grading, and visual effects in many different countries and he is a NukeTM Official Certified Trainer by The Foundry®. As a Senior Digital Compositing Artist and 2D Technical Director, Victor has a fine combination of both artistic and technical understanding of film postproduction and visual effects. Victor is a member of the Visual Effects Society and he is usual collaborator of Nukepedia. Victor has worked and researched with Oscar® winner studios such as Cinesite and Double Negative among others and he is the author of the best-seller tutorial "Color Master Class for Nuke Compositors" published by cmiVFX. His film credits include The Dark Knight Rises (Dir. Christopher Nolan), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Dir. Rob Marshall, 2011), Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows: Part I (Dir. David Yates, 2010), Les Miserables (Dir. Tom Hooper, 2011), Trance (Dir. Danny Boyle, 2013), John Carter (Dir. Andrew Stanton, 2012), 127 Hours (Dir. Danny Boyle, 2010), and many others.