Proline Film Academy|| Advanced VFX Motion Graphics Film School

ADVANCED COMPOSITING FOR TV BROADCAST:

Serious VFX.........
This course is suitable for motion and TV broadcast designers, compositors and animators who want to produce advanced Graphics using After Effect's.
With a 20 year pedigree, After Effects gives artists unprecedented control over their composites using its powerful layer based approach.
This course drives you from intermediate to advanced compositing for T.V broadcast and film.
This course combines all the softwares like 3D’s max, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere pro. Incorporating a 3D camera into an otherwise 2D shot, or mixing 3D and 2D layers together brings 3D reality to the 2D screen.

But there’s more to it than simply adding a camera or camera track to a composition.
(a)- You need to match the characteristics of a real, physical camera replicating how it sees the world.
(b)- You need to match the color of the original shot, or may be even make creative adjustments.
(c)- You might need to tweak the lighting, match motion blur, or compensate for lens distortion.
(d)-You might even want to take advantage of high dynamic range (HDR) imaging techniques or experiment with different filmic looks.

This course takes you through these scenarios and the next step in After Effects compositing match moving and making your shots look not just realistic, but cinematic. If you ever wanted to produce advanced film-looks (VFX) this is the perfect course for you to kick-start your next step in advanced Compositing.

THIS COURSE SUITS ALL:

-All Creatives with a passion for 3D Animations who would like to expand there understanding of Animation and build their technical 3D skills.
-This advanced course suits all creatives who are targeting the TV Broadcast & the film world.

COURSE CONTENTS:

SEMESTER ONE:

• Introduction to Premiere Pro CC interface.
• Introduction to Premiere Pro CC. workflow.
• Editing a music Video in Premiere Pro CC.
• Introduction to Animations in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Chroma Keying in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Typography in Premiere Pro CC.
• Editing a Documentary in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Compositing in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Color Grading in Premiere Pro CC.
• Dynamic link and the adobe workflow
• Advanced Sound workflow in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Render techniques in Premiere Pro CC.
• Integrating Premiere Pro CC with other advanced Compositing Programs.
• The Art of Color Correction & Artistic Color Grading on the Timeline.

SEMESTER TWO:

• Introduction to Audition CC interface.
• Introduction to advanced Audition CC workflow
• Editing Dialogue and Location Sound in Audition CC.
• Advanced Workflow With SFX and Music.
• Mixing To Picture in Audition CC.
• Working with the Multitrack Editor and Mixer Panel in Audition CC. • Introduction to Photoshop CC interface.
• Introduction to Photoshop for film workflow
• Advanced Matte Painting And Compositing for film.
• Advanced Masking and Compositing Hair in Photoshop CC.
• Advanced Documentary Photo Techniques with Photoshop and After Effects
• Advanced Fashion Retouching in Photoshop CC.
• Advanced Digital Production Techniques in Photoshop CC.
• Introduction to After Effects CC interface.
• Principals of Animation
• Compositing 2D Elements.
• Introduction to advanced Render Techniques
• Animating Logos.
• Cinema 4D & After Effects integration
• Working on a car Commercial
• Introduction to Redgiant Plugins
• Introduction to Boris Plugins
• Introduction to Motion Control 3D
• Introduction to Puppet tool workflow.
• Video and Audio for Designers with Creative Cloud

SEMESTER THREE:

• Introduction to advanced Compositing with After effects CC.
• Advanced Color Grading with Red Giant softwares.
• Introduction to Element 3D VFX
• Advanced Motion Tracking with the Foundry Camera tracker.
• Introduction to Advanced Match moving with Mocha Pro.
• Introduction to Advanced Shape Layers workflow.
• Advanced Text Treatments in After Effects CC.
• Explaining Complex Topics with Motion Graphics in After Effects CC.
• Cinema 4D and After Effects in Production.
• Introduction to Advanced 3D Texturing with Element 3D.
• Advanced Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques with After Effects CC.
• Advanced Compositing Tracking and Roto Techniques with After Effects CC.
• Time Remaping Techniques in After Effects CC.
• Introduction to Cinema 4D.
• Introduction to Modelling in Cinema 4D.
• Introduction to Lighting, Texturing and Rendering in Cinema 4D.
• Introduction to Vectors with Illustrator.
• Introduction to all Advanced Plugins for After effects workflow.
• Directing a Music Video ( On-Location Practicals).
• Camera work( On-Location Practicals).
• Directing & Shooting for VFX integration( On-Location Practicals).

SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR THIS COURSE:

Adobe After Effects CC.
Maxon Cinema 4D.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Adobe Photo Shop CC.
Adobe Illustrator CC.
Mocha Pro
Boris FX Softwares
• The Foundry Camera Tracker.
• Element 3d
Red Giant Softwares.
• All the Compatible Plugins for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop

CAREERE OPORTUNITIES AFTER YOUR COMPLETION FOR THIS COURSE:

What do Compositors do?:

Compositors work in most areas of animation and post production.
They are responsible for constructing the final image by combining layers of previously created material.
Although it is primarily a 2D role within the 3D world of CGI and VFX (Visual Effects), Compositors need a thorough understanding of the CG process combined with relevant artistic skills.
In post production companies, some TDs (Technical Directors) may do their own compositing.

What is the job?

Compositors work at the end of the production process.
They receive material from various sources which could include rendered computer animation, special effects, graphics, 2D animation, live action, static background plates, etc.
Their job is to creatively combine all the elements into the final image, ensuring that the established style of the project is respected and continuity is maintained.

To achieve this they enhance the lighting, match blacks and other color levels, add grain where required, add motion blur (if appropriate), create convincing shadows and make sure levels combine together seamlessly, keying, rotoscoping and creating mattes where necessary.

They work closely with lighters and need to have technical knowledge of how 3D lighting works in order to understand the 'multi passes' that the lighters create.
They also liaise closely with render wranglers to progress work through the department.
As this is the end of the production line, there can be occasions when it is necessary to work very long hours to catch up on a schedule.
Compositors need to keep up to date with technological developments within their field.

Visual Effects:
A visual arts animator is both an artist and a craftsman.
Using animation software, a skilled professional is able to create unique special effects or complex visual impressions needed for the project at hand.
From accident-scene recreation to blockbuster movie effects, the visual arts animator is an essential part of both the public and private sector.

What Is a Visual Effects Animator?

A visual effects animator is the individual responsible for inserting special effects into films; effects that cannot be added during live action shooting.
A great example is when the green screen is used during shots of actors in a studio, and an exciting background is added later.
These professionals may even create entire characters through computer software programs and integrate them into the film, even allowing them to interact with live action characters.
They work to increase the realism and excitement of television shows, films, commercials and other projects.
A strong background in multimedia art and animation is required to be successful at this career, and many individuals work as animators or other artists before specializing in visual effects.

Work Environment:

Although most of this professional’s time will be spent in an office where they have access to computers and animation software, visual effects animators can also be found at live action shootings.
They may travel to various locations to watch the filming happen, or to document the recording for their own research and animation process.
They often work long hours, nights and weekends, especially when they are under tight deadlines.
Most of the youth under this sector are mainly self employed and also work partime in other production companies.
Although freelancing offers up a variety of benefits, including the ability to take on what jobs the artist wants, there is also a downside, which is non-steady work and paychecks.
The good news is that several industries employ these animators, including the motion picture and film industry, which is responsible for 30% of employment for this field.