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Senior-level colleagues share techniques and learning tools to propel or simply refresh your skills. Meet the Masters stream is meant to inspire professional development no matter what level you are in your career. Also featured is “Our Future Masters” up-and-coming talent in the VFX industry.

Included in this stream:

  • Delivering Film Quality Visual Effects on Episodic Timelines
  • Compositing Series (5 Parts)
  • Visual Storytelling in Concept Design
  • Growing Great Leaders in VFX
  • Our Future Masters

This isn't your average 'tips and tricks!' These lectures are designed for the professional compositor and cover common gaps in standard Compositing training. Our goal is to elevate any compositor through awareness, managing CG, how the math actually works, selective stylization, and ultimately, understanding your role in the bigger picture. 

Join us for these four lectures and a panel about Compositing with our industry professionals:

1) Steps to Success

2) The Math of Comp

3) 3D Comp Integration: Best Practice 

4) Selective Stylization: The Art of Imperfection

5) Knowing Your Role

The Math of Comp aims to share knowledge that will deepen your technical understanding of Nuke, as we talk about some of the fundamentals behind what Nuke's tools are actually doing to the pixels in your images. We'll cover the math of how the Grade node works, followed by a demonstration of how different methods of matching blacks affect your images differently. Next, we'll take a look at the transform node, and how transforming an image filters its pixels, while touching on why node concatenation is important. Finally, we'll look at how data on a pixel level can help us do pretty interesting things in a flexible way using ST Maps.


Ben McEwan

Compositing Supervisor // Image Engine Design

(Venom: Let There Be Carnage, The Old Guard, The Mandalorian, Pokemon Detective Pikachu)

Ben McEwan is a Compositor, VFX Mentor & author of "Ben's Comp Newsletter". He is currently a Compositing Supervisor at Image Engine in Vancouver and has worked with many other top-tier studios such as Industrial Light & Magic, DNEG & Method Studios since 2011.

Image Engine Design // benmcewan.com // LinkedIn // IMDb