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Rising Sun Pictures Offers Course in Compositing for Feature Films

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Adelaide, South Australia—Aspiring visual effects artists will have an opportunity to learn the basics of compositing through a new course offered by Rising Sun Pictures. Introduction toCompositing for Feature Films will be taught by RSP Senior Compositor Paul Kirwan, whose more than two dozen film credits include GravityThe Great GatsbyPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Compositing is a fundamental skill for visual effects artists and the starting point for many visual effects careers. This intensive, 10-week course provides an introduction to Nuke, one of the industry’s most widely used compositing software, and grounding in day-to-day tasks performed by compositing artists with a focus on feature films.

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The course is suitable for beginning artists, ages 13 and older, for experienced artists unfamiliar with Nuke, and for media educators who wish to learn current pipelines and software used in film production. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience and learn from a highly skilled working professional in a demanding, fast-paced and fun environment. The course includes a tour of RSP and a special presentation on the visual effects industry in the company’s theatre.

Course materials are supplied by The Foundry, developers of Nuke. Software, shots and lesson content are included.

The course will cover

  • background to digital imagery, including file formats, colour-space and multi-channel images
  • the Nuke interface and basic compositing scripts
  • tracking, keying, filters, colour correction and layering operations
  • use of paint and rotoscoping for plate preparation and clean-up
  • compositing multi-channel CG renders
  • shot polish, including grain and lens artefacts
  • the basics of compositing

Commencing Tuesday, 13th October, Introduction toCompositing for Feature Films consists of 10 three-hour class sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Classes will be held at Rising Sun Pictures, Level1, 180 Pulteney St, Adelaide SA 5000. Enrollment is available through Everbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nuke-basics-with-rsps-paul-kirwan-10-week-evening-course-tickets-17932332088. The first five students to enroll received a discount on tuition.

Rising Sun Pictures has been offering training for visual effects artists since 2013. Classes are small in size and emphasize practical, commercially viable skills. Its regular training program has produced dozens of graduates many of whom have found work as junior artists at visual effects studios in Australia and elsewhere.

For more information about training at Rising Sun Pictures, visit https://rsp.com.au/jobs/training/training-at-rsp/

About Rising Sun Pictures:

Rising Sun Pictures are a passionate team of producers, artists and technicians, known globally for delivering complex visual effects on high profile feature film and television projects. Our clients are inspired by the creative and technical solutions we deliver, and our team is integral in providing a truly collaborative experience. RSP is currently working on Pan, Tarzan and Gods of Egypt, with recent film credits including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Gravity, The Seventh Son, The Wolverine, The Great Gatsby, The Hunger Games, Prometheus, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Green Lantern and the final five Harry Potter films.    

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