Sometimes the creative process of digital compositing can be extremely complex specially when artists have too many technical tasks to focus on at the same time. In order to preserve an efficient workflow within a shot and across a whole project a smart methodology is required. Preserving high quality standards is as much important as deliver your best shot on-time. Being efficient should be as natural as breath, you don’t need to focus on it: you just do it without even thinking about that while your focus is where you really need it the most.
After years handling the highest quality standards in major VFX houses, prof Victor Perez brings you a selection of his best practices, procedures, methods, suggestions, advice, optimizations, tips and tricks; covering the main areas of compositing that you find in your day-by-day basis to become an efficient compositor and make your NUKE™ scripts look like Swiss clockwork.
Victor Perez is a senior visual effects artist with over 12 years of production experience in computer graphics, digital grading and visual effects along different countries. 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. Member of Visual Effects Society and usual collaborator of Nukepedia. Victor has worked and researched with Oscar® winner studios such as Cinesite and Double Negative between others. His film credits include The Dark Knight Rises (Dir. Christopher Nolan), Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows: Part I (Dir. David Yates, 2010), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Dir. Rob Marshall, 2011), John Carter (Dir. Andrew Stanton, 2012), Lés Miserables (Dir. Tom Hooper, 2011).