Nuke 201

This 2 day Nuke 201 Intermediate course has been designed, together with The Foundry’s Mariana Acuña and in consultation with captains of the industry, to meet the high demands of feature film and commercial industry’s and fill their skills gap.

The foundation to successful VFX is to know the essential and fundamental skills of Motion Tracking, Rotoscoping, Keying and Frame painting. This hands on course will take you through these steps and those demonstrating that they have gained the skills required will receive a Certificate of Completion to add to their CV.

This course is the first worldwide and will be delivered by The Foundry’s Certified Instructor – Mariana Acuña.

Mariana has been working in the entertainment industry since 2003, she graduated with honors in New Media, specializing afterwards in 3D animation and digital post-production to then go on to Gnomon School of Visual Effects to study VFX-Supervision and Compositing.

She is an active member of the VFX Society and has moderated the LA and NY chapters.

Working as an instructor since her college days beginning in experimental animation, then as full time faculty for the Art Institute of California-Hollywood, Nuke Trainer for Escape Studios, as well as online classes at CG-Workshops.

Mariana is the The Foundry’s Business Development Manager ANZ and does customized training for Pixar, Sony Playstation, Disney Animation, Legend Films, Rainmaker, & Rising Sun Pictures to name a few.

Nuke 201 Intermediate 2 day Course $770.00 pp

Labspace BOOK NOW MEL 75BOOK NOW SYD 75Who Should Attend:
This course is for generalist or specialists who want to work at the top level in VFX feature film industry or high end TVC’s.

Pre-Course Requirements:
You need experience to attend this course and ideally have completed Nuke 101 Course.

Labspace supplies the computers, software and material required for the course.

The Foundry is running a special until 30 April with 20% off a Crossgrade purchase.

The Foundry also has a non-commercial use and student licenses – great way to build your portfolio.


Motion Tracking

● Point tracker

● Planar tracker

● Camera tracker

● Importing cameras

● Stabilization

● 3D matchmoving

● Cornerpins

● Point Clouds

● Analyzing a plate

● Spline types

● Importing and exporting

● 3D Mattes


● Primatte

● Keylight

● Luma

● DIY keyers

● Combining roto and multiple keyers

Frame paint
● Frameholds

● Paint in Photoshop, with limitations

● Rig removal tools

● Creating a cleanplate

Tea, Coffee, water and biscuits will be supplied throughout the day and lunch at one of our favourite places around Circular Quay or South Yarra included.

Bring your own notebook as there is far to many tips and tricks to remember!

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