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Ready To Learn A Lot?

Years in the making, Visual Effects For Directors is a massive 7 DVD set that covers everything you need to know about shooting Visual Effects.

The course is intense training on everything from green screen, virtual set, 3D, camera tracking, and motion control, to character animation, motion capture, crowd replication, digital set extension, VFX cinematography, compositing, and much, much, much more.

Everybody Needs It

The course is completely unique, in that it's about understanding exactly what to do on the set, so that more of the budget ends up in front of the camera instead of being wasted on fixing impossible problems in post -- and trust us, it happens every day, even by big guys who should know better.

This is training that everybody needs, from Directors and DPs to highly professional Visual Effects Artists, because the challenge is the same: to make some really good decisions during shooting that you know for a fact will work easily in post. Even many Visual Effects Artists haven't explored this aspect.

High To Low Budget

The course covers everything from basic visual effects to advanced techniques. While part of the DVD series is geared towards high-budget shooting, the majority of it is exactly about how to do things like blockbuster green screen for practically no money.

For example, the green screen cyc stage used in the course was built, painted and lit for less than $700, and we show how it was done. Once you understand what's important, you can do top-notch work for very little money.

Be A Know-It-All

These are a tiny sampling of the subjects we cover – many of them very in-depth. Ideally, you should know all of these things well enough that you can at least make decisions about them:

  • Matchmoving
  • Green Screen
  • VFX Cinematography
  • Compositing
  • Planar Tracking
  • Motion Control
  • Rigging
  • Skinning
  • Photogrammetry
  • Rotoscoping
  • Cleanplates
  • Particle Instancing
  • Massive Swarms
  • Motion Capture
  • Virtual Set
  • Character Animation
  • Image-Based Modeling
  • Camera Mapping
  • Final Gather
  • Global Illumination
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • HDRI Lighting
  • Render Passes
  • Animation Workflows
  • Node-Based Compositing
  • Digital Set Extension
  • Crowd Replication
  • Virtual Props / Inverse Matchmoving
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Green Screen Paint Selection
  • Hard Body Physics
  • Digital Stunt People
  • Camera Animation
  • Inverse Kinematics
  • Color Sampling
  • Telecine
  • Sky Replacement
  • Shadow Extraction
  • Physical Interaction
  • Object Removal
  • Texturing / Bump Mapping
  • Telecine
  • Marker Removal
  • Matching Lighting
  • Receiving Shadows
  • Organic Modeling
  • Matte Tracking
  • 2D Tracking
  • Camera Matching
  • Extending Matchmoves
  • Facial Animation
  • Demolition
  • Survey Shots
  • Keying
  • Raytracing
  • Body Tracking
  • Face Tracking
  • Helper Frames

Please explore the website! Check out the Sample Clips, Testimonials, Reviews, Chapter List, and much more!

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TESTIMONIALS

"After watching and ingesting all the DVDs, I must say that you did an AMAZING work. This is probably one of the best educational materials on the market. As a trainer and tutorial guy myself, I can imagine the hard work, planning, scripting and shooting that you put into this.

So once again - RESPECT. I think it is a must for anyone who wants to be professional in this field."

Eran Stern, Stern FX, Creative COW Contributing Editor

"A must-watch for everyone in film who wants to know more about this area."

Dayne Cowan, Co-Head of 3D, Double Negative VFX (Harry Potter, Batman, James Bond)

"Without doubt, all colleges and universities offering majors in filmmaking must use these DVDs in their classrooms."

Homer B. Pettey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Film and Television Studies, School of Media Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona

"As a seasoned professional in the film industry, I went into this series being rather skeptical. To my surprise, not only was it great, I picked up a few new tricks for my toolbox along the way."

Cesar Dacol Jr., Modeling Supervisor, Fantastic Four, 300, Journey To the Center Of The Earth, Disney's The Wild, Barnyard, Species

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