Hugo Guerra, our Head of Nuke, talks about his recent masterclass.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hugo Guerra is our Head of Nuke, he also teaches
compositing at Escape Studios and most recently he went off to
Sweden where he regularly gives Nuke masterclasses. Have a read of
last week's trip below.
Last week I visited the Campus i12 VFX school (formally known as
IAA) in Sweden, I've been teaching compositing at the school since
2008, and I try to get over there once or twice a year.
For those of you not familiar with the school here's a small
introduction from Sofia Delis, Programming Director. "Campus
i12 belongs to the University of Jonkoping and the school is
located in Eksjo, an hour from Jonkoping in Sweden. We have 180
students studying in several areas; 3D, compositing, digital design
and visualization for architecture and design.
"The courses last two years, with 20 weeks of work experience
included. We believe that the courses should aim to be reflective
of actually working in the industry and this is why we have both
compositors and 3D artists working under the same roof. We
aim to find the very best people in post production come in and
teach our students and we were very proud to have The Mill and Hugo
Guerra supporting us. We hope to give the vfx industry some of the
best vfx artists in the world."
The objective of my three day masterclass was to teach the 1st
year students about the advanced 3D system of Nuke in the context
of matte painting, sky replacement, pan & tile and 3D tracking.
Then, at the end of the day the class's assignment was to make a
sequence using these techniques.
I also took the opportunity to show the VES keynote presentation
we did at The Mill about Audi's 'Hummingbird'. This presentation
was shown to the 2D and 3D students from the school. Take a look at
the making of Audi 'Hummingbird' here.
Overall I had a great time over there, and it was really good to
see all this wonderful talent growing in Sweden, I really hope I
can visit again and soon.