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NUKE Green Screen Keying Fundamentals

by Melissa Best

Green screen keying is one of the core fundamental skills and techniques used in Compositing. This course will teach you the basics of Greenscreen keying including analyzing the footage, pre-processing the image for keying optimization, and more. Software required: NUKE.

What you'll learn

Learning the fundamentals behind pulling a Green screen key is very important, but it can be hard to know where to start. This course, NUKE Green Screen Keying Fundamentals, will teach you how to complete a simple green screen shot and then composite it over a new background. First, you'll discover how to analyze each unique shot and which background colors work best to film on and why. Next, you'll work through each one of the major keyers inside of NUKE, learning how to refine each tool and what their strengths and weaknesses are for different types of green screens. Finally, you'll pre-process the green screen footage to create the most optimized key possible and composite it over top of a newly integrated background. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only have a completed green screen composite, but you'll also have the knowledge and skills needed to key any basic green screen image in the future. Software required: NUKE.

About the author

Melissa brings 15 years of industry experience to Pluralsight. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, she first became interested in multimedia in high school. After studying graphic design and new media, Melissa briefly worked in motion graphics at a local television station. This led to her first visual effects job at Frantic Films (Prime Focus). She has since worked in feature film for both traditional and stereoscopic films. Melissa finds a passion for teaching and mentoring and has taught at ... more

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