Course info
Jan 23, 2017
3h 30m

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
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone, my name is Melissa Best, and welcome to my source NUKE Green Screen Keying Fundamentals. I am a senior visual effects instructor at Vancouver Film School with other 15 years of production experience as a compositor. My most recent production role was a compositing supervisor for feature film. This course is an introduction to green screen keying in NUKE. Basic working knowledge of NUKE is suggested. Some of the major topics that we will cover include using different back shots for keying purposes, lighting for green screen filming, fundamental keying definitions and terms, a step-by-step guide of how to use the major keyers in NUKE, pre-processing the green screen footage for optimal keying, and completing a basic key through to the completed composite. By the end of this course you'll know the core fundamentals of green screen keying and compositing inside of NUKE. I hope that you'll join me on this journey to learn green screen keying with the NUKE Green Screen Keying Fundamentals course at Pluralsight.