Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2012
In a new training video from The Gnomon Workshop, VFX and compositing artist Rob
Nederhorst explains critical elements that give quality composites a realistic feel.
|Rob Nederhorst breaks down composite creation and additional elements such as atmosphere, particles, optical effects, camera distortion and chromatic aberration in ‘Creating Highly Realistic Composites: Feeling Real vs Looking Real’ beginning with a detailed run-through of a production sequence from the film ‘Priest’. Rob dissects the composite, demonstrating nodes and tools in Nuke that aid in the construction of this heavy shot, then reconstructs it with all of the necessary elements that were shown in the feature film.|
|He covers composite breakdown, colour grading and initial glow effects, elevator composite and atmospheric lights, plus particulates, atmospheric effects and flares. He also demonstrates final touches including lens distortion and final colour correction
Rob is now a freelance visual effects supervisor who has worked on recent comic book blockbusters like ‘Thor’ and ‘Captain America’ and as a stereographer on ‘Spy Kids 4.’He started his career in visual effects in 1998 at Digital Domain where he worked on such feature films as ‘The Day after Tomorrow,’ ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’, ‘We Were Soldiers’, ‘Vanilla Sky’, ‘Spy Kids’, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, ‘X-Men’ and numerous commercials.
|He then joined ReelFX to work on various commercial and theatrical spots for clients such as Sunny D, Toyota, Ferrari, Paul Mitchell, Coke, AMC and other. After leaving Radium/ReelFX for a visual effects supervisor position at Svengali FX, Nederhorst worked on ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘The Last Airbender’ and ‘Priest’. David Parrish, director at ReelFX Creative Studios said that Rob has a wide Nuke knowledge base and provided ReelFX with in-depth and effective training when at their studio. www.thegnomonworkshop.com|