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This three-day hands-on course introduces key interface components, media management, editing essentials, color correction, basic animation techniques, keying and compositing. This course also provides an introduction to ConnectFX/Action: Smoke’s powerful 3D compositing environment. The goal of this course is to enable editors and compositors to quickly learn the essential skills needed to use Smoke in the post-production industry as well as understand the concepts that will allow them to expand their skills while using Smoke in their daily work.

What you will learn:
• NAVIGATE the user interface
• IMPORT and ORGANIZE media
• PERFORM basic editing on the timeline
• APPLY and EDIT timeline effects
• COLOR CORRECT shots
• COMPOSITE multi-layer scene
• CREATE a basic 3D scene
• RENDER and EXPORT the final project

Who should attend:
The course is designed for users who are knowledgeable of editing and compositing workflows but are novice to Smoke.

Prerequisites:
• Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation
• Familiarity with compositing and/or editing applications such as Final Cut Pro, Motion or Color is recommended

What you will walk away with:
Smoke 101
1. Understand the Smoke workflow
2. Reveal the power and capabilities of the timeline effects
3. Acquire an introductory understanding of 3D compositing


Smoke 101 Course Outline:


Day 1:
Getting Started

Start Smoke
EditDesk Overview
Interface Layouts
Player
Timeline Navigation
Keyboard Shortcuts


Basic Editing



Source/Record View
Source/Record Timeline
Overwrite Edits
Insert Edits
Editing
Settings
Sliding clips
Trimming Clips, Heads & Tails
Cue Marks
Cuts & Editorial Dissolves



Media Workflow (part1)

Project & User
Library Interface
Import Media
Load & Join
Source and Record Areas
Starting a New Sequence
Saving your Work
Switch Project



Timeline Effects

Introduction to Soft FX
Resize FX
Timeline Controls
Introduction to the Color
Corrector
Copy FX
Gap FX
Focus Point
Process FX



Day 2:

Color Correction

Introduction to the Color Warper
Matching Shots in the Timeline
Triptych View
Timeline FX vs. Desktop FX
Balance Shots



Titling

Introduction to the Text Effect
Introduction to keyframe animation
Timeline
Versioning



Media Management (part 2)

User Preferences
Drag & Drop Conform
Organize Media
Sequence Workflow
Network Options



Rendering

Process and Export the Timeline



Compositing on the Timeline

Introduction to Axis FX
Vertical Editing
Matte Container
Axis Controls



Day 3:

Keying

Master Keyer introduction
Refine the Matte
Patching Techniques
Gmask
Introduction
Tracking Introduction


Introduction to 3D Compositing
Introduction to Action
Interface Overview
Create a Multi-layer Composite
Position Elements in the 3D Space
Multi-Viewports
Action Schematic
Render the
Scene
Clip History


Course Cost: $1,695
http://mewshop.com/courses/course_detail/Smoke%20101:%20An%20Introduction%20to%20Smoke%20/


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• Location: Manhattan, Manhattan Edit Workshop

• Post ID: 37855832 newyork
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