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Gnomon Workshop Offers First Matchmoving Title

The Gnomon Workshop has released its first training titles from Stephen McClure titled, MATCHMOVING 101: FUNDAMENTALS. Matchmoving integrates computer-generated visual effects into a live-action plate for film, television, music videos or commercials. Using real-world situations, MATCHMOVING 101 takes the artist from the set-survey process through recreating camera elements in Maya.

McClure lends his expertise as an artist in high-end television commercials, music videos, episodic television and feature films such as SPHERE and PRACTICAL MAGIC. The title covers hand-tracking techniques, film terminology, how to gather survey information, distortion grids, Maya's integrated camera controls and how to create custom camera controls.

Alex Alvarez, head of Gnomon Workshop, says, "It's great to add this title to the Gnomon Workshop Digital Library. In addition to being a respected professional, Stephen has taught at the Gnomon School for over six years, and now his techniques and experience are available to artists everywhere. Expanding to Matchmoving shows again that the Gnomon Workshop is committed to producing great education tools taught by professionals."

Since 2000, The Gnomon Workshop has provided artists and students with the educational resources in design, modeling, effects, animation, storytelling and matte painting. The Gnomon Workshop is the sister company of The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, which provides professional caliber visual effects instruction to students and professionals in Los Angeles. Visit for more information.

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