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Gnomon Workshop Releases Composite Training DVD

The Gnomon Workshop released a new training DVD, “Creating Highly Realistic Composites: Feeling Real vs. Looking Real” featuring Rob Nederhorst.

Press release from the GnomonWorkshop:

LOS ANGELES, CA -- In Creating Highly Realistic Composites: Feeling Real vs. Looking Real, now available from The Gnomon Workshop, experienced visual effects guru and compositing wizard Rob Nederhorst breaks down the composite creation and additional elements ---- such as atmosphere, particles, optical effects, camera distortion and chromatic aberration ---- that give quality composites a realistic feel.

Beginning with a detailed run-through of a production sequence from the film "Priest," Nederhorst 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.

"Rob Nederhorst provided ReelFX with incredibly in-depth and effective training when visiting our studio. Any opportunity to tap into his vast Nuke knowledge base will be well worth the investment," said David Parrish, director at ReelFX Creative Studios.

Nederhorst 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," as well as dozens of 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 many more. After leaving Radium/ReelFX for a visual effects supervisor position at Svengali FX, Nederhorst worked on "Iron Man 2," "The Last Airbender" and "Priest." He 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."

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Further instructional videos on compositing can be found at The Gnomon Workshop Compositing page.

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.