Guildford, UK -- Imagineer Systems  announced the launch of Curious Turtle’s  newest training course entitled “Master mocha Volume 1; Production Effects with mocha and After Effects.” With over 7 hours of training, which goes deeper into real-world shots that ever before, this new course has been designed to give users a unique insight into the techniques, challenges and solutions facing artists over a range of projects
Master mocha Volume 1 is an intermediate to advanced level course and is also designed for those users already familiar with Imagineer Systems mocha user interface.
Renowned trainer, Ben Brownlee of Curious Turtle returns with this latest training series, and had this to say about working with mocha Pro, “We're always trying to push what we can do with mocha Pro. I wanted this course to show the challenges faced when tackling proper shots - both technically and creatively. Often there are no easy one-button solutions for these problems. You have to get smart with mocha's tools and data to get the job done as quickly and accurately as possible. Those are the kinds of challenges we cover in this new training series.”
Master mocha Volume 1; What’s Included
All the tutorials in Master mocha Volume 1 are presented in fully edited 1080P HD, giving users the clearest view of the project without waiting for render bars or complex exports to process. Topics covered include:
mocha: Academy Award Winning Technology
In February 2013, Imagineer Systems was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mocha and its Planar Tracking technology. Imagineer Systems’ Philip McLauchlan, Allan Jaenicke, John-Paul Smith and Ross Shain were selected as a winner for mocha and its underlying Planar Tracking technology. The Company was recognized for their proven record of contributing significant value to the post-production process of making motion pictures.
Over the years, Imagineer’s mocha software has gained acclaimed notoriety within Hollywood’s visual effects community for its ability to “motion track” problematic footage such as out of focus and marker-less areas helping enable a technique called ‘digital makeup’ or ‘seamless effects.’ Visual effects artists use planar tracking to magically transform actors and locations without requiring timely makeup sessions and expensive sets, allowing directors to make important creative decisions long after the performance has been captured. Capturing accurate movement is essential and mocha has been involved in some famous digital makeup examples such as the snake-like noseless Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, replacing Mystique’s eyes in X-Men and helping Natalie Portman undergo an amazing transformation in Black Swan.
Source: Imagineer Systems