Node-based compositing can be one of the most confusing aspects of digital filmmaking and yet more and more applications are using the node paradigm for significant portions of their functionality. In this gentle introduction we explain the fundamentals of nodes in a way which should help clear up the confusion for students.

 

Introduction
Merging Nodes
1:16 River Analogy
Adding Effects
0:25 Color Correction
1:28 Adding Masks
2:38 Viewing The Footage
Multiple Node Iterations
0:53 River Analogy
2:21 Recap
Review