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Eye Effects: Natural Eye Color Changes | Impossible Shots Ep. 16 (Pt.1)

In this Impossible Shot, we kick off a series of videos on eye effects. We’ll take a look at the…

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Landsharks Pt. 1 | Impossible Shots Ep. 14

In this Impossible Shot episode we are going to create Land Sharks! And we’re going to show you how to…

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Nuke for Newbies! | Nuke Tutorial Webinar

Intro webinar class on Foundry’s Nuke, the world’s premier visual effects package. No prior experience necessary! This tutorial originally premiered…

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Retime Repair | Impossible Shots Ep. 13

Sometimes no matter what you try, you’re favorite optical flow retime just fails. Don’t give up! In this video we…

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Clearing the Road (for the zombie apocalypse) | Impossible Shots Ep. 10

How do you film a zombie apocalypse road scene without closing down the town for a day? Easy: clean plate…

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Tattoo Removal | Impossible Shots Ep. 8

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Reactor in Fusion | Impossible Shots Ep. 7

Discover the incredible tools available for free through this powerful plugin manager for Blackmagic Design’s Fusion node-based compositor. You’ll find…

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Faking a Single Take | Impossible Shots Ep. 6

Learn how to use the powerful Descript editing software to edit video like it’s a Word document. Then discover how…

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Creating Animation from Live Action | Impossible Shots Ep. 5

Discover how the free EbSynth can create animated art by ‘style-transfer’ of a sample frame on to your live footage.…

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Automatic Rotoscoping | Impossible Shots Ep. 4

We’re still a few years away from where machine learning AI can produce rotoscoping that rivals what human artists can…

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AI & The Filmmaker: A Prophetic Look into What’s Ahead

Artificial intelligence is poised to radically alter every industry and filmmaking is no exception. In this webinar we take a…

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Fusion for Editors: 5 Easy Fusion Techniques

Don’t be intimidated by Fusion’s node-based compositing system. You can significantly expand your value as an editor with just a…

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An Overview and Review of Fusion 9

We take a look at the massive improvements made in Fusion 9. With new camera tracking, planar tracking, updated keying,…

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Adding CG To Your Next Movie

Adding CG to movies has been the realm of Hollywood VFX artists…until now. Learn the basic technique for incorporating CG…

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Cinematic Ways to Move Your Camera

Come join us as industry insiders take you through the many ways to put motion in your frame. From traditional…

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Harnessing the Power of Nodes: Creating Feature Film Effects Using Blackmagic Fusion Part 5: Review

In 2014 Blackmagic made the unprecedented move of releasing its Fusion compositing software for free. That’s the same software used…

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Harnessing the Power of Nodes: Creating Feature Film Effects Using Blackmagic Fusion Part 2: Merging Notes

In 2014 Blackmagic made the unprecedented move of releasing its Fusion compositing software for free. That’s the same software used…

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Harnessing the Power of Nodes: Creating Feature Film Effects Using Blackmagic Fusion Part 3: Adding Effects

In 2014 Blackmagic made the unprecedented move of releasing its Fusion compositing software for free. That’s the same software used…

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Harnessing the Power of Nodes: Creating Feature Film Effects Using Blackmagic Fusion Part 4: Multiple Node Iterations

In 2014 Blackmagic made the unprecedented move of releasing its Fusion compositing software for free. That’s the same software used…

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Harnessing the Power of Nodes: Creating Feature Film Effects Using Blackmagic Fusion Part 1: Introduction

In 2014 Blackmagic made the unprecedented move of releasing its Fusion compositing software for free. That’s the same software used…

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The Secret Art of Cosmetic Fixes

Actors don’t always look their best on the day of the shoot. From signs of age and acne to signs…

Damian Allen

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Damian Allen is well known in the visual effects industry as a leading technique and technology consultant. Most recently he has served as the Chief Technology Officer and Compositing Supervisor for 3DRevolution, a 2D-3D conversion studio for tentpole Hollywood features. Allen has authored three books on the subject of visual effects: The Encyclopedia of Visual Effects (ISBN-13: 978-0321303349), Apple ProTraining Series Motion (ISBN-13: 978-0321278265, ISBN-13: 978-0321509109) and the Shake Quick Reference Guide (ISBN-13: 978-0321382467). In addition to consulting, Allen has worked as a compositor on multiple Hollywood features and broadcast projects. He lectures around the world on visual effects compositing theory and practical application.
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