Steve Wright's VFXIO.com - Industrial Strength Training for Visual Effects Compositing Artists!

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VFX STAFF TRAINING

Steve has traveled to over 25 visual effects facilities around the world to conduct staff training for some of the top visual effects studios. His client list includes Pixar Animation Studios, Prana Studios, Troublemaker Studios, Disney Animation Studios, Reliance MediaWorks, and many, many more.

Steve brings to the table 20 years of production experience compositing feature film visual effects plus a vast library of 2k feature film scans, HD clips, and RED footage for real-life training examples.

As a Master VFX Compositing Trainer and a Foundry Certified Nuke® Trainer, his teaching style is the finest in the industry earning him the title of “master trainer” for his depth of knowledge and clarity of teaching. He has developed and delivered custom training programs for not only top visual effects studios but also universities and training institutions world-wide as well.

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NUKE TRAINING
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Nuke was specifically designed by Digital Domain to be the 2D back end to a modern 3D production pipeline so it is loaded with special features that make it the most effective compositing software for this modern workflow.

Steve will come to your VFX facility, design a training program tailored to your specific needs and train both the 2D and 3D staff on those special features of Nuke that make it the most efficient and highest quality compositing program on the market today. Special emphasis is placed on the multi-pass CGI compositing and the extensive 3D compositing environment built into Nuke.
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On-site Training:  Training duration and topics are tailored to the requirements of the studio after consultation with management. Contact Steve to make arrangements.

Need Nuke training for your VFX staff - contact Steve today to arrange an on-site visit!
           
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CUSTOM TRAINING PROGRAMS
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An in-house training program is essential to establish proficiency with new staff hires as well as to upgrade the skill of the current staff. This is especially true of operations with a large staff or with high turnover resulting in many new-hires.

Steve has designed in-house training programs for Reliance MediaWorks, ICO VFX, and Frameboxx and can build one for your company. Tapping his large library of 2k film scans, RED footage and HD clips Steve’s training programs are designed to be delivered by your trainers to your production staff using production grade project media. This one-time expense is then amortized over many years lowering the overall cost of training while maintaining high staff proficiency and productivity.
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Training Programs: Development of lesson plans, evaluations, and production exercises delivered to your trainers. Contact Steve to make arrangements.

Want a custom training program for your VFX studio - contact Steve today to arrange an on-site visit!
           
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DISTANCE LEARNING
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It can be expensive to fly an instructor in-country and put him up in a hotel for an extended stay so a cost effective alternative is distance learning. Steve can export his office desktop to your facility (vfx studio, training institute or university) where it can be seen by the entire staff or student body using a digital projector. Two way voice communication permits lecture, demo, question and answer. It's almost as good as being there.

Another advantage of distance learning is that it is entirely practical to schedule short classes of 2 to 4 hours instead of all day so the staff does not miss too much production time. Project files are sent via ftp so the entire class can follow along.
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Remote Training:  Training duration and topics are tailored to the requirements of the studio after consultation with management. Contact Steve to make arrangements.

Want to do distance learning for your VFX studio, training institute or university - contact Steve today to arrange it!
           
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2D TO 3D CONVERSION TRAINING
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Stereo conversion has become a huge industry as studios rush to convert their 2D films to 3D. A very labor intensive process requiring large staffs, the speed and quality of the staff has a huge impact on bottom line profitability.

Steve has conducted staff training for some of the largest stereo conversion studios in the world (Prime Focus, Reliance MediaWorks, ICO VFX, and others) and can come to your facility and give your staff productivity training for Nuke and Mocha used in stereo conversion.
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On-site Training:  Training duration and topics are tailored to the requirements of the studio after consultation with management. Contact Steve to make arrangements.

Contact Steve to start learning today! Need 2D to 3D Conversion training for your VFX staff - contact Steve today to arrange an on-site visit!
           
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OCULA TRAINING
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Ocula is the high-end plugin package produced by The Foundry specifically designed to support the stereo visual effects workflow. It has a long list of tools to rapidly fix commons problems in stereo cinematography such as vertical offset, mismatched focus, unbalanced exposures or colors, and many others using the highest quality algorithms with floating point precision.

Included is the O_Retimer node that performs stereo correct optical flow retimed footage. Developed in conjunction with top visual effects studios such as Weta Digital it is thoroughly grounded in the real world of production on actual stereo films!
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On-site Training:  Training duration and topics are tailored to the requirements of the studio after consultation with management. Contact Steve to make arrangements.

Need Ocula training for your VFX staff - contact Steve today to arrange an on-site visit!
           
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MOCHA TRAINING
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Mocha is a leader in rotoscoping tools that is used in both visual effects shots and stereo conversion. It comes with an integrated planar tracker which provides a “roto assist” to reduce the number of keyframes which in turn reduces the development time and improves the quality of the results. It is nicely integrated with Nuke and several other apps so tracking data as well as roto shapes can be exported. Features include roto grouping, naming and color coding as well as motion blur over the entire spline or point by point.


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On-site Training:  Training duration and topics are tailored to the requirements of the studio after consultation with management. Contact Steve to make arrangements.

Need Mocha training for your VFX staff - contact Steve today to arrange an on-site visit!
           
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SHAKE TO NUKE TRANSITION TRAINING
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This is Nuke training specifically for the staff of VFX facilities that are transitioning from Shake to Nuke. The common Shake operations are mapped to Nuke for easy transition including workarounds for Shake features not available in Nuke.

The features of Nuke that are unfamiliar to Shake artists such as Nukes linear light space, working with multiple channels, and the powerful 3D compositing system are covered in great detail.
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On-site Training:  Training duration and topics are tailored to the requirements of the studio after consultation with management. Contact Steve to make arrangements.

contact Need Shake to Nuke Transition training for your VFX studio - contact Steve today to arrange an on-site visit!