Those smiles pretty much tell this story! On 28th of March 2012 one of our Compositing classes had the exciting opportunity of having their work critiqued by two of MPC's finest: Christine Troianello and Doug Larmour and they loved every minute of it. The project they were asked to complete was a 115'" shot requiring both roto and keying which is taught on the course. The assignment was not without its challenges though! They had to deal with heavy motion-blur, integration of the key and the roto, as well as the amount of detail certain parts of the shot required. Toya Drechsler took the time to explain what the whole experience was like.
"The majority of the roto work was completed in Silhouette whilst the keying and final combination of elements were executed in Nuke. When we arrived at MPC we were warmly welcomed by Millie Cox, who escorted us to the screening room where our work was to be assessed, and what an experience it was! Escape is great for giving you a taste of industry life but nothing prepares you for the buzz of entering a post house. There are people everywhere – all working on various bits of the pipeline. It’s fun to watch but I imagine it's even better to be a part of!
So when we got to the screening room, we were given a brief introduction from each of the two heads of departments followed by some industry insights and experiences on the importance of precise matte creation in a post-production workflow. They worked their way through our projects one-by-one, providing us with valuable feedback and advice for future tasks. This visit was designed to show us how dailies are conducted in companies such as MPC and we got a real sense of the areas in need of improvement as well as the elements which were up to industry standards.
All in all, it was an enjoyable and unforgettable experience which we have learned a great deal from. My class and I want to say a big thank you to MPC and Escape for this privilege!"
If you'd like more information on our Compositing Course and what the curriculum entails, drop us an email - one of our Training Team would love to chat with you.