Northern School of Animation

VFX Match Move

At Northern School of Animation, become an expert in VFX Match Move. Accurately tracking camera motions will teach you how to smoothly incorporate computer-generated features into live-action film. With the help of our practical course, you will learn how to use industry-standard programmes like PFTrack and SynthEyes, enabling you to produce breathtaking visual effects for films, TV shows and more.

Curriculum Highlights

Introduction to VFX Match Move
  • Understanding the role and importance of Match Move in visual effects.
  • Overview of camera tracking techniques and their applications.
Fundamentals of Camera Tracking
  • Learning to track features and points in live-action footage.
  • Solving camera motion and calculating camera parameters accurately.
Software Proficiency: PFTrack
  • Getting familiar with the PFTrack interface and workflow.
  • Tracking features, markers, and objects using PFTrack.
Software Proficiency: SynthEyes
    • Introduction to SynthEyes software and its functionalities.
    • Tracking and solving camera motion efficiently with SynthEyes.
Advanced Camera Tracking Techniques
    • Handling challenging footage such as motion blur and lens distortion.
    • Refining tracks and minimizing errors in camera motion estimation.
Integration of CG Elements
    • Matching computer-generated elements with live-action footage.
    • Adjusting lighting, shading, and perspective for seamless integration.
Project-based Learning
    • Applying camera tracking skills to real-world VFX projects.
    • Integrating CG elements into live-action scenes effectively.
  • Industry Insights and Career Opportunities

    • Understanding the role of Match Move in the VFX pipeline.
    • Exploring career paths and trends in the VFX industry.

Career opportunities:

Graduates of the 3D course at the Northern School of Animation are prepared for a variety of exciting career opportunities, including:

Match Move Artist

VFX Compositor

3D Tracker

CG Supervisor

VFX Producer

Technical Director

Animation Director

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