Imagineer Systems Partners with VFX Industry Veteran and Renown Nuke, Shake Expert to Develop Comprehensive Tutorial Series for mocha

October 11, 2010
tags: Mocha, News

Master Trainer Steve Wright to Develop Series of In-Depth, Practical, Workflow Themed mocha Tutorials; Teaching Tips and Techniques for Mastering Planar Tracking, Roto with mocha

GUILDFORD, UK (September 1st, 2010) Imagineer Systems today announced it has partnered with VFX industry veteran and Telly Award winning master trainer, Steve Wright, to develop a series of in-depth, workflow themed tutorials designed to provide customers with a comprehensive understanding of the techniques to master planar tracking and rotoscoping with mocha.

The first tutorial in the series is available today online at www.imagineersystems.com and focuses in great detail on defining, and explaining the basic concepts, capabilities and possibilities enabled by planar tracking, Imagineer’s signature technological achievement.

“We’ve always known that, to truly impress upon our customers and prospects the impact of planar tracking andmocha, is to show them. While we’ve been able to successfully demonstrate the features of mocha through videos and tutorials, we have identified the need to have a clear and consistent training resource,” said Ross Shain, chief marketing officer of Imagineer Systems. “Partnering with Steve Wright will enable us to educate our customers in a way that immerses them in real-world workflow challenges, and lets them experience mochathrough the eyes of a world-renown master trainer. This partnership is a significant win for our customers.”

“As a result of my strategic relationship with Imagineer Systems, I will be working closely with the team to develop the kind of tools that will help tell the story, and explain the intricacies of mocha for the benefit of their customers and potential buyers.,” added Steve Wright. “Imagineer Systems decided that they wanted the highest quality video tutorials for their customers, so I am honored that they selected me to produce them.”

Well known in the industry as an expert compositor and master trainer for Nuke and Shake, Steve has spent the past several months working with mocha in several workflow scenarios to ensure he captures the full scope and depth of mocha’s capabilities, including seamless export to Nuke, how mocha supports multi-layer film resolution projects, as well and mocha’s role in 2D-to-3D conversion workflow, increasingly in demand in Hollywood, India, and other 3D conversion hot-spots. On that topic, Steve continued:

“I teach Nuke compositing for stereo 3D conversion and have recently seen an explosion in the use of mocha for 3D conversion. The 3D conversion process is extremely labor intensive, and 80% of that is roto. As a result, the productivity gains from mocha are critical to the conversion business model.”

About Steve Wright
Steve Wright is a Senior Compositor, 2D Technical Director and a senior industry veteran in visual effects compositing with over 20 years of production experience. He has over 70 film credits such as “Night at the Museum 2″, “Shutter Island”, “Solaris”, “Traffic”, “U-571″, “Air Force One”, “Hart’s War” and many, many more and has also created the visual effects for 70 broadcast television commercials. Steve is now a master trainer traveling around the world conducting VFX compositing training for major visual effects studios using Nuke and Shake, and has won two ‘Telly Awards’ for his Nuke tutorials. He also produces training programs and conducts classes and workshops both on-line and location based. He has published two books on this fascinating subject (available on Amazon.com) and his Nuke and Shake training videos are available on Lynda.com. He is a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) and the Digital Cinema Society (DCS).

For more information please visit Steve Wright’s training site

About Imagineer Systems
Imagineer Systems is the award winning creator of planar tracking technology, an industry-unique tracking innovation optimized for compositing and rotoscoping. With monetmokey and the mocha family of desktop VFX software solutions, Imagineer delivers affordable and practical VFX tools for independent digital artists, while also offering sophisticated compositing, roto and tracking capabilities ideal for boutique agencies, facilities and major Hollywood studios. For more information visit www.imagineersystems.com.


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