Layout for VFX, Camera Narrative and Language

A course by Carolina Jiménez García , Layout artist at VFX

Layout artist at VFX. Vancouver, Canada.
Joined June 2017

Learn to dominate the language of cinematographic visual narrative in a 3D environment

  • 95% positive reviews (64)
  • 1801 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to dominate the language of cinematographic visual narrative in a 3D environment

Carolina Jiménez - visual effects artist for cinema - has worked in some of the most important studios in the world participating in productions such as the trilogy of The Hobbit , World War Z , Prometheus , Megalodon , The League of Justice , Antman and the Wasp or Power Rangers . His job is to mount the scene by placing all the elements paying attention to the narrative intention, composition and framing of the camera, as if he were shooting a film from the computer.

In the course Introduction to VFX for cinema Carolina taught you the operation of the effects pipeline for audiovisual productions; This is responsible for explaining the importance of knowing the cinematographic language, mastering the audiovisual narrative and the different steps a layout artist must take to set up a scene in Maya. A VFX artist must have a perfect balance between technical and artistic knowledge about the use of the camera

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 9 downloads

What is the layout in VFX?
4 minutes, 52 seconds
Basic concepts
3 minutes, 8 seconds
Camera set (set camera)
2 minutes, 35 seconds
Tracking camera
2 minutes, 58 seconds
Layout camera
1 minute, 39 seconds
The plate
3 minutes, 10 seconds
  • 95% positive reviews (64)
  • 1801 students
  • 21 lessons (2h 53m)
  • 9 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Putting into practice everything learned during the course you will shoot your own cinematographic scene without the need of great resources or sets.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

VFX students, animators and any moviegoer who wants to understand the layout work process for VFX.

Requirements and materials

Although Carolina will use Maya for her explanations, it is not essential to have this software or know how to use it. Yes you will need a video camera, which can be your mobile phone, and a computer in which you must have installed a video editing program.


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1801 Students
64 Reviews
95% Positive ratings

Carolina Jiménez García

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Layout artist at VFX

Carolina Jiménez has more than a decade of experience as a layout artist for VFX. His work has taken him to countries such as Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom and he has participated in major international film productions such as World War Z , Star Trek Beyond , the trilogy of The Hobbit , Antman and the Wasp , The Justice League , The Planet of the Apes 2 , Prometheus , Megalodon , The League of Justice or Power Rangers . He currently lives in Vancouver (Canada), where he works as Layout artist in Scanline VFX.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Layout

    • What is the layout in VFX?
    • Basic concepts
    • Camera set (set camera)
    • Tracking camera
    • Layout camera
    • The plate
    • What are Full CG Shots?
  • U3

    Layout work in VFX with Maya

    • Scene in Maya: preparation
    • Blocking of animation and repos
    • Export of layout product in the pipeline
  • U4

    Camera work

    • Introduction to the psychology of film narrative 1
    • Introduction to the psychology of film narrative 2
    • Introduction to the psychology of film narrative 3
    • Lenses, focal length and parallax 1
    • Lenses, focal length and parallax 2
    • Plane types and framing
    • Camera movements
    • Dialog coverage (180º rule)
    • Composition: positive and negative space
  • FP

    Final project

    • Layout for VFX, language and camera narrative

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Layout for VFX, Camera Narrative and Language. 3D, and Animation course by Carolina Jiménez García

Layout for VFX, Camera Narrative and Language

A course by Carolina Jiménez García
Layout artist at VFX. Vancouver, Canada.
Joined June 2017
  • 95% positive reviews (64)
  • 1801 students