VFX & Finishing for commercial & short form content

A course by Luke Bellissimo , Visual-effects artist

Visual-effects artist. Toronto, Canada.
Joined September 2021

Take your VFX skills to the next level by discovering the secrets of post-production, executing visual effects, and rendering.

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  • 386 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Take your VFX skills to the next level by discovering the secrets of post-production, executing visual effects, and rendering.

A course by Luke Bellissimo

In this online course, delve into the world of post-production and unleash your creativity in commercial advertising. Luke Bellissimo, a renowned visual effects artist with a wealth of experience in the field, will guide you through the intricacies of the post-production workflow and the main finishing and VFX programs, such as DaVinci and Nuke.

Discover the secrets of creating captivating visual effects and learn the techniques needed to bring your imagination to life. Luke will take you step by step through the process, from organizing folders and importing projects into DaVinci to mastering the art of compositing and rendering in Nuke. With Luke's expert guidance, you'll also explore color grading and learn how to enhance the potential of your images.

This course is a comprehensive exploration of the post-production process, providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to tackle any assignment with confidence. By the end, you'll be able to create stunning visual effects, clean up footage, and compose captivating short-form videos. Join Luke Bellissimo on this creative journey and unlock your potential in the world of commercial advertising.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 21 downloads

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  • 386 students
  • 19 lessons (3h 44m)
  • 21 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

For the course project, you'll have the opportunity to clean up and compose a short-form video using visual effects. Apply the techniques and concepts learned throughout the course to bring your ideas to life. With Luke's guidance, you'll create a visually stunning final piece that showcases your newfound skills in post-production and visual effects.

Who is this online course for?

This course is tailored for students interested in the art of commercial and short-form finishing and visual effects. It is perfect for aspiring visual effects artists, video editors, colorists, and motion designers looking to expand their technical and artistic knowledge in the field of post-production. Whether you're a beginner with basic knowledge or an intermediate level professional seeking to enhance your skills, this course offers valuable insights and practical techniques to help you excel in the world of commercial advertising.

Requirements and materials

To make the most of this course, you'll need basic to intermediate knowledge of DaVinci Resolve and Nuke. Ensure you have access to these software programs to follow along with the lessons. Additionally, having a computer with the necessary hardware capabilities and a creative mindset will greatly enhance your learning experience. Come prepared with your passion for visual effects and a willingness to explore the world of post-production.


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Luke Bellissimo

A course by Luke Bellissimo

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Visual-effects artist

Luke Bellissimo is a highly accomplished visual effects artist specializing in commercial advertising and short-form content. With a decade of experience in post-production, Luke has established himself as a trusted professional in the field. His journey began with a passion for image capture, manipulation, and visual effects, which eventually led him to explore various aspects of the post-production process, including video editing, color grading, and VFX.

Luke's technical expertise and creative mindset have allowed him to collaborate with numerous renowned brands and artists, including Volkswagen, Pepsi, Nissan, Drake, and Billie Eilish. His work encompasses a blend of aesthetics and practicality, focusing on executing the vision of clients while infusing his own creative flair. Luke's love for imagery and the creative process shines through in his teaching, where he shares his wealth of knowledge and inspires students to unlock their full potential in the world of post-production.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Is an Online VFX Artist?
  • U2

    Setup and Prep

    • Project Organization in Finder and Explorer
    • Importing and Conforming Timelines 1
    • Importing and Conforming Timelines 2
    • Identifying and Preparing VFX Shots
  • U3

    Applying VFX

    • First VFX Clean-up Techniques and Workflow
    • Second VFX Clean-up Techniques and Workflow
    • First VFX Compositing Techniques 1
    • First VFX Compositing Techniques 2
    • Second VFX Compositing Techniques 1
    • Second VFX Compositing Techniques 2
    • VFX Rendering
  • U4

    The Last Steps

    • Placing Renders
    • Adapting the Timelines for Social Media
    • The Final Export
  • U5

    Finishing Up and Bonus Tips

    • Basics of Color Grading
    • Personal Recommendations for People Looking To Get Into Post-production and VFX
  • FP

    Final project

    • VFX composition

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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VFX & Finishing for commercial & short form content. 3D, and Animation course by Luke Bellissimo

VFX & Finishing for commercial & short form content

A course by Luke Bellissimo
Visual-effects artist. Toronto, Canada.
Joined September 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (1)
  • 386 students