This 2-day workshop is aimed at filmmakers who are interested in creating, animating and compositing 3D content into their videos. Blender is a free and open source software package, best known for its 3D modelling and animation capabilities. However, it also comes with a host of compositing tools as well as camera and object tracking capabilities, similar to those of After Effects.
On day 1 of the workshop, filmmakers will be introduced to the Blender interface and learn how to add, edit and animate 3D objects and text. They will also be shown how to position their cameras and frame their shots, add and adjust lighting and shadows, apply various materials and textures to their objects, and how to render their scenes. On day 2, participants will be introduced to the basics of camera tracking (also called match moving - how to track film footage to match the camera's movement). They will then learn how to composite Blender-generated 3D text or objects into a live action video so that it appears to move and rotate with the scenery in the shot.
All media will be provided and students will be given plenty of time to experiment with the different techniques as they learn them.
Trudy Wohlleben trained in Visual Effects for Film at the MetFilm School in London (UK) and now works as a freelance Visual Effects artist based here in Ottawa. She has taken on a wide variety of contract work over the past couple of years, including: 1) creating 3D animated content for pyramid Holograms; 2) designing and animating a 3D aerial jet combat sequence for an action film; and 3)modelling and compositing 2D/3D fluid, particle and holographic effects into diverse videos.