Manipulating Motion Pictures
In this recent clip, actress Michele Valley is transformed to a younger version of herself with the help of digital compositing artist Rousselos Aravantinos - using the Academy Award winning compositing tool Nuke.
Digital compositing is (broadly speaking) the process of assembling multiple images to make a final image. The techniques of combining multiple images into one magical illusion have been a part of motion pictures almost from the very beginning...
But Nuke is one of the digital tools that have recently empowered filmmakers to create experiences that have never before been seen.
If you're curious about the contemporary processes of digital motion picture post-production, here's a link to a non-commercial version of Nuke that you can download and play with for free.
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