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    Forgel
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    I am considering a career as a compositor, but I need someone to help me understand what is really takes.

    First off, Do you need to learn how to light and do FX work? I understand a more generalist approach is good, but are these other fields just an absolute necessary for this line of work?

    Secondly, and this is a big one, do you need to be able to write scripts and have working knowledge of python or mel? Or anyting scripting language to be a successful compositor?

    Third, Matchmoving. Is this skill essential to everyday done as a comper?

    When I see these VFX demo reels, it seems everyone has a knowledge of freaking everything. Please, anyone who could help me understand this field more thoroughly, or any links to good articles on this would be very much appreciated.

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    Anonymous

    If you’re considering a career in compositing, there a a number of things you would need to learn before jumping in. I would highly recommend you read The Art and Science of Digital Compositing by Ron Brinkmann. That book covers a lot of the technical aspects you will need to know such as lighting, colour and how the camera lens see’s the world. Also learning a bit about photography would also help you too. Also get Digital Compositing for Film and Video by Steve Wright. Antoher good read which will help you.

    In my opinion, I don’t think phyton is essential, but more of a bonus if you know how to code in it. Leaning some basic scripting may be useful for writing expressions but this can also come in time.

    I would also say match moving is essential. Work on as many tutorials as you can to master this as it is used a lot. If you’re planning on using Nuke, master the 2D and 3D tracker as well as looking at 3rd party software such as Mocha or PF Track.

    Good luck in your career

    @forgel 42117 wrote:

    I am considering a career as a compositor, but I need someone to help me understand what is really takes.

    First off, Do you need to learn how to light and do FX work? I understand a more generalist approach is good, but are these other fields just an absolute necessary for this line of work?

    Secondly, and this is a big one, do you need to be able to write scripts and have working knowledge of python or mel? Or anyting scripting language to be a successful compositor?

    Third, Matchmoving. Is this skill essential to everyday done as a comper?

    When I see these VFX demo reels, it seems everyone has a knowledge of freaking everything. Please, anyone who could help me understand this field more thoroughly, or any links to good articles on this would be very much appreciated.

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    Anonymous

    Thank you so much!

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