Dover Studios Releases Shake Techniques 2nd Edition Visual Effects Training Video


Last Updated: April 20, 2009 7:37 pm GMT
(Halifax, Nova Scotia--April 20, 2009) Dover Studios, Inc. announced the release of Shake Techniques 2nd Edition, their latest visual effects training video.

Shake Techniques 2nd Edition provides compositors with a variety of solutions that can be applied to everyday compositing challenges.

The second edition has been completely updated and features crystal clear 1080p high definition video.

Through a series of in-depth lessons, visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden & Russell Hazelden, share tips and techniques that will help you create better composites in Shake.

Essential topics include several approaches to stabilizing footage including the Stabilize node that uses motion trackers, and the SmoothCam node that uses optical flow technology. Learn how to use the Defocus node and see how it can be used to simulate a real lens by creating the Bokeh lens effect.

Discover how to pull a key from a bluescreen shot by using the Keylight keyer and learn how to use the Keylight status mode to troubleshoot a key.

Advanced topics include: creating a procedural animation using an audio file and an expression, and building a composite using an external matte with the SwitchMatte node. Demystify the topic of alpha channels by learning what the terms premultiplied and unpremultiplied really mean.

Pricing and Availability
For more information visit and watch the free preview. Shake Techniques 2nd Edition is available now as a download for $49.95 (US). Single user and multi-user site licensed versions of the video are available.

About Dover Studios
Dover Studios, Inc. was founded in 2000 by Andrew Hazelden & Russell Hazelden to provide professional training for visual effects artists working in the film and television industry. Visual effects artists have relied on Dover Studios training videos for years to help them meet the challenges of learning new skills. Satisfied customers around the world include students, freelancers, visual effects studios, universities and businesses.

Dover Studios visual effects training videos are specifically designed to help artists advance their skills in a way that is flexible, convenient, and affordable. The training videos are available as direct downloads from the Dover Studios website which allows artists to start learning new techniques right away and at their own pace.


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