Autodesk Smoke Training Bootcamp

Autodesk Smoke Training Bootcamp – 2016

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Autodesk Smoke Training Bootcamp Course Description:

In this Autodesk Smoke Bootcamp training course, students will learn about Autodesk’s Smoke seamlessly integrated video editing and effects capabilities. Smoke helps you increase your productivity by combining powerful effects tools with an easy-to-use timeline editing environment. Autodesk Smoke combines a finishing package and full editing package with a node-based compositor all in one. Smoke offers amazing features, including: 3D tracking, Matchbox Timeline FX, Sparks compatibility, ConnectFX node-based compositing, 3D text and geometry, 3D workflow with Maya, dynamic trimming, segment-based LUT editor, Blackmagic Design card and device support, and much more!

In ThinkB!G’s 5-day Autodesk Smoke Training Bootcamp, students will use hands-on exercises to learn and experience all of Smoke greatest features, including: 3D visual effects tools, video editing timeline, and video effects workflows. Then you will expand your knowledge with advanced color correction, audio editing, and advanced 3D techniques will be explored.

Autodesk Smoke Intro & Advanced Available:

ThinkB!G offers Smoke training in two ways to fit your busy schedule! You can take Intro by itself for 3 days and then Advanced for 2 days when you are ready OR you can complete both trainings at once in this 5-day bootcamp! You can register for whichever option suits your needs by clicking the “Dates To Register” tab above!


Prerequisites for Attending Autodesk Smoke Training Bootcamp:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use Smoke:

Film & TV Editors
Video Editors
Motion Graphics Designers

Locations for Autodesk Smoke Training Bootcamp:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Autodesk Smoke Training Bootcamp:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Autodesk Smoke Training Bootcamp Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Related Training and Certification Courses:

Autodesk Smoke Intro
Autodesk Smoke Advanced

Autodesk Maya Intro
Autodesk Maya Advanced
Adobe After Effects Intro
Adobe After Effects Advanced
Adobe Premiere Pro Intro
Adobe Premiere Pro Advanced

Autodesk Smoke Training Bootcamp Outline

1. The Smoke Interface
The Four Tabs
Understanding the MediaHub and Media Library
Working in the Timeline Panel
A Quick Look at Timeline Effects
Using the Tools Panel

2. Importing Your Project’s Media
Importing Media into a New Project
Organizing Media within the Media Library

3. Editing a Rough Assembly
Creating a Sequence
Editing with Thumbnails
Setting Thumbnail In and Out Points
Creating Subclips
Drag-and-Drop Editing
Dragging and Dropping an Insert Edit
Basic Trimming in the Timeline

4. Editing Dialog and Advanced Trimming
Editing Dialog with the Source/Record Viewers
Trimming for Continuity
Trimming to Create Split Edits
Adding Cutaways with Three-Point Editing

5. Adding Transitions and Timewarp Effects
Importing the Opening Scene
Adding and Editing Dissolves
Creating and Customizing Wipes
Retiming a Shot Using Timewarp

6. Using Timeline Effects
Creating a Picture-in-Picture Effect Using 2D Transform
Editing and Keying a Superimposed Greenscreen Clip

7. Introduction to ConnectFX
Applying ConnectFX to a Clip
Understanding the CFX Editor
Looping and Extending Clips Using the MUX Node
Dealing with Log-Encoded Media in CFX
Assembling a Process Tree
Rotoscoping with the GMask Node
Changing the Blend Mode and Adding Blur

8. Using the ConnectFX Action Node
Moving Timeline Effects into CFX
Introducing the Action Node
Basic Compositing in Action
Building the Door
Creating ConnectFX Clips

9. Working with Audio
Importing the Opening Scene
Refining the Production Audio
Using Audio Effects
Adding Music and Sound Effects
Setting Clip Levels
Mixing with the Audio Desk

10. Color Correction
Importing the Hallway Scene
Finishing Log-Encoded Media
Adding Color Correction Effects and Working in the Timeline
Working within the Color Corrector and Warper Editors
Applying Color Corrections as Gap Effects

11. Adding Titles
Adding Text Effects on the Timeline
Saving and Reusing Titles
Arranging and Styling Text

12. Exporting from Smoke
Preparing to Export
Exporting Your Project
Archiving Your Project


All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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