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What Will You Learn?

  • When and how to perform proper rotoscoping
  • How to use After Effects and Mocha AE for rotoscoping live-action shots
  • How to apply basic and advanced techniques in rotoscoping


  • Some experience with After Effects CC and Mocha AE
  • NFT Certificate
  • 18 Lessons
  • Beginner
  • English
  • +100 XP

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Course consist of total 1h 4min of content, in total.

Section 1: Rotoscoping Basics
This is Rotoscoping
Software for Rotoscoping
Section 2: Rotoscoping Practices
Rotoscoping with After Effects - Interface Walkthrough
Rotoscoping with After Effects - Breaking it Down
Rotoscoping with After Effects - Edges and Points
Rotoscoping with After Effects - Complex Cases
SHOT TRYOUT: Rotoscope this!
Section 3: Rotoscoping Summary
Rotoscoping Best Practices
The Thing about Rotoscoping
Stay Tuned for More!
Section 4: BONUS
FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK "Why I Do VFX: The Untold Truths About Working in Visual Effects"
Bonus Lecture: NEW "VFX Production On-Set: Becoming a Visual Effects Supervisor"
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Bonus Lecture: "How to Get a Job in Hollywood"

About the Instructor

Vicki Lau

Multi-Hyphenate Artist, VFX Pro, TEDx & Keynote Speaker
91.2% of students rated this instructor as excellent!

Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects in film and television and computer programming. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead. Since then, she has worked on movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, War for the Planet of the Apes and the recent Aquaman.

At only 24 years of age, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures.

She gave a TEDx talk on visual effects and virtual reality in May 2016 at Napa Valley, CA and in November 2018, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at Elliott Masie's Learning 2018 conference, along with keynote speakers Former First Lady Laura Bush and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.

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