Master of Light

VIDEO TUTORIAL Monographic Master Class sessions about the study of light and photography applied to photorealistic integration of CGI for NUKE™ Compositors

What is the Master of Light Program?

“This program is the result of my constant lifetime research and strive to excel in the field of photorealism. An alchemy of Science, Technology and Art. It took me many years and study in different fields to be able to bring this to you in only 10 hours. Compositing, Photography, CG Lighting, Perception, Cinematography, Optics, Color Science and Management, Composition, Technique, Maths and Physics, History of Art and Storytelling.

As a VFX Supervisor I often find fundamental errors in the composites presented by many Compositors that denote a lack of deep knowledge in the phenomena of light and principles of photography. We all know that there are areas of compositing that rely heavily in procedural techniques, like for instance rig removals, clean-ups, or greenscreen extractions... but the quintessence of compositing for any senior role is the photorealistic integration of CGI, to make it look like it was shoot there with the rest of the scene, and that requires a deeper level of understanding of the art and science of capturing images and reproducing light. It requires knowledge from different disciplines that was difficult to gather until now.

I have designed these Sessions for VFX compositors with professional experience who want to improve their knowledge of Compositing in NUKE™ to skill up their careers and become Masters of Light and rise their game.

The course is open to all levels of VFX professionals. The Sessions are monographic, each class is dedicated to an advanced aspect of CGI Integration to focus maximum attention on aspects that are very difficult to be learned at a professional efficiency level of production, using a scientific methodology of observation and study with a practical application and demonstration in a combination of Science, Technology and Art. I have developed a methodology through my personal research and collaboration with high-level professionals thanks to the experience of more than 25 years in high-level projects working at the highest qualities standards of photorealism.

I offer you the possibility of increasing your professional level in just over 12 hours, where you can ask me all those questions for which you have never been able to find answers, and maybe on the way you will also you will discover new questions you've never asked yourself.

Now you can acquire the recordings of the live sessions and follow the course at your own pace. The recordings are completed with the course materials, including the CGI renders, footage and NUKE™ scripts I compose during the course. All of this at an affordable price.”
Victor Perez
Syllabus of
  • Session 1
    Aesthetics of Compositing

  • Session 2
    Sensitometry: The Characteristic Curve

  • Session 3
    Analysis of NUKE™ Color Transformation Operators

  • Session 4
    Photorealistic CGI Integration (I): The Beauty Primary Grade Process

  • Session 5
    Photorealistic CGI Integration (II): Secondary Grade Curve Modelling

  • Session 6
    Full CGI Photorealistic Shot: A Narrative Physically-Plausible Use of Light

    Session 7
  • Lensing Qualities of Light (I): Observation, Analysis & Reproduction

  • Session 8
    Lensing Qualities of Light (II): Artefacts

  • Session 9
    Reproducing Light Occlusions and Integrating Shadows

  • Session 10
    CGI Relighting Workflows & Deep Image Integration

  • Session 11
    Bonus Class

Download the Syllabus

Recordings from the Live  Sessions

You can watch the video tutorials with Victor Perez, that were recorded from the live Sessions as in any physical classroom, but with the advantage of the comfort of being at home or in your own office at the time and pace you decide. You can be anywhere in the planet and still you do not need to spend time and money in travel and accommodation to improve your career with one of the best. Victor not only shared his webcam but also his screen where he explains while making the scripts directly in NUKE ™ in front of you. By purchasing the Recordings you have instant access to all materials Victor Perez  produced during the lessons.

So you can review the full class without worrying about taking notes on the fly, to be able to pay full attention with the peace of mind that you won't miss anything. You can watch and rewatch the recordings anytime as you can download them and they remain for you.

Frequent Asked Questions

Can I take this course if I’m a Junior Compositor?

Of course you can! It is actually recommended for Junior Compositors to grow with a solid knowledge base and skill up faster. Just keep in mind this course is not an introduction to NUKE™, so we expect you to be familiar with the software, just that.

Do I need to attend any live session?

No, these are video tutorials you can download and watch at your convenience. That is one of the reasons Victor decided to make available the recordings so anyone anywhere can watch the videos at their own pace and needs. The recordings are available to you anyway, to watch when you like as many times as you like.

I am a Lighter, Can I take this course?

Yes, if you are familiar with NUKE™ you will broad your knowledge and this course will help you understand how to get better result for your renders and what can be do in compositing to put the icing on the cake of your lighting.

I am a Digital Matte Painter who uses NUKE™, Can I take this course?

Yes! You will grow your compositing skills to improve your results. If you use NUKE™ in your workflow this course is for you.

Is it in English?

Yes, this one is in English.


Video Tutorial


  • 11 Video Pre-Recorded Sessions of over 1 hour each
  • Digital Didactic Material Included (Articles and Guides + Film Scans + Multipass CG + 3D Assets + Scripts + Tools)

Some of the VFX studios where Victor Perez's former and current mentees work nowadays:

The true value of a mentor is not measured by the quality of the works he produced in the past but by the success of his mentees in the present.

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