i think i need to be pointed in the right direction here.
im a ''professional'' video editor since a few weeks, and for animation/compositing i use adobe after effects at the moment.
it happens pretty often that i have to key footage and composite backgrounds and stuff. I know there are alot more compositing programs like combustion, smoke, flame, nuke etc. I just wondered if it would be useful to learn for example smoke. I also wondered what exactly the advantages are from smoke/nuke compared to after effects.
also, i was curious if someone here knows how this was made
(for example @ 2:02)
i know its made in front of a greenscreen(only the lights are ''real'') but the shadows/reflections are incredible realistic. i always just duplicate,flip and blur the original footage for things like that, but im never really satisfied with the result. is easier to do with smoke or nuke?
maybe some courses somewhere on the web wich you can recommend me for achieving such great results?