July 6th, 2011,10:50 AM
As I mentioned in the other thread. Get Silhouette, it's what all roto'ing professionals use freelance and in house. It's worth knowing Nuke though as it's definitely a great tool for roto artists, even if mainly used for compositing. digital Projections been the main one you'll hear about.
Using footage would be fine to get you the first few jobs. Then you can obviously start replacing those shots with professional ones pretty quickly. When making a reel show your shape breakdowns and over grey too. But, don't make it too lengthy. On a long shot you could just wipe between them in the one shot for example.
I recommend signing up for fxphd to learn basics in Nuke. They're also doing an Silhouette roto course this term, so could be good.
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