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Imagineer Systems Partners with VFX Industry Veteran, Renown Nuke, Shake Expert to Develop Tutorial Series for mocha

Telly Award Winning Master Trainer Steve Wright to Develop Series of In-Depth, Practical, Workflow Themed mocha Tutorials (September 03, 2010)
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Imagineer Systems ( today announced it has partnered with VFX industry veteran and Telly Award winning master trainer, Steve Wright, to develop a series of in-depth, workflow themed tutorials designed to provide customers with a comprehensive understanding of the techniques to master planar tracking and rotoscoping with mocha. 

The first tutorial in the series is available today online at and focuses in great detail on defining, and explaining the basic concepts, capabilities and possibilities enabled by planar tracking, Imagineer’s signature technological achievement.

"We’ve always known that, to truly impress upon our customers and prospects the impact of planar tracking and mocha, is to show them.  While we’ve been able to successfully demonstrate the features of mocha through videos and tutorials, we have identified the need to have a clear and consistent training resource," said Ross Shain, chief marketing officer of Imagineer Systems.  "Partnering with Steve Wright will enable us to educate our customers in a way that immerses them in real-world workflow challenges, and lets them experience mocha through the eyes of a world-renown master trainer.  This partnership is a significant win for our customers."

"As a result of my strategic relationship with Imagineer Systems, I will be working closely with the team to develop the kind of tools that will help tell the story, and explain the intricacies of mocha for the benefit of their customers and potential buyers.," added Steve Wright.  "Imagineer Systems decided that they wanted the highest quality video tutorials for their customers, so I am honored that they selected me to produce them."

Well known in the industry as an expert compositor and master trainer for Nuke and Shake, Steve has spent the past several months working with mocha in several workflow scenarios to ensure he captures the full scope and depth of mocha’s capabilities, including seamless export to Nuke, how mocha supports multi-layer film resolution projects, as well and mocha’s role in 2D-to-3D conversion workflow, increasingly in demand in Hollywood, India, and other 3D conversion hot-spots.  On that topic, Steve continued:

"I teach Nuke compositing for stereo 3D conversion and have recently seen an explosion in the use of mocha for 3D conversion.  The 3D conversion process is extremely labor intensive, and 80% of that is roto.  As a result, the productivity gains from mocha are critical to the conversion business model."

About Steve Wright
Steve Wright is a Senior Compositor, 2D Technical Director and a senior industry veteran in visual effects compositing with over 20 years of production experience. He has over 70 film credits such as "Night at the Museum 2", "Shutter Island", "Solaris", "Traffic", "U-571", "Air Force One", "Hart's War" and many, many more and has also created the visual effects for 70 broadcast television commercials. Steve is now a master trainer traveling around the world conducting VFX compositing training for major visual effects studios using Nuke and Shake, and has won two ‘Telly Awards’ for his Nuke tutorials.  He also produces training programs and conducts classes and workshops both on-line and location based. He has published two books on this fascinating subject (available on and his Nuke and Shake training videos are available on He is a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) and the Digital Cinema Society (DCS).

About Imagineer Systems 
Imagineer Systems Ltd innovates and markets next-generation visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets.  Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Shutter Island, Invictus, G-Force and the Harry Potter series. Imagineer’s desktop product line consists of monet - placement station, mokey - removal station and the mocha family of tracking and roto products: mocha, mocha for After Effects and mocha for Final Cut.  Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.  For more information visit  

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