Rotoscoping is a unique visual effects technique that needs a high technical knowledge that involves of strokes, stenciling, masking and tracing. Technique that manually creates matters from an element on a live-action plate so it may be composited over another layers and backgrounds. It can be assisted with efforts of frame-by-frame, manual tracking and motion tracking to achieve high-end quality output.
Plate preparation artist also knows as clean-up or paint artist. Must have a keen eye for details, detecting any unwanted elements and clutters and remove them seamlessly. Artist would have to remove markers, wires, B/G screen seams and rigs based from the clients’ and internal notes through digital painting and upon approval it will be passed along to the pipeline.
Most likely, its restoration of the initial shot(s) including the damage caused by scrathces and dust. Several techniques added to it with frame-by-frame painting, patching using grid warps and motion-tracking or with along side of the camera that was given from the camera or matchmoving department.
Compositing artist is one of the key players in the post-production process. They are leaders for helping out for the final output of what we saw in the big screen either its full computer-graphics animation or a film based output.
Compositing involves the full aethetics, with irreproachable knowledge of photography, lighting, color-theories and alike. With prior client satisfactions is their first goal, and may considered as the modern magicians regarding on digital aspects.
Compositing is a merge of all visual assets (includes CGIs) on live-action footage into a single image. Some various methods includes chroma keying, blue-screens, green-screens, mattes from rotoscopes and full cg to digital manipulates into a seamless visual outputs.
All images in this page was own by Elohim Tampus who worked more than a decade in the hollywood based VFX films. Elohim worked at some notable VFX studios like Double Negative, Weta Digital, BaseFX, HPI, and Tre14 and name a few. Check his IMDB bios here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3520408