Hey everyone. I've started this thread to avoid derailing another where this discussion began. My name is Chris, I'm an independent filmmaker and VFX supervisor. I've been using Nuke and Natron both for quite a while now, but since Nuke is the primary app where I work, I'm much more familiar with it and the tools it has.
Given that we live in an age where free software like Blender and Natron can enable the indie filmmaker to help tell their story, I'm working on putting together a course that covers what I believe are essential techniques and skills for indie VFX.
I've spent about month planning what effects, what order they'll be shown, etc... and I wrote a short film/trailer that incorporates them all. This last weekend I shot the short with my URSA Mini and am about to start on the VFX. Given that I'd usually use Nuke, I'm expecting a bit of a learning curve, especially in areas like keying. I really want to involve the community with this, so I'll be posting samples and before/after here for discussion and help I'm really looking forward to helping to bring more attention to Natron and helping users of other software that don't work with nodes make the switch.