Animation and Special Effects Compositing
Work in 2D and 3D as you learn about storyboarding, timing, framing, rendering, and grading. Take your project from concept to final presentation. Understand resourcing, development and process. Work towards a career in compositing or animation.
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply industry standard digital compositing skills
- create original media elements and/or edit existing elements for compositing use
- develop and reflect upon animations that illustrate the process of layers, filters and effects
- implement the composition of still images, video and 3D elements
- plan the resource needs for a compositing project
- 2D tracking, 3D tracking and camera matching CG to video backplates
- Compositing render layers, 3D integration into backplates
- Colour grading, layer matching
- Successful storyboarding
- Fundamentals of timing, framing, story telling and audio
- Formal presentation of Project Animatic
- Particles, simulation and refinement
- Project development
- Project refinement
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-DIG120-Animation and Special Effects Compositing (No longer available)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
- Equipment requirements - Computer capable of running project-relevant animation software
- Software requirements - Relevant Animation Software (eg. Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, zBrush etc)
This subject was previously known as DIG120 Animation and Special Effects Compositing.
This subject develops students’ skills and conceptual approaches in the art of digital compositing. Compositing is the act of blending various visual elements together into a seamless video form. It can be seen in special effects for film, web site banners, TV title sequences, TV commercials, architectural walkthroughs and training simulations. Students will have the opportunity to develop their conceptual approaches and explore the technical possibilities of animation and special effects compositing through hands-on production experimentation.
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- Exercises (20%)
- Proposal (40%)
- Project (40%)
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