Visual Effects 2 (9257.2)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
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|Discipline Of Creative And Cultural Practice||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Utilise compositing software to implement visual effects for appropriate media outlets;
2. Discuss Compositing and Visual Effects in relation to Practical Effects such as Stunt Work, Animal Wrangling, and Armoury with professionals and non-professionals; and
3. Plan and complete visual effects for an Animation or Live Action Screen Production, including particle and practical effects and tracking within 2D and 3D scenes.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites9247 Visual Effects 1
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Industrial Light and Magic: Into The Digital Realm (Mark Cotta Vaz and Patricia Rose Duignan: Del Ray Books),
Industrial Light and Magic: The Art of Special Effects (Thomas G. Smith: Ballantine Books),
The Invisible Art: The Legends Of Movie Matte Paintings (Mark Cotta Vaz and Mark Barron: Chronicle Books),
The Art and Science of Digital Compositing (Ron Brinkmann: Morgan Kaufmann)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Details of each assessment item
1) 2d Tracking – 10% (approx. 30 seconds)
Using sourced LA footage students will apply tracking data to footage and utilise this data for camera stabilization or tracking graphics to footage.
2) Titles - 40% (approx. 30 seconds)
Building from the film examples shown in class 'Two Hands (1999)' 'Se7en (1995)' 'The Shining (1980)' 'Summer of '42 (1971)' 'The Last Picture Show (1971) ' 'Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)' Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) and 'Napoleon Dynamite (2004)' the sequence should be effective in setting up the atmosphere and tone of the film. It can be all graphics, live action and graphics or all live action. This can be a stand alone sequence or the assignment can be used to build the title sequence for there major project. Audio can be included using musical track/sound effects. Requires title of film but cast and crew credits are as desired.
3) Visual Effect – 50% (approx. 30 seconds)
Building from the film examples shown in class 'Two Hands (1999)' 'Se7en (1995)' 'The Shining (1980)' 'Summer of '42 (1971)' 'The Last Picture Show (1971) ' 'Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)' Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) and 'Napoleon Dynamite (2004)' the sequence should be effective in setting up the atmosphere and tone of the film. It can be all graphics, live action and graphics or all live action. Audio can be included using musical track/sound effects. Requires title of film but cast and crew credits are as desired.
Special assessment requirements
All submissions must be presented on a DVD disk with your name, student number, assignment number and assignment title included.
It also must have: Att: Rod Clifton written on the disk.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Non participation may have a negative impact on a student's grade because they miss key learning opportunities.
Required IT skills
Proficiency in word processing and LearnOnline Moodle are needed. Some understanding of After Effects based on unit : VFX 1
Work placement, internships or practicums