Module Title:   Visual Effects Tools and Techniques

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4063D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Year

Module Occurrence:   E

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Media, Design and Technology

Principal Co-ordinator:   Ian Palmer

Additional Tutor(s):   Mark Specvick

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To build on a thorough understanding of the Visual Effects production process by researching, analysing and developing a critical understanding of state of the art developments in Visual Effects production to provide platform for defining new practices.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Possible research topics, module requirements and expectations are outlined and discussed in a seminar. Research work is supervised and supported through the VLE as appropriate for the chosen research topics. Assessment is by individual research report and presentation.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   194.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

(i) display a critical understanding of the state of the art visual effects production technologies used within the industry as a whole
(ii) demonstrate a thorough understanding of the technical concepts behind the use of these technologies
(iii) have a critical awareness of potential visual effects advancements and their impact on the production process.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate advanced knowledge and in-depth of visual effects production technologies and their use in a production environment.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

deploy enhanced technical and critical analysis, advanced writing and presentation skills.

  Coursework   60%
 
  Research Report (3000 Words)
  Presentation   40%
 
  Report Presentation (30 mins)

Outline Syllabus:
Nature and uses of visual effects production technology.
Technical concepts of visual effects production technology.
Evaluation of technologies and research methodologies.
Current research directions in visual effects.
Reading List
Proceedings of SIGGRAPH conference, ACM. [http://www.siggraph.org/learn/conference-content]
IEEE Transactions on Visualisation & Computer Graphics [http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=2945]
The Visual Computer, Springer, [ http://link.springer.com/journal/371 ]

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