Module Title:   Compositing 1

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4064D

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 Computing, Informatics and Media (Creative Technology)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mark Goodliff

Additional Tutor(s):   Davi Stein

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To develop students` understanding of layering multiple elements in an efficient workflow, foundation compositing techniques, multi-point tracking, colour correction and keying.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Students taught through direct instruction and supervision of tutors. Tutors also support practical work and self-directed study. Additional support is provided via a VLE.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   40.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   80.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   80.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

demonstrate a thorough understanding of the concepts behind the use of software tools to composite moving and still images in a visual effects production environment.

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

critically evaluate, select and use production standard software tools and techniques to composite moving image and still elements.

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

(i) communicate effectively.
(ii) manage time to complete given tasks to a specified deadline.

  Coursework   60%
 
  Composition of 2D Elements
  Laboratory Report   40%
 
  Logbook (2000 Words)

Outline Syllabus:
The interface, merging layers
Transformations and rotoscoping
Roto/paint and rig removal composites
Colour correction
Keying

Reading List
Nuke User Guide [ http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/nuke/user-guides/ ]
Nuke 101: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects, Ron Ganbar, Peachpit Press, ISBN 978-0321733474
The Art and Science of Digital Compositing, Ron Brinkmann, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 978-0121339609

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