Module Title:   Compositing 2

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4065D

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:   To be arranged

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   EM-4064D

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To extend the students understanding and application of compositing techniques into production pipelines and adding an understanding of cameras and an introduction to the 3D techniques employed in compositing.

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...

understand advanced techniques used to composite moving and still images in a production environment.

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

critically evaluate, select and use advanced techniques and production standard software tools to composite moving and still images and CG rendered 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 a 3D Model
  Laboratory Report   40%
 
  Logbook (2000 Words)

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to 3D camera projections
Camera tracking
Compositing 3D render passes
CG elements integration and interactions
The Showreel

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
Digital Compositing for Film and Video, Steve Wright, Focal Press, ISBN 978-0240813097
Digital Compositing with Nuke, Lee Lanier, Focal Press, ISBN 978-0240820354

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