Module Title:   2D Visual Effects Tools and Techniques

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4066D

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     EM-4065D

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To build on a thorough understanding of the 2D Visual Effects production process by researching, analysing and developing a critical understanding of state of the art developments in 3D 2D Visual Effects production

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.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   198.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   2.00          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 2D Visual Effects production technologies used within the industry as a whole
(ii) understand the technical concepts behind the use of these technologies
(iii) have an awareness of potential 2D advancements and their impact on the production process.

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

demonstrate advanced knowledge of one or more 2D Visual Effects production technologies and its 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 2D Visual Effects production technology.
Technical concepts of 2D Visual Effects production technology.
Evaluation of technologies and state of the art techniques and approaches.
Current research directions in 2D and 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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