1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of SCME3014, VEED9003 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic will provide students with an understanding of historical innovation in the feature film and television Visual Effects industry. Students will be guided through an overview of the processes and practices of Visual Effects from the dawn of the 20th century and get an insight into the techniques that are still as appropriate today as they were over 100 years ago. Seminars will be in the form of screenings of relevant work and hands on practical demonstrations covering specific themes including, The History of Visual Effects, Visual Effects Fundamentals, Cinematography for VFX, Working in VFX, Matte Painting, Green Screen, Tracking and Grading.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide a theoretical and historical introduction to the use of VFX in the film industry
  • Introduce students to a range of VFX techniques used in the film industry
  • Develop students’ ability to analyse critically VFX techniques in the film industry
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the role of VFX in the film industry over time, including the analysis of films whose use of technology has influenced the industry
  2. Theoretically analyse VFX segments from historically significant VFX movies
  3. Communicate their understanding of VFX technical concepts and theories both verbally and in writing