This course is designed to introduce students to the art and science of visual effects for broadcast and digital film-making.
Topics covered include the visual effects workflow, video technology, image processing, creating mattes, tracking, and compositing. Understanding the difference between a visual effect and a special effect. Determining when to choose whether to create a visual effect or a special effect and determine when the two techniques can work together. Understanding basic image processing techniques. Pull mattes using various image processing techniques including chroma-keying. Track motion data using various techniques. Describe and use the compositing process and identify major applications used in the industry.
At the end of the workshop, students will have learned basic compositing and how the VFX field integrates computer graphics and 3D components with live-action plates.