Digital Visual Effects and Post Production - EL641

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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6 30 (15) MS A Bobrowicz


DIGM5320 (EL532) Professional 3D & Compositing





This module introduces the tools and techniques for the integration of live video footage and computer-generated elements so that students will become familiar with what is involved in visual effects film production. Weekly module workshops introduce relevant industry-standard applications, and the techniques necessary for production, resulting in a practical understanding of the entire process.


Contact hours

65 Contact hours
235 Private study hours
Total hours 300

Method of assessment

5-10 sec Camera Tracking and Lighting video (30%)
5-10 sec Short Film and 1000- word reflective report (70%)

Indicative reading


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1 Understand the key principles and techniques of live-action cinematography: Shooting and data acquisition for VFX work in film and how these can be used within a digital environment.
2 Develop and execute various digital alterations and additions to raw video footage, in order to create 'photo realistic' digitally composited shots.
3 Use proficiently a range of relevant off-the-shelf 3D and compositing applications.
4 Timetable and incorporate individual tasks into a cross-platform digital workflow
5 Understand clearly a typical production pipeline for digital visual effects and post- production.

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