Digital Compositing - EL868

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
(version 3)
Autumn and Spring
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7 15 (7.5) MR D Byers Brown


EL831 - Digital Visual Art Set-up





difference keys, luma keys, chroma keys, garbage mattes.

2D and 3D Tracking:
techniques to track elements from a live action background plate

Video compositing:
blending modes, motion attributes, rotoscoping, using alpha channels.


Contact hours

Contact 32 hours
Total student workload will be 150 hours

Method of assessment

Assessment is by means of two portfolio submissions:
Portfolio 1(20%) is a collection of completed workshop exercises of composited shots.
Portfolio 2 (80%) is an original composite containing examples of all processes taught.

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Add and subtract seamlessly photographic elements from digital video clips using paint tools alone;
2. Composite a moving digital video element from one or more clips seamlessly into another;
3. Change seamlessly lightings, camera moves and framings, colour balances and film textures on existing digital video clips;
4. Build and match camera movements of 3D environments from and to the 2D evidence in digital video clips;
5. Animate and light a 3D computer graphics object for seamless compositing into a live action digital video clip.

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