20 credits at level HE5
This module consolidates skills and knowledge gained in the Digital Sound Production Skills, Video Editing and Media Production and in Digital Production and Post Production Techniques modules, and encourages students to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in those modules with the new learning gained in this module. This module builds on post production techniques from the Digital Production and Post Production Techniques module, enabling students to learn other relevant applications. The work students undertake should exploit their strengths and allow the enhancement and development of additional skills. Students will analyse current post-production techniques and technologies, and apply them to their individual projects. They will evaluate and apply a wide range of post-production techniques to stylise moving image sequences and will design and produce an individual professional portfolio of post-production work suitable for output to a variety of different media. Work students produce for this module will be expected to be of a near-professional standard.
Understanding complex compositing principles and theories; Project management; Practical preparation of materials for compositing work; Working with stills and moving images; Preserving structures and attributes of layers and imported files; Synchronising audio to compositions/motion/masks; Using and applying nesting techniques; Rendering compositions for a variety of output; Creating motion using animation, paths and layers; Introduction to advanced colour perception and theories; Applying complex colour manipulation and correction to images; Principles of keying methods and assessing masking requirements; Evaluation (efficency and effectiveness of techniques). Efficient work flow.
Teaching and learning will be promoted through lectures, practical exercises, research, and discussions. A blended-learning approach will be adopted and course materials will be available on a VLE.
You will agree a project at level HE5 with your tutor, undertake the project justifying your choices and present a portfolio of your work (you will be provided with a briefing sheet detailing the contents of the portfolio). You will provide evidence of your experimentation whilst undertaking the project, an evaluation of the final product, the process of achieving the final product, and your critique of the work of others in the form of a digital diary.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Plan a project that has been agreed with your tutor that requires the use of complex techniques.||1.1 agree your project, and schedule for its completion, with your tutor ensuring that it will allow you to demonstrate complex techniques.|
|2.||Have explored and demonstrated complex post production techniques and compositing solutions for your project.||
2.1 demonstrate a variety of complex skills, techniques and compositing solutions that you have experimented with prior to arriving at your completed project.
2.2 select appropriate solutions for your project and justify your choices.
|3.||Demonstrate critical evaluation of the finished project in relation to the extent to which you have used efficient and effective techniques and the processes you have engaged in to undertake the project.||
3.1 critically evaluate your completed project in term of your use of efficient and effective techniques.
3.2 reflect on and critically evaluate the processes you have engaged in to undertake the project.
|4.||Have evaluated the work of others (e.g., peers) in relation to their use of effective and efficient techniques.||4.1 critique the work of others (e.g., peers) in relation to their use of effective and efficient techniques.|
|5.||Make suggestions on how you could improve your own project work based on the critique of your own work and the work of others.||5.1 suggest how you could have improved your own project work based on the critique of your own work and the work of others.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Project Portfolio -agree project and schedule with tutor -identify your learning needs -select appropriate solutions -justify choices (500 words) -completed project to near industry standards -suggestions for improvement (200 words)||Digital Diary -evidence of experimentation -Evaluation of your completed project (400 words) -Evaluation of the process you engaged in to complete the project (400 words) -Critique the work of others (400 words)|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Adobe Creative Team (2007) ‘Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book’ Adobe
Brinkman, R. (1999) ‘The Art & Science of digital Compositing publishers’ Academic Press, London; UK
De Lancie, P. (2001) ‘DVD Production: a practical resource for DVD’ Focal Press, London; UK
Foster, J. (2006) ‘After Effects and Photoshop: Animation and Production Effects for DV and Film’ John Wiley & Sons
Kelly, D. (2000) ‘Digital Compositing in Depth publishers’ Paraglyh Press
Meyer, M & T (2007) ‘After Effects Apprentice DV Expert Series’ CMP
Weinman, L. (2003) ‘After Effects 6:hands on training’ Peachpit Press, California; US
Wright, S. (2002 ) ‘Digital compositing for film and video’, Focal Press, London; UK
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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