20 credits at level HE4
The process of generating a model that is fit for purpose/fulfils the requirement of a creative brief is central to any physical effects practitioners skill base. With this in mind, this module aims to enable students to create a composited still/moving image that integrates convincingly a 3D physical artefact into a pre-determined environment.
The planning process for Modelmaking will be investigated and applied to a self determined model build, with the final artefact being used to generate a composited still shot.
Students will work through the use of photographic techniques such as shot angles, depth of field considerations, lighting techniques and general studio shooting approaches for choosing and framing appropriate shot types for inclusion in the completed composition.
The module lends from the skills developed in SFX 1012, Introduction to Physical Techniques, enabling students to complete a focused model build of their choice based on a self generated planning document.
On completion, students will have an understanding of Modelmaking from a more commercially focused perspective via the integration of their final model into a composited image.
The module will be delivered via a front heavy contact. Students will be taken through the planning process for a model build, looking at time and task management issues and understanding the importance of material selection, manufacturing considerations, etc. before then being tasked with the creation of their own model for a pre-determined shot.
During the model build process, students will be supported by individual contact within the class time.
Syllabus will include:
• Modelmaking ‘fit for purpose’ considerations – issues surrounding the economical use of materials, finish and time with regards to the model build and it’s final composited view;
• Planning a Modelmaking process – time management, process/build time considerations, etc.;
• Lighting considerations – matching model lighting to background, creating mood and ambience, etc.;
• Shot considerations – framing, shot angle, focal point, depth of field, etc.;
• Compositing methods and approaches –compositing approaches via appropriate software useage.
The module will be delivered via a series of sessions that outline the issues surrounding the build and compositing of models for various end shots.
The module will be assessed via two assignments, 1) a planning document and 2) the development of a model that is integrated via stills compositing into a final shot.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand how to create a plan for the development of a model within a composited scene||Generate a plan and a pre-visualised end shot|
|2.||Demonstrate an ability to create a model for a pre-determined shot||Generate a physical model that is suitable for integration into a final shot|
|3.||Create a final composited outcome in the form of a still image using appropriate photographic techniques and image manipulation via appropriate software packages||Generate a composited image that utilises photographic and appropriate software packages|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||the generation of a planning document||the generation of a model and its appropriate use within the final composited shot|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Buckles, G.M.(May 1991) Building Architectural and Interior Design Models Fast!: An Easy to Follow Step-By-Step Guide to Constructing Design Studio Models. Belpine Pub Co; ASIN: 0962929441
Pinteau, P (December 2004) Special Effects: An Oral History. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. ISBN: 0810955911
Mitchell, M (July 2004) Visual Effects for Film and Television: Focal Press. ISBN: 0240516753
Trudeau, N (May 1995) Professional Model Making: A Handbook of Materials, Methods and Techniques for Architects and Designers. Whitney Library of Design. ISBN: 0823040984
Spenik, R (September 1998) Successful Cold Casting and Mould Making. Stobart Davies Limited. ISBN: 0854420819
Sutherland, M (November 1999) Modelmaking: A Basic Guide (Norton Professional Books for Architects & Designers). W.W. Norton & Company Ltd. ISBN: 0393730425
Criss B. Mills, C.B (February 2000) Designing with Models: A Studio Guide to Making and Using Architectural Design Models. John Wiley & Sons Inc. ISBN: 047134589X
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Technologies|
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