DM117: VISUAL EFFECTS
Study of the design of motion graphics and special effects used in digital video and film, web, multimedia, and interactive games. Includes video/graphics compositing techniques, 2D animation, basic 3D animation, and special effects commonly generated in digital post- production. Software such as Adobe After Effects or Apple's Motion will be used. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as CSIS 117. ADVISORY: DM/ART/CSIS 113 or DM/ART/CSIS 140 or DM/ART/CSIS 77 or THEA 17A or basic knowledge of digital video/film editing.
- Students will analyze video and synthesize complementary design for motion graphics
- Students will conceptually visualize a design incorporating good aesthetics and construct a linear storyboard for a commercial or PSA
- Students using cognitive reasoning will determine spatial attributes needed to set 2D objects in a 3D space and construct the motion image
- Students will analyze a story/video and cognitively determine elements that will be good for designing metaphorical and aesthetic looking objects for animation.
- Students will analyze motion in a 3D space and apply techniques needed to compose a digital animation
- Students will organize and edit sounds and apply them while constructing an aesthetic holistic animation scene.
- Students will determine the elements needed for a major creative motion graphics project and formulate the steps needed to work through the process.
- Students will operate computers and software in such a way as to demonstrate their knowledge of motion graphics and visual effects concepts.
- Students will discuss principles of design for motion graphics commonly used in commercial movie, game, broadcasting, or web sites.
- Students will critically evaluate commonly viewed motion graphics and describe their analysis with other members of the class.
- Students will analyze a 2D scene and insert a 3D animated character situated in a life-like manner