Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate
Film and Digital Media Institute (1-6)
Creating Visual Effects for Film and Video
Interface Media Group (IMG) Creative Director Dave Flood and Senior Designer Dave Taschler will be teaching a class at American University focusing on the creative application of special effects: “From Imagination to Reality”. Special Effects have been a part of film history for over a century starting with the early films of George Méliès to the “Star Wars” films by George Lucas to today’s “Avatar” . Pioneering visual effects techniques from both in-camera and digital will be discussed along with the tools available on the desktop. With more than 20 years of creating and designing for film and video, the Dave’s offer professional tips to the intermediate EFX artist. Discover the fun and excitement behind creating the Apple itunes spots, the Juno title credits, virtual scenery and more to take your project to the next level.
This course covers advanced techniques for seamlessly blending live and computer-generated elements to create visual effects for film and video. Students plan, shoot, and create their own visual effects projects by making use of digital still cameras, SD and HD video (including tapeless workflow), and extensive greenscreen. Includes greenscreen production, keying, effects creation, rotoscoping, motion tracking, match-moving, and color correction. Prerequisite: COMM-454/654 or experience with Adobe After Effects.
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