VFX206 Visual Effects (8)

This subject focuses on the art of visual effects and explores the creative talents responsible for imaginative visual realisation. The subject will investigate the diverse history, theory and practice of visual effects that demonstrate success and failure, realistic/unrealistic aesthetics, problem-solving skills, creative potential and technical innovation in informational, artistic, educational and entertainment contexts. Students put their gained contextual knowledge to practice in the generation of new creative work in the visual effects field.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VFX206. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed students have an existing working knowledge of compositing for photography, television, internet, movie, graphic design or other emergent media forms.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply the theory and practical aspects of visual and special effects to creative practice;
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of various applications of visual effects for a range of media uses;
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the software and hardware employed in the visual effects industry; and
  • be able to critically reflect on the creative potential of visual and special effects based multimedia.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • History, theory and practice of special effects
  • Special effects: Pre-digital, practical and optical
  • History, theory and practice of visual effects
  • Visual effects: Digital era
  • Production pipelines and workflow
  • Problem-solving and efficient solutions

Special Resources

Students will require access to a visual effects industry standard software suite and an adobe creative cloud subscription.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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