Introduction to Visual Effects





This is an introduction to the visual effects pipeline. You will be walked through the process of creating a short film featuring live action, animation, and other visual effects. We will start with the storyboarding process then move on to working with live action elements, including green-screen characters and background plates. We will animate, light, render, and composite a computer generated character into the shots. Finally we will edit the shots together, color correct and output the final film.


Course Syllabus

As a result of successfully completing this course, students...

Will be able to:

  • Storyboard
  • Shoot green screen footage
  • Animate a character
  • Light and render the character
  • Composite the character into the footage of the students
  • Do final edits
  • Color correction and output

Will display the following attitudes/professional behaviors:

  • Meet assigned deadlines
  • Accept and apply critiques
  • Analyze and discuss work using industry specific terminology
  • Prepare for and contribute to class discussions and critiques

Course Additional Information

Additional Fees: Occasionally a course will require additional fees. These fees cover labs, materials, equipment costs, and more.

Virtual Onsite Course Start and End Dates: September 24, 2022 — November 05, 2022


Course Schedule

Code Start date End date Course Type
AE ANM34September 24, 2022November 5, 2022Virtual Onsite via Zoom




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