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Valid for year : 2011
 
TNCG13 SFX - Tricks of the Trade, 6 ECTS credits.
/SFX - Tricks of the Trade/

For:   ACG   MT  

 

Prel. scheduled hours:
Rec. self-study hours: 160

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Media Technology

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

Aim:
To bring together all the various topics in computer graphics by exposing students to developers and users of this technology in the SFX industry.
The learning outcomes of this course are as follows:
  • Ability to reason and criticize SFX in a Film
  • Ability to link in earlier theoretical learning to real production in Film
  • Ability to work with advanced software tools used in SFX production


Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Image Based Rendering

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Organisation:
The course will be presented in a series of invited lectures given by professionals working in the SFX industry. Various aspects of the SFX production pipeline will be presented. Several films will be examined and the techniques discussed. In the project assignment hands on experiences of working with and extending state-of-the -art tools for SFX production will be obtained.

Course contents:
This course will examine several films to explore the tricks of the trade. We will examine contemporary films, which use techniques that have been taught throughout the programme. The guest lecturers from industry will represent different stages of the SFX production ranging from research and development to compositing of final sequences.
The learning outcomes of this course are as follows:
  • Ability to reason and criticize SFX in a Film
  • Ability to link in earlier theoretical learning to real production in Film
  • Ability to work with advanced software tools used in SFX production


Course literature:
No formal textbook. However, a selection of scientific papers relating to the selected films that are chosen between students and the lecturer will be made on a case by case basis.

Examination:
Assignment
Project work
3 ECTS
3 ECTS
 



Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Dag Haugum
Examiner: Jonas Unger
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Last updated: 02/22/2011