VISUAL EFFECTS COMPOSITING

COURSE DURATION - 10 + 2 MONTHS OF PORTFOLIO AND SOFT SKILL DEVELOPMENT.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources/departments into one single shot, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Live-action shooting for compositing is variously called “chroma key”, “blue screen”, “green screen” and other names. Different types of compositing: CG, Live action, Stereo.

COURSE FEATURES 

Analytical

Technical

Creative

Soft skills and career prep

100% placement rate

Supervised/ Unsupervised classroom and studio access

Industry professionals (one on one interactions)

Project-based techniques

Demo/  Lectures

Individual/  Group projects

Extensive training library and online resources

Industry studio tours

Syllabus 

SEMESTER 1

Project relevant

Techniques overview

Rotoscope

Marker removal (Green screen)

Wall replacement

Logo replacement

Rod removal

Screen burn-ins

Full body roto

Muzzle fire

Invisible effects

Reflection paint out

Marker removal (Dynamic bg)

Rig removal

Ethereal effects (Ghosts)

SEMESTER 2

Project techniques

Digital make-up

Leg paint out

Digital gore

Set extension

Marker removal (extended – reflections/refractions)

Group project

DEVELOPMENT STAGE

Career prep and demo reel

Junior compositor training

Self-development

Placement and graduation

FAQ

No professional movie or video project today is completed without the use of digital enhancements. A compositor is responsible for layering all digital effects in the final cut, including color correction, integration of rendered 3-D models, object removal, and set extensions. The visual effects compositing major gives you experience creating effects for video in both live action and computer-generated integration. You will learn to integrate effects, place actors who were filmed in front of a green screen into virtual environments, merge 3-D models with live action sets, and layer video and photo elements to create stunning imagery. In an environment continuously updated with new technology and software, you will also learn proper techniques for filming your own videos for use in professional video compositing. Although you will certainly develop your artistry while earning a visual effects degree, make no mistake: visual effects compositing is a STEM-based discipline (science, technology, engineering, and math). Courses in trigonometry, calculus, and physics will provide you with an understanding of the underlying fundamentals. You will also supplement your understanding of the visual effects compositing workflow by studying animation, digital lighting, digital video and audio, and special effects. And through courses in business writing, technical writing, psychology, marketing and management, and entrepreneurship, you will become the well-rounded visual effects professional that today’s employers demand. Special Features Delve into the technical side of visual effects compositing. Learn to use our LightCraft Previzion System, the same visual effects system used in Hollywood productions, to create compelling, immersive video content. Improve your career prospects and portfolio with real-world projects that allow you to work alongside faculty and real clients. Two degrees in five years: earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer graphics technology in only five years with a special plan of study.

Visual Effects is term about everything that artists do to integrate things into an image for storytelling and enhancing audiences’ visual experience. That could be: Cleaning green-screen background and replace with another background (interior / exterior scene) Creating and adding laser beams, falling leaves, rain, snow, explosions, tower destruction, angry tsunami,… into footage. Creating and putting a giant transformer robot which is made in 3D application behind actors. Replace the actress’ beautiful face with a mechanic face that has laser eyes, metal hair, and composite skin. Adding muzzle flash to a gunshot and blood to victim body on hit. And many crazy things. There are a large amount of imaginations (and jobs, of course) when it comes to “visual effects”.

A Visual Effects Artist uses computer-generated imagery to produce visual effects industries such as interactive multimedia, TV, and film. ... This means you might choose to focus on VFX elements such as compositing (combining multiple images), rotoscoping, or tracing live action footage.