INM450 - Advanced VFX and Motion Graphics

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Subject Title
Advanced VFX and Motion Graphics

Subject Description
This is a hands-on course which provides a deeper dive into visual effects and animation. It further builds on the students understanding of the art of compositing. Working with industry standard visual effects software tools, the course is designed for students who want to gain skills in compositing as it applies to the use of visual effects for interactive web and game-based experiences. Students create 2D and 3D sequences and animations and apply them to video as well as interactive and game-based environments.

Credit Status
Interactive Media Design Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Construct 2D and 3D scenes.             
  2. Create and utilize a variety of different video formats. 
  3. Produce composited sequences using multiple layers.
  4. Utilize effects to manipulate individual layers of footage.
  5. Correctly output sequences for use in other software packages.
  6. Output a variety of different image aspect ratios for specific formats as well as in a variety file formats.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.