RTV347 - Graphics for Video Production

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Subject Title
Graphics for Video Production

Subject Description
Over the past 20 years, computer graphics has come to dominate film, TV and special effects production. With the sophisticated tools available, studios and producers rely on special effects artists, compositors and animators to complete many of their shots. This subject is the first of two that provides the students with the focused knowledge and understanding of computer graphics and the process of creating animation and special effects. Students will learn the intricate process of 3D modeling and animation for standalone graphics as well as to incorporate into live action footage. Due to the intense digital nature of this subject, students are strongly encouraged to advance their computer skills outside the class, so they can focus on learning the techniques and practice with the tools in class. This subject is presented as an actual production environment where a project must be completed within set deadlines while utilizing available resources. Students are responsible for meeting deadlines and will be evaluated based on their projects technical and creative results. The second phase of this subject will be taught in the fourth semester that will include in-depth training for compositing (Visual Special Effects).

Credit Status
Broadcasting - Television Diploma Program

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. Produce and utilize 2D textures for 3D models.
  2. Construct 3D models utilizing 2D graphics.
  3. Animate 3D models.
  4. Utilize basic lighting techniques within 3D scenes.
  5. Produce pre-production storyboards for animated sequences.
  6. Correctly render animated sequences with colours calibrated for NTSC.
  7. Properly prepare animated sequences for output to 2D compositing software.

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.

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 http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students 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.