Visual Effects Major

DIGITAL PRODUCTION Majors / Specializations

Major: Visual Effects

6 Months Duration

Overview

After learning foundational art and computer animation skills and exploring a variety of 3D disciplines, you may elect to specialize in Visual Effects. Visual Effects (VFX) are any effects digitally created or enhanced for a movie, TV, or video game production. The goal of all visual effects is to keep the audience focused on the story and characters, and good VFX artists are judged by their ability to make the impossible seem absolutely real.

To do this, artists need to know cinematography, lighting and color theory, as well as having solid 2D and 3D skills. VFS extends its immersive philosophy to this specialty.

You will:

  • Develop a concept for your own original VFX scene or shot
  • Research the concept/character back story
  • Write the script
  • Plan the shots required
  • Create 3D animatics
  • Block scenes
  • Select the appropriate shooting or digital tools/techniques for your piece
  • Prepare plates
  • Work with green screen
  • Rotoscope
  • Apply 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, and camera as required
  • Render scenes
  • Digitally composite various images and shots
  • Colour-correct
  • Present progress regularly to a panel of mentors

Curriculum VISUAL EFFECT MAJOR

If you specialize in VFX, you will design and shoot your own live-action scenes, as well as study disciplines including Design, Modeling, Match Moving, Surfacing, Lighting, Digital Texture Painting, and Digital Compositing, as you create an original, high-quality VFX reel.

Students specializing in Visual Effects most often go on to work as VFX or Pre-Visualization artists in film, TV, and video games.

Program & Term Overview

Weeks 1-6

Term 1

Subjects Covered

  • 3D Fundamentals
  • Art Foundation
  • VFX History
  • VFX Production 1
  • Compositing 1
  • Photoshop 1

Weeks 6-12

Term 2

Subjects Covered

  • Concept Development
  • Real Flow 1
  • Maya for VFX 1
  • Compositing 2
  • Photoshop 2
  • VFX Production 2

Weeks 12-18

Term 3

Subjects Covered

  • Concept Development
  • Production Management
  • Preproduction
  • VFX Workshops
  • Shading
  • Matte Painting 1
  • Real Flow 2
  • Maya for VFX 2
  • Photoshop 2
  • Compositing 3
  • VFX Production 3

Weeks 18-24

Term 4

Subjects Covered

  • Concept Development
  • VFX Weeklies
  • Real Flow 3
  • Maya for VFX 3
  • Photoshop 2
  • Compositing 4
  • VFX Production 4

FINAL PROJECT

Some Important Notes for Students

  • Be punctual and attentive in the class
  • Don't feel shy to ask questions because it is also help others to understand better
  • Always welcome to participate voluntarily in the class assignments<
  • Be come with fully equipped with tools, materials and mind
  • Think, it's career oriented profession so be professional