Special Effects in Film and TV 1

Display Schedule

Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304VEF1 Z 1 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Antonín WEISER

Name of lecturer(s)

Antonín WEISER

Learning outcomes of the course unit

To introduce students with the fundamentals of digital post-production VFX technologies. Students completing the course will understand the basic principles of how to prepare and with whom to complete a project with VFX scenes. Instruction is through presentation and screenings of samples for all covered VFX techniques.

Mode of study

Přednáška formou prezentace, obrazový doprovod,ukázky z tvorby klasických filmových triků prováděných v kameře a duplikačními technologiemi i v digitální postprodukci. Analýza ukázek s podrobným rozborem. Projekce trikových pasáží,vše za přítomnosti autora většiny těchto ukázek.Diskuse s posluchači o jejich projektech.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic orientation in digital post-production technology

Course contents

This course focuses on a fundamental introduction to the technology and techniques used for creating contemporary VFX shots. This covers story analysis, visual emphasis and support of dramatic situations. This acquaints students with perspectives of VFX effects, their creation by a wide range of media and evaluation. The lecturer guides students through basic VFX techniques in film and television through film samples around the world and cameraman practice. The course also is linked to to the „Photoshp - basics of digital effects“ course. Here the students individually execute simple VFX skits.

Course topics:

  1. SIGNIFICANCE AND DIVISION OF FILM EFFECTS

VFX REQUIREMENTS

STORY ANALYSIS AND VISUAL DEVELOPMENT IN RELATION TO VFX

  1. BASIC CONCEPT OF EFFECTS TERMINOLOGY

EFFECT SHOT

SHOOTING EFFECTS

VFX - VISUAL EFFECTS - ALL ADDED IN POST-PRODUCTION

SPECIAL EFFECTS - SFX

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY 2D - 3D

  1. DIGITAL TECHNIQUES - 2D FUNDAMENTALS
  2. ROTOSCOPING - MANUAL ANIMATING, VECTOR MASKS
  3. KEYING - EXECUTING SPECIAL COLORS IN A SHOT ON A MASK
  4. TRACKING - ANALYSING SHOTS FOR MOVEMENT IN THE IMAGE
  5. COMPOSITING - ARRANGING VARIOUS ELEMENTS INTO THE SHOT
  6. EXAMPLES OF INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUES
  7. DIGITAL TECHNIQUES - 3D BASICS
  8. 3D EFFECT PRODUCTION
  9. 3D MODEL PRODUCTION
  10. 3D SCENE PRODUCTION
  11. DIGITAL COMPOSITION WITH A 3D CAMERA
  12. PRODUCTION OF FILM PROJECT WITH EFFECTS SHOTS
  13. PROJECT PRODUCTION PREPARATIONS
  14. SCRIPT
  15. TECHNICAL SCRIPT
  16. ARTISTIC PROPOSALS, PRECISE CHARACTERISTICS, CONCEPTS
  17. STORYBOARD
  18. CG STORYBOARD - WITH CAMERA MOVEMENT PLAN
  19. CAMERA SCHEMATIC
  20. TECHNOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
  21. BEGINNING MODELLING FOR POST-PRODUCTION (USED ALSI IN PREVIEW)
  22. CG ANIMATIC - PREVIEW
  23. CG PRE-LIGHTING
  24. SET PRODUCTION, PROPS AND COSTUMES
  25. TECH REHEARSALS
  26. PYROTECHNICAL REHEARSALS

A) EXPLOSIONS

B) DESTRUCTION

C) REFERENCE EFFECT REHEARSAL AND SHOTS

  1. CAMERA TECHNOLOGY SHOTS

A) LENS SELECTION

B) CAMERA SELECTION AND TESTS

C) IMAGE AND EXPOSURE TESTS

D) SELECTION OF RECORDINGS AND STORAGE

E) COMMUNICATIONS WITH VFX EXECUTORS AND ON-LINE POST-PRODUCTION

F) SELECTION OF CAMERA EQUIPMENT

G) CAMERA MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES: RAIL, SHOULDER, CRANE, DRONE

  1. SELECTION OF LIGHTING TECHNIQUE
  2. PLANNING PRACTICAL EFFECTS
  3. BUDGETS
  4. PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION
  5. PIPELINE
  6. ON-SET SUPERVISOR
  7. RECORDING - SHOOTING
  8. PLANNING POST-PRODUCTION
  9. PRODUCTION MANAGMENT AND CONTROL
  10. 2D AND 3D VFX TASKS FOR POST-PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGICAL PREPARATIONS
  11. DIGITAL CAMERA SHOOTING PARAMETERS

A. SELECTION OF SHOT ACCORDING TO DATA FLOW PARAMETERS

B. CAMERA SELECTION

  1. SENSORS AND THEIR PARAMETERS

A. BAYER MASK

B. RESOLUTION

C. PRACTICAL SENSITIVITY

D. SENSITIVITY TO DAY AND ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING

  1. IMAGE AND EXPOSURE TESTS - OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF IMAGE QUALITY
  2. DATA PREPARATION FOR SHOOTING - PRODUCTION
  3. SHOTS FROM PREVIEW
  4. PRE- LIGHTING AND SHOOTING PLANS
  5. CONCEPTS
  6. MOTION CAPTURE
  7. WORK ON LOCATION
  8. MOTION CAPTURE
  9. PREPARATIONS FOR SCREENING DAILY WORK - DAILIES
  10. ON-SET GRADING
  11. METADATA
  12. TRANSFER OF PRIMARY IMAGE DATA FROM PRODUCTION
  13. METADATA
  14. FOR NLE EDITING
  15. FOR DI PRE-GRADE - MATCH GRADING
  16. FOR CG PRODUCTION
  17. PRODUCTION OF FINAL MASTER DATA
  18. DCP FOR CINEMAS
  19. LUT - GENERATING AN DEPICTION PROFILE
  20. FOR PRODUCTION
  21. FOR MONITORING EQUIPMENT.
  22. SHOOTING - PRODUCTION
  23. KEY TECHNOLOGY SUPERVISION
  24. SELECTION OF HDRI DATA
  25. POST-PRODUCTION
  26. NLE EDITING - AVID, PREMIER
  27. CG PRODUCTION
  28. R&D

A) PRODUTION EQUIPMENT FOR PIPELINE - ORGANIZING PROJECT DATA

B) 3D EQUIPMENT

C) 3D EQUIPMENT

  1. TRACKING

A) CAMERA TRACKING

B) PLANAR TRACKING

C) OBJECT TRACKING

D) MOTION CAPTURE

  1. 3D

A) LAYOUT

B) MODELLING

C) TEXTURING

D) RIGGING/SETUP

E) ANIMATION

F) VFX

G) LIGHTING

H) RENDERING

  1. 2D

A) ROTO & PAINT - RETOUCHING AND ROTOSCOPING

B) COMPOSITING

  1. DI - COLOUR CORRECTION

Recommended or required reading

Richard Rickitt „The History and Technique Special effects“

Jon Gress„Digital visual effects & compositing“, 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on lecture and exercise participation; graded credit takes place individually through an interview - topic questions, explanations of procedures for particular examples.

Grading: Level of knowledge and orientation in the field.

Note

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Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
room 226
Room No. 226

(Lažanský palác)
WEISER A.
12:20–13:55
(lecture parallel1)
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 12:20–13:55 Antonín WEISER Room No. 226
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans