Special Effects in Film and TV 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304VEF2 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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

Completion of lectures by ing.Hřebačky - Digitální Workflow1.

Completion of lectures Colorimetrics by, doc.Mgr.Weiser –VFX I..

Courses with teaching asst. .J.Ježek – SkatchUP, and Frame Forge

Course contents

This course continues lectures from the VFX I course. The lecturer guides students through the fundamentals of VFX technology in the film and television industry in film examples from around the world and from cameraman practice. There are preparations of project with VFX scenes and the basics of workflow in production and post-production. Simultaneous with the lectures, there will be classes with practical tasks in „VFX exercises“ in the department studio in LP and in the LDK workshop. Students complete the tasks individually under the supervision of teaching asst. J. Ježek and assoc prof. A.Weiser.

Recommended or required reading

Richard Rickitt „The History and Technique Special effects“,

Steve Wright „ Digital Compositing for Film and Video“, First edition

Steve Wright „Digital Compositing for Film and Video“, Second Edition

Jon Gress„Digital visual effects & compositing“, 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on lecture and exercise participation; individual exams through an interview - topic questions, explanations of procedures for particular examples.

Grading: Level of knowledge and orientation in the field.



Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 226
Room No. 226

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 18:10–19:45 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