Special Effects in Film and TV 4

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304VEF4 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Antonín WEISER

Name of lecturer(s)

Antonín WEISER

Learning outcomes of the course unit

To introduce students to the range of 3D post-production technologies. Camera Dept. Master's students must have a basic bearing and knowledge of the use and ability or well-versed discussions with 3D artists in order to become a discriminating creator of the image elements of a cinematic piece. Instruction is through presentations, project samples and practical examples of compositions with 3D effects in LDK

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 by ing.Bernase – Kolorimetrie, doc.Mgr.Weiser –VFX I. a VFX II.

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

Course contents

This course continues lectures from the VFX III 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. Their application in diverse technologies and contemporary use in cinematography. Simultaneously 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.

Lecture subjects:

2. 3D PRODUCTION - CONTINUING FROM THE PREVIOUS SEMESTER

  1. LIGHTING

A.ENVIRONMENT LIGHTING - HDRI

B.POINT LIGHT

C.SPOT LIGHT

D.AREA LIGHT

E.DIRECTIONAL LIGHT

F.SUN

G.GEOMETRY EMITERS

8.SHADING

A.BASIC MATERIALS - SHADING ALGORITHMS

1.LAMBERT

2.PHONG

3.SPECULAR

4.REFRACTION

5.ANISOTROPIC

6.EMSSION

B.VOLUMETRICS

9.RENDERING

A.SCANLINE RENDERING

B.RAY CASTING

C.RAY TRACING

D.RADIOSITY

E.ANTI-ALIASING

F.MOTION BLUR

G.RENDER LAYER

H.RENDER PASS

  1. EXERCISES WITH SAMPLE SCENES
  2. VFX PROFESSIONS

1.PRE-PRODUCTION & ON SET

A.POSTPRODUCTION SUPERVIZOR

B.VFX SUPERVIZOR

2.POST-PRODUCTION

C.DATA WRANGLER

D.BEST BOY

E.RUNNER

F.3D

1.GENERALIST

2.LOOK DEV

3.RENDER WRANGLER

G.2D

1.ROTO & PAINT OPERATOR

2.COMPOSITOR

3.ONLINE EDITOR

H.DI

1.COLORIST

3.CONTEMPORARY PROFESSIONS AND THEIR WORK

4 . REVIEW - PREPARATION OF EFFECTS PROJECT


1.PLANNING

2.ANALYSIS

3.ARTISTIC PROPOSALS

4.PRECISE CHARACTERISTICS

5.TECH REHEARSALS

6.BUDGEST

7.PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION

8.PIPELINE

9.ON-SET SUPERVIZOR

10.SHOOTING RECORDING

11.POST-PRODUCTION PLANNING

12.PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

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

Dough Kelly :“Digital Compositing in Depth“ - Coriolis Group

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.

Note

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Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer 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
room 226
Room No. 226

(Lažanský palác)
WEISER A.
15:40–17:15
(lecture parallel1)
Thu
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 15:40–17:15 Antonín WEISER Room No. 226
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

The subject is a part of the following study plans