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- New South Wales
- Graduate Certificate in Visual Effects
- Postgraduate (AQF Level 8)
- Part Time
- Orientation will take place in the week prior to course commencement.
- 32 Weeks/2 semesters,Start Date:Feb 25 2013
- Nov 5 2012
ATTENDANCE PATTERN: SYDNEY // SEMESTER 1 & 2 [OFFERED NIGHTS & WEEKENDS]
Consolidate your visual effects experience and direct your knowledge and skills towards a complete, on-set studio collaboration.
This course teaches you to analyse and breakdown scripts, and to plan and execute visual effects shoots. You will engage in a series of compositing and on set exercises and you will take part in an on-set studio workshop that covers cinematography principles, on-set protocols, techniques for shooting and lighting, use of blue/green screens and a wide range of visual effects theory.
Students will explore the methodologies required to achieve visual effects effectively, and integrate them seamlessly on screen. This includes extensive Nuke Compositing training, as well as a familiarity with many other common studio tools that develop both the artistic and technical requirements of working in the field of visual effects.
The entire creative and technical process is covered: from storyboards, quoting and previsualisation, to shooting in a high-end greenscreen studio environment. Students will work on-set filming both life-action and miniature components of a project which requires planning, problem solving and an understanding of design, story and movement. This realized project will result in a broadcast-quality portfolio work that showcases the student’s technical and artistic abilities.
+ Organise and employ materials shot by a second unit for integration into VFX shots.
+ Plan requirements for VFX shots by breaking down a script.
+ Use documentation and presentation skills to clearly present visual effects requirements.
+ Practice a range of previsualisation techniques in order to plan visual effects shots.
+ Demonstrate an understanding of advanced compositing techniques and concepts.
+ Demonstrate an understanding of the broad visual effects pipeline.
1. Visual Effects Fundamentals
- This subject introduces the fundamental techniques of visual effects generation, planning and post-production, as well as the use of visual effects in creative storytelling. Topics include technical considerations such as formats, standards and VFX pipeline fundamentals.
2. On Set VFX Supervision
- This subject provides an opportunity for students to explore on-set visual effects supervision; the planning and execution of live-action shoots in an industry-standard greenscreen studio. The role of the on-set supervisor, and collaboration with key crew members is thoroughly examined. Topics include on-set etiquette, data-gathering, documentation and working with new-generation cinema cameras.
3. Nuke Compositing
- This subject provides extensive training in both the technical and artistic elements of the Nuke compositing. Lecturers are current industry compositors, able to provide real-world knowledge and develop student’s software skills to an employable degree.
- At the core of this course is the development of a visual effects project, from storyboards through to final delivery. This project is designed to be a collaboration with peers in the course. The students follow precise parameters to contribute to the telling of a creative story. The realised project is a broadcast-quality portfolio work that showcases both creative and technical skills valued by the industry.
+ Applicants will need a relevant tertiary qualification and/or appropriate industry experience at an equivalent level.
+ Students will be able to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understandings deemed to equate to AQF Level 7.
1. Curriculum Vitae
Supply a full CV, attaching 300 words on the strengths and weaknesses of your creative process and how that is reflected in your creative work.
2. Referee Questionnaire
The referee questionnaire form is to be completed by someone who can attest to your creative processes and history. The referee must not be a relative or family friend.
Your creative portfolio should demonstrate your talent and potential and illustrate your interest in this course. Be selective; we just want your best work. We are more interested in ideas and execution than production values. Clearly outline your role on the work submitted in your portfolio.
If submitting DVDs please ensure that: (i) the DVD is separated into chapters that relate to specific projects (ii) in total there is no more than 30 minutes of material (iii) the DVD includes only complete sequences of your work, not cut montages, (iv) it is not region specific, (v) the format is playable from both a laptop and DVD player. If you have questions please contact Student Services for further clarification.
4. Application task
Choose one complex moving image [no more than 30 seconds] from a project featuring both live and computer generated visual effects and breakdown the individual elements of the content describing how the work was achieved. You may articulate this visually and as a written description.
5. Proof of Residency
Submit a certified copy of your birth certificate or passport as detailed on the How to Apply page on the AFTRS website.
+ Evidence of ability to complete complex tasks.
+ Evidence of original creative thinking.