Digital Effects and Compositing

Prerequisite: Video Production I. 42 classroom hours.

Fall 2014
  • DIG345A Mon 6:00-9:00 Mougianis Sign Up

This course covers digital methods of combining video, photographs, graphics, text & other visual elements and manipulation of those elements to tell a story. Most work will be done using Adobe AfterEffects, but the course will include other software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Topics include gaining an understanding of the structure of digital images, transparency and masking, chroma keying, using layers and depth, keyframe animation, image processing, effects and their use, formats, input and output of imagery and workflow methods. Grading is based on assignments, exams and class participation. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.