Specialist in Visual FX and Compositing (SVC)

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Program Objective & Description

This program seeks to further develop understanding of photographic application for enhancing individual styles at an advanced level as an aspect of professional practice within the design context. Students will investigate and develop an individual approach using processes and practices in the origination and execution of visual ideas. Students will be required to work across a range of technologies to experiment and explore within the illustrative domain. These skills and knowledge may be applied to commercial outcomes. Visual effects help to recreate interesting phenomena in the world of movies like natural disasters, bomb blasts, flying objects, superheroes, volcanoes etc. The VFX is usually done at the last stage that is the post-production in editing but it is planned at the pre-production and production stage under the guidance of the director and VFX supervisor after the story is finalized.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Those who are looking forward for a career in Multimedia making can apply for this course.

10th Standard – Pass or Fail. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply.

10 months at 4 hours a day and 5 days a week

To study Multimedia you don’t need to have any prior technical knowledge. You will be mentored on all required techniques and technologies as and when required. The passion and flair to excel and make a career is the driving force.

Typically, the Certificate in Multimedia program follows the course sequence outlined here, however, Aniframes College of Arts & Multimedia reserves the right to modify or change curriculum, class schedules and/or course sequence as it deems necessary to ensure that student and institutional goals are met.

  • Graphic Design

Conveying a specific message to a targeted audience requires a professional with creative skills who is referred to as a graphic designer. Graphic design is the study and practice of communicating ideas and information through printed, environmental and digital presentations This subject provides the fundamental technical and creative skills required for a graphic designer.

The subject is a mix of Typography and images we try to integrate messages that interest, inform, and persuade intended audiences. We also use research, critical thinking, creativity, and a range of problem – solving principles to solve complex visual communication problems within the constraints of time, space, budget, and technology.

In this subject students learn how to produce digital images, illustrations, and layouts, addressing such foundational design theory topics as color, typography and composition. Class assignments involve hands-on photo editing, logo design, poster design, magazine covers and layouts, and many other important practices.

Students will gain proficiency in the following softwares in this subject. 
• Adobe Photoshop 
• Adobe Indesign 
• Adobe Illustrator 
• Corel Draw 

  • Web Design

Web Design subject provides fundamental technical, creative, and critical thinking skills for a career in Web design. Students build proficiency in the technologies that Web design clients and employers demand. Students are taught the fundamentals of visual design techniques to make their work stand out. Students learn how to create digital images and interactive page elements, build Web sites compliant to the international web standards with HTML, CSS, and design sites that are functional and creatively appealing.

Students will learn how to plan a website using a structured document, site navigation types, creating web illustrations like buttons, banners & bars, typography for web, scribbling the layout, creating web templates, slicing the templates, recognizing good design vs. bad design, optimizing graphics and images for faster downloads.

Students will also learn to create animated contents to be integrated in a website, creating e-greetings, animated banners and other web components, e-presentations, Advanced Action Script 3.0, Overview of Search engine optimization, Domain hosting, Site uploading & Maintenance.

Students will gain proficiency in the following softwares in this subject. 
• Adobe Photoshop 
• Adobe Dreamweaver 
• Adobe Flash with Action Script 
• HTML and CSS 
FTP (File transfer protocol) and a host of other tools.

  • 3D Architectural Visualisation

The Architectural Visualization subject empowers students with the necessary skills required to take structural design, from drawings to full-blown 3D animated presentations and stills. This subject has been exclusively devised keeping in mind the latest trends in design, pre-visualization technology and offering realistic scenarios for handling all kinds of projects.

  • Modeling

Students examine 3D modeling techniques, terminology and methods. Students learn basic 3D modeling by using specific toolsets with an emphasis on modeling efficiently and correctly. Students will explore methods of modifying and deforming geometry, and apply skills to architecture, landscapes, vehicles, and characters.

  • Texturing & Lighting

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology and techniques of computer-generated 3D texturing and lighting. Students will create and apply textures to 3D objects, as well as work with concepts and techniques that will be used to render realistic objects and scenes. Students will explore the use of Photoshop and other software tools to create texture sources, and will work to create various real-world lighting effects, textures, texture maps and lighting schemes for 3D objects.

  • Animation

Students are presented with the fundamentals of animating in a 3D environment. Students will explore the principles used in traditional cartoon animation, and how they affect modern digital animation techniques used in current industries. Students will learn how to pre-visualize an animation before producing it, and then move through a series of basic digital animation techniques to realize the final product. Animation skills will be developed through animating objects and infusing them with human characteristics, including a realistic walk cycle, action studies, and a final acting scene.

  • Editing

In this subject students edit and work on motion picture footages. Having at their disposal a range of high quality raw footage, students work on all stages of postproduction: from rough cut, to fine cut, and locked picture. Students are expected to contribute to the completion of their film using the skills acquired throughout the curriculum: from sound design and scoring, to title design, color correction, and visual effects (if applicable). At the end of this class students will deliver a completed film, which will be ready to promote and submit to film festivals and competitions.

  • Portfolio

Students will create the presentation elements that surround the main demo reel. Students will learn how to make successful presentations that address the needs expressed in a variety of job descriptions. Presentation materials created in class will include visual branding, creating reel openers and closers, and the compilation of any traditional artwork. Students will also learn how to layout and implement an artist-friendly portfolio web site. This class will culminate in a finished, professional demo reel on a DVD presented to a large audience for feedback and a modular portfolio website.

Typically, the Certificate in Multimedia program follows the course sequence outlined here, however, Aniframes College of Arts & Multimedia reserves the right to modify or change curriculum, class schedules and/or course sequence as it deems necessary to ensure that student and institutional goals are met.

  • Graphic Design

Conveying a specific message to a targeted audience requires a professional with creative skills who is referred to as a graphic designer. Graphic design is the study and practice of communicating ideas and information through printed, environmental and digital presentations This subject provides the fundamental technical and creative skills required for a graphic designer.

The subject is a mix of Typography and images we try to integrate messages that interest, inform, and persuade intended audiences. We also use research, critical thinking, creativity, and a range of problem – solving principles to solve complex visual communication problems within the constraints of time, space, budget, and technology.

In this subject students learn how to produce digital images, illustrations, and layouts, addressing such foundational design theory topics as color, typography and composition. Class assignments involve hands-on photo editing, logo design, poster design, magazine covers and layouts, and many other important practices.

Students will gain proficiency in the following softwares in this subject. 
• Adobe Photoshop 
• Adobe Indesign 
• Adobe Illustrator 
• Corel Draw 

  • Web Design

Web Design subject provides fundamental technical, creative, and critical thinking skills for a career in Web design. Students build proficiency in the technologies that Web design clients and employers demand. Students are taught the fundamentals of visual design techniques to make their work stand out. Students learn how to create digital images and interactive page elements, build Web sites compliant to the international web standards with HTML, CSS, and design sites that are functional and creatively appealing.

Students will learn how to plan a website using a structured document, site navigation types, creating web illustrations like buttons, banners & bars, typography for web, scribbling the layout, creating web templates, slicing the templates, recognizing good design vs. bad design, optimizing graphics and images for faster downloads.

Students will also learn to create animated contents to be integrated in a website, creating e-greetings, animated banners and other web components, e-presentations, Advanced Action Script 3.0, Overview of Search engine optimization, Domain hosting, Site uploading & Maintenance.

Students will gain proficiency in the following softwares in this subject. 
• Adobe Photoshop 
• Adobe Dreamweaver 
• Adobe Flash with Action Script 
• HTML and CSS 
FTP (File transfer protocol) and a host of other tools.

  • 3D Architectural Visualisation

The Architectural Visualization subject empowers students with the necessary skills required to take structural design, from drawings to full-blown 3D animated presentations and stills. This subject has been exclusively devised keeping in mind the latest trends in design, pre-visualization technology and offering realistic scenarios for handling all kinds of projects.

  • Modeling

Students examine 3D modeling techniques, terminology and methods. Students learn basic 3D modeling by using specific toolsets with an emphasis on modeling efficiently and correctly. Students will explore methods of modifying and deforming geometry, and apply skills to architecture, landscapes, vehicles, and characters.

  • Texturing & Lighting

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology and techniques of computer-generated 3D texturing and lighting. Students will create and apply textures to 3D objects, as well as work with concepts and techniques that will be used to render realistic objects and scenes. Students will explore the use of Photoshop and other software tools to create texture sources, and will work to create various real-world lighting effects, textures, texture maps and lighting schemes for 3D objects.

  • Animation

Students are presented with the fundamentals of animating in a 3D environment. Students will explore the principles used in traditional cartoon animation, and how they affect modern digital animation techniques used in current industries. Students will learn how to pre-visualize an animation before producing it, and then move through a series of basic digital animation techniques to realize the final product. Animation skills will be developed through animating objects and infusing them with human characteristics, including a realistic walk cycle, action studies, and a final acting scene.

  • Editing

In this subject students edit and work on motion picture footages. Having at their disposal a range of high quality raw footage, students work on all stages of postproduction: from rough cut, to fine cut, and locked picture. Students are expected to contribute to the completion of their film using the skills acquired throughout the curriculum: from sound design and scoring, to title design, color correction, and visual effects (if applicable). At the end of this class students will deliver a completed film, which will be ready to promote and submit to film festivals and competitions.

  • Portfolio

Students will create the presentation elements that surround the main demo reel. Students will learn how to make successful presentations that address the needs expressed in a variety of job descriptions. Presentation materials created in class will include visual branding, creating reel openers and closers, and the compilation of any traditional artwork. Students will also learn how to layout and implement an artist-friendly portfolio web site. This class will culminate in a finished, professional demo reel on a DVD presented to a large audience for feedback and a modular portfolio website.

• Creative Visualizer • Graphic Designer 
• Web Designer 
• Web Animator 
• 3D Architectural Visualizer 
• 3D Animator 
• Video Editor 
• 3D modeller 
• Lightning artist 
• Texturing artist