DIGITAL COMPOSITING 1 | Course MD 609

Mohamed Hammad





Schedule:

Group 1 Tutorial: Wednesday 1st Slot.

Group 2 Tutorial: Thursday 2nd Slot.

Group 3 Tutorial: Monday 3rd Slot.


Course Definition:

The introductory course to Digital Compositing will focus on the technical fundamentals and practical solutions of digital compositing.

Learning Outcome, Competences:

  • Standard technical background knowledge in the field of digital compositing.
  • Knowledge of various image manipulation processes.
  • Theory and Practice of Color-screen Lighting and Keying.
  • Using the toolset of Adobe After Effects to automate and enhance production-workflows.

Keywords: Postproduction, Compositing, Keying and Tracking, Animation for Postproduction.


Grade Evaluation:

1. Midterm Presentation: 20%

2. Final Project: 50%

3. Assignment: 30%


Final Project Topic: All About Me

Create a 60sec film about yourself, expressing your hobbies, interests, or anything you consider a representation of your personality.

  • You must be in front of the camera!
  • You must use your own footage, illustrations, pictures… No clipart or google images are allowed and no copyrighted footages or music are allowed
  • Projects are individual, however you can bring people to help you out on set if you wish
  • Prepare the voice over/sound ahead for timing references while shooting
  • Files must be exported in H.264 and labeled like the following: StudentName_ID_Group_DC1_SS17

Assignment Guidelines:

1. Project Development (Preproduction) Presentation:

  • Storyboard of the final movie concept
  • Prototype video + sound draft
  • Shooting plan as Pdf including: equipment, costumes...+ timing definition

2. Final Project Presentation:

  • Final Movie (60 sec)
  • Breakdown/Documentation of the process

Announcements and Deadlines:

1. Project Development (Preproduction) Presentation: 13.03.2017 + 15.03.2017 + 16.03.2017
2. Shooting Days: Week 7 + Week 8
3. Final Project Submission: to be announced
Late assignments will not be accepted


Digital Compositing Schedule:


WEEK DATE COMPOSITING PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT
Week 1 06/02/2017 08/02/2017 09/02/2017 Introduction to Digital Compositing - Basics in After Effects --
Week 2 13/02/2017 15/02/2017 16/02/2017 Green Screen Room Introduction: Lighting + Camera Setup Greenroom Slides
Week 3 20/02/2017 22/02/2017 23/02/2017 Keylight Controls Keylight Figure in Different Background
Week 4 27/02/2017 01/03/2017 02/03/2017 Expressions + Slider Control Expression Effects on Footage
Week 5 06/03/2017 08/03/2017 09/03/2017 Special Effects (Juno) Adding Special Visual Effects on Figure
Week 6 13/03/2017 15/03/2017 16/03/2017 MIDTERM WEEK Group 3
 Group 1   
 Group 2
Week 7 20/03/2017 22/03/2017 23/03/2017 SHOOTING WEEK 1 Shooting Schedule Monday
 Shooting Schedule Tuesday   
 Shooting Schedule Wednesday
 Shooting Schedule Thursday
Week 8 27/03/2017 29/03/2017 30/03/2017 SHOOTING WEEK 2 New Shooting Schedule Tuesday
Week 9 03/04/2017 05/04/2017 06/04/2017 2D Tracking Add a Tracking object to Footage
Week 10 10/04/2017 12/04/2017 13/04/2017(to be compensated) Lighting Add Lighting Effect to Footage
Week 11 17/04/2017(to be compensated) 19/04/2017 20/04/2017 Color Correction Add Color Correcting Effect to Footage
Week 12 24/04/2017 26/04/2017 27/04/2017 Render Queue Export and Submit Assignments
Week 13 01/05/2017 03/05/2017 04/05/2017 Project Consultations Work on Final Project
Week 14 01/05/2017 03/05/2017 04/05/2017 Project Consultations Work on Final Project
Week 15 01/05/2017 03/05/2017 04/05/2017 Project Consultations Work on Final Project
Week 16 -- Final Project Submission --