Course MD702

Digital Compositing 2

Christian Fischer, Tilo Kess| Winter 2009/10

"Any smoothly functioning technology will have the appearence of magic."
Arthur C. Clarke

Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Live-action shooting for compositing is variously called “blue screen,” “green screen,” “chroma key,” and other names. Today, most though not all compositing is achieved through digital image manipulation. Pre-digital compositing techniques, however, go back as far as the trick films of Georges Méliès in the late 19th century; and some are still in use.

Day Title Content Info
06 Oct Introduction Introduction into Greenscreen, Bluebox etc...
13 Oct Absolutely Live Workshop with camera, Live Keying, Light Assignment: Simple image compositing (with PS) with foreground (e.g. a person) and different backgound. As realistic as possible.
20 Oct Absolutely Live 2 Supervision of the assignment. Keying, Light - Practical group work Assignment: Finish the group work. Every group prepares a decent presentation of this weeks practical work. Group presentation is on Oct. 27th.
27 Oct Postproduction / Integration Light, colormatch, atmosphere
03 Nov Ready Steady Go Action scene tutorial
10 Nov Revision Week
17 Nov Short Clip Exposee - Presentation - Treatment
24 Nov Short Clip 2 Supervision
01 Dec Eid El Adha Holiday
08 Dec Short Clip 3 Supervision
15 Dec Short Clip 4 Final - Presentation - Documentation