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Digital Compositing II | Course MD 702

Lecturer | Sebastian Kraft
Teaching Assistant | Hend Esmat

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



NEWS-NEWS-NEWS:

Final Presentations Schedule 15.12.2015




Course Schedule


Group 1 | Tuesday 1st and 2nd Slot
Group 2 | Monday 1st and 2nd Slot

Course Description

Introduction to conceptual workflows of :

  • Layer based compositing approaches
  • Rotoscoping and roto-painting
  • Color Grading and color-correction
  • Advanced matte-extraction solutions
  • 3D compositing
  • Integration techniques


Course Goals

  • Deepened knowledge of digital image manipulation.
  • Goal-oriented preproduction development.
  • Comprehension of convincing compositing- and integration techniques.


Assessment Criteria

25% Assignments
25% AE tutorial presentations
50% Final movie:

  • Midterm: Pre-production presentation (1/3 of the final)
  • Project movie presentation (2/3 of the final)



Late Assignment Rules:

Assignment handed in on time: 100% MAX
Assignment handed in one day late: 75% MAX
Assignment handed in any time later: 50% MAX

Final Project Topic

  • Topic: 'Help I am trapped in a Scifi Movie'
  • 60sec - 120sec movie.
  • Combination of real footage and composited graphics or CGI.

Midterm Pre-Production Presentation Guidelines:

  • The presentations will take place in the midterm week: Wednesday, the 21.10.2015. Please be on time.
  • Analysis of original movie scene regarding: Camera perspective (distance, angle), Camera movements (dolly, pan, crane, hand-held), Lighting and Color mood
  • Presentation of an integration prototype video.
  • Shooting plan as Pdf including: equipment, actors and time schedule


Assignment Details

Mini Project 1: Digital Composite: The Desert Scape - Digital Pan

After Effects Presentation Guidelines

  • Watch the tutorial assigned to you and make a 15 mn presentation explaining the main points
  • Use the given out tutorials as a reference, and you are highly encouraged to search for other options and workflows
  • Prepare material for practicing in class, Use your own footage

Please hand-in the following:
- your After Effects File ( File ->Collect Files)
- 1 A4 pdf with a summary of your explained tutorial

Lists and Handouts

After Effects Presentations List
Green Screen Shooting Timetable last updated on 03.12.2015 12:54 PM

Deadlines

Mini Project1: 12.10.2015 + 13.10.2015
Midterm Pre-Production Presentations: Wednesday 21.10.2015 - Check the schedule!
Final Project Presentations: 14.12.2015 + 15.12.2015 - Check the schedule!

Course Content


DATE TOPIC CONTENT ASSIGNMENT
Week 1 14.09.2015 + 15.09.2015 Introduction the Final Project and Course Content Previous Student Examples, AE mini Project Define student teams and choose a movie scene
Week 2 21.09.2015 + 22.09.2015 Presentations of the chosen Movie Scenes Mini Project 1: Digital Panning / Matte Painting Mini-Project 1: work on Mini Project: Desert Scape
Week 3 28.09.2015 + 29.09.2015 Presentations of the chosen movie excerpts and scene analysis Continue Working on Mini Project 01: Third Dimension Compositing/Camera Dolly, Parallax Creation Finalize Mini Project 1. DesertScape Handout
Week 4 05.10.2015 + 06.10.2015 (OFF) AE-Four corner pin tracking In class: working on the final project in groups Deadline: Hand in Mini-Project 1
Week 5 12.10.2015 + 13.10.2015 Green Screen Shooting:re-Introduction to Lighting and Camera Equipment Prototype simulation: Scene Analysis and Shooting Stills Prepare for Midterm Pre-production Presentations (Movie Analysis, Prototype and Shooting Plan)
Week 6 21.10.2015 (Midterm) Pre-Production Presentations
Week 7 26.10.2015 + 27.11.2015 3D Tracking/ Ae Tutorials Presentations Handout Project consultations

Sign up for Green Screen Shooting Schedule

Week 8 02.11.2015 + 03.11.2015 AE - Presentations + Practice Project consultations Green Screen Shooting + Project Development
Week 9 09.11.2015 + 10.11.2015 AE - Presentations + Practice Project consultations Green Screen Shooting + Project Development
Week 10 16.11.2015 + 17.11.2015 AE - Presentations + Practice Project consultations LAST WEEK OF SHOOTING
Week 11 23.11.2015 + 24.11.2015 AE - Presentations + Practice Project consultations Project Development
Week 12 30.11.2015 + 01.12.2015 AE - Presentations + Practice Project consultations Project Development
Week 13 07.12.2015 + 08.12.2015 Project consultations Project consultations Project Development
Week 14 14.12.2015 + 15.12.2015 Final Project Presentations