COMM 2051 Animation and Visual Effects

Credit Points 10

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Description Explore the art and technology of animation and visual effects as applied to digital screen media production. In this unit, you will be introduced to the principles of animation and compositing and learn how to create effective motion sequences integrated with sound. Working with commercial software, you will explore the unique possibilities of animation and visual effects production and experiment with alternative, creative, narrative storytelling approaches. Develop critical, conceptual and practical skills within the context of animation and visual effects which will then enable you to deliver powerful and compelling visual stories on multiple media platforms.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects COMM 2008 - Animation and Visual Effects COMM 2031 - Principles of Non-Linear Editing COMM 2042 - Visual Effects

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of current trends and processes of animation and visual effects in relation to digital screen media production.
  2. Apply and critique the use of animation and visual effects in such a way to creatively produce relevant solutions to specific concept and design requirements.
  3. Create, record and manipulate material for short form animation and visual effects production.
  4. Demonstrate relevant technical and software skills in relation to animation and digital effects production. These include green screen studio technical and safety procedures and software training in relevant Adobe Creative Suite applications.
  5. Assess the risk involved in professional production projects.

Subject Content

Animation and visual effects histories & case studies.
Animation and visual effects production practices and principles.
Green screen studio production and compositing.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 5 multiple choice quizzes (10 questions per quiz) 10 N Individual
Applied Project: Motion graphics exercise Up to 30 seconds 30 N Individual
Applied Project: Stage 1: Treatment/Storyboard 1,500 Words equivalent 20 N Individual
Applied Project: Stage 2: Completed production Up to 5 minutes 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Online

Online

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Subject Contact Wendy Chandler Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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