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CAEL2101: Digital Effects for Film and Video

Digital Effects are increasingly important in screen arts production. This unit of study will equip you with a conceptual understanding and technical expertise in the use of digital effects for film and video projects. You will be introduced to the use of compositing software such as Adobe After Effects to explain how moving images can be transformed over time in combination with text, masks, animation, filters, effects, and sound. You will learn how to work with After Effects through an intensive series of tutorials, film/video screenings and practical studio workshops, and use this knowledge and skills to complete a substantial creative project.

Code CAEL2101
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in the Visual Arts major or 12 credit points at 1000 level Studio Foundation units in the Bachelor of Visual Arts

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Conceive, plan and realise 2 short video works that demonstrates competency in compositing and engages with the contemporary media culture using Adobe After Effects and the Adobe Suite
  • LO2. critically analyse, conceptualise and problem solve through the production process of a digital composited moving image work
  • LO3. demonstrate appropriate and proficient use of Adobe After Effects to realise the moving image project
  • LO4. critically evaluate aesthetics, information & narratives in an ethical and culturally sensitive manner
  • LO5. critically understand a range of different approaches to moving image practice and engage with related theoretical and cultural debates.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.