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INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION

Ryan Yewell

LEVEL: BEGINNER • DURATION: SIX WEEKS

 

In this course students learn the basic skills of production and post-production for video. These include camera work, audio and editing. In addition participants will become familiar with the terminology of the craft. An additional component includes the basics of motion graphics

 

 


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INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP

Alfred Muchilwa

 

LEVEL: BEGINNER • DURATION: 8 Weeks

 

In this course participants will cover digital image editing concepts and processes as well as become familiar with the interface tools and essential workflows within the industry standard image editing application: Adobe Photoshop. 

Using a variety of sample images to work from participants will work through as series of projects that will show them how to use photoshop not only to make adjustments to existing images but also combine them into interesting compositions.

 


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INTRODUCTION TO 3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Kenji Kato

 

LEVEL: BEGINNER • DURATION: SIX WEEKS

 

In this course participants will learn the core concepts of using 3D computer graphics (CG) and animation. Students will become familiar with  terminologies, concepts, and techniques needed to take advantage of 3D graphics for a wide range of applications from creating content for TV and film to applications for business and information communication. At the end of the course participants should have a basic understanding of how 3D graphics work, how to apply the core concepts, and how to use multiple different tools and applications together. This will provide a launch point for students to expand their knowledge and skills with more advanced techniques learned from other courses and the practical application of this knowledge.

 


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ADVANCED 3D MODELING AND SURFACING: BUILDING PRODUCTION READY ASSETS

Romain Côte

 

LEVEL: ADVANCED • DURATION: FIFTEEN WEEKS

In this course participants will dive deeper into some of the concepts from the Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics by covering in depth the tools, concepts and workflows for asset creation for production. Modelling, sculpting, texturing, shading and grooming are some of the areas that will be covered. Participants will also explore lighting, rendering and basic rigging in order to allow them to create finished works.

This course is articulated around practical exercises organised in modules that progressive increase in difficulty. Their objective is to give participants a strong understanding of the process of creation and production of characters, environments and props, as well as experience and to give them an opportunity to produce a set of artworks such as characters turntables and graphic illustrations to showcase your skills.

 


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CHARACTER ANIMATION FOR PRODUCTION

Joel Foster

LEVEL: ADVANCED • DURATION: FIFTEEN WEEKS

Going beyond the basics covered in the introductory 3D course, participants will narrow down their focus on character animation concepts techniques and workflows. The goal will be to be able to create engaging and entertaining performances for animated characters.

Areas covered include the canonical principles of weight, physics, timing, and acting. The course will also introduce and allow participants to explore different types of animated motion from stylised (cartoon) animation to simulated motion. 

Placing emphasis on the use of video reference, students will shoot short clips in order to break down and understand bipedal body mechanics.

 


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DOCUMENTARY PROJECT 

Emmanuel Etim

LEVEL: ADVANCED • DURATION: EIGHT WEEKS

 

 

In this course, participants will have a comprehensive experience of digital documentary filmmaking, from exploring the theory to planning, production and editing. They will learn the steps and techniques it takes to research, script, film and edit a documentary as a team.

Participants will break up into four 5-person teams working on manageable ten minute sections of a 40-minute documentary project. Participants in this course will concentrate on developing their potential skills as a storyteller, cinematographer, audio technician, or editor by learning the basics of putting together a documentary and completing a group project. This will serve as a capstone for students to showcase their skills in a practical setting. While this course strives for students to showcase their skills, specific tools, specific software applications, and computer hardware will be used to demonstrate the concepts found in this course.