CCOG for MM 267 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MM 267
Course Title:
Visual Effects Lab
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
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Course Description

Introduces the processes of green screen shooting, development of natural and virtual background environments, and compositing. Includes planning, setup and production of the shoot, and post-production processes. Prerequisites: (MM 237 and MM 260) or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Design visual sequences for compositing.
  • Evaluate and determine optimum production workflows for green screen shooting and post-production.
  • Light, shoot, and composite visual sequences using green screen techniques and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI).    

Course Activities and Design

Materials will be presented via lectures, demonstrations, screenings, and reading assignments. Students will learn and demonstrate their abilities through hands-on assignments and practical exams. Guest speakers will provide students with exposure to the regional professional production community.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student fulfillment of expected outcomes will be assessed using:  video assignments; written quizzes; written assignments; practical exams in which the student demonstrates hands-on skills and abilities; observation by production staff

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Project planning

Story boarding

Industry terminology

Matching lighting

Consistent perspective

Sources of background imagery

Compositing methods                        

Publishing projects

Industry standards