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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3068

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154675

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To familiarise students with professional practice and industry standards in dynamic effects.

Course content

Dynamic Effects familiarises students with the VFX industry and production pipeline, and provides the theory, skills and techniques to produce industry-standard dynamic effects sequences. During the lecture series, students will develop an understanding of key dynamic effects techniques and practices. Students will also engage with local industry leaders to further their understanding of professional practice in the broader visual effects industry. During the practical series, students will develop advanced skills in Houdini, including particle systems, explosions, fluid dynamics and physics-based dynamics. The assessment tasks will provide students with the opportunity to work both individually and in small teams; and produce a personalised showreel of industry-standard work.

Textbook(s)

Ganbar, R 2011, Nuke 101: professional compositing and visual effects, 1st, Peachpit Press, California

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 1067 Introduction to CGI

The listed prerequisite, or by approval from the Program Director.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Project 675 word equivalent 15% N/A
Project 1575 word equivalent 35% N/A
Portfolio 2250 words equivalent 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries
Mr Andrew Osborne
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School of Creative Industries

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