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Course Description

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Computer Graphics Technology - CGT 210

Visual Effects Production

3 Credit Hours
1 Lecture Hours
2 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to integrate video production techniques, 3D model building and computer graphics compositing. Students will develop the practical skills to coordinate the merger of these techniques into a consistent visual effects production. This course will enable the students to effectively calculate shooting angles, monitor film speeds, develop mattes and scale 3D models or miniatures into a final scene. Safe Practical Effects will be developed that can be used on a set to accomplish dramatic effects while maintaining visual continuity of composited digital images.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • CGT 208 or may be taken concurrently, or
  • Consent of department.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Perform proper green screen shooting techniques and masking.
  • Fix improperly exposed footage.
  • Determine the Horizontal Angle of View to create models in post production with the proper scale.
  • Develop techniques to remove unwanted visual elements.
  • Establish Safe Practical Effects that can be used on set to help sell composite digital images.
  • Explain the process for calculating the camera's frame rate when shooting scaled models.
  • Explain motion tracking.
  • Integrate camera and lens data within 3D programs to simulate and recreate the camera's settings.
  • Direct Miniature Shooting to achieve realistic speed using scaled models.
  • Correct problematic situations digitally within video frames.
  • Coordinate the repair, shooting and creation of digital set extensions.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; COMPUTER GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 210119362Visual Effects ProductionMC3Salo J9/12/0Open$42.00R  07:00 PM-09:52 PM JC110

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday