FILM4017 Motion Graphic Design (3 units)
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This course will explore the design requirements for professional quality broadcast graphics and title design for feature films and multimedia projects. Using combinations of still images, graphics, video footages and audio sound tracks, we will examine the relationships of motion, pacing, textures, transitions, design and composition in space and time. Emphasis will be placed on compositing techniques, design concepts, art direction, aesthetics and the overall style of professional motion graphics productions. Asset management, aspect ratios, resolutions, interpolation algorithms, colour depth and image stabilization techniques are also addressed. Students will learn to work with lighting, grain matching, perspective control and camera moves to create the final composite. The Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects and Apple Final Cut Pro software packages will be used to illustrate the principles and techniques and to produce the projects.
The course is organized to maximize hands-on experience and will include in-class critiques, exercises, and work sessions. The critiques will be run as seminar-style discussions, with everyone participating in the critiques and discussions of each student’s work. Because of the way the classes run, active participation in the weekly classes is considered very important and is considered in grade calculations.
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