MACA 2560 - Compositing with After Effects & Nuke
Credit Hours: 4.00
Prerequisites: MACA 2510 or permission of instructor
(formerly MACA 2913)
MACA 2560 provides experience working in 2D and 3D in a production environment. In team and class projects, students will work with green screens, video compositing, and real‑world models, as well as utilize High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) technology.
Billable Contact Hours: 6
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to setup, film, and digitally remove green screens.
- Light, film and digitally remove green screens.
- Remove tracking markers.
- Color correct to correct green screen feathering.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to photograph and create HDR images.
- Photograph and compile HDR images.
- Utilize HDR for utilization in Mental Ray rendering.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to work in a team to create digital scenes.
- Model and Texture digital environments.
- Work within a team to complete assignment posing as modeler or texture artist.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to work with different departments to create animations.
- Receive a storyboard and create an animation from it.
- Work with digital compositors to compile sequences into an animation with audio.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create stunning 2D animations.
- Utilize After Effects to create animations using only in-program assets.
- Utilize Maya to create 2D animations from 3D objects.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to work with video inside of 3D to setup and render compositing images.
- Work inside of 3D to setup and render compositing images.
- Create and use textures in a 3D environment.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Introduction to compositing and software concepts
- Track 1D, 2D, and 2D camera movements and apply them to other objects
- Track objects which move off screen
- Replace backgrounds of videos
- Apply green screen removal concepts
- Rotoscope video
- Combine 3D video with a single image
- Combine 3D video with a video
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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