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ARTS8032 - Video & Compositing

Title:Video & Compositing
Long Title:Video & Compositing
Module Code:ARTS8032
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Visual Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TRISH BRENNAN
Module Author: PADRAIG TREHY
Module Description: This module introduces the learner to the techniques used for visual effects in video. The objective of the module is to allow the students to output their final video works proficiently and up to professional exhibition standards.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Realise a video project from conception to completion and positioning it in the contemporary landscape.
LO2 Shoot, capture and edit, short original video projects, organizing the material and editing it into a coherent sequence.
LO3 Master the tools and techniques available in standard digital video editing programs
LO4 Use suitable compositing tools appropriately.
LO5 Output completed video project for dvd and online streaming to a professional standard.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Concept Realisation
The on-going examination of the basic concept through the variety of editing choices available.
Practical workflow techniques
How to gather, capture, assemble and store clips and images for easy retrieval and construction.
Enhancement Techniques
Colour correction filters: colour, brightness, contrast, and saturation
Superimposition and Motion Effects
Identification and use of suitable software options to achieve advanced visual effects.
Advanced Audio
Creation of a distinct soundtrack for a video work.
Exhibition Standards
Identification and execution of good practice in terms of the screening and/or installation of video work.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Exhibition Evaluation Selection, Evaluation and Presentation 1,2,3,4,5 100.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Lab/ Studio/ Workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Steve Wright 2010, Digital Compositing for Film and Video, Focal Press [ISBN: 024081309X]
  • Richard Williams 2009, The Animator's Survival Kit--Revised Edition, Faber & Faber [ISBN: 0571238343]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Perkins, C. 2007, Adobe Photoshop Extended for 3D and video, Adobe Press [ISBN: 0321514343]
  • Tom Sito (Editor) 2009, Timing for Animation, Second Edition, Focal Press [ISBN: 0240521609]
  • Diana Weynand 2011, Final Cut Pro X, Berkeley, CA; Peachpit Press [ISBN: 0321918673]
  • Mark Sawicki 2011, Filming the Fantastic, Second Edition [ISBN: 0240814738]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_AACER_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles) 6 Elective
CR_HMMED_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 8 Elective
CR_AFAFA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art 6 Elective
CR_AACER_7 Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles) 6 Elective
CR_AFINA_7 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art 6 Elective

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