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Film, TV, Animation and Visual Effects Taster Day

Film, TV, Animation and Visual Effects Taster Day

Date and Time:
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 13:00 - 16:15

You may attend one of the four Film, TV, Animation and Visual Effects taster day sessions. 

Registration for all of these taster sessions will be at 12:40. Each session begins at 13:00.

The sessions are:

Digital Compositing for Film, CGI and VFX

Duration: 2 hours

Let us place you in the role of a Digital Compositor for a major Visual Effects company. You will be tasked with taking all the elements that build up a shot (filmed footage, CGI, VFX) and seemingly blend all to create a professional and mind blowing sequence.

The experience will introduce you to the vast landscape of the VFX world whilst giving you a glimpse into many of the amazing roles in industry, from green screen acquisition and post process to destruction pipelines, computational fluid dynamics and colour science.

Single Camera versus Multi Camera Techniques

Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes

The most commonly used sequence in a fictional moving image product is conversation between two or more people. How this is tackled greatly depends on the nature of the product and how quick the turn-around is.

In a feature film, you may have a day or more to capture Thor in deep discussion with Loki about the future of Asgard but for Eastenders, when Phil Mitchell is accusing Ian Beale of spilling his pint, there isn’t the luxury of time. With soaps, you need to produce several episodes each week so a quick and efficient approach is needed.

Using Bradford University’s 4K cinema cameras, non-linear edit suites and Multi-Camera Studio we will explore the process behind both approaches in practical workshops creating two ‘near-identical’ short films, completely from scratch.

Working in Industry

Duration: 1 hour

This talk will explore the production of Eye Doctor, an animated short directed by animation lecturer Jason Theaker.

It will also examine how the Digital Media Working Academy operates to provide paid professional experience to students and new graduates to provide real-world experience.

Introduction to Semiotics

Duration: 1 hour

In a society saturated with visual media, the ability to read and decode imagery is as vital to engaging with our culture as the ability to read text.

This talk will introduce you to theories of decoding images or semiotics in a fun and stimulating way that will help you not only read images more effectively but also produce more meaningful images of your own.

The talk will also introduce you to the experience of academic lectures in higher education.


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