FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Winter 2020, Section 002 - Visual Effects: From Melies to Marvel
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course offers a chronological overview of the development of cinematic visual effects (both practical and digital) from nineteenth-century trick films to contemporary virtual production. Students will learn about the history, theory, and aesthetics of special effects through close analysis of seminal films and the technologies behind them. They will explore the classic work of practical effects pioneers such as Georges Méliès and stop-motion legend Ray Harryhausen, as well as the latest innovations by digital visual effects powerhouses such as ILM, Digital Domain, and Weta Digital. While focusing mainly on cinema, the course will also examine the function of visual effects in the context of other media forms, such as music videos, TV, video games, and advertising.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on attendance and participation, an in-class presentation, a midterm paper, and a final project.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in film and media, as well as any non-majors who share a passion for the art and technology of visual effects.

Class Format:

The course meets twice weekly for lectures with an additional screening. Students should note that screening attendance is mandatory.

Schedule

FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
31838
Open
6
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
32008
Open
3
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
32009
Open
3
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
32010
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (LAB)
 In Person
32011
Open
16
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:30PM
006 (LEC)
 In Person
34267
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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