Course Catalog

Course Catalog

The College of Computing and Digital Media offers more than 450 courses each quarter, including over 130 online. The list below includes all courses on CDM's catalog. Not all courses are offered each quarter. Consult the CDM course schedule to see when CDM courses are being offered.

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Course Promotions

  • NEW CLASS THIS FALL: VFX390/490 ADVANCED TOPICS IN VISUAL EFFECTS – VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY 

    VFX390/490 ADVANCED TOPICS IN VISUAL EFFECTS – VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY

    Want to extend your cinematography and lighting knowledge into the realm of computer graphics, learn truly Cinematic CGI techniques, and upgrade your VFX Skills? If so, this is going to be a fantastic class for you!

     

    Course Description:

    An introduction to real world cinematography techniques as applied to CGI (Computer Generated Imaging), VFX, Animation, game design, and virtual worlds. Creative camera and lighting approaches will be explored using MAYA and other CGI Software applications through a variety of digital exercises, including CGI specific framing, lensing, look development, contrast and color, light and shadow, virtual camerawork, light rigging, rendering, and other projects.

     

    Learning Outcomes:

    Students will be able to:

    • Analyze usage of camerawork and lighting in historical and contemporary film.
    • Identify real world lighting cues to help guide CG to match live footage for VFX shots.
    • Discuss creative camera and lighting solutions for CGI/VFX projects.
    • Critique CG cinematography and lighting content.
    • Compose, light, and render camera shots for CGI/VFX projects.

     

    Software:

    Autodesk Maya;

     

    Suggested Prerequisites:

    • ANI 230 - 3D Design and Modeling
    • VFX200 – Intro to Visual Effects

     

    Details:

    Fall 2020, Section 401, Class# 16128, 4.00 credits

    Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM

     

    Feel free to reach out with any questions!

    Chris Olsen

    Colsen11@depaul.edu

    Depaul Loop/TBD