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VFX Workshop - Scotland

Course description

Visual Effects Workshop
Course Duration: one-day
Available Dates: 18th and 19th October 2011
Location: BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow
This course is provided by BECTU Free of Charge



COURSE INFORMATION: Visual Effects techniques have rapidly become the industry’s biggest growth sector. They are not just used for big-budget movies; increasingly it is ‘invisible effects’ which are most commonplace. As well as spaceships and dinosaurs, Visual Effects can be used for ‘painting out’ everything from an ugly electricity pylon in a beauty shot, to stunt wires and rigs to an actor’s tattoos or birth marks. Visual Effects can make a 1 story building into a sky scraper and turn a small studio set with a green screen into a vast roman city which actors can walk through and interact with.

The proliferation of Visual Effects and the advances in VFX software are making it possible to tell big stories on small budgets. This one-day course will showcase the most common-place techniques and their practical application. The course will be especially useful to drama and film practitioners, but will also showcase techniques which can be employed in other genres. This is a chance to expand your knowledge and feed your imagination.

The course will include:
- A showcase of current techniques (extras duplication, 2d and 3d backgrounds, compositing, matt painting, models, digital animation, face replacements, camera motion & much more)
- Who are the Visual Effects team and what are their roles?
- How can VFX help the departments (Working with stunts, SFX, Casting, Art and Design, Locations, Camera and Lighting, Make-Up, Editorial, Wardrobe)
- Planning & Budgeting for VFX

The course is run by Matt Twyford, a Visual Effects Supervisor with 16 years professional experience, including work on 6 of the Harry Potter films. He has worked his way up through the various roles within the Visual Effects department from compositor to digital artist to supervisor on varying projects of all different sizes and budgets. He is an active member of VES (Visual Effects Society), and an excellent teacher. We plan to run one day tailored to people specialising in films and dramas and one day with more time spent looking at techniques used in factual and entertainment television. You will be given a chance to state a preference for which day you attend at application stage.

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