PDP IN FILMMAKING VISUAL EFFECTS

Overview

Learn from the Professionals

This program has been designed to deal with Filmmaking by using Live Action, 3D Animation & Visual Effects. The first module deals with Fundamentals of Art, Design & Composition. A student then understands the basics of Photography and Filmmaking. The second module covers CG Assets & Characters, Rigging & Animation that is required for a VFX film. The third module deals with Dynamics & Tracking. The fourth module combines CG with live action footage using timelines and a node-based compositing software. At the end of the program, the student develops a Visual Effects short film using Live Action & CG.

Become professional artist

A well laid out assessment procedure ensures the students’ acceptability as distinguished professionals in the world of Visual Effects. ZICA’s placement cell provides placement assistance to all ZICA students across the country. ZICA training academy is equipped with high-end animation tools, 2D animation facilities, 3D software, Visual FX Labs and Imaging Technologies.

Program Highlights

  • Increase design and visualization skills
  • Learn complete Production and Post-Production Pipeline
  • Continuous evaluation through examination, competitions and activities
  • Introduction of Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Placement support

Be Industry Ready

Students walk away with a rich portfolio comprising of live action, 3D and VFX project. This portfolio will be a gateway to joining animation and visual effect industry.

Delivery Method

  • Weekday batches: 5 days a week (2 hours per day)
  • Practical session backed by theory explanation
  • Practical assignment and Project based learning
  • Industry-aligned creative and technical programs
  • Master classes by industry professionals

PROGRAM OUTLINE

MODULE I – FUNDAMENTALS OF ART, DESIGN & FILMMAKING (6 MONTHS)

  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Computer Graphics
  • Principles of Design
  • Perspective
  • Colour Theory
  • Human Figure Study
  • Storyboard

Filmmaking

  • Foundation
  • Screen Writing
  • Direction – 1
  • Acting
  • Cinematography
  • Film Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Direction – 2
  • Other Formats

MODULE II – 3D ANIMATION & Dynamics (6 MONTHS)

3D Character Modeling

  • Surface
  • Inorganic Poly Modelling
  • Organic Character Modelling

Texturing

  • Hypershade
  • Material
  • UV Mapping
  • 3D Paint

Lighting & Shading

  • Three-point lighting
  • Interior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting

Rigging

  • Introduction to rigging
  • Deformers nonlinear
  • Joint Setup
  • Character Setup
  • Rigged Character for Pose Character

Animation

  • Animation workflow
  • Animation principles
  • Body language & Acting
  • Lip-sync
  • Expressions

Maya Motion

Particles and Dynamics

  • Particles
  • Emitter
  • Fluid Effect
  • Soft Body
  • Rigid Body

Technical Animation

  • Fur
  • nHair
  • nCloth
  • nDynamics
  • Xgen plugin
  • Bifrost

MODULE III – ADVANCE DYNAMICS & VISUAL EFFECTS (6 MONTHS)

Liquid Simulation

  • Introduction to Liquid simulation
  • Soft body dynamics
  • Rigid body dynamics
  • Daemon
  • Hybrido

Digital Compositing – 1

  • Motion Graphics
  • Compositing
  • Rendering

3D object based particle (Plug-in)

  • Basic workflow
  • Working with 3D object
  • Creating 3D object
  • Materials
  • Particle Replicators
  • Integrating with After Effects
  • Animation Engine

Digital Compositing – 2

  • Masking
  • Rotoscope
  • Color Correction
  • Compose 3D render passes
  • Keying
  • Tracking Stabilize
  • Rotoscope using tracking Technique
  • Introduction to 3D tools
  • Camera Projection
  • Introduction to Particles
  • and Intro to Forces
  • Paint tools
  • Clean up/Wire-Rig Removal

Digital Compositing – 3

  • Animation, dopesheet and curve editor
  • Rotoscope
  • Color Management
  • Tracking, stabilizing
  • Planner Tracking
  • Keying
  • Camera Projection
  • Camera tracking
  • Re-lighting
  • Rotopaint node
  • Clean-up

MODULE IV – ADVANCE COMPOSITING, TRACKING AND AR VR (6 MONTHS)

Digital Compositing – 4

  • Rotoscope
  • Different kind of tracking
  • Stereo conversion
  • advance tracking & stabilizing
  • Export footages
  • Digital Tracking
  • Auto tracking
  • Geometry tracking
  • Hard track
  • Soft track
  • Track stereo footage.

Digital Compositing – 5

  • Advance motion blur roto
  • Use of tracking (1-point and 2-point) in roto
  • Silhouette default planner tracker
  • Mocha Tracker
  • Spinning and occlusion
  • Hair Roto
  • Roto using IK
  • Stereo Roto
  • Keying
  • Advance Paint advance
  • Warping
  • Morphing
  • Power Matte

Advanced Compositing

  • Advanced Keying
  • Complex Wire Removal
  • Set Extension
  • Advance Particles
  • Camera Projection
  • 3D Integration
  • Tracking (4 points, 3D and Geometry data)
  • Render Passes and Re-lighting in CG

Advance Color correction

Advance Tracking and solving

Augment Reality and Virtual Reality

  • Introduction to Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
  • The basics of AR functionality
  • Taking the next steps with ARCore
  • Bringing ARCore to life

Emerging student profile

The emerging student will have a complete understanding of the different modules of VFX, which will help in attaining a bright career. The VFX certificate holder will be capable of delivering outstanding VFX shots due to his / her extensive knowledge in areas like Live Action shooting, 3D Animation, Advanced Dynamics, Tracking & Compositing etc.

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404, 4th Floor, Modi Heights, Near Sai Mandir, Ratu Road, Ranchi-834001. Jharkhand
Phone Number : 8271084925 | 9905688580
Email Address: ranchi@zica.org
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