PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM IN VISUAL EFFECTS

Overview

Learn from the Professionals

This program provides a gateway to the Visual Effects world. The program starts with Fundamentals of Film Making & Computer Graphics. Then the program introduces the students to 3D Computer Graphics for a short period, thereby strengthening their skills in Dynamics, Tracking, Rotoscopy and Compositing, which forms the foundation for Visual Effects. A student will compile different kinds of VFX shots to build an outstanding portfolio during the last month of the program.

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 activiti
  • Introduction of Augmented and Virtual reality
  • Placement support

Be Industry Ready

Students walk away with a rich portfolio comprising of live action and VFX project. This portfolio will be a gateway to joining 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 FILMMAKING & COMPUTER GRAPHICS (3.5 MONTHS)

  • History of VFX
  • Principles of Design
  • Photography
  • Computer Graphics

Film Making

  • Camera
  • Cinematography
  • Composition
  • Lighting
  • Screenwriting
  • Shooting
  • Video Editing
  • Audio Editing

MODULE II – INTRODUCTION TO 3D ANIMATION (2.5 MONTHS)

3D Modeling

  • Surface
  • Inorganic Poly-modeling

Texturing

  • Hypershade
  • Material
  • UV Mapping
  • 3D Paint

Lighting

  • Three-point lighting
  • Indoor lighting
  • Outdoor lighting

Rigging

  • Introduction to rigging
  • Connections
  • Deformers

Animation

  • Animation workflow
  • Principles of animation

MODULE III – DYNAMICS AND TECH ANIMATION (1.5 MONTHS)

Particles and Dynamics

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

Technical Animation

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

MODULE IV – VISUAL EFFECTS AND TRACKING (4.5 MONTHS)

Digital Compositing – 1

  • Motion Graphics
  • Compositing
  • Rendering

Digital Compositing – 2

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

Digital Compositing – 3

  • 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.

MODULE V – AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY (1 MONTH)

  • 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 student will acquire skills that are needed to excel in any Visual Effects Studio as a Compositing Artist. Good understanding of Design, aesthetics of filmmaking along with strong fundamentals of Visual Effects will make this candidate, an advantage for any VFX team.

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ZICA Address
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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