CGI Lens Laboratory - SOMA2411

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Download course outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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The use of CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) and VFX (Visual Effects) is no longer exclusive to its cinematic origins. Through experimental film and media art applications it continues to evolve in dynamic ways. Artists increasingly incorporate CGI and VFX into installations and exhibitions, architects use it to create visualisations of space in time, and scientists use it to interpret abstract concepts for a breadth of uses from microbiology through to nanotechnologies. CGI Lens Lab is aimed at exploring its many forms and applications across a wide range of creative and professional practice. You will engage in discussion and research as well as experimental studio exercises. Removed from the constraints of capturing reality, you will look at how CGI can become a fertile ground for experimentation.

This course involves analysis of 3D Animation aesthetics and techniques through the lens of Visual Effects and contemporary media practice. You will be encouraged to use hybrid techniques to build your capacity in animation. This course compliments other courses within Video, Sound and Image and Animation and Visual Effects.

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