Digital compositing

No admission for Visual Effects autumn 2019

 

In this profile you focus on the post-processing of moving images in film and advertising productions in a creative, cost-effective and production-wise manner. You get an insight into postproduction parts and master the tools you need for example to retouch away ropes that keep an actor in the air, producing set extensions and integrate rendered 3D in live action material.

How did they do that?

We have a program where the goal is to produce something that is not visible. The program is called Digital compositing and when you study this for two years you become a Compositor.

A compositors task is to aggregate, transform and beautify the moving material. This may involve removing the name of a product that changed hands, changing an overcast sky to a sunset, adding a 3D mobile phone in the claws of an eagle, or to build an extra storey on a house.

Everything moving material you see around you has been processed in any way.

Feature film, short films, documentaries, commercials, corporate films and cinematics. We stand for a part of the job that lies behind the production, along with other roles such as editor, colorist, photographers, designers and 3D artists.

You work closely with students who read 3D-visualization and learn among other things, to integrate the material 3D produced in different environments in a realistic way. You learn to see how your world looks like through the lens of video cameras and film cameras of different types and how you can produce photorealistic sequences from given specifications.

You will learn how the whole process works from preproduction postproduction and can feel confident in your professional role and see your part in the chain.

Our pedagogy is based on the phrase "redo, do it right." We work mostly with weekly projects for you to make all beginners faults and then move on with your new skills to the next project. The further into the education you get, the longer projects you work on.

We know it might sound ungrateful to work with something that should not be seen but that is precisely what makes this job so challenging and exciting. It is compositor that lifts productions from "okay" to extraordinary and requires great patience, knowledge and creativity.

It is only your ambition that sets the limits, we provide the lecturers and skills, but it is you who is the captain of the ship.

Do you have what it takes to row ashore?