Core Module Information
Module title: Visual Effects (VFX)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD09133
Module leader: John Morrison
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

To study this module you will need to have passed the module listed below or completed learning equivalent to the module - IMD08104 Digital Video Development or relevant HND eg Digital Media including training with cameras or IMD08105 2D Computer Animation or relevant HND eg Digital Media including training with Adobe After Effects

Description of module content:

Within the context of digital cinema and television we look at how visual effects can contribute to the overall narrative. Particular consideration will be given to asset creation and digital compositing techniques.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of principles, methods and techniques utilised in the development of visual effects.
LO2: Appraise issues, influences and trends in visual effects and discuss future directions.
LO3: Make effective use of creative design in the development of visual effects driven narrative.
LO4: Determine and produce in a systematic manner visual effects sequences to a given brief and project schedule.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: John Morrison
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 32
Independent Learning Guided independent study 120
Face To Face Lecture 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 50 1,2 1 HOURS= 6, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 50 3,4 1 HOURS= 6, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
IMD09133 Visual Effects