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Visual Effects: History and Aesthetics
FILM 353
Spring 2010
Section: 01  

This course examines the history and techniques of visual effects in popular narrative cinema from the silent era to the present. We will consider the eras of in-camera effects, optical printing, motion control, and digital imaging. For each era and set of technologies, we will ask how visual effects are related to the tasks of storytelling and creating compelling, plausible cinematic worlds. The relationships between spectacle and narrative and between the showcasing and integration of technologies will drive our discussion. We will focus on effects-oriented genres including the epic, science fiction, horror, and action adventure, but we will also consider less overt uses of the technology in dramas and period films

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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