CG 525

Video Editing & Audio for Electronic Media

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2018-2019 As needed Main campus No

Level: Graduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: None

This course provides a solid technical and aesthetic foundation in video post-production for CG students. It concentrates on the issues of shot succession, timing, action, and sound/image relations as an aid to general postproduction skills and revisualization of computer animation. The course covers the essential elements of linear and non-linear systems, as well as general ecology of production and post-production in a rapidly changing field. Students learn to incorporate audio into various electronic media such as CD-ROM, World-Wide- Web, computer animation, and digital video. Technical issues covered include the physical properties of sound, methods and tools of sound recording, music and audio terminology, and the use of analog and electronic musical instruments. Aesthetic issues are also considered. The class acquaints students with concepts of layers in 2D and 3D space, tracking basic terminologies, functionalities of digital editing software’s components, and processes of editing, compositing, and tracking. From this foundation, students move on to experimenting with different perspectives, creating and editing expressions, editing masks, defining parent-child relationships between layers, and animating lights and cameras. Toward the end of the course, students apply the skills acquired from the class to creating 2D, 3D and CG effects and building up their own sophisticated spaces.