CS 4480 DVFX, Fall 2010


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Techniques to manipulate digital imagery to generate beautiful effects for movies and television have revolutionized the film industry. Developers and artists using a computer as a digital manipulation tool can now generate special effects to tell stories on projects of various scales, ranging from very high budget films to low-budget independent films, from television movies to movie shorts home video collections.

The Digital Video Special Effects class (CS4480) offered this Fall semester is aimed at teaching the techniques that are used to generate video special effects. This course is designed to allow students to explore their creativity while extending their graphics and programming skills. Participants in class will be required to generate special effects, critique and analyze effects from movies, develop skills and abilities to manipulate digital video and audio, and implement their own algorithms to express their technical and artistic skills.

Using off-the-shelf software for video manipulation, combined with your own algorithms implemented for the class, general ingenuity, and artistic skills, students will generate "video shorts" that will show off their ideas.

Hope to see some of you in the course !

                                                                            Frank & Kim

State-of-the-art performance capture in Avatar

Digital Video Special Effects,  2010 Edition

Taught by Frank Dellaert, TA  Hyungsin Kim

Extending the very successful DVFX Series by Irfan Essa