VFX

Visual effects have become an intrinsic and integral part of the visualization of most films today. It has become an essential tool of filmmaking. The Visual Effects (VFX) Course at Whistling Woods enables students to explore the range of advanced cinematic tools that are being used by both the International as well as the Indian Film Industry.

The course not only gives them access to current industry tools and methods, but by virtue of being situated within a film school enables them to be part of real-world problem solving and prepares them to start working professionally in the industry from the moment they graduate.

Yusuf Mehta

Yusuf Mehta
Head of Department

Semester II
Specialization Course:

SpecializationCourse CodeVFX
5FMAV 1201VFX Theory – I40460
6FMAV 1202VFX Practical – I088240
7FMAV 1203Mise-en-Scene Project – AV044120
Specialization Total41216420

FMAV – 1201: VFX Theory – I 

Course Content: 
Unit I: Previsualization
Unit II: Green Screen
Unit III: Fundamental of Compositing
Unit IV: Matte Painting and Backgrounds
Unit V: Planning VFX

Assessment
Theory Assessment – 100 marks

  • Continuing Assessment – 30%
  • End of term Assessment – 70% of a 100-mark paper

FMAV – 1202: VFX Practical – I

Course Content: 
Unit I: Introduction to Nuke
Unit II: Compositing Layers (CG Compositing)
Unit III: Animation, Filters, Transforms and Time-Manipulations
Unit IV: Colour Management
Unit V: Chroma Shoot
Unit VI: 2D Tracking/ Planar Tracking
Unit VII: Alpha
Unit VIII: Introduction to Syntheye
Unit IX: Match-Moving for VFX Production

Assessment
Theory Assessment – 100 marks

  • Continuing Assessment – 50%
  • End of term Assessment – 50%

MAV – 1203: Mise-en-Scene Project AV

Course Content: 
Unit I: Mise-en-Scene

Assessment
Theory Assessment – 100 marks

  • Continuing Assessment – 50%
  • End of term Assessment – 50%

Semester II
Specialization Course:

SpecializationCourse CodeVFX
3FMAV 1201VFX Theory – II40460
4FMAV 1202VFX Theory – III40460
5FMAV 1203VFX Practical – II088240
6FMAV 1204Night Shoot Project – AV044120
Specialization Total81220480

FMAV 2101: VFX Theory – II

Course Content: 
Unit I: Basic 3D
Unit II: Shading & Lighting
Unit III: Introduction to Procedural Methods
Unit IV: Introduction to Special Effects

Assessment
Theory Assessment – 100 marks

  • Continuing Assessment – 30%
  • End of term Assessment – 70%

FMAV 2102: VFX Theory – III

Course Content: 
Unit I: Variable Types
Unit II: Expressions and Conditionals
Unit III: Data types and Their Methods
Unit IV: Functions and Modules
Unit V: Classes
Unit VI: Python for Vfx Pipeline
Unit VII: Using Nuke/ Blender Python API

Assessment
Theory Assessment – 100 marks

  • Continuing Assessment – 30%
  • End of term Assessment – 70%

FMAV 2103: VFX Practical II

Course Content: 
Unit I: Introduction to 3D Software Techniques
Unit II: Compositing CGI
Unit III: Lighting and Rendering
Unit IV: Houdini Interface
Unit V: Animation
Unit VI: Lighting, Shading and Rendering
Unit VII: Particles
Unit VIII: Dynamics and Simulation
Unit IX: Volumetric Simulations

Assessment
Theory Assessment – 100 marks

  • Continuing Assessment – 50%
  • End of term Assessment – 50%

FMAV 2104: Night Shoot Project – AV

Unit I: Night Shoot

Assessment
Continuing assessment 50%
Continuing assessment will be based on regular status updates and timely meeting of deadlines of submissions.

End of Term Assessment 50%
This is based on the student’s overall performance in the projects.

Semester IV
Specialization Course:

SpecializationCourse CodeVFX
1FMAV 2201VFX Theory IV40460
2FMAV 2202VFX Practical – III01010300
3FMAV 2203Degree Film AV088240
Specialization Total41822600

FMAV 2201: VFX Theory – IV

Course Content: 
Unit I: Introduction to Live Compositing
Unit II: Unreal Engine
Unit III: Fluid Simulations
Unit IV: Soft Body Simulation
Unit V: Compositing 360/VR
Unit VI: Advanced Compositing

Assessment
Theory Assessment – 100 marks

  • Continuing Assessment – 50%
  • End of term Assessment – 50%

FMAV 2202: VFX Practical III

Course Content: 
Unit I: Introduction to Unreal Engine
Unit II: Fluid Simulations
Unit III: Soft Body Simulation
Unit IV: VFX for VR
Unit V: Advanced Compositing

Assessment
Theory Assessment – 100 marks

  • Continuing Assessment – 50%
  • End of term Assessment – 50%

FMAV 2203: Diploma Film AV

Course Content: 
Unit I: Preproduction
Unit II: Production
Unit III: Postproduction

Assessment
Continuing assessment 50%
Continuing assessment will be based on regular status updates and timely meeting of deadlines of submissions.

End of Term Assessment 50%
This is based on the student’s overall performance in the project