Checking date: 23/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Digital Post-production
Study: Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (231)

Coordinating teacher: UTRAY DELGADO, FRANCISCO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Subject / s with use of audio visual production equipment: camera, sound, editing and post-production.
1. Knowledge and approach to the video editing basis and the techniques and digital post-production processes. 2. Knowledge of technical and operational systems of the current editing and digital post-production equipments. 3. Ability to identify the various possibilities offered by digital post-production equipments: digital composition, digital effects, 2D/3D graphics & animation. 4. Capacity to operate post-production and video editing equipments. 5. Ability to assume post-production responsibilities in the post-production process.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
M1. Digital Compositing - Workflow - Matte creation and editting - Chroma Key - 3D compositing - Motion graphics - Typographic animation M2. Digital image compression M3. Color correction M4. Motion control
Learning activities and methodology
1. Lectures Theoretical classes to introduce students in the theories of video edition, digital post-production and visual effects. Competences 1, 2 and 3 (1 ECTS). 2. Practical classes Use and management of digital post-production equipment and software. Problem-based cases about post-production. Competences 4 and 5 (1.5 ECTS). 3. Student work Active learning whereby students create their own practices based on teaching materials. Analysis of readings to discuss in class. Competencies 1, 2 and 3 (1 ECTS). Preparation of practical classes and presentation of a practice of post-production. Competences 3, 4 and 5. Credits (2.5 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Arundale, S., & Trieu, T. Modern Post Workflows and Techniques for Digital Filmmakers. Focal Press. 2015
  • Brinkman, R.. The art and science of Digital Compositing. Techniques for visual effects, animation and motion graphics. Morgan Kauffman. 2008
  • Dinur, Eran . The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects: The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers. Focal Press . 2017
  • Dobbert, Tim . Matchmoving. The invisible art of Camera Tracking. . Sybex, Wiley. 2013
  • Hornung, Erica . The Art and Technique of Matchmoving. Solutions for the VFX Artist. Focal Press. 2010
  • Hullfish, Steve . The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction (2dn edition) . Focal Press. 2013
  • Prieto Souto, X. y Doménech González, G.. Respirar con la imagen. Conversaciones sobre montaje con Teresa Font.. TECMERIN. 2019
  • Rajas, Mario y Álvarez, Sergio (eds.) . Tecnologías audiovisuales en la era digital. Fragua. 2014
  • Stump, D. . Digital Cinematography (Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows). Focal Press. 2014
  • Utray, F., Armenteros, M. & Benítez, A.J. . Postproducción digital. Una perspectiva contemporánea. Dykinson. 2015
  • Van Hurkman, Alexis . Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema (2nd Edition) . Peachpitpress. 2013
  • White, T. . Animación del lápiz al pixel. Técnicas clásicas para animadores digitales.. Omega. 2010
  • Wright, Steve . Digital Compositing for Film and Video (4th edition) . Routledge. 2017
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Dion Scoppettuolo. The Beginner¿s Guide to DaVinci Resolve. Blackmagic Design. 2021
  • Selby, Andrew. Animación. Nuevos proyectos y procesos creativos.. Parramón ediciones.. 2009.
  • White, Tony. Animación del lápiz al pixel. Técnicas clásicas para animadores digitales.. Omega.. 2010.
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.