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The evolution of technology and the trend towards visual content means that filmmakers are no longer solely focused on feature films or the Tropfest title.
Video has become increasingly important in a corporate setting - from advertising and internal communications to PR and event coverage. Brands and media outlets are increasingly using video to convey their message.
Viral videos are attracting larger audiences than commercial TV shows and magazines are expanding their horizons with digital content distributed through smartphone apps. This means that within a booming industry, the career opportunities are extraordinary.
Better yet, the broad focus of the Bachelor of Interactive Media arms graduates with the skills to thrive across a broad range of career paths - from a director to a producer, scriptwriter to post-production manager.
Learn how to use storytelling elements such as plot and character to make engaging films and games. Students will learn the steps of developing an idea to a point that it can be produced. These steps include development of logline, treatment, script, storyboard and animatic. Students will also discuss interactive digital storytelling and the opportunities different types of media can offer.
Learn the elements of all art creation such as line, form, colour, texture, value and shape as well as different creative drawing styles using various techniques. Students will also be challenged to venture out of their comfort zones and broaden their understandings of styles and mediums, as well as develop their knowledge of theory and research on successful creative drawing.
The key focus of this subject is the fusing of three elements: photography, cinematography and editing. In engaging with best practice and widely used industry techniques, ‘Shooting & Editing’ challenges students to take a quick glimpse of screen production. A key learning outcome is that students produce their own material, photographs and videos, and edit them for multiple modern screen media platforms.
Learn the processes used in animation. Explore the basic concepts and crafts of character design such as character animation, timing, movement, composition and background art.
Analyse and critique digital media using a theoretical framework of ‘Entertainment’. Learn how to differentiate genre and forms of narrative communicative meaning, and how to critique narrative structure and visual style in depth. Elements of storytelling (e.g. theme and motif, design elements, mise en scene) are incorporated into the studies as well visual coding within digital media.
Acquire a solid foundation of skills using industry standard graphic applications that include vector, pixel and image & text layout software applications such as Adobe CS products including Illustrator and Photoshop.
Learn the principles of game design and how to apply these effectively to your own games. Review case studies of traditional and electronic games to modern games and contemporary industry standards. The outcome will be the ability for the student to design engaging and effective games and game mechanics.
In this subject students will learn how to use the technical and creative aspects of Cinematography to help create the director’s vision. They will learn how composition and lighting are used to communicate both fact and emotion. They will also learn, through hands-on experience, how to solve onset gripping and lighting problems and the importance of communication within a production team. Students will also study cinema masters and best practice and apply what they see to their own work.