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Additional Media Arts Courses

MERT 56 Photoshop for Animators (3.0 units)

Description: This course introduces students to the concepts and procedures required for creating high quality texture maps and imagery for use in 3D computer animation. Topics include basic and advanced editing techniques, managing tone/color, layer management, optimization strategies and the use of filters. Compositing techniques will be addressed in detail. Relevant issues dealing with the pre-production process, and industry trends and analysis will also be discussed. (No prerequisites)

MERT 74 Digital Video Production (3.0 units)

Description: This course introduces digital video production techniques. Course topics include the operation of digital camcorders, lighting, sound equipment and post production digital editing suites, and the principles of aesthetics of film and video editing. Repetition of this course provides the opportunity for increased skill development. (No prerequisites)

MERT 76 Digital Cinematography (3.0 units)

Description: This is a hands-on course in digital cinema planning and production. Course topics include artistic expression; an investigation of the aesthetic, technological, economic, and social factors that contributed to the evolution of digital cinema; logistics, scriptwriting, sound recording, film and sound editing. The roles and responsibilities of the digital cinema producer will be examined. (No prerequisites)

MERT 80 Zbrush Fundamentals (3.0 units)

Students will learn the concepts and procedures required for creating high quality texture maps and ZSphere models for use in 3D computer animation. Topics will include basic and advanced editing techniques with ZSpheres, detailing models with various brushes and masks, layer management and optimization strategies for high resolution models. Relevant issues dealing with ZSphere models and other 3D packages and industry trends and analysis will also be discussed.