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ACM225 - Effects, Graphics and Compositing

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Enrolment modes:


Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in A300, A316, A328, A351, A352, A353, A355, A356, A357, A358, A359, A365, D311, D312, D313, D326, D347, D370, or D391.

Unit chair:R Woodcock


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit develops skills in creating and manipulating moving and still images and sound, through special effects and compositing techniques. Motion graphics and compositing are standard techniques within the film, animation and games content industries. Topics covered include lighting and directing for chroma-key (green screen) footage, typography for film titling, and compositing using industry standard software. Students work in studio and laboratory workspaces, and have opportunities for producing live action and stop motion work for assignment tasks. The unit requires no prior knowledge of software or compositing techniques.


Research reviews 20%, Exercises 20%, and Major production 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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