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Unit details

AMC203 - Effects, Graphics and Compositing

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
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




Incompatible with:

ACA225, ACM425, ACM225

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit introduces students to fundamental skills and knowledge for creating, manipulating and compositing moving image and audio content for production and post-production in film, animation and games development contexts. Elements of film titling, sound design and moving graphics are explored using industry standard software and studio techniques. Students complete a number of exercises including lighting and directing for live-action chroma-key (green screen), motion tracking, colour correction and storyboarding a sequence. Students develop a proposal which they present in class, and produce an animatic and a folio of sequences over the course of the unit.


Research proposal (presentation) 20%

Folio of exercise tasks 20%

Animatic with development documentation 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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