Digital Cinematography
Arts Col 752, 5 credits
MW 1:00-2:48
 

Professor Alan Price
aprice@accad.osu.edu
office hours: MW 11:00-12:00
by appointment



Course Syllabus

Schedule
This schedule is subject to change and will be announced during class hours.

Topics / week: Text book readings: Related: Assignments:
M 03.28- W 03.30
Introduction
Monitor adjustment
Types of lights
Shading models & view dependency
Three point lighting

Methods for the lighting process
 


Chapter 1
Chapter 2.1
Chapter 2.2
Chapter 9.1.1 & 9.1.2
Chapter 3

Chapter 2.3 & 2.4


crash intro to Maya
quick reference


3-point tutorial
scene files in workspace


M 04.04 - W 04.06
Shadow attributes & rendering
Light linking / exclusive lighting
Color balance and color schemes


Chapter 4 & 9.3.2

Chapter 5 & 6


solving shadow problems
simple room example

 

M 04.11 - W 04.13
Lighting effects




 

 

M 04.18- W 04.20
Assignment review
Shaders:
Texturing nurbs vs. polygons

Specular, Diffuse, and Bump maps



Chapter 9

 

Hypershade notes
The Dependency Graph


Assignment #1 Due M 04.18

Lighting: Time of day and mood

M 04.25 - W 04.27
Shaders:
Layered textures
Texture placement & painting
 


some shader examples


M 05.02- W 05.04
Shaders:
Utility nodes and custom shaders

  some model sources:
free 3D model links
turboSquid (some free)

 

M 05.09- W 05.11
Assignment review
Compositing and render layers




Chapter 10


compositing examples
from overpass


Assignment #2 Due M 05.09
Shaders in a still life

M 05.16- W 04.18
Image-base lighting
HDRI, light probes, global illumination,
Mental Ray



Chapter 9.4
 

HDRshop
HDR with panoramas in Photoshop



M 05.23 - W 05.25
Camera and composition
Anti-aliasing, motion blur, depth of field



Chapter 7 & 8

Composition


(M 05.30 Memorial Day)
W 06.01

Lab day: final project

   

M 06.06 - Finals review
11:30-1:18 meeting time
   
Assignment #3 Due M 06.06
Compositing elements