CSU Animation and Visual Effects Showcase 2009 (Online)

Andrew Hagan (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Curation of Exhibition/Event/Festival

Abstract

The CSU Animation and Visual Effects Showcase 2009 is a completely remastered production of the original source material from the 2009 Graduate Screening for the unique demands of online distribution and widest broadcast compliance on existing/emerging digital formats. Since the entering the degree in 2009, the students had evolved from basic hand-drawn 2D art through to sophisticated internationally-competitive 3D animations over 3 dedicated years. Embracing the rich history of traditional animation with the latest advances in industry-leading software, the students had meticulously crafted every frame (often with many layers) for the audience. The edit was 45 minutes runtime representing over 67,500 frames of work. Each film has been professionally treated to maximise various data rates and frame sizes; from 176x144 3GPP to Full 1080p HD MP4 formats. Video problems were corrected in industry standard compositing/non-linear software and audio normalised for a consistent playback. The source footage has not been modified in any way that compromises the original look of the production and full acknowledgment of student¿s intellectual property is respected. The videos are copyright protected and watermarked by a subtle university logo in accordance with CSU branding policies. Several films were independently selected for the Melbourne International Animation Festival 2010 and the CSUAVFX YouTube channel has continually enjoyed substantial growth since its official launch on December 20, 2012.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCharles Sturt University
Media of outputOnline
SizeWeb-based exhibition
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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