The CSU Animation and Visual Effects Showcase 2012 is a completely remastered production of the original source material from the 2012 Graduate Screening for the unique demands of online distribution and widest broadcast compliance on existing/emerging digital formats. Since the entering the degree in 2010, 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 67,000 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 have now gone on to be independently selected for the Melbourne International Animation Festival 2013 and the CSUAVFX YouTube channel has continually enjoyed substantial growth since its official launch on December 20, 2012.
|Publisher||Charles Sturt University|
|Media of output||Online|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|