Introduction to Visual Effects Creation

FILM TV X 477.241B

Gain an understanding of the creation of visual effects and complete a short VFX sequence using Adobe After Effects.


What you can learn.

  • Set up and light a simple VFX plate in the right way
  • Navigate Adobe After Effects effectively
  • Create quality mattes with chroma keying
  • Add a visual element to a properly matchmoved plate
  • Properly organize a basic pipeline from ingest through export

About this course:

Gain an understanding of the creation of visual effects. Students break down the core disciplines involved in creating visual effects, including compositing, 3D animation, cloth simulations, tracking technology, rotoscoping, cleanplating, paint and stereoscopic. Other topics include performance capture, VFX supervision, studio pipelines, understanding color for VFX, virtual production and XR. Requirements for both film and TV are examined though lectures, exercises and industry guests who discuss their work on specific effects-driven projects. Students also complete a short VFX sequence using Adobe After Effects.

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

Ready to start
your future?
By signing up, you agree to UCLA Extension’s Privacy Policy.

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Lifelong Learning

See More