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053335 VU Special Techniques for Digital Film (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work

ACHTUNG: Beschränkte Teilnehmerzahl; Studienplätze sind vorrangig für Studierende des Masterstudiums Medieninformatik vorgesehen.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German, English



Due to SARS CoV-2, this course is only available online. All organizational adjustments due to regulations in connection with the SARS CoV-2 crisis will be sent to you as a course participant by email.

The first Zoom Meeting will take place as a preliminary discussion for the course on Friday, October 22nd at 1 p.m. (punctually!) And will take about an hour.
At this meeting, the content of the course will be presented as well as the final task (creation of an animation video).
Due to the fact that the majority of the participants do not speak German, the content of the course is presented in English. For German native speakers there is of course the possibility of writing the work to be done during the course in German.

If you have any questions or require further information, you are also welcome to reach us by mobile at any time:
Dagmar Bever 0699 / 100 500 22
Peter Gstach 0699 / 100 500 55

And here the link for our first Zoom Meeting, where you have to speak about yourself and we will present you the agenda of this course ’Special Techniques of the Digital Film'

Zoom-Meeting beitreten

Meeting-ID: 838 4819 0157

Fr, 22.10 1 p.m. Introduction & Briefing
Fr, 5.11.2021 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fr, 12.11.2021 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fr, 19.11.2021 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fr, 26.11.2021 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fr, 3.12.2021 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fr, 17.12.2021 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fr, 14.1.2022 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fr, 21.1.2022 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fr, 28.1.2022 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to convey advanced knowledge in the field of digital film along the thematic focal points of concept, aesthetics, technology and production. The course should enable a sharper look at the diverse manifestations of the audiovisual media. What implementation options are there - which techniques are used and how?

The course includes lectures on the subject areas ‘Media Design in the Exhibition Area’, Installations ’, Corporate Media & Information Systems’, ‘Animation & Animated Film’ (each with appropriately selected examples from media practice). There are studio appointments on the subject of post-production, an overview of certain software, exercises including presentations by the students, guest lectures by experts from the fields of 'camera', 'sound recording & sound design', 'motion graphics' and' animation & animation film, music video, direction '.

A central aspect of the course is its anchoring in the work practice of a media production company and the resulting insights into a wide variety of production processes. From the briefing to the idea to the concept to the presentation to the order to the production to the project completion.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment takes place continuously in the course of the course, based on participation and the submission and presentation of results on selected issues. The thesis is the production and design of a 2-minute cartoon or animation film on a given topic.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of the course is to acquire the ability to understand, apply and further develop special concepts, models and techniques of digital film. The following are requested:
the presentation of concepts and solutions for their technical implementation for selected problems. The presentation of the concept with moods and storyboard for the final film. The presentation of the thesis: Realization and presentation of a 2-minute trick or animation film.

Examination topics

The content is introduced conceptually and then developed in a project-oriented manner.

Reading list

Will be announced in the course.

Association in the course directory

Module: TDF FA3

Last modified: Tu 21.09.2021 09:28