Practical Special Effects – Fall 2018

PRACTICAL SPECIAL EFFECTS — PROTOTYPING AND RAPID FABRICATION FOR ENTERTAINMENT

TD 354T / ES 377 / AET 339 — Monday 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. — Lab Monday 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. or  12:30 p.m.–2 p.m — Student Cap: 25

Instructors: J. E. Johnson and Karen Maness

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Working from historical storyboards and films, student teams will design and fabricate a practical effect to support a narrative moment. Students will then light and film the effect in collaboration with UT film makers. All students will create “demo reel” of their completed effect.

Projects are student driven. Depending on project needs, students may receive training in fabrication methods such as carpentry, welding, mold making, and machining as well as digital technologies including, 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining. Final finish and surface treatments will be critical for all projects.

All students will be given personal logins to all Stan Winston School of Character Arts On Demand Training Courses and a materials budget.

To enroll, you must have instructor consent. Please complete the Applied Arts Student Information Form to be considered.