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Media, Design en IT
Expert Class Video & SFX 38193/3076/2324/1/83
Study guide

Expert Class Video & SFX

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • International programmes Media, Design and IT
    Programme option:
    • GDM International - Motion Design
    Choice package:
    • Subjects of your choice - Motion Design
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 8 credits
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 208,00 hours

Short description

In this expert class, we take a step further into the world of video production during lectures and exercises where we delve further both technically and creatively into advanced use of several video disciplines and special effects.

To follow this course smoothly, good prior knowledge of Premiere and After Effects software is required.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

You consult different sources on the design and technical level about different kinds of special effects.
You create professional audio and video recordings and edit these to a professional end result.
You bring a compelling story structure to life through thoughtful use of camera work.
You plan and analyse in advance the desired circumstances and camera settings in order to apply a certain special effect.
You edit video images with special effects to a credible end result.
You edit the colours of video images to a professional end result.

Course content

The following topics are covered:

  • Production-technical analysis of common special effects
  • Production of different special effects
  • Shooting video in function of specific special effects
  • Use of manual settings of a video camera depending on circumstances and effects
  • Recording, narrative use and post-production of audio
  • Appropriate application for communicative or commercial purposes
  • Green key recording and processing
  • Using different lighting set-ups for certain SFX / to create a specific atmosphere
  • Perform colour corrections to enhance certain SFX

Study material (text): Mandatory

The course material will be made available digitally via Digitap.

For this class, keep in mind additional costs for:

  • access to LinkedIn Learning (+/- 15 euro, to be renewed every academic year)
  • Adobe Creative software (+/- 75 euro, to be renewed every academic year)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Practicum36,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours172,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeSkills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodSkills assessment during the examination series100,00

Evaluation (text)

Submissions for evaluation shall always consist of the candidate's own work and shall be submitted within the deadlines provided. If ideas, images or texts, ideas, designs or parts of designs of others are used, the author, designer and/or location of the work must be clearly mentioned to avoid plagiarism - and thus exam fraud.

Note: The effective examination format will be communicated via Digitap. The effective exam time is communicated via Webuntis.