Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Advanced Editing
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio  (​​1,500 words)  40%
Semester Assessment Individual Presentation of 10 min showreel and viva.  (30 minutes​)  60%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio  (​​1,500 words)  40%
Supplementary Assessment Individual Presentation of 10 min showreel and viva.  (30 minutes​)  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

​1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the VFX process and workflows.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of how choices in shooting affect the ease of execution and overall effectiveness of post-production effects.

3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of visual effects techniques in post-production and their appropriate application.

4. Demonstrate a degree of creativity and resourcefulness in visual effects conception and execution.

5. Demonstrate a good level of aesthetic judgment in visual effect creation and colour grading.

Brief description

This module allows students to expand on the skills first encountered in the second year Film Craft module. Students will be introduced to Adobe After Effects VFX software and will have the opportunity to explore and develop their VFX and colour correction skills before creating a showreel of visual effects compositions and graded footage. The module will look at all the processes involved through exercises, workshops and case studies.


An Overview of Visual Effects Concepts
- Visual Effects workflows and practices
- On Set Supervision
- Introduction to Adobe After Effects
- Animation
- Compositing
- Digital Matte Painting using Photoshop

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Written communication as well as the process of communicating a concept through a particular medium is directly assessed. Oral communication skills are developed through exercises, seminars and feedback on creative concepts for effects.
Improving own Learning and Performance Formative feedback will be provided throughout the module which will help students to improve their own learning and performance.
Information Technology As part of the module Students will required to use industry standard software involved in Visual Effects Work .
Personal Development and Career planning The skills gained from this module will enhance the employability of film students.
Problem solving Visual Effects is, by its nature, a system for solving problems encountered on set that cannot be resolved on set. The Visual Effects Producer is called upon to respond to these problems and offer immediate solutions. Students will be tested on this individually and as part of a team.
Research skills Students will be expected to research the variety of effects technologies used to resolve issues that arise in real life situations and will be assessed on their ability to evaluate and effectively use their knowledge to apply these skills to the issues that arise.
Subject Specific Skills Visual Effects skills will be developed throughout the module.
Team work Interaction of the various visual effects components of the module will require students to work effectively as a team to deliver media content by specific deadlines.


This module is at CQFW Level 6