Create digital visual effects

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUFANM402A, 'Create digital visual effects'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Clarify work requirements

1. With reference to production documentation, clarify requirements for digital visual effects

2. In consultation with relevant personnel, clarify work flow sequences to ensure that production schedule deadlines are met

3. Select software that best suits the type of production and delivery platform for which visual effects sequences are being created

4. Gather and analyse reference material to help with visualisation of final sequences

Prepare components

5. Gather all assets for integration and check that they are in the correct output file format

6. Choose digital visual effects that best represent the vision of scripts, as required

7. Check that components comply with storyboard requirements

8. Determine the appropriate methods and techniques to be used for the production of the required digital special effects

Assemble previsualisations

9. Create previsualisation of the required visual effects sequences using the appropriate assets and compositing techniques

10. Experiment with previsualisation to establish the best results and solve problems that arise during the process of creating the visual effects

11. Submit previsualisation visual effects sequences to relevant personnel for evaluation and feedback

12. Match elements as required, such as colour, lighting and camera

Produce visual effects

13. Create final visual effects

14. Generate additional required effects to final stage

15. Render visual effects to desired format

16. Submit visual effects sequences to relevant personnel for evaluation and feedback by agreed deadlines

Finalise visual effects

17. Respond to feedback by making adjustments to visual effects so that they comply with design and production specifications

18. Save files to specified storage system accessible to production team

19. Make back-up copies of visual effects in accordance with enterprise procedures

20. Complete workplace documentation as required

21. Review process of creating digital visual effects and note areas for future improvement

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFANM402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF40207 - Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF50207 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media
  • CUF60107 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media