Previsualization minor

Previsualization minor



Previsualization (or previs) is a tremendous growth area within the film, animation and visual effects industries. It is a collaborative process that generates preliminary versions of shots or sequences, using 3-D animation tools in a virtual environment. It enables filmmakers to visually explore creative ideas, plan technical solutions and communicate a shared vision for efficient production. SCAD students who minor in previs combine the cinematic knowledge of live action filmmaking with the digital asset creation of visual effects and animation to create digital 3-D story-reels.

  • FILM 100 Introduction to Film and Video Production
  • FILM 132 Lighting and Field Production Techniques
  • PREV 330 Essentials of Previsualization
  • PREV 360 Technical Previsualization
  • PREV 390 Previsualization Final Project
  • — Directed elective*
  • — Directed elective†
  • — Directed elective†

Total course of study: 40 hours

* Choose one of the following: ANIM 250 Digital Form, Space and Lighting; ITGM 240 Modeling, Materials and Lighting; or VSFX 210 Digital 3-D Visual Effects.
† Choose one of the following: ANIM 280 3-D Character Setup and Animation, ANIM 351 Advanced Digital Modeling, FILM 106 Introduction to Screenwriting, FILM 224 Survey of Film, FILM 412 Shot Design, ITGM 352 Environment and Level Design, ITGM 359 Cinematics for Games, TECH 316 Digital Lighting and Rendering, or VSFX 401 Visual Effects Supervision.