The sequel to the fall course VA431 (Introduction to Video Techniques), the course will focus on advanced editing and compositing techniques, particularly in a virtual three dimensional environment. Special Effects as well as the manipulation of type and imagery will be a central issue throughout this course. The software to be primarily used is Combustion by Discreet. The student will also be brought into contact with both studio and outdoor video shooting; the usage of cameras and lights in a studio environment as well as in real environmental settings. Real-life simulative projects will be given to design students, whilst art students will be encouraged to apply the media in a self expressive context.