Informatics and multimedia production (m) (2018/2019)

Course code
Umberto Castellani
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 INF/01-INFORMATICS Sem. 2B Umberto Castellani
Margherita Zorzi

Learning outcomes

The course on Informatics and multimedia production introduces theoretical and technical aspects of multimedia. The focus is on basic aspects and advanced topics at the state of art. The course is based on the creation of a production composed of different multimedia components (images, videos, sounds, 3D animations, etc.) that are integrated in a single application. Several software products will be introduced for the creation of multimedia applications organizing lab exercises. In the context of Cds, the course provides the methodological and practical aspects of modern multimedia applications.


Introduction to multimedia, evolution of the multimedia applications. The digital images: digital image creation and image characteristics, raster and vector images, digital filters, image histogram. The colour for digital images. Modelling in 3D computer graphics: structure and appearance. Rendering in 3D computer graphics: lighting and graphics pipeline. 2D animation: origin, the storyboard, digital animation. 3D animation: rigging and animation, motion capture. Video: definition, format, compression methods and mpeg. Sound: physics of sound, digital sound, semantic of sound and MIDI. Introductory exercises on software for multimedia applications (Photoshop, Blender and others).

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is composed of an oral about a discussion of a project assigned by the teacher (module 1) and a written exam (module 2). The final vote will be the average of the two parts.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Daniele Marini, Bertolo Maresa, Alessandro Rizzi Comunicazione Visiva Digitale Pearson 2002