The Department of Interactive Multimedia (IMM) at The College of New Jersey seeks an experienced instructor to teach our "Time Media: Visual Effects and Compositing" course in the Fall 2019 semester. Candidates must demonstrate professional experience in a relevant field, such as digital media, animation, computer graphics, etc. A record including related graduate study or prior college-level teaching experience is preferred.
This advanced-level studio/seminar combines 2D and 3D still and motion image creation with video editing, compositing, and sound in order to produce dynamic media. The course explores the history, aesthetics, and current practice of time-based media, while simultaneously fostering the technical skills necessary for students to design, produce, and present their own advanced media projects. Over the course of the semester, students will:
develop skills in painting, tracking, masking, keying, 2D or 3D compositing, particle systems, and other special effects;
learn the structure, interface, workflow, and techniques of industry-standard software (primarily Adobe After Effects) used to create sophisticated and complex shots, scenes, and graphic sequences;
understand the effective role and place of effects and compositing in the overall media production pipeline;
situate their own work and critique each other's work in the context of the historical landmarks as well as current trends and techniques in the field.
The course will meet on Thursday nights from 5:30-9:20pm, with the first meeting on August 29. (TCNJ courses are 14 weeks with an additional meeting during finals.) Class time typically combines lecture and discussion, hands-on instruction, peer and faculty critique, and studio time allowing students to work on class projects in close collaboration with the instructor.
Successful candidates must demonstrate significant (3-5 years) professional animation or digital media experience. Specifically, candidates must be experienced in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere and After Effects.
Ideal candidates should hold a graduate degree (masters' level) in a related field. Prior college-level teaching experience (2-3 years) is preferred.
To apply, please submit the following items to the link provided:
letter of application describing qualifications
Curriculum Vitae detailing relevant professional and teaching experience
contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Please direct further inquiries to Chris Ault, search committee chair, at
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