Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Graphics Technology

First Advisor

Carlos Morales

Committee Chair

Carlos Morales

Committee Member 1

David M. Whittinghill

Committee Member 2

James E. Dietz


Visual Effects has continued to progress at an astonishing rate and green screen technology can be seen in all aspects of the video industry from Hollywood blockbusters down to training videos and distance education.

As video technology has increased, so has the quality and capability of distance education. Purdue University has set itself to be at the forefront of distance education. This study looked to evaluate Purdue's investment in the Lightcraft Technology's Previzion system and its impact on distance education at Purdue. There were 65 initial participants and this study compared the impact of two separate videos on their learning. Participants were given a pre- and post-test to determine how much they learned from the video they watched. Their scores were run in an independent T-test and found that there was no significant impact on participant learning.