Program(s): Undergraduate Courses, Summer College
*Taught Online for Summer 2020* Experimental Animation: Handmade Motion will introduce fundamental concepts and techniques of animation through a series of exercises and assignments which touch on the history, theory and practice of this dynamic medium. Utilizing a responsive, interactive web-based platform to facilitate lectures, screenings, technical demonstrations, collaborative production processes and direct feedback, students will develop independent and group animations. This course will provide students a unique opportunity to collaborate remotely on MAPs (multi animator projects), produce short individual works, and participate in critical discussions about their creative work and the work of others.
A spectrum of methods from flip-books to computer-generated effects will be explored in this multifaceted online course. Techniques such as hand-drawn and collage-based animation, stop-motion and digital drawing will be introduced, providing extensive opportunities for experimentation and the generation of unique footage.
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Students will need their own camera, tripod (or other camera mount), and a personal computer or tablet with video editing capability. Select software will be provided through a temporary license during the class. Some optional supplies, such a drawing light-pad, clay, wire, paper and drawing materials will be recommended to students but not required.
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