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CE 1710N 01 Animation

CE 1710N 01

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Instructor

Lowell Boston

Location(s)

UArts

Fall 2017

  • (Sep. 27 to Dec. 6)
  • Wed 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 0.00 Credits
  • 0.00 Credits
  • Tuition: $330 / Fees: $40
Animation encompasses nearly all the other arts, from drawing, painting and sculpture to design, writing, acting and music. We will explore the mediums and techniques possible in the art of animation. Beginning with the fundamentals of hand drawn animation, students will then apply them to numerous animated mediums, from stop-motion, clay and sand, to digital approaches and tools. Various platforms will be discussed and demonstrated to showcase your work.

Course Overview

Each class will be divided between a lectures/demonstrational objectives and in-class work. Some weeks will require students to work in-class on assignments, or to prepare materials and assets outside of class. This course will integrate the working principles of animation and movement within each project by way of examples, crits and screenings. Students will be responsible for having the required supplies needed for the course.


What will you learn in this course?

  • Understand the theories and principles of animation
  • Understand the application of hard and software needed to create modern and independent approaches to animation
  • Develop a familiarity of animation history and ground breaking films and animators
  • Develop the ability to critique and analyze works of animation and cinematic movement
  • Develop the skills to create and edit ones one work for uploading to the internet and/or film festivals.

Suggested Readings or Links to Other Content

For tutorials and additional help it is recommended to visit Lynda.com or Adobe.com for video tutorials. These tutorials are free and/or low cost. You will be able to access Lynda.com for free using your UArts login.


Supplies/Equipment

Course Resources: Software: Course will be conducted using the following software programs: Dragonframe, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Adobe After Effects CC.

Students will have access to the computer labs during the course of the term.


Literature: Required Readings will be supplied by the instructor

Recommended but not Required: The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators by Richard Williams

Character Animation Crash Course! By Eric Goldberg


For tutorials and additional help it is recommended to visit Lynda.com or Adobe.com for video tutorials. These tutorials are free and/or low cost. You will be able to access Lynda.com for free using your UArts login.


Additional Supplies: USB drive with a minimum memory capacity of 4-8 GB Sketchbook (suggested, for notes, planning projects and idea sketching) Notebook and folders 2-4 No. 2-2B drawing pencils 1-2 reams of 8 1/2x11 white copy paper White plastic animation peg bar - http://www.dickblick.com/products/acme-plastic-animation-pegbar/ (call the Philadelphia Blick art supply store to see if they have any available in stock ,or order online.