Prerequisites: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 243: Intro to Animation; PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 325: Pre-Cinematic Animation, ARTDES 328: Experimental Animation, ARTDES 336: Comics/Graphic Narrative, ARTDES 337: Live Action Film & Animation, ARTDES 338: Moving Image, ARTDES 373: Visual Storytelling: Stop-Motion. OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
This class is designed for innovative artists and designers wishing to develop a personal voice within the ever-expanding parameters of animation. Students propose, research, and complete the pre-production, production, and post-production for an ambitious animated project of their own design using whatever animation techniques that are best suited for their idea. The goal is to create a finished and polished, portfolio-ready piece that is 30
seconds to 5
minutes in duration. Possible visual approaches might include the use of analogue/handmade media (drawings, cutouts, clay, objects, people, etc.), digital media/imagery, stop motion, 3D
, motion graphics, 2D
design elements, or any hybrid combination of these. Class sessions consist of hands-on work sessions, visiting artist lectures and workshops, screenings and readings of contemporary and historical work, animation research, and technical workshops.