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Experimental Animation

ARTDES 328 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 100
Instructor(s): Kumao, Heidi
Schedule: TueThu 2:00p-4:15p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

This inter­me­di­ate course puts the exper­i­ment” back into exper­i­men­tal ani­ma­tion. Stu­dents approach each assign­ment as a lab, and they inves­ti­gate a range of ana­log and dig­i­tal ani­ma­tion tech­niques from flip­books, draw­ing, roto­scop­ing, and stop motion to sand, clay, and dig­i­tal com­posit­ing. For the pur­poses of this class, ani­ma­tion is defined as mov­ing images cre­ated by any means except live action.” Stu­dents cre­ate short works (under 2 – 3 min­utes) in their own artis­tic voice and are encour­aged to exper­i­ment with non-tra­di­tional nar­ra­tives and non-nar­ra­tive forms. Read­ings, research, vis­i­tors, and field trips pro­vide stu­dents with a greater under­stand­ing of the his­tory and devel­op­ment of exper­i­men­tal ani­ma­tion and its cur­rent role in con­tem­po­rary visual cul­ture. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the fall term of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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