Animation Production

Prerequisite: Motion Picture Fundamentals (may be taken concurrently). 42 classroom hours.

Fall 2014
  • FLM204A Thu 6:00-9:00 Schwab Sign Up

This comprehensive class in frame-by-frame animation is designed for both beginners and seasoned animators. Students are exposed to a wide variety of media and approaches, such as digital 2D, hand-drawn 2D, clay, cut-outs, puppets, time-lapse and pixillation. With an overview of animation history and technique, students will gain an understanding of the principles of animation along with the foundations of production planning. This includes storyboarding, character development, acting and story elements. While drawing is one approach to animation, this is not a cartooning class, and drawing skills are not required in order to succeed. Students may work together as a production team or as individual producers. Considerable outside work is necessary for preparation of production elements, shooting and editing. All equipment is provided but students pay for their own art supplies and media expenses. Grading is based on assignments, participation, exercises and final films. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.