Animation Fundamentals

Units: 2
Student Level: Beginning

Jun 25 - Aug 3 Add to cart
Schedule: Tues / Thurs 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Orientation: Jun 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Max. Seats: 15
Faculty: Caroline Hu


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About the Class
 
Interested in animation, but don’t know where to start? Then this is the class for you. The Animation Fundamentals class will teach students the building blocks of animation.
 
In this introductory class, students will create several short hand-drawn animations exploring fundamental principles of animation such as:
 
  • Anticipation
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Eases
  • Overlapping Action
These lessons will be covered through:
 
  • Readings
  • Lectures
  • Screenings
  • Observations
  • Hands-on Exercises
The objective of the course is to understand the mechanics, vocabulary and tools of hand-drawn animation and to gain an understanding of how and why timing plays an important role in the art of animation.
 
Best of all, students get to watch cartoons! Historical and contemporary animations will be screened to be analyzed and to illustrate classroom lessons. Students will be able to view and analyze sequences from master animators frame-by-frame and use the lessons learned to execute their own animations.
 
A familiarity with drawing is recommended, but not required. Even stick figures can be expertly animated! Students will also have access to animation light tables and digital shooting stations outside of class.
 
 
*All projects are created outside of scheduled class time.*
 
 
INSTRUCTOR(S): Caroline Hu
 
 
*Please note that dates and times of the course are subject to changes. Additional tutorials are taught during outside hours.*