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An exciting opportunity to explore many different forms of animation. The emphasis is on having hands-on experience with traditional, paper cut-out, and clay animation. Each student will have time under the camera to shoot their work. These workshops involve working with variety of mediums, and strong drawing skills are not a necessity as anyone can enjoy the experience of bringing their creations to life. Basic Animation is a great way to expand your creative horizons and open new avenues for expressing yourself.
These sessions guide the student through the process of creating an animated short. Students are given a variety of animation exercises to develop their skills, while reinforcing what they have learned in Basic Animation. Keyframes and in-betweens are drawn, exposure sheets are created, and pencil tests are made. Students learn how to create model sheets, make storyboards and much more.
Designed for those dedicated students who wish to expand their productive possibilities and refine their animation skills. Many features of making animation not covered in Intermediate Animation will be explored. The goal in Studio Production is to work towards developing all of the necessary skills for completing personal animated shorts and to learn more about the production process in a professional animation studio. Students will utilize a computer workstation to input their drawings into a professional ink and paint program called AXA. As students develop their skills they may have an opportunity to work on the production of a studio cartoon.
This program is designed for the individual with specific projects or interests. The student will meet with their mentor to design a personalized agenda for meeting their goals. A set of objectives will be made, and depending on the student’s availability a regular schedule will be arranged. The fee varies, depending on the time of instruction and the supplies required.