Philosophies and Formal Elements of Animation and the Moving Image (MA4104.01)

Robby Gilbert

Zoetropes, phenakistascopes, pepper’s ghosts, puppets, VR, film, projection, games, music, dance, and animation are just a few examples of ways to explore the elements of movement in time-based media. In this course, we delve into the formal elements of the illusion of motion and apply these concepts to the creation of kinetic works in a variety of formats. Emphasis will be placed on animation theory, synaesthetics, perception, semiotics, research, narrative and non-narrative approaches, audience, and various means of creating and manipulating the illusion of motion in time-based formats. Culminating projects may encompass a variety of techniques and interdisciplinary approaches to explore these ideas in innovative and synaesthetic ways OR may focus on the creation or completion of existing thesis/portfolio works.

Prerequisites: Animation and/or moving image course, permission of instructor. A statement of interest needs to be submitted to srees@bennington.edu by 2nd May who will forward them to Robby Gilbert.
Credits: 4
F 8:00am - 11:40am
Maximum Enrollment: 14
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, Media Arts, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings, Robby Gilbert, and tagged , , , , , , , , , , .