Intro to Animation (MA2106.02, section 2)

Bronwyn Maloney

This course will begin with essential animation techniques that have lasted more than a century: key frames, movement arcs, and easing. With hand drawn animation, we will design phenakistiscopes and weaving loops in order to get acquainted with the mechanics of animation. Examples of different techniques will be discussed in class for inspiration.

Through weekly assignments, we will practice hand drawn animation, replacement animation, paper puppets and cutouts, and rotoscoping. Students will learn to capture their work using Dragonframe, and move on into Adobe software for assembly and editing.

Learning Outcomes:
- Gain an understanding of animation principles
- Experiment with a variety of techniques and materials
- Design their own characters and scenes
- Choose a technique to focus on for a final project

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
Th 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Film and Video , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Media Arts , Updates