Animation One – Animating Inanimate Objects (MA2109.01)

Sue Rees

The class will be concerned with animating inanimate objects by primarily stop motion. Locations will be constructed, objects to animated formed, and lighting explored in order to create the imaginary world. A variety of filmmakers and techniques will be looked at during the course of the semester. Students will be expected to produce a variety of short projects over the first seven weeks based on current affairs and future worlds, followed by a longer more sustained project. Students will be instructed in using ‘Dragonframe’ Software, creating moveable articulated figures, and creating locations as well as video/sound editing software.

Learning Outcomes:
• Experience taking a narrative and giving it physical form and movement
• Experimenting with different ways to achieve a sequence of events
• Exhibit their work in an end-of-the-term exhibition/screening.
• Learning a mixture of digital and analogue methods
• Seeing how the juxtaposition of scale/narratives/forms can shift perspectives

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
W 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Drama , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Media Arts