RTVF 127 - Introduction to Animation TechniquesSemester Hours: 3
This course introduces techniques for developing and producing animated films, with an emphasis on creative content, experimentation, and critical thinking. Techniques covered will include a range of 2-D animation styles including collage, 3-D figure, hand-drawn, and cel. Computer-based methods are also explored, employing digital tools, such as Giotto and Adobe After Effects. Students complete several projects throughout the semester, starting with flip-books, and culminating in a final short that incorporates animation techniques along with sound design. While technique forms the basis for the learning curve in this course, students are encouraged to plumb the wide range of animation styles to develop their own visual aesthetic and voice. Assigned readings deepen an understanding of popular commercial animation and open doors to other forms, such as experimental, political, and film as art.
RTVF 026 or 027 . Lab fees additional. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.
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