This session will be a studio based model in which students will complete 2D animation projects using multimedia elements such as images, sound, music, and text. These images can be drawings, photographs, or three dimensional materials. The course will help students develop a facility with tools and will steer them towards a personal animation style. Class time will be used to show works in progress, ask questions, get and give feedback, view historical examples, and work on animations in class. There will be opportunities for both individual and collaborative projects. Pre-production techniques like storyboarding and animatics will be covered. Both low and high-tech animation will be examined including cell animation, stop-motion, and motion graphics.
ArtD 2812: Multimedia Fall 2019, Tues 8:55 -12:15
All work must be submitted for critique and/or grading on the date due. Late assignments will be graded down 1 letter grade. FINAL GRADES for this class will be based upon the following:
The grading of art assignments can be a subjective process. There are, however, guidelines which I will be using to determine grades:
One notebook, 8 1/2 x 11 or square (at least 8")
1 or 2 thumb drives or Portable Hard Drive for file storage
Art Supplies: For claymation:colored clay (animation clay), armature wire, colored paper, etc. other materials for traditional animation projects as needed.
Texts and Other Resources
There are no books required for this class, but if you learn software well from books, I like the Adobe Professional CC classroom in a book series (After Effects).
Recommended: If you find you need technical tutorials, the best ones online are from Lynda.Com. Through the Brooklyn Public Library, you can get access to these tutorials.
Because we have extended class time to work on projects, you are expected to attend all sessions.
Attendance is crucial. If you are more than 20 minutes late to class, I will consider your tardiness an absence. Technical material is covered at the beginning of class, so it is essential to be on time. There’s no differentiation between “excused” and “unexcused” absences. Two missed classes will bring your final grade down by one letter grade.