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ART 225 Stop Motion Animation

Course Description: Students in this course produce short films using traditional hands-on approaches to animation. The focus is on generating animations using drawing; collage, and sculpture rather than digital 2D and 3D animation programs. Projects include hand-drawn animations, Claymation, and pixilation (working with actors), with emphasis on skills acquisition and experimentation. Both collaborative and individual animations will be assigned. Historical and contemporary examples introduce each assignment. Students learn to build narratives using storyboards and create films from stills using DSLR cameras. Several animation programs are explored and professional editing software for both video and audio is introduced. No prior art or film experience is required. Course Rotation: Spring (odd years).


3 credits