also goes by: Animation 1, Fundamentals of Animation
Tec de Monterrey / Department of Communications & Digital Art / Querétaro, Mexico
Fall 2012 (workshop), Summer 2011 (2 sections), Fall 2010 (3 sections)
Harvard University / Visual & Environmental Studies / Cambridge, MA
Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Spring 2006, Fall 2005, Spring 2005
This course is an introduction to the possibilities of animation. Students receive a foundation in techniques of traditional and digital animation. Screenings and discussions will provide history and context to the work that students produce in the studio meetings. The culmination of the class is the production of a short film from concept development through the screening of the finished project.
The course consists of a screening and a studio meeting each week. These two components inform each other; the screenings will often introduce themes that are then implemented through hands-on practice in the studios. The first half of the studio meetings will introduce basic animation techniques through in-class demonstrations and exercises produced outside of class time. The second half will mainly focus on the development and completion of the final film.
Examples of Topics Covered
Squash and Stretch
Character and Acting
Mixed Media and Materials
Final Cut Pro / Premiere