Animation is an elective course that introduces students to skills, techniques and processes in 2D and 3D. Conceptual and thematic issues are addressed, and occupational health and safety instruction is included. The course is studio-based and students primarily develop individual projects in consultation with their lecturer.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate creative control of techniques, technologies and equipment used in the discipline
- Demonstrate the creative analysis and exploration of materials and processes
- Show a critical awareness of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to the course
- Exploit the characteristics of materials and processes in an individual and conceptually developed way
- Demonstrate understanding of the importance of critical, analytical and self-reflective practice
- Apply concepts and techniques to the development of resolved works of art
- Identify and develop personal topics for individual research
- Demonstrate adherence to OH & S requirements and procedures
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
Portfolio of studio work (80%)
Studio Theory report/Journal/Studio Documentation equivalent to a 1000 word essay (20%)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator’s Guide, Eric Keller (2007), Sybex.
Maya Studio Projects: Dynamics, Todd Palamar ((2010), Sybex.
Maya Professional Tips and Techniques, Lee Lanier (2007), Sybex.
Digital Lighting and Rendering, Jeremy Birn (2006), New Riders.
Animation Art - from Pencil to Pixel, the World of Cartoon, Anime and CGI, Jerry Beck (Ed.), (2004), Glame Tree Pub.
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