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Summer Course Announcement: ART 350 2D Animation (Special Topics)

April 25, 2011  by: Dom

The course will focus on creating 2D animation within the context of the classical principles of animation applied in a digital environment. We’ll explore Adobe Flash and the unique abilities that it offers the animator, including special effects and interactivity.

Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Understanding how physics applies to objects in motion
  • Using psychology to convincingly exaggerate or break the rules of physics
  • Disney’s “12 Principles of Animation”
  • Storyboarding
  • Creating micro-narratives
  • Drawing in Flash
  • Using Symbols and Interactivity
  • Special Effects
  • Working with Graphics
  • Working with Sound
  • Using ActionScript to control movie behavior

Class time will consist of:

  • discussion of principles and techniques
  • screening examples of classic and contemporary animation
  • technical tutorials and exercises
  • work on creative projects

ART 350 2D ANIMATION (Special Topics)
Session J 05/23/2011 – 07/01/2011
Time: M W R , 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Instructor: Licata
Reg# 14515

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