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Catalog 2017-18 
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ANM 110 - Animation I: Introduction to Animation (3 credit hours)

Offered in Fall, Winter Terms (3-0-0)
Introduction to the fundamental methods, practices and principles of animation, while exploring the artisans, both past and present, responsible for establishing the art form.  Students will have the opportunity to experiment with the fourth dimension, using various time-based techniques:  hand-drawn, also known as frame-by-frame animation, stop-motion, claymation, mixed media, pixilation and much more. Each class session will consist of demonstrations, viewings of related works, hands-on experimentation, as well as critiques. Weekly assignments will further students' skill sets, as well as their exposure to, and understanding of, time-based art. In particular, students will conduct experiments centered on the 12 concepts and principles of animation. Lastly, students will gain knowledge and experience with post-production practices through the use of various software programs, including, but not limited to, iMovie, Photoshop and After Effects. Upon completion of this course, students will have a basic working knowledge of how art, time and kinesthetics come together to create the lighthearted, narrative art form known as animation.
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