This course is designed for animation, filmmaking, and comic art students. Working from pre-existing and student-created scripts and narrative ideas, students analyze the various techniques involved in the visualization of stories and sequences for film and animation production. This includes script and story adaptation, continuity, camera placement, image sequencing, shot composition, styling, and mood. Students learn the visual “language” of storyboarding and continuity sketching and the various professional and artistic needs these forms serve. Vigorous in-class critiques address storyboard effectiveness with a strong emphasis on the process of revision and refinement. Assignments include the development of several short animation and film storyboards and a final project consisting of a two- to five-minute production storyboard from the student’s own script or story.

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ANIM 3050
Introduction to Animation
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