Abstract Illustration of a series of panels used for animation Shannon Lee

Animation Fundamentals Crash Course

NC1025-01

Start Date

01/22

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Format

Remote

End Date

03/11

Meeting Day

Mondays

Credits

0

This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This is an introduction to transforming the static image into dynamic time-arts. A wide range of expressive motion is explored through hand drawn animation principles such as ease-ins, anticipation, and pose-to-pose actions. Through a series of short exercises and projects, the visual phenomena of cycles, timing, transformations, sequential structure, along with the integration of sound is examined and implemented. This is a studio class that also emphasizes hand drawn animation screenings from historical to contemporary perspectives. The use of a digital still camera application and current editing software, including Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop, is introduced and merged with the traditional animation production process. 

Supplies/Tech 

4×6 note cards and scratch pads
Pencil
Lightbox
Smartphone/tablet



This class uses the Zoom platform.

Shannon Lee is an independent animator, visual artist, and educator. Her work is infused with science fiction, magical realism, and experimental narrative and animation techniques. Shannon received her MFA in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of the Arts in 2017 and her films have been shown in festivals and art spaces including the Ann … Read more