Experimental Animation in the Home Studio


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This course combines the foundations of traditional animation with multidisciplinary artist practices. You will be introduced to a wide variety of experimental animation techniques including registration-less animation, under the camera animation, replacement animation, 2-D paper puppets, and rotoscoping. We will cover how to set-up a DIY home animation studio as well as introduce digital tools including Stop Motion Studio and Creative Cloud (Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Premiere). This course consists of screenings, discussions, critiques and studio. Screenings of experimental animation films include historical and contemporary perspectives, and the class will end with an online celebration of student work. Connect with an online animation community to further inspire you and learn how to merge your existing art practice with experimental animation. 

This online class uses the Zoom platform.

There will be one additional class meeting to be arranged.


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