Pre-Production Mode for Animation


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

Dive into the pre-production processes in an animation workflow: storyboarding, animatics, color scripts, background layouts, character design, and style frames will be covered with an emphasis on honing each student’s vision. We will also cover how to set-up a DIY home animation studio as well as incorporate digital tools including Stop Motion Studio, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Premiere. Each class consists of screenings, discussions, peer critiques, and studio. Screenings of animations include historical and contemporary perspectives, in conjunction with relevant visual presentations. This workshop is suitable for both experienced animators and individuals who may not have any animation background. Join a stimulating environment in which you can create the best version of your concepts through fresh perspectives, constructive critiques, and hands-on artwork generation! 


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