Sci Fi World Building


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Tuesdays and Thursdays



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Pre-recorded content
  • Live meetings

From creature features to cyberpunk narratives, this course is designed to help you generate complex worlds through a diverse range of animation processes and science fiction references. Pre- and post-production methods that will be covered include screenwriting, character design, background layouts, sound design, and DIY rigged maquettes and green screens. Basic traditional hand drawn animation principles will also be covered. Alongside historical and contemporary animations that fall into the sci-fi realm, we will look at a wide range of comics, sculpture, and literature from different cultural viewpoints such as Soviet science fiction, Afrofuturism, and feminist perspectives. Classes will consist of screenings/presentations, in-depth discussions, table reads, studio, and critiques. Freeware includes Stop Motion Studio and Celtx. Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects will also be integrated.

This online clsss uses the Zoom platform.

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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