Animation 2

Animation 2 expands upon core character animation skills learned in Animation 1, further expanding skills in personal imagery, narrative, and materials. Animators are simultaneously actors and directors, so we'll get deeply into acting and expression; designing and sequencing shots (storyboarding); film style, dialogue and Foley sound, and most of all, timing. Exercises will include animating to well known film dialogue: Are you talking to me? designing character and movement to express subtle emotions such as suspicious or "vain"; and use of alternative materials as vehicles for expression. Frequent exercises will produce multiple films and images, while a long term collaborative midterm and an independent final project will offer sustained concentration on a theme and development.