Wkshp: Experimental Animation

Animation Workshops are a series of courses that teach essential skills about a specific topic within animation. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will engage in rigorous study about a specific subject matter. The goal of Animation Workshops is to produce work that illustrates the skills learned. These courses are open to all CCA students who have completed CORE D1 and 4D.

This class will explore experimental techniques in animation, both in it's manipulation of storytelling, and use of materials. We will look at varieties of visual ideas such as abstraction, color, and a variety of media. We will look at the way the mediums of cinema and materials can create and carry meaning and emotion independent of linear character storytelling. Stories and characters are welcome, but emphasis will be placed on conceptual ideas and locating narrative in technique. Animations will be made in a variety of formats including digital and traditional such as watercolors, painting, clay, or found materials.