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Animation - Main Page. NOTE: Replace with "Multimedia Production"?

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Courses offered in Multimedia Production

Fundamentals of Animation

This workshop for students in grades 8 through 12 introduces you to the world of animation by exploring a range of techniques and mediums, including claymation, cut-out animation, pixilation, traditional 2D animation, and 3D computer animation. As you learn about the production process by creating your own animations, you will learn about the traditional art skills that are essential to creating affecting imagery.

Web Design and Media Communications

Video game fan sites are an excellent way for players to share their enjoyment of their favorite games. Fortunately, there are many easy-to-use web design tools that allow you to reach out to your fellow gamers. This workshop for students in grades 8 through 12 takes you through the entire process of designing and implementing a video game fan site that incorporates social networking elements.

Interactive Sound Design

Sound and music are essential, but often overlooked, parts of the game and animation creation process. This workshop for students in grades 8 through 12 offers a fascinating hands-on look at producing music and sound effects for games and animations. You will learn about the importance of team production while studying the fundamentals of music, sound design, and their use in the digital interactive entertainment industry.

Character Design and Sculpting

In a visual medium like animation, artists must create characters whose appearance – including body type, costuming, and props – reflects their individual personality. This workshop for students in grades 8 through 12 examines this process by letting you design your own game or animation characters, from initial character sketches through the modeling of a maquette.

3D Computer Character Animation

Building on the concepts covered in Fundamentals of Animation, this workshops for students in grades 8 through 12 goes deeper into the animation process by addressing some of the core challenges of creating 3D characters that convey thought and emotion through physical action. It also covers a range of modeling and animation techniques using 3D computer animation software. This course requires prior completion of Fundamentals of Animation.

Digital Visual Effects

Digital compositing – the act of combining visual elements from separate sources into a single sequence – is a key component of many of the visual effects in today’s films. This workshop builds on the material covered in Fundamentals of Animation by introducing you to a number of film production and post-production concepts. This course requires prior completion of Fundamentals of Animation.

Junior Fundamentals of Animation

This beginner workshop for students in grades 5 through 7 lets you explore the world of animation by introducing you to a variety of techniques and mediums, including claymation, cut-out animation, pixilation, traditional 2D animation, and 3D computer animation. Along the way, you will learn how traditional art skills are critical for animators regardless of the medium.

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