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Course Description

This course offers a wide-ranging panorama of the first 100 years of animation, drawing upon a variety of national traditions, production methods and technological developments. The course examines competing imaginaries and production techniques. The course covers cel and digital animation, silhouette animation, puppetry, stop motion, rotoscoping, rotoshopping, computer-generated imaging and motion capture. Students will be exposed to a variety of critical discourses in order to engage with the animated works introduced each week.

Notes

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

Requisites

Prerequisite: CMPF 290 or enrolled in Image Arts program

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