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.
Prerequisite: CMPF 290
or enrolled in Image Arts program