This course is designed to introduce students to an "animation workflow" prevalent in the realm of art production and computer graphics. The emphasis is on the development of an experimental art practice that combines form, method, and content.
Multiple projects emphasizing different aspects of what is considered the "animation pipeline", from 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, motion, and post-production compositing techniques, will be used to develop ones skills in the overall, artistic use of these technologies. You will learn to integrate CG elements with live background imagery in the form of still or short motion composites. Lectures on animation principles and methods, introduction to the history of animation, and screenings of past and contemporary uses of computer graphics in art practice are planned. Reading and writing assignments will lead to class discussions investigating the nature of digital art and animation.