2D animation is a valuable art form as it allows artists to have a wide range of creative freedom. Even though 3D animated movies tend take over the box office these days, 2D computer animation is the popular choice for creating TV series, commercials, and mobile gaming. The software needed to create professional level work in 2D animation is affordable and becoming increasingly more accessible to individual artists and small animation studios. In this course students will learn the 12 Basic Principles of Animation that many successful animators use to captivate their audience, as well as how to storyboard and create a concise story using a variety of approaches to creating 2D animation. Students will have opportunities to explore traditional hand drawn animation, rotoscoping, and techniques in computer animation used to create shows like Bob’s Burgers and Adventure Time.
Saturday, November 14, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Students will be using UGA’s eLearning Common and Collaborate Ultra for this course. Students will be e-mailed their access information one week before the program and will be able to log-in to their program each day at 8:45 a.m.
Some basic computer knowledge is required, but this course is designed for students with little to no experience in digital animation.
Anna Corbould grew up in England, where she studied Music and Drama at the University of Roehampton and the University of Manchester. After working for Apple for ten years teaching customers how to use software to edit music, videos, and photos, she moved to Athens to study at UGA. She graduated with her MFA in Dramatic Media production in May 2019 after completing the Rosetta Theatre Project, an interdisciplinary, multi-media installation incorporating motion capture and 3D animation in performances of Romeo and Juliet and Tartuffe. This is Anna’s third year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Jingyi Zhang is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, where she completed the MFA in Dramatic Media. Her focuses are on computer animation and animation performance. She will continue her graduate studies next year with UGA, pursuing a Ph.D. in performance studies. She received her MA degree at UGA three years ago in Mass Media Studies, with a cultural studies thesis project on Japanese anime. She has been teaching the Introduction to Cinema course for two semesters. Her most recent works including the character models and animation in the Rosetta project, a 3D animation project that recreates scenes in Romeo and Juliet and Tartuffe. This is Jingyi’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Students must have a computer or tablet that has Internet access and one of the following browsers installed: Google® Chrome™, Apple® Safari®, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Microsoft® Edge. Please visit Brightspace Browser Support in the Community for further details about the Browser Support Lifecycle. Starting January 1, 2020, eLC will no longer be supported on Microsoft® Internet Explorer®.
Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your program.