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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.
Monday, July 15, 2019 to Friday, July 19, 2019
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $410
Overnight Camp - $890
Some basic computer knowledge is required, but this course is designed for students with little to no experience in digital animation.
Anna Corbould hails from England and has been studying Music and Theatre her whole life. She gained her BA from the University of Roehampton and an MA from the University of Manchester. She then spent 10 years working for Apple, where her specialty was teaching Music and Filmmaking software to customers and new hires, as well as occasional work with the Manchester Music Service as an individual instrument and group tutor. She plays the flute, saxophone and piano, and sings, training most recently with the prestigious Manchester Hallé Choir Academy. She is just finishing up her first year on the MFA Dramatic Media Production program at UGA, during which she has developed media for A Tale of Black Histories and Machinal. Having performed on stage in both London and Manchester, she occasionally lends her talents to the Town and Gown Theatre right here in Athens. This is Anna’s third year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Samantha Hudson is a current M.F.A. student in Dramatic Media at the University of Georgia (UGA) and her undergraduate studies include a B.S. in Biology with coursework in Scientific Illustration. Some of her artwork in Scientific Illustration was included in the exhibit, “John Abbot: Early Naturalist Artist,” on display April 14th – August 31st 2016 at the UGA Special Collections Library. In 2015 she created animated interactive scenery for the UGA Children’s Theatre Troupe’s Experience UGA performance. Her work as an M.F.A. student is focused on visual storytelling using 2D and 3D computer animation. Additional interests include music video production and sound design. During summer 2016 she volunteered as a production assistant on Dominar Film’s music video set for “Everybody,” by the English rock band Don Broco. This is Samantha’s fourth year as a Summer Academy.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you two weeks before camp begins.