With animated movies like Frozen breaking box office records and video games continuously increasing in popularity, it’s no wonder that students want to explore the exciting world of 3D animation. In this introductory camp, you will get hands-on experience with Autodesk’s Maya software, which is used in several professional studios around the world. You’ll learn basic modeling and animation techniques, and gain experience creating your own art, manipulating images and graphics, and creating movement. Students who bring a mobile storage device can leave with their work; others will be provided with access to a downloadable version after camp ends, so they can share their work with family and friends.
Monday, July 18, 2022 to Friday, July 22, 2022
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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 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 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 - $460
Some basic computer knowledge is required, but this course is designed for students with little to no experience in digital animation.
Jingyi Zhang is a PhD student in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Georgia, where he completed her 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 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.
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 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 her third year teaching for the Summer Academy.
Students will need to bring an 8GB Flash drive with them for camp. This flash drive will allow them to transport their projects between class and take the project home with them after camp. Here are a few recommended choices for students: