May 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AN2D 4870 - Stop Motion Animation

Credits: 3

Using clay figures or wire armature puppets, students will explore the world of stop motion animation in this senior-level film making course. Application of fundamental animation principles in a stop motion setting is emphasized, along with expression of personality through movement. Students will analyze outstanding examples of stop motion animation and will gain experience with techniques and concepts for lighting dimensional characters and sets. Green screen shooting, lip sync animation, and post-production techniques such as keying and tracking will also be a part of this class. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have built a puppet suitable for animation, created a simple set for shooting their puppet and completed a short stop motion film.

Prerequisites: AN2D 3230 - Character Animation + Motion Studies  OR AN3D 3230 - 3D Computer Animation Motion Studies  

Notes: (Formerly AN 3350 Stop Motion Animation)

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Translate fundamental principles of animation to physical puppets for quality stop-motion animation.
  • Identify methods for building quality stop-motion puppets that display a full-range of motions.
  • Repeat motion-tests to refine animation quality and emotive impact.
  • Construct a production quality stop-motion set, with relevant lighting and environmental details.

AN2D 4870 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

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