Design Techniques in Media and Animation
This course allows students to explore design possibilities for media projections, integrating animation, experimental film, video, and puppetry through a series of exploratory projects and group work. Visual sequences will be created using overhead projectors, stop-motion animation techniques, shadow puppetry, film, and video. The course will introduce basic digital-image manipulation in Photoshop, simple video animation in AfterEffects, editing in Final Cut Pro, and the live manipulation of video using Isadora media interface software. Individual projects in the second semester will challenge students to integrate these techniques into performance. Basic knowledge of Photoshop and the Macintosh operating system is highly recommended. This class meets once a week.