THIS IS THE WEBSITE FROM LAST YEAR|
FIRST CLASS FOR SPRING 2005 IS MONDAY JANUARY 24
3 PM IN 380 SODA
Spring 2004 Semester at UC Berkeley
Instructors: Brian A. Barsky , Laurence Arcadias and Jonathan Luskin
Course Overview (Syllabus): Pdf
Read p 334 in the Williams book.
Final Project Instructions and Deadlines -doc - - pdf -
You will still be receiving copies of the assignments in class (at least I haven't heard anything to the contrary)
Assignment 3 - String & Bouncing Ball
Assignment 4 - Heavy and Light Squares
Assignment 5 - Flour Sack Pantomime
Assignment 6 - Walk Cycle
If anyone is interested in subscribing to Animation Journal, the relevant information follows:
Digital Copies of string and bouncing ball animations. Please email the links to them to email@example.com.
The light and heavy square exercise should be done on paper.
For next week you should scan or take pictures of each frame of your flip book and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and your flip book number. Also please observe the following guidelines:
This hands-on animation course is intended for students with a computer science background who would like to improve their sense of observation, timing, and motion through the real art of animation to create strong believable animation pieces. A good understanding of motion is an important foundation for using computers and technology to their full potential for the creation of animation. This class is also emphasizes artistic and aesthetic creativity, intending to push the boundaries of the imagination and to familiarize students with storytelling. Some time will be spent on screening international animated for inspiration and to learn a variety of styles and techniques.
Lectures will be accompanied by simple step-by-step exercises on paper in which students will learn how to create believable movement through the use of weight, speed, and timing.
In this class, students will learn:
During the second half of the semester, each student will develop a small project of his or her own with a small story line. Since animation is time consuming, it is not advisable to attempt to create a piece that is too long or too complex. Instead, students should concentrate on projects that are still challenging but can be nonetheless done successfully.
Students are encouraged to keep an open mind of creative experimentation to fully appreciate this class.
The course will meet in 14 class sessions as follows:
Previous websites: Fall 2002 semester