FTVM 406 - Animation and Digital Media Practices II
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 306 or equivalent experience and permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
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This course is an advanced investigation in animation and digital media production techniques and practices. Using 2D imaging, compositing and editing software students work individually or collaboratively to plan and create personal time-based projects. Emphasis is placed on motion graphics, special effects, digital sound and music and multi-media production.

Course Requirements:

All written material as well as all media produced will be submitted electronically on the due dates throughout the term. There are no exams for this course.

Students should have access to a computer capable of running the Adobe Creative Suite array of software. This course requires Photoshop, After Effects, Audition and Premiere. Access to a scanner and or digital camera (or smartphone with camera) is also preferred though not essential.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate majors and other undergraduates interested in media production. This course is also suitable for students in PAT or Art&Design who have a background or interest in time-based media and animation.

Class Format:

The course will meet once per week for four hours per meeting.

Students will have live demonstrations of specific techniques and technologies relevant to animation and digital media production. Some time is reserved each week for screenings/software demonstrations/critiques of works in progress and workshopping of scripts and storyboards. All assignments will be due on particular dates and submitted electronically. Some materials will be for student review and Canvas discussions will be a secondary forum for feedback and workshopping. Canvas will be a big component/forum for students and the instructor to discuss works and readings. Students will also have one-on-one meetings with the instructor as appropriate and when needed. Each student will have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with the instructor to go over notes on student productions.


FTVM 406 - Animation and Digital Media Practices II
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
W 4:00PM - 8:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22

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