Animation Workshop (now 10-18!)

June 7 – June 9, 2011 (9:00am-12:00pm) for ages 10 through 18 -- ages expanded!Instructor: Sim Dulaney, Jackson Academy Location: Univ. of Mississippi (classroom TBD) Cost: $100 for 9 contact hours + course materials Space limited to 20 participants

Learn how some of your favorite cartoon characters – Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry – became a reality on the silver screen and gain an understanding as to the skill and knowledge required to produce an animated cartoon.

Participants will learn the history of animation, the basic principles of animation, the basic elements of character design, the elements of a storyboard, and the basics of movement when creating the illusion of life in a two-dimensional character drawing.  In addition, participants will create a character of their own design, a model sheet of their character in various poses, and a series of drawings on animation bond paper that when flipped show their character in action.

Participants will receive a sketch book, color pencils, and an animal figurine upon which their character creation is based.

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, JUNE 7TH

  • Tools of the Animator
  • History of 2D & 3D Animation
  • Elements of Character Design
  • Create a Character – (Paper and pencil)

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH

  • Character - Finalize
  • Elements of a Model Sheet
  • Create a Model Sheet of Character
  • Principles of Animation – (Basic concepts with an inanimate object)

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH

  • Principles of Animation – (Finalize movement of inanimate object)
  • Principles of Animation – (Movement with character)
  • Giving Voice to a Character
  • Participants share their character, model sheet, and animation with class