Undergraduate Course: Animation 3B: Experimental Animation (DESI10096)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is designed to encourage animation students to think beyond the norms of commercial animation whether for consumption via cinema, TV or internet, or indeed to consider whether it appears on a screen at all. It requires thinking structurally and systematically about animated film and looking beyond established forms of narrative and characterisation, and encourages rigour in documentation and analysis of experiments.
This is an advanced animation course that requires students to establish ways of working with animated film that enable them to develop a portfolio of animation tests. Working with methods and materials that are by now familiar to them, students will use these to develop a systematic range of experiments with content and structure.
The course will cover:
Developing a plan for experimentation
How to work iteratively
Documentation of inquiry
Conventions in film structure and cinematic grammar
Off screen animation
Site specific animation
Workshops in procedural and automatic generation of narrative
Non-linear animation, loops, boils and cycles
This course will comprise one project, with three distinct components, where students will be required to develop and present a plan for a series of animation experiments, carry out those experiments, document the individual experiments, and amalgamate those results into a film which communicates their inquiry to a larger audience.
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- PLAN: Demonstrate the ability to develop a planned, systematic approach to animation research.
- DOCUMENT: Demonstrate the ability to record and analyse evidence of planned experimentation.
- INFORM: Demonstrate the ability to communicate the results of research through animated film. 5. ASSESSMENT AND EXAMINATION INFORMATION
|Rees, A. L. A History of Experimental Film and Video Palgrave Macmilan (2011)|
Mercado, G. The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition Focal Press (2017)
Bowen, C. & Thompson, R. Grammar of the Shot Focal Press (2013)
Dobson, T. The Film Work of Norman McLaren John Libbey Publishing (2007)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Project planning, research structuring, communication of complex ideas and processes, systematic
|Keywords||animation,experimental,documentation of inquiry,research planning
|Course organiser||Mr Jared Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)51 5964
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713