Undergraduate Course: Animation 4C: Production & Post Production (DESI10098)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Working from the project plan established in either Animation 4A: Research & Pre-Production or Animation 4B: Pre- Production, students will develop most of their final film project's animation. The inevitable discrepancies and deviations from the initial plan that generated the animation will become a focus for the application of a responsive and creative set of problem solving skills to complete a major film project to a stage where it is ready for the next part of the workflow to begin in "Animation 4D: Promotion & Distribution".
This advanced animation course is the culmination of an animation student's undergraduate journey, and revolves around the completion of a major animation project, initiated in the previous semester, and a journal that documents its production.
The course will cover:
Technical workshops around resolution, formats and codecs for exhibition
Use of AVID, Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut for compositing (available software may be updated, and this list is indicative rather than guaranteed)
Audio levelling and normalisation
Management of distributed rendering
Recruitment and support of voice talent, composers and sound designers
Recruitment and support of junior animators
Sustainable working practices for animators
This course primarily focuses on managing the logistical realities of animation production, and finding ways to operate within a production schedule that allow animators to maximise the return for their investment of time and effort.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Animation 3A: Animation For Clients (DESI10095) AND
Animation 3B: Experimental Animation (DESI10096) AND
Animation 3C: Disseminated Animation (DESI10097)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be required to provide:
Drawing and painting materials (pens, pencils, crayons, charcoal, markers, paper, sketch pads for example.)
Sculpting materials (wire, modelling clay, balsa wood for example.)
Animation supplies (Peg bar, animation paper and cels for example.)
The list above is an example, and is by no means exhaustive.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- COORDINATE: Demonstrate the cohesive ability to control the assets and resources necessary for film production.
- ADJUST: Demonstrate the ability to respond to film production realities through creative problem-solving.
- RESOLVE: Demonstrate the timely completion of a major animation project.
|Winder, C. Animation Production Focal Press (2011)|
Milic, L. The Animation Producer's Handbook Open University Press (2006)
Bancroft, T. Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn't Learn in Art School Focal Press (2014)
James, J. Fix It In Post: Solutions for Postproduction Problems Focal Press (2009)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Organisation, evaluation, problem solving, self-reflection, critical thinking, collaboration, negotiation, analysis, contingency planning, adaptability
|Keywords||Animation,Film,Live projects,External clients,Project management
|Course organiser||Mr Alan Mason
Tel: 0131 221 6135
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713