Digital Animation for Beginners

Digital cameras allow for huge creativity in animation. It makes it very affordable for anyone to produce high quality professional results. Music videos, commercials and even feature-length films have been shot using digital stills cameras, the most famous of these being Tim Burton's 'The Corpse Bride'...

Taught by: Esteban Gitton.

Description

Digital cameras allow for huge creativity in animation. It makes it very affordable for anyone to produce high quality professional results. Music videos, commercials and even feature-length films have been shot using digital stills cameras, the most famous of these being Tim Burton's 'The Corpse Bride'.

Topics covered

  • We will explore the use of digital stills photography for making moving image across this spectrum.
  • The emphasis will be on achieving everything in camera without relying on computer based effects.
  • You will make your own short film (or work in collaboration with fellow students), either a narrative or to music.
  • You will learn how to use digital SLR cameras for taking single images and then learn how to apply this to animation, whether it is drawn, 3D model based or using people.
  • We will also explore storytelling, storyboarding, lighting and editing.

You will have access to rostrum cameras or digital SLR cameras combined with stop-motion software.

Level: This course is suitable for beginners.

There are a maximum of nine students enrolled on each session to ensure that you get plenty of one-to-one tuition from your tutor and the class can work at a speed to suit the whole group.

Entry requirements: None



Tutor information

Esteban Gitton is a producer/writer/director who won 3 Golden Awards at 2006 Kodak Commercial Award, Best international short fiction Film at Tehran Short Film Festival 2006, Best Visual Effect at Animex Awards 2007, nominated at Cannes 2007. He teaches filmmaking to BA graphic design courses at Central Saint Martins.

Materials

Please also bring with you to the first session:

  • Scissors
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Blue tac
  • A small block of yellow post-it notes.

You will be required to do some animation experiment with different type of art materials. While some materials will be provided by the course, it is highly to bring you own materials that you feel comfortable working with, these may include (please note these are suggestions you are not expected to bring all of these):

  • Art papers for cut out animation (Collage)
  • Painting with paint brushes
  • Specific crayons
  • Clay
  • Plasticine
  • Charcoal
  • Hand made puppets
  • Lego.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
22/10/2016 - 19/11/2016Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£760Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket