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ANIMA-2700-8: Lower Division Workshop: Character Loops

Spring 2023

Subject: Animation
Type: Workshop
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Level: Undergraduate

Campus: San Francisco
Course Dates: January 17, 2023 — May 07, 2023
Meetings: Tue/Fri 7:15-10:15PM, Main Bldg - 124 (Animation Computer Lab)
Instructor: Anna Firth

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 12/13 Closed


Animation Workshops are a series of courses that teach essential skills about a specific topic within animation. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will engage in rigorous study about a specific subject matter. The goal of Animation Workshops is to produce work that illustrates the skills learned. These courses are open to all CCA students who have completed CORE D1 and 4D.This course will explore the unique topic of loops in animation; both in concept and the craft. Projects will experiment with various techniques for animating scenes with characters including cycles, weaving loops, maximum loops, permanent drawings, and looped storytelling. Students will explore the history of cyclical media and their contemporary application in advertising, internet art, and new media. Screenings will explore repetitive temporalities and short-form animation (gifs, installation). We will explore the complexity of endless media as it relates to philosophy and its unique relationship to labor. We will also explore viewership through the display and exhibition of loops. All levels of animation experience are welcome and will benefit from this class.

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