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Downshooting Lab

Capturing hand drawn animation frames

All animation labs in Founders Hall are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. during the academic year (except for college-designated holidays and semester breaks). Special access questions should be directed to the Animation Studio Manager.

Stop-motion lab
Founders Hall Rm. 308
Oakland Campus

Access is 7am - 4am with relevant class enrollment. 

About the Downshooting Lab

The Down Shooting Lab is a main work area for our first year animation students. Here students work with traditional down shooters as well as cutting edge document scanners to capture their hand drawn animations for pencil tests and final exporting. 

Tools and Equipment

  • Down-shooter cameras
  • Copy stands
  • 9 21'' iMacs each with a 15'' Wacom Cintiq
  • Adobe: Creative Suite
  • Avid: Pro Tools 12
  • Autodesk: Maya and Mudbox
  • TVPaint Pro
  • Toon Boom Animation: Pencil Check Pro, Storyboard Pro, Harmony
  • DragonFrame: 2D image capturing software
  • Cinema 4D: 3D modeling and animating application

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Animation Labs CLOSED for Summer

May 30, 2017, 1:59 PM by Tanya Poovaiah

All animation labs (Lobby, 304 Hybrid, 306 Classroom, 307 Senior Lab, 308 Downshooter, 309 Classroom, Digital Fabrication Lab, OAK SoundBooth) will be CLOSED for the duration of the summer while maintenance and upgrades are done. Labs will re-open at the ...

2017 Animation Show

May 2, 2017, 2:50 PM by Tanya Poovaiah

Come join us at the annual CCA Animation Show! This is a showcase of all junior films and senior thesis films from the Animation Department. There is also a gallery show with preproduction work related to the films.