Welcome Guest      Help   |   Login

Find a Course

 Links

Animation

Course Details

Fridays, Sep 29 - Dec 1 | 7-9pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2129
9 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Build a foundation for digital 2D animation techniques and begin to develop a personal animation style. From character development and storyboarding action to motion cycles and action sequences, you'll practice balancing technique and individual creativity, and gain a foundation of essential design concepts. Each student creates a final animation project.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2129-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Build a foundation for digital 2D animation techniques and begin to develop a personal animation style. From character development and storyboarding action to motion cycles and action sequences, you'll practice balancing technique and individual creativity, and gain a foundation of essential design concepts. Each student creates a final animation project.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PDM-2516 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Rhino is the industry standard of 3D modeling applications, both affordable and easy to learn. Its files can be exported into any program that supports surfaces or solids, or into CAD/CAM and other prototyping applications used by product designers, as well as those used for architectural and jewelry design and rendering, computer animation, filmmaking and Web design. Realistic renderings are generated by outputting to programs such as Maya, Flash, Photoshop and other popular software. Work begins with a sketch, drawing or physical model and Rhino provides the tools to construct realistic models. Learning the communication language unique to this 3D modeling application allows students to fully realize their designs, as they produce the illusion of three dimensions in digital form. Note: Prior 3D modeling experience is not required. This course is taught on a Windows platform.

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, JM-R, PM-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Topher Gent (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ANIM-2506
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Before ideas can be expressed as motion, aspiring animators must understand the underlying elements (keyframes, fields, level) and accompanying principles (cycles, sync, timing) that are specific to the art form. This course is for artists willing to explore frame-by-frame moviemaking techniques with greater commitment. 2D animation workflow best practices are reinforced in every lesson, as students use digital tools to complete weekly assignments leading to a self-directed final project. Historical examples of metamorphosis, cycled movement and the illusion of gravity are presented to so that students better understand this unique storytelling medium.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-E, IT-E, NS-E

Prerequisite: Animation: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ANIM-2832
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Storytelling is at the heart of the animator's art form and the focus of this advanced studio course, which gives students an opportunity to build narrative, frame by frame. Lessons are given context by viewing clips that illustrate concepts like sound sync, cycling and gravity on the animated form. The instructor provides story and character prompts that students use to build storyboards, then animatics and, finally, a short sequence in the medium most appropriate for their tale. Drawing assignments and self-directed work continue the learning outside the classroom. Throughout the course, the emphasis is first and foremost on creating a compelling narrative that will shine in a show reel.

Applies to: AN-R, IT-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Animation I: Ideas into Motion


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Gormley (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Sep 17 - Oct 22 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ANIM-1721
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Tell your story with movement! As an animator your challenge is to embody a static drawing with the illusion of life, making that doodle crawl, march, dance or soar. But where do you begin if your sole experience with animation is "Angry Birds"? This course is your introduction to the art form, using digital tools that make the learning accessible and immediately gratifying. The instructor reveals the workflow and explains the mechanics that allow separate and distinct drawings to be sequenced so that they flow together. In-class exercises and homework demonstrate core principles such as cycles, levels and squash and stretch. By the end of the course you will complete a short movie, built frame-by-frame, and gain artistic confidence.

Applies to: AN-R, IT-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Oct 29 - Dec 10 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-COM-3517
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Great animated storytelling begins with a strong vocal performance that is paired with compelling character designs and credible lip sync. Expanding upon the rudiments learned in Animation: Introduction, students in this course initiate an original character design and enhance it with motion studies, expressions and lip sync practice. A lesson in audio recording technique provides the source monologue that students build upon as they give the talent a new visual identity that is designed, drawn and pencil tested using the Photoshop timeline. When to gesture, pause, rant or rave are all worthy of contemplation as students create the illusion that their original characters are speaking and behaving in a frame-by-frame world.

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E

Prerequisite: Animation: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 7 - 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-1980
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

Colorful and easy to work with, polymer clay is the ideal material with which to sculpt figures and faces, and is the hands-on alternative to cold digital workflow. In this character design sculpting course students touch, pull and push the plastic material and cure it with low-temperature baking that allows for painting or more complicated assembly. Students in this character design studio course receive step-by-step sculpting instruction as they create three-dimensional cartoons and caricatures of celebrities or historical figures.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-DFOU-3542 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified Web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-DFOU-3542-02 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified Web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)