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Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-PDM-2516
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | 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, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CHILD-2047
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Like cake and ice cream, sound and picture just go together. When the sound is a musical track, there is no better choice for the picture than animation. Building a video frame by frame is similar to building a song note by note, so it is no wonder that the most memorable music videos are made by animators. In this course, students advance in their understanding of moviemaking by reinterpreting a favorite music video and then creating an original music video project. New concepts and techniques are introduced throughout, including cycles, compositing and audio editing workflow. Young animators exit with music videos that are bound to attract attention as fledgling YouTube stars.


Instructor
  • Name: Nick Marcoux (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-ANIM-2832
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | 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: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Nov 12 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CAMP-0845
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

This fast-moving animation course is an ideal jumpstart for a child's first experience with frame-by-frame moviemaking. The art form is presented with accessible language and recognizable examples designed to engage even novice young artists. The exercises not only introduce the digital tools that are a "must" for learning animation, but also include handmade elements that connect students to the earliest animation traditions. Working in small teams that mimic a studio experience, students become more confident with technology, storytelling and cooperative learning.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-ANIM-1721
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

An animator's challenge is to embody a static drawing with the illusion of life, making that doodle crawl, march, dance or soar. But where to begin if one's sole experience with animation is "Angry Birds"? This course is an 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 students will complete a short movie, built frame-by-frame, and gain artistic confidence.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Kosta Gregory (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 15 - Oct 13 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CHILD-3767
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $30


Description

Punch it, pull it, make it move! Clay has a lot of character; wouldn't Gumby agree? Students in this course learn the secrets of frame-by-frame movie making, using clay as a medium to animate under the camera. Experimentation is the objective as students combine material and technique in a traditional and hands-on way, but with the state-of-the-art technology that has made all animation accessible. Once the basics are understood, they'll next develop a narrative idea, style the characters and put them through their paces, working cooperatively to set their Plasticine players into motion telling original claymation stories for family and friends to appreciate.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 15 - Oct 20 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-ANIM-2292
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

Setting is crucial to the mood and pulse of any story; this course introduces design and spatial concepts to apply to the environment that surrounds all creatures and characters. Included in this are considerations of figure/ground, value, color and light, pattern and texture, linear perspective, overlap, atmospheric perspective, and scale. Students are encouraged to explore different mediums as a way to create unique environments and moods. Pencil and paper, paint, collage, and three-dimensional approaches (such as shadow boxes and building with papier mache) are examples of mediums that can be utilized to manifest interior spaces, cityscapes and landscapes.

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Zoe Mathewson (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-DFOU-3542 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | 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 14 - Dec 7 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-DFOU-3542-02 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | 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

Saturdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-DFOU-3542-03 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | 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)