Animated Worlds - SOMA2409

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Downloadcourse outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

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Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Animated Worlds offers a practical introduction to the fundamental aspects of creating a sense of ‘worlds’ through the creation and manipulation of moving environments. Environments not only act as backgrounds to works, they also create the sense of place that is fundamental to the experience of animated realities.

You will learn to create immersive animated environments that will create a memorable experience for the viewer. You will create in-camera-pans (as per the shifting world of Caroline Leaf and William Kentridge), manipulate multi-plane cameras (as per the mechanical world of Anthony Lucas, Oscar Fischinger and Japanese post-apocalyptic anime) and create abstracted spaces (the projected work of Daniel Crooks and Max Hattler) by experimenting with stop-motion and digital technologies.

You will be able to apply knowledge acquired from this course across a range of BMA and BFA courses where cinematic space is produced and/or researched through artistic practice. This is a complementary course to SOMA2411 CGI Lens, SOMA2410 The 3D animated Body, SOMA2408 Time and Mass and motion.


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