Animation Processes: Pre- to Post-Production - SOMA3408

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

Enrolment Requirements:

L2 Animation Prerequisite

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

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Animation Processes: Preproduction to Post offers an indepth exploration of the complete cycle of animation processes using a range of materials, data and digital technologies to create a short self-contained animated project reflecting an inventive approach to process. This will involve research, creative ideation and visual experimentation plus a focus on managing the specific requirements for project planning and preproduction, animation development and production, as well as post-production to generate a finish work ready for viewing by an audience.

To successfully take a creative idea for animation to completion requires familiarity with the overall process and signficant preproduction planning. You will work collaboratively to brainstorm concepts for your animated project then draft and redraft a high quality script and storyboard to distill your idea into a form suitable for a pitch or funding application. This includes a proof of concept based on significant visual and textual research with documention for a unique method suited to bring your project to fruition. You will analyse how processes impact on creative workflow, the importance of R&D (research and development) and reflect on how these iterative processes help to improve the quality of your original idea and can be used to generate and refine new ideas for further animation projects.

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