DMA 24: Motion - Summer 2019
INSTRUCTOR:Sara Drake - sdrake.cc @ gmail
1-2PM after class by appointment
DESCRIPTION:An introductory course on the fundamentals of motion graphics and digital animation. Focusing on composition, timing, dramatic structure and cinematography students will gain a formal and critical understanding of how to use visual movement to convey meaning.
COURSE OBJECTIVES✺ become familiar with terminology and concepts in digital animation
✺ provide historical and current perspectives of motion graphics
✺ gain an understanding of digital animation software, hardware, and accompanying techniques
✺ practice critical interpretations of traditional methodologies and preconceived notions within media culture
SOFTWAREPremiere Pro(or Final Cut), AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator, audio editing software of your choice
GRADING BREAKDOWNProject 1: 20%
Project 2: 40%
In class assignments: 20%
Participation and Attendance: 20%
Projects will be graded based on effort, quality of concept, execution of concept, originality and experimentation/creative risk taking.
Late assignments will be accepted, but points will be deducted from the final score.
PARTICIPATIONParticipation in a studio class is key! Please show up to class prepared to work, be ready to discuss your work and your classmates’ work, and stay focused. Ask questions in class and share your thoughts during class discussions. Challenge yourself and be encouraging of others as they do the same. Be attentive and considerate to your classmates.
ATTENDANCEMore than two unexcused absences will lower your final grade by one whole unit (for example, A to B). Three unexcused absences will result in a failing grade. If there is an emergency and you must miss class, please email me before class. Absences will not be excused after the fact except in extreme circumstances. Illness requires a doctor’s note.
Class starts at 9:00 am. If you are more than 15 minutes late for class, you will be marked tardy. Three tardies become equivalent to one unexcused absence.