Animating with Zoetropes
About the Course
On this weekly course, you will be introduced to the magical world of animation, and learn the basics of animated film making.
With your choice of drawing materials, you will create a series of animated 12 frame loops which will be brought to life using traditional apparatus, and ultimately you will record your animation digitally.
The animation you create can be as abstract, expressive, or precise and technical as you like.
Beginning by making a simple storyboard, then designing and making your animated loops, along the way you will record your own sound effects, and by the end of the four weeks, you will have a short finished film.
You will need a laptop, ideally with free editing software Davinci Resolve installed, minimum system requirements are:
CPU Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7
GPU 4GB VRAM
Media Storage SSD or RAID
If your laptop does not have these requirements, then any free editing software such as Windows Movie Maker or iMovie will suffice. The film projects can potentially take up a large amount of space, but we can work around this if it becomes an issue. Please also bring a USB stick with at least 2GB of free space.
Please get in contact with Cat@... if you are unsure about anything.