Saturday, December 31, 2011

Graphics in Motion I information

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  1. This is a Hollywood Cartoon Animation drawing class, not Flash. Come to the first class on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9 am in room A152. The course is 8 weeks long and is held on Fridays, 9 am to 10:50 am lecture, then 11 am to 1pm lab. I'll send you the registration forms, which you fill out & return to me: You pay your course fee of $195. on the first day of class by check or cash. Come 10 minutes early to do that. This fee includes all of your animation materials; peg bars, punched paper, Col-erase blue or red pencils, use of the software, Digicel Flipbook, & cameras, use of the light tables, all of which we will have there waiting for you in class. Bring a pen & lined paper for lecture notes & a regular black pencil and any drawing paper for sketches & graphs you will do to plan your animation exercises.

    The only thing we don't provide is the book, Timing for Animation They have it for only $7.99 at John Lasseter of Pixar recommends this book, so it must be a good one. The author, John Halas, was a genius, a great teacher, and a giant in the animation industry in England.

    I do know that this class fee is a bit more than the usual community college course, but we did work very hard on lowering it as much as possible for the Laney students. I have taught the same course at private art colleges & the fee is $2,500. No joke. So, you guys get it for under $195. I am a hands-on teacher regarding drawing & film feedback and I welcome all questions all semester long. I'll pack the class with "animated" lectures, great films from the world cinema, and fun, useful, & valuable animation drawing exercises. We'll learn all 12 principles of animation from the Disney Studio. I do have over 30 years of professional experience in LA, Europe, & the SF bay area and have been teaching college for 15 years. I believe you'll learn A LOT and enjoy the process. I always get results in my animation and film classes. You will learn how to draw for animation. I look forward to meeting and teaching you.