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Fundamentals of Animation

Fundamentals of Animation

Begin exploring the world of animation and create your own scene is a collaborative final project!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

“Animators are drawn to this art by the wide range of pleasures it offers. For some it’s the complete sense of control … others love the ability to mime and act through a character … yet others are attracted to the
meditative process.” – George Griffin, independent animator

This class is an introduction to the art form of animation, with a focus on the work & techniques of independent creators. Students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques fundamental to analog animation (e.g. timelapse and pixilation, cutout animation, and stop-motion) combined with digital video editing, to provide a basis for working in the medium. Half of the term will be spent exploring different hand-made animation techniques, which will be used in creating a collaborative final project: a short film, conceived and written as a group, with each scene animated by a different student in a technique of his or her choosing. Instructor: Jon Dorn

Pre-requisites: CCTV Orientation, Field Camera I, Edit I and a previously submitted certification project (ask if you have questions)


  • Wed, 11/05/2014, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 11/12/2014, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 11/19/2014, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 12/03/2014, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 12/10/2014, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.