Character Animation with Claymation™
June 13, 2018 — June 17, 2018
Wednesday - Sunday | 9am-4pm | 5 Sessions
Use Claymation™ techniques to bring your characters to life with Oscar-winning animator Will Vinton, the originator of the form. Learn about the essential elements that transform clay figures into believable beings with an interesting story to tell. Design and animate your own characters, developing them through tests, exercises and experiments in clay. Create your own short project using provided Dragonframe shooting stations. Please note that this is a small group experience, class size is limited to ten participants (register soon).
Breathing life into your characters and how to make them cinematic
Concepts of squash/stretch, ease in/out, the walk cycle and metamorphosis
Learn to use Dragonframe capture tool functions and operations (provided)
Camera set-up, control and movement
Lighting and light control
Armatures and fabrication, clay sculpting, gesture, walks, and lip sync
Creating low cost sets and backdrops
Planning and executing a short personal project
Get instructor guidance and feedback throughout
Tuition includes Dragonframe shooting stations (provided) and access to the Film Center edit lab for those who want to edit their scene(s) (by appointment, self service).
Students to provide own art supplies at estimated cost of $60.
Prerequisites: None, though a basic understanding of stop motion animation will be helpful.
Class size limit: 10