Animation (1 week)
This new and exciting one-week course is ideal for any budding animator starting out who wants to develop their traditional and digital techniques used in computer animation. Over the course of the week, you will understand the fundamental principles of character design, layout and story boarding. Using 2d and 3d character animation, together with editing conventions you will learn how to produced animated sequences and stories culminating in the creation of a short animated film.
DATES & FEES
Sunday 30th June 2024 (one week)
Sunday 7th July 2024 (one week)
ABOUT THIS COURSE
LEARN FROM ART AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS
This programme will give you the chance to study in central Cambridge in a fun and creative environment led by experienced tutors at xoso66.
BROADEN YOUR SKILLS IN THE INDUSTRY
Through workshops, group projects and practical tasks, you will become acquainted with the skills and knowledge that will serve as a perfect starting point for future education and possible careers in the animation industry. Throughout the course you will become familiar with storyboarding, 3D modelling, sculpting, animation and rigging along with relevant software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Animate, ZBrush and Blender.
DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS IN:
Storyboarding | Character Design | Key frame animation | Rotoscoping | 3D modelling | Character Rigging
PROGRESSION AT xoso66
Completion of the course can enable progression on to our University of the Arts London Awarding Body Extended Diploma or Foundation Diploma if you meet the UAL entry criteria for the course.
You will learn how to construct narrative using storyboard and character design techniques
You will explore how to make an animated sequence using the latest Adobe software
You will be introduced to 3D modelling using Sculptris and/or Blender
14-18 years old
Who is it for
The course is aimed at any student aged 14 to 18 years who is interested in Art & Design completion of the course can enable progression on to our University of the Arts London Awarding Body Extended Diploma or Foundation Diploma
Minimum English standard: International students should have at least an Upper Intermediate level of English
|Week 1||1st Sunday||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday||Saturday||2nd Sunday|
|Breakfast (time)||Arrival, induction and campus tour||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|Morning 08:00 - 12:00||Arrival, induction and campus tour||Introduction and icebreakers. Introduction of After Effects and simple animation.||Intro to stop motion. Presentation using plasticine and models. Introduce camera and Dragon Frame||2D frame by frame animation. Animation principles: facial expressions and walk cycles.||Presentation of animatics. Breakdown of storytelling techniques.||Create Animatic Animate After Effects Premiere||Included Full Day Excursion: London (including gallery or museum visit and shopping time)||Departure|
|Lunch 12:00 - 13:00||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Included Full Day Excursion: London (including gallery or museum visit and shopping time)||Departure|
|Afternoon 13:00 - 16:00||Arrival, induction and campus tour||Bouncing ball animation. Anchor points, timing, and complex compositions||Group project. Create a model or character and attempt to walk and interact with other characters.||Create hand-drawn animations of a character. Scan/shoot animations and learn how to import in After Effects.||Draw storyboarding ideas. How to use a light box.||Create Film Clip||Included Full Day Excursion: London (including gallery or museum visit and shopping time)||Departure|
|Dinner 16:30 - 18:00||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Included Full Day Excursion: London (including gallery or museum visit and shopping time)||Departure|
|Evening 19:30 - 22:00||Evening Activities||Park Social Time - City View Ferris Wheel||Bowling /Ice Skating / Rock Climbing||Talent Show / Trashion Show/ Tie Dye Arts & Crafts||Cinema / Punting||xoso66 Disco / Dance Party||Selfie Orienteering Challenge||Departure|