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Narrative Workshop

Course Details
  • Course Number SDD-1050-A
  • Day(s) T,TH
  • Dates Jun 03 - Jul 22
  • Hours 12:00PM - 02:50PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2490
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

This course will examine the history of storytelling and its fundamental elements, including story and character development, timing and narrative structure. Translating a story to the screen will be explored through film language and shot construction. Students will tell and write their own stories, polish them in class and create illustrated storyboards.

Instructor

Jimmy Calhoun

Animator; fine artist; Director of Operations, BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department, School of Visual Arts

Education:

BFA, School of Visual Arts; MA, New School University

Exhibitions and screenings include:

Pixie Flix Film Festival, Orlando; Borders to Bridges Gallery; Kristin Contemporary Art Gallery; SideCar Cafe, Barcelona; Damah Film Festival, Los Angeles; Animation Block Party; Erebuni Gallery; Big Screen Project

Publications include:

Bomb; illustrations in, 109 Forgotten American Heroes

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Foundations of Visual Computing

Course Details
  • Course Number SMD-1020-A
  • Day(s) M,W
  • Dates Jun 02 - Jul 21
  • Hours 09:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2490
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Serving as an introduction to the tools, terms and techniques of visual computing for artists, this course will cover basic skills for operating and maintaining a computer, as well as the techniques to create collages and layered images and the tools required to display work on the World Wide Web. The impact of technology on the visual arts will be examined and discussed from contemporary and historical perspectives.

Instructor

Benjamin Bobkoff

Designer

Education:

BFA, Cornell University; MPS, School of Visual Arts

Clients include:

Brownstone Studio, Citibank, David Sirieix Advertising, KPMG Peat Marwick, Ernst & Young, Andersen Consulting

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Introduction to Imaging Tools and Techniques

Course Details
  • Course Number SMD-1200-A
  • Day(s) M,W
  • Dates Jun 02 - Jul 21
  • Hours 06:30PM - 09:20PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2490
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Two-dimensional image capture and creation is the focus of this course. From simple image manipulation of photographs to creating complex collages of layered images, students will use raster, vector and page-layout programs to create and present their original images. Students will explore basics of design skills, digital photography and scanners and learn to prepare their images for a variety of output options. We will also cover basic visual computing skills, including file-naming conventions, color management and color modes.

Instructor

Susie Hwang

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, New York University

professional experience includes:

Animation editor, Little Airplane Productions, Animation Collective

Television shows include:

Wonder Pets!, Go Baby, Piper, Little Bill

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Introduction to Digital Video Tools and Techniques

Course Details
  • Course Number SMD-1250-A
  • Day(s) T,TH
  • Dates Jun 03 - Jul 22
  • Hours 09:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2490
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Students will be introduced to the essentials of video and digital video technologies, with a concentration on basics of video production, nonlinear editing and digital postproduction. Students will explore the use of video cameras, cinematography and file compression. Projects will take students from still and video images to composited animation to final edited productions with sound.

Instructor

Adam Meyers

Producer

Education:

AD, Full Sail University

clients have included:

Saturday Night Live, MTV, Bravo, Nickelodeon

Group exhibitions include:

Pegasus Galleries, Next Gallery, Maxwell Gallery, Park Galleries

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Motion Graphics with After Effects

Course Details
  • Course Number SMD-2154-A
  • Day(s) T,TH
  • Dates Jun 03 - Jul 22
  • Hours 09:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2490
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Using combinations of still and video images, students will learn the fundamentals of keyframing, applying effects over time, field and frame rendering, creating mattes and rotoscoping. Emphasis will be placed on editing techniques, art direction, aesthetics and the overall style of professional motion graphics productions. An introduction to blue-screen techniques, compositing and layered animated images will also be covered. Asset management and basic editing disciplines will be reinforced through assigned projects. Prerequisite: SMD-1020, Foundations of Visual Computing, or equivalent.

Instructor

Eric Reinfeld

Digital artist, animator, Digital Design

Education:

AAS, Sullivan County Community College

Clients include:

MVBMS, HBO, Business Week, Time, Klemtner

Co-author:

Real World AfterEffects

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Computer Animation with Maya

Course Details
  • Course Number SMD-2246-A
  • Day(s) T,TH
  • Dates Jun 03 - Jul 22
  • Hours 12:00PM - 02:50PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2490
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

This course will introduce students to critical thinking in 3D and the techniques required to produce a creative project using Autodesk Maya. Students will be guided through basic and intermediate levels of working with Maya. Students will learn how to apply their new skills into a unique visual language with which to communicate ideas, concepts and stories. The course will begin with a series of short, pre-scripted projects that utilize many of the features in Maya. Students will learn how to put these features to practical use in creating a 3D model and animation. Prerequisite: Experience with the Windows operating system.

Instructor

Carl Edwards

Animator, technical director

Education:

BA, University of Illinois, Chicago

Clients include:

Lester Weiss Computer Animation and Data Motion Arts; Doros Motion; Magno Sound & Video; Sam Edwards Editing Group, Inc.; Transcom Media; Digital Animation

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Three-Dimensional Digital Sculpture

Course Details
  • Course Number SMD-3803-A
  • Day(s) TH
  • Dates Jun 05 - Jul 26
  • Hours 06:30PM - 09:20PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2490
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Students will study digital sculpting through traditional sculpting techniques to advance their knowledge of modeling. Using tools such as Pixologic ZBrush and Autodesk Mudbox, students will virtually sculpt 3D models for computer animation that demonstrate professional-level techniques. Integration of these tools into the computer animation production pipeline will be discussed. Class meets Thursdays and Saturdays, June 5-July 26. No class will be held on Thursday, July 3. Hours: Thursdays, 6:30 pm-9:20 pm; Saturdays, 11:00 am-1:50 pm.

Instructor

Aleksey Cheparev

Modeling and assests supervisor, Mr. X Gotham

Education:

BFA, School of Visual Arts

Professional experience includes:

Senior modeler, Framestore; modeling supervisor, Charlex Inc.

Clients include:

Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Rockstar Games, M&Ms, Samsung, Visa, Jeep

Film credits include:

Noah; The Giver; Welcome to Me; The Other Woman; Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; Pompeii; Black Nativity; The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; A Dream of Flying; One Rat Short

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