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Instructor: Gina Hansen
www.hansensclasses.com
gina.hansen@jeffco.k12.co.us 

                                                                        

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This class will focus on learning accepted Principles and Elements of Design for students new to 3D. The principles and elements of design are a series of “rules” that have been traditionally used by 2D artists and designers to create work that is visually harmonious, clearly understandable, easy to focus on the message presented, and almost universally recognized across cultures. Many new 3D artists do not come with a traditional 2D artistic or designers background and need instruction in the basic design principles. This class is that fundamental background knowledge and its application.

The purpose of this class is to provide an overview of the Field of Animation. Students will have completed several animations of their own creation by the completion of the course. It would be useful for students to have developed a passion for art and drawing, have taken Graphic Design, or have a passion for technology and filmmaking prior to entering this class. Students will be expected to create an online portfolio showing their work when the course is completed.

TOPICS COVERED IN CLASS

Click to view Major Planned Animation Projects 

COURSE CONTENT

SOFTWARE

GRADING

BASIC RULES

  1. Projects in this class can require a great amount of time. Good attendance is required.
  2. Projects and exam can be completed during lab time. Each student’s work must be unique. All assignments are due as indicated.
  3. Students requiring special consideration due to physical or mental limitations should make prior arrangements with the instructor to ensure appropriate assistance.


Assignments:

  1. AUGUST → Welcome
  2. SEPTEMBER 
  3. OCTOBER → E
  4. NOVEMBER → E
  5. DECEMBER → E
  6. JANUARY → E
  7. FEBRUARY → E
  8. MARCH → E
  9. APRIL → E
  10. MAY → E

NOV → How can animations influence or make a difference in how we process information & data? Can they sway public opinion on a topic? Check out https://www.theatlantic.com/video/

DEC → Final Portfolio; completed works; review, eval