Obviously, Monday, September 1 is Labor Day, and classes will not be meeting. As I explained last class, I will also be away on Wednesday, September 3 to speak at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame. The first project is still due, uploaded to Vimeo/Youtube (whichever you will be using for this class) on Wed 8/3. Send me a link to your four uploaded videos before 4pm on that day.
We will discuss them as a class the following Monday.
You can always email me with questions about the project parameters, and you can consult the After Effects tutorials on Lynda.com
. (You need to be on a UIUC network, or otherwise sign in with your UIUC credentials). Sections 1, 2, & 9 mostly cover what we went over in class, and should be enough to help you with any problem you may have in completing this assignment
We will also begin a new assignment, simple stop motion animation on Monday, September 8. Before we meet on that day, please do the following:
1) READ: Jorge Luis Borges & Adolfo Casares, "On Exactitude in Science"David Graeber's "What's the Point If We Can't Have Fun?"
These texts, like many of the ones to follow, are meant to be provocative and provide some things to consider in relation to the assignment. The nature of these readings will vary from creative non-fiction to journalism to poetry to science fiction to historical analysis.
a) Clip on animator/film maker Eric Saks
b) Historia Naturae by Jan Švankmajer
c) Martha Colburn's Dolls VS Dictators
d) Norman McLaren's Neighbors
3) Review the project parameters
* FOR MONDAY, SEPT 8:
Have your project partner (this is a collaborative project) and idea for your animation. Bring in things that you need (cameras, props, materials, etc). We will work on these in class on Monday, and they will be due on Wednesday
This website will be used to regularly communicate assignments and updates to course work with you. You will also find the syllabus, which outlines the expectations and goals for the course.