USC School of Cinematic Arts.

PROJECTS:
Semester teaching 2D computer animation for film.
RESULTS:
Each student successfully produced a 5 minute animated film which was state of the art and festival ready.

Project Details

Client: USC School of Cinematic Arts
 Date Fall 2009
 Skills Teaching animation, Flash, After Effects

Project Description

University of California ~ USC School of Cinematic Arts (Fall 2009)
JOB TITLE :: Professor  – Introduction to Digital Animation for Film
GRADE LEVEL :: College Level Advanced Studio A , Junior Animation Major core class
RESPONSIBILITIES :: I taught the fundamental principles of working in 2D digital software with an emphasis on animation, story, sound, timing and execution. Treatment, Storyboarding, Production-flow, scheduling and pipeline were integral .
FINAL COURSE ASSIGNMENT :: A 30 second to 4 minute animated computer film utilizing original character designs, concepts, and sound
SOFTWARE :: Flash CS4, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder

This job was a one in a life time opportunity to work with some of the most talented animators I have ever met… hands down. I am very grateful to have had this opportunity.

Student Films:

Hacky Sack by Carolyn Chrisman

“Hacky Sack” by Carolyn Chrisman. I was the instructor for this Flash computer animation class and it was Carolyn’s first attempt at using Flash. As you can obviously tell, she is an incredibly talented animator and I was really impressed with her ability to combine flash and after effects into a fluid and incredibly effective film.
Music by Daniel Gledhill


Student Final Class Film:
Of Blobs and Bodybuilders

Sean Manning was a joy to have in class and learned Flash animation like it was in his DNA. He animated in Adobe Flash and designed the backgrounds in Illustrator.


Student Final Class Film: Grade A

Wyatt Banks did a brilliant job with this short film. This was his first time using Flash animation.