INTRODUCTION TO STOP MOTION ANIMATION
In this course, adults will create their own animated clips using the same techniques as animators at major animation studios. The aim of the class is to provide information for beginners on what stop motion animation is and discovering the process of animating and character creation through project-based learning. We will have a brief history and description about different techniques followed by projects using one of them to make a final project. At the end of classes every student will have a short animation with sound.
What is Stop Motion Animation?
Stop motion animation is a film making technique for making an animation that is captured one frame at a time, with physical objects moved between frames. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement and makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own.
Some memorable animated movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas , Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Chicken Run are made with this technique. You also see a lot of TV commercials made the same way.
Which techniques will be taught in this class?
Stop motion animation can be done in a variety of forms and techniques, from object animation to claymation( characters made of clay) or pixilation (using human subjects!). The instructor will provide examples of each one, and after few first sessions students choose which method they want to work with.
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Dates: September 18 - November 6
8 classes total
Location: Call Street Entrance (417 E. Call St)
Instructor: Farnaz Khoshbakt
Fee: $125 for members, $135 for non-members
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Farnaz Khoshbakht is an animator, filmmaker, visual artist, translator, and writer.
Born and raised In Tehran, Iran; she has found her second home in Tallahassee, FL since 2013. A life-long passion for arts and literature directed her earning her B.F.A in Textile and interior design as well as another B.A in English Translation. Her deep love for cinema and involvement in film projects eventually lead her to earn her MFA in Animation Directing. She has worked for over 15 years in different film and animation companies as an animator, assistant director and producer.
Coming from a family of teachers, she has always been rooted in teaching. She started teaching as early as high school and kept on for 18 years in different levels from elementary school classes to masters programs, in her hometown and different countries. She is a member of ASIFA International, and Writers Guild of Iran. Most recently, she has produced short wildlife documentaries with her husband as director. She is currently working as a freelancer visual artist and screenwriter.