Updated: May 22, 2013
Traditional Animation Camp
July 22 to July 26, 2013
Program Limited to 12 students
Number of openings left: 9
Summer Animation Camp for High School Students
Open to High School Students: 9th through 12th or Recent Graduates Looking for Colleges
From Disney to anime, this week of animation camp covers the classic techniques that are still used today in the animation industry. Students begin by creating animations for a 19th century animation device called a Zoetrope. This allows them to learn a little of the history and the principles that make animation possible.
Students then go on to learn classic hand-drawn techniques. They will develop their cartooning skills and learn the storyboarding process. Believable movement will be created by studying momentum and observing actual motion. Techniques for creating personality and emotion will be explored.
The second half will focus on stop-motion animation. Students will learn professional Dragonframe stop motion software (www.dragonframe.com). Focus will be on animation timing techniques. Students will design their own clay characters then bring them to life as part of a production team.
At the end of the week students will have created a series of short films and experiments for portfolio inclusion.
Professor Pahl Hluchan studied animation at Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating, he worked in video production for five years. He also acted as art director and head puppet designer on a series of children's programs.
In 1992, he left video production to study painting at Yale University. He was awarded the George R. Bunker Prize for excellence in painting and printmaking. Since graduating Yale, he taught at Southern Connecticut State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Dartmouth and University of the Arts. For the past 14 years he taught at the Delaware College of Art and Design where he created and ran the animation department.
includes room and three meals per day
Also Available - Week II: Digital Animation Workshop - July 29 to Aug. 2