Advanced 2D Animation (CAEL3008)


This unit deepens students' understanding of processes and concepts required to successfully produce a short 2D animation video. Using istop-motion, After Effects and Final cut pro software, students will develop production skills through a series of hands on exercises culminating in the production of a short 2D animation project for assessment.
Screenings of historical and contemporary works will be supported by class discussion and technical introductions to encourage exploration with animation techniques.
The unit provides for the development and enhancement of production skills through group and individual tutorials and critiques and the acquisition of technical skills appropriate to the assigned projects. Sound design, frame-by-frame animation, stop motion animation and other animation techniques will be explored in further depth giving students the opportunity to develop complex 2D animation productions.

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Lecture and directed contact over 12 weeks, plus self-directed study; total student effort of 60hrs


1x assessment task in week 4, 5 or 6 (20%) and 1x15 min oral examination of presentation of studio projects (80%) in week 15

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