Digital Video and Animation
Open-Ended Question: How can a designer communicate a story of their choice to the beneficiary?
Framework: In this problem, students take the lead. They pick their topics, timelines, goals, and expectations within my grading rubric. I take a support role, coaching them towards more professional work with personalized conceptual and technical mentoring.
Open-Ended Question: How can a designer communicate a musician’s originally intended meaning via the interaction of non-objective, system-based graphics that are precisely set in motion to individual sounds within a non-lyrical, animated music video?
Research: This problem includes a brief history of graphic scores from 1950s avant-garde music composers and starts with a quick exercise to get students to make systems and behaviors quickly.
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Open-Ended Question: How can designers communicate their studious observation, illustration, and mimicry skills with an animation that blends physical and digital forms of making?
Research: The first step to successfully designing motion is to become a studious observer of motion (Stone & Wahlin, 2018, p290). Motion designers watch all aspects of their life, from technology to nature and everything in between. Students studied the 12 Principles of Animation (Illusions of Life).