Digital Animation & Motion Graphics

Examining the Complexities of Today's Multimedia Productions

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Sessions Offered:

  • 2020 Dates are Pending

Location: UConn Storrs Campus

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Combining design, technology and the ever-expanding media, our Digital Animation and Motion Graphic course gives students the opportunity to dive into the complex world behind multimedia productions. This class aims to provide students with the conceptual and practical tools for understanding and creating the diverse range of time-based media that have come to be known as motion graphics and digital animation. Throughout the course, students will create visual effects and animated graphics for television, film, web, and other types of multimedia productions using:

  • Cinema 4D
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

Students who take this class will walk away with an understanding of what constitutes motion graphic design and animation and become capable of producing strong, effective motion graphics and animations. More specifically, Students will: 

  • Develop motion graphics concepts that convey a defined message or story, and communicate effectively to a project audience
  • Publish animation-video sequences onto appropriate media for audience playback
  • Analyze and critique professional and amateur animation-video sequences form various delivery formats in terms of design and content

Faculty: Heejoo G. Kim, Assistant Professor, Digital Media & Design, UConn School of Fine Arts

Heejoo Gwen Kim works as an experimental/documentary animated filmmaker and new media artist, currently creating projects focusing on social issues, such as microaggressions, feminism, elder abuse, and psychology in experimental narrative film structures.

Her films and installations have been internationally presented at festivals, conferences, and galleries in Germany, UK, Lebanon, Mexico, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Philippine, India, Latvia, Canada, Korea, Italy, Ecuador, Australia, Romania, etc. and throughout the United States. Her films have received awards including Best Animation, Best Experimental Film, and Best of Show at several international film festivals and conferences. She had been a director, a curator, a coordinator, an adjudicator for International Animation + New Media Art festivals, conferences, and shows.

 

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