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Intermediate Animation

 

The goal of this course is provide the student with the opportunity to continue to develop and refine attitudes, knowledge and skills learned in Beginning Animation.  The student will explore more advanced methods of creating models for digital 3D content through access to more advanced techniques used to shape, mold, transform, articulate and deform digital 3D models and surface textures.  Students will also examine the fundamentals of animation and applied visual effects that include basic animation principles, tweening and keyframes for capturing realistic movement and the use of special effects.  Students will also refine their skills in the areas of camera and light manipulation in the creation of a realistic digital set.  Fundamentals of creating and rigging digital characters and objects for 3D content will be introduced.  The student will recognize the relationships this art has to other fields including technology, media and mass communication.

These skills will be further refined through a project-based learning program. This curriculum is constantly building and evolving around the individual student’s skill and commitment.  Each lesson and project builds upon previously learned concepts.  All concepts are expected to be integrated in each successive level of complexity. Please take a look at some of the students' projects here.

Like Beginning Animation, Intermediate Animation is also a dual-enrollment course whereby the student has an opportunity to earn 4 college credits upon completion of the course.  Through Thomas Nelson Community College's partnership with area schools, students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to earn both college and high school credit for approved courses taken in their home high schools.  This partnership provides high school students with a first-hand exposure to the rigor of college-level work. To be eligible for dual-enrollment for Intermediate Animation, students must have successfully completd Beginning Animation. For more information on the dual-enrollment program, y
ou can download a newsletter at TNCC. You will need the latest Acrobat Reader to open this file. You can download it here.

 

 

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