University of Technology Sydney

82710 Animation Studio: Advanced Animation Practice

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This studio operates in tandem with 82711 Animation Studio: Animation Project Pre-production to advance students' understanding of industry production practices. The subject focuses on the development of the professional and specialist skills necessary to thrive in the animation industry, working to complete a real pseudo commercial studio project.

The subject covers the following areas, specifically in relation to animation production: scriptwriting, storyboarding, concept art and production design, character design, editing, production management, compositing, mastering, and of course animation. Students are encouraged to identify and work towards specific animation career paths by focusing on their specialist area developing their skill to the very high level required for team developed animation projects.

Production pipelines are introduced in the context of an animation studio like experience. Students will take on specialist roles within the studio working on a significant project that is brought to the subject by an external client. e.g. storyboard from script, design from concepts, animation from storyboard, character design from script, etc. Students will work with a creative director, animation director, line producer and an external client - taking on professional roles, replicating a typical production pipeline.

This approach allows students to spend more time developing their professional skills by avoiding the pitfalls of taking on too many production tasks.

Students develop their understanding of working within an animation production pipeline and are exposed to how the animation industry works, and how to position themselves in relation to it.

Study enhances students' awareness of the many disparate but interconnected roles in the industry and feeds into the production values and management of the honours project undertaken in Spring session.

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