University of Technology Sydney

82800 Animation Studio: Animation Project/Production

24cp; this subject is focused on a single major project produced in the animation studio. Attendance patterns may vary based on each project trajectory. It is required that students engage with staff and mentors at least once a week formally to keep work on track for successful completion
Requisite(s): 82710 Animation Studio: Advanced Animation Practice AND 82711 Animation Studio: Animation Project Pre-production
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This is the capstone project within the Honours year, building upon conceptualisation undertaken in Session 1. Students realise an innovative animation design solution to a self-initiated animation problem. These projects are self-directed and supported by leading animation professionals and academic supervisors, and students may be able to engage industry practitioners in specialist fields of animation production and postproduction/ post-visualisation processes. Students are expected to complete a piece of animation or related work of broadcast or public exhibition standard, which must show evidence that they have engaged in a lively dialogue between theoretical ideas and production practices.

Their completed project should demonstrate their professional skills, creative imagination and critical thinking in the execution of a highly crafted outcome.

Films for exhibition are subject to an ongoing editorial process, in discussion with teaching staff, which operates within the following framework. Solo projects are expected to be between 1 and 2 minutes in length. Duo projects are expected to be between 2 and 3 minutes in length. Trio projects and beyond are expected to be between 3 and 5 minutes in length maximum.

This framework is designed to focus students on maintaining achievable, high production quality animation, to promote succinct, focused and effective communication, and to avoid self-indulgent outcomes. This editorial process is a key component of students' learning experience throughout this subject. Through engaging with this process, students build their awareness of professional standards and considerations around communication to their audience. Recognising the importance of the external audience experience in relation to their story, and moving beyond the sole aim of individual expression, is central to professional development, and is a cornerstone of the philosophy underpinning this subject. Students may of course prepare a 'director's cut' for their own purposes.

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