University of Technology Sydney

88211 Animation Studio: Narrative Experimentations

12cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2 x 3hpw (studio-based workshops), weekly
Requisite(s): 82320 Animation Studio: Narrative Investigations AND 82321 Context: Animation Character
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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In this studio, students build on 82320 Animation Studio: Narrative Investigations, gaining greater understanding of the performative aspects of animation through the closer study of behaviour, intention and gesture. Students explore ways of constructing narratives, extending story ideas from real-world experience into imagined territory and challenging conventions of mainstream animation. Facial acting, physical gesture and timing are analysed in depth, encouraging students to develop distinct and compelling movement languages. An emphasis is placed on the use of allegory and visual metaphor as key components in animation storytelling, focusing on aspects such as anthropomorphism, story rules, credibility and the impossible. This subject builds on critical thinking, production design, performativity and sound design skills as a key consideration in their animation practice. Students are encouraged to experiment with form in the visualisation of story and script ideas to enhance their creative animation problem-solving skills.

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