Gahlord Dewald to teach animation course at Burlington College

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Thoughtfaucet President/Janitor will be teaching “Introduction to Animation” for Burlington College this Spring. The class will meet at Thoughtfaucet on Pine Street in Burlington to make use of stop-motion and other traditional media production tools here. The course is a part of Burlington College’s successful Cinema Studies program.

“I always enjoy teaching this course at Burlington College because the students are exceptionally engaged and creative.” says Gahlord Dewald. “Having gone to Marlboro College, myself, I value the approach of Burlington College — a stronger focus on learning outcomes than letter grades. Plus, a list of of their film alumni and faculty is pretty much a directory of the top talent working in Vermont right now. I’m honored to be a part of that group.”

Throughout the semester, students will be exploring a variety of animated media including 2D traditional drawing, stop-motion 3D work, pixilation, sand/coffee painting and other experimental techniques. Flash 2D and Blender 3D will also be touched upon if time permits. And, of course, students will watch cartoons.

The focus of the class is give students a solid introduction to the principles of animation and also to production techniques that will enable them to make their own animation in a variety of media. While computer software will definitely be a part of the class, the focus is on learning animation–not pressing buttons. Well, maybe the capture-new-frame button in stop-motion.

Animation Course Details:

Introduction to Animation CIN/FIN235

3 Credits

First day of class is January 19th, 2010

Tuesdays 11:45 am – 2:45 pm

There will be a lab fee of $100.

Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Current Burlington College students should speak with their academic advisor to enroll.

Non-Burlington College students can audit the course by filling out the Non-degree Student Registration Form and sending it to the Burlington College Office of Admissions or call 800-862-9616

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