Saturday, 23 July 2022

AN5001 Character Animation Starts 31 October 2022

Module AN5001 "Computer Animation Pro", our character animation module, starts on Monday 31st October 2022.

This year, AN5001 is the second animation module that our undergraduate students encounter in their second year of studies, in which our students study the art and craft of character animation. 

In AN5001 our animation students tackle character actions, pantomime, acting, performance and dialogue, and enter the monthly 11 Second Club competition.  The Individual Portfolio Assignment is due on Wednesday 14 December 2022.

Pantomime animation by Maria Robertson
Building on AN4001 and 
Students will build on the animation skills they learned in their first year of studies, in AN4001 - Introduction to Animation, and also AN5002 - animal and creature animation.

In Module AN5001 our students tackle character animation and acting, and the module culminates in an entry in the monthly 11 Second Club competition.

Second Year UG Studies
Scene from "Shimmer"
The second year of undergraduate animation studies at Escape Studios contains four modules, which run sequentially from September 2021 until the end of May 2022.  Together these four modules are worth 120 credits.

Tutors - Alex Williams & Marc Stevenson
This year we have two animation tutors at Level 5. Like last year, I'll be teaching one of the classes, and this year we welcome veteran animator Marc Stevenson to teach the art and craft of character animation.

AN5001 Computer Animation Pro
AN5001 is the animation module in which students tackle character actions, pantomine, acting, performance and dialogue.  The module is worth a total of 30 credits.

11 Second Club Competition
The module culminates in an entry in the monthly 11 Second Club competition. 

In 2019 two of our students, Paloma Zhu and Eilin Berrio Pena, ranked 3rd and 4th respectively in the competition. In 2018 all our students placed in the top half of the competition, and six placed in the top 30.  In 2017 five of our students placed in the top twenty entries in the competition.  You can see more 11 Second Club Entries at our YouTube Channel here.

Below is a notable entry by Escapee Maria Robertson. You can also see further examples of character animation done by students at Escape Studios at the YouTube Channel here

Where and when
Classes are taught in Winterfell and ToonTown on the Third Floor at 190 High Holborn. 

Classes begin on Monday 1st November at 9.30am at 190 High Holborn. The module lasts for seven weeks. See outline schedule below:

Individual Portfolio Assignment Due Date
Animation by Sunny Asada
The final assignment is an entry into the monthly 11 Second Club, in this case the October competition.  The Individual Portfolio Assignment is due on Wednesday 14 December 2022 at 11.59pm. 

Presentations and peer marking will take place on Thursday 15 December 2022. 

Retrospective Due Date
The Retrospective is due on the evening of Monday 19th December 2022 at 11.59pm.  Submission is a single PDF document.

Online Tutorials at Vimeo
We have hundreds of 
online video tutorials to support this module, hosted at our Vimeo channel
, available exclusively to our students.  Note that all our videos are password-protected, available to our current students and recent Escapees.

1st, 3rd and 4th year at Escape Studios
Follow the links below to see what is in the other years at Escape Studios:

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2022, follow this link.   To apply, visit the official page here.

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