Through in-class exercises, demos, screenings, and visiting artists, you will learn various techniques of animating, and how to record and mix a soundtrack for animation. The three techniques we cover are Drawn, Cut-Out, and Stop-Motion Animation. This class is also designed to give you a deeper understanding of Animation as an art form of personal expression, and the various ways Animation is both viewed and used throughout the world; traditional narratives to poetic/abstract non-narratives to interaction to installation. Most assignments will be worked on in class using both film and computer-video equipment. No previous experience required, just an open mind. Class Notes: Registration will be open for non-SMFA students starting on 4/17.