Animation Lab 1

Subject FLTV10020 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 13-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 24-Jul-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 42 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

120 Hours

Prerequisites: None
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Mr Paul Fletcher, Mr Robert Stephenson


Paul Fletcher

Robert Stephenson

Subject Overview:

An experiential introduction to the history, current context and developing opportunities for experiments in animation as artistic practice or industry innovation.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:-

  • Demonstrate an understanding of experimental animation methods and concepts;
  • Have a good knowledge of the history and current context of experimental and innovative; animation production methods and concepts;
  • Apply experimental production techniques to express screen-based ideas;
  • Demonstrate development in their creativity and technical skills through production.

Two Progress Reports of Experiments and Investigation (2 x 15 minute presentations or equivalent) (40%);

Folio of Practical Experiments: 1 (30 second animated sequence or equivalent) (50%);

Workshop Participation* (10%);

*Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback and teamwork skills.

Hurdle requirements

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Russet and Starr EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION - ISBN-10: 0306803143

Kit Laybourne, THE ANIMATION BOOK - ISBN 978-0-517-88602-1


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will be able to:-

  • Communicate in visual form;
  • Lateral thinking and problem solving;
  • Apply practical knowledge to practical problems;
  • Develop confidence in innovating and experimenting.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

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