Mo-Graph Mentor

{Student Work} Class 01 : Nol Honig : Frame By Frame

In Class 1 we ask students to take 3 weeks to create an animation, with the sole constraint that it must contain a ball character.

This open ended task creates a challenge for students to develop and execute an original concept, while working on their mastery of animation principles. We think the ball is the perfect place for animators to hone their craft.

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{Student Work} Class 01 : Ben Buchanan : Design for a Theme

Our Spring semester has been our best yet. We’ve seen more high-quality development in this session than in any previous.

The first assignment in Class 1 is called, “Designing for a theme.” The goal is to take an abstract theme and develop a set of visuals that capture the essence of that theme.

It’s an opportunity to engage a detailed process, and pursue a visual style that is beautiful and unique. For our mentors it’s an opportunity to speak about design principles and creative problem solving.

Ben Buchanan is currently in one of our Class 1 groups, led by Handel Eugene of Royale.

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{Student Work} Class 01 : Lance Schmittling : Design for a Theme

In Class 1 : Introduction to Design & Animation we kick off the course with a design project. We call this first assignment, “Designing for a theme.”

The challenge is to start from a broad theme, and go develop 6 compositions plus 1 title frame.

Students have only 4 weeks to go from concept to completion. It’s an aggressive timeline, and we ask the students for a lot of development.

Lance Schmittling, Class 1, took this challenge head on and knocked it out of the park.

Lance’s mentor for Class 1 is Lucas Brooking of Buck, Sydney.

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{Student Work} Class 01 : Frame by Frame : Travis Krause

We are finishing up the last week of Summer Semester right now, and as we gear up for our Fall Semester (get your apps in now!) we’ll be sharing lots of student work.

Today I want to show you Travis’ frame by frame project. This is the first animation project in Class 01 and it gives students the opportunity to focus on the principles of animation…the perfect starting point for their future assignments.

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{Student Work} Class 02 : Roald Seeliger : Infographic

We’re winding down our summer semester with only one more week of classes – can’t believe it’s gone by this fast! If you’re interested in joining us for the Fall, click here.

Students are wrapping up their final projects and we can’t wait to share what they’ve produced! Today I want to share Roald’s class 02 infographic. Here’s what he had to say about the project:

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{Student Work} Class 01 : Ball Bounce : Dennis Nielsen

We’re back with another class 01 project by Dennis Nielsen.

The frame-by-frame assignment is a three week animation challenge that seeks to grow our student’s understanding of spacing and timing – the basic concepts which all animation is built upon.

Take a look at his process and final video below!

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And the final video:

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Big thanks to Dennis’ mentor, Ryan Summers!

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