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FILM 38 - Advanced Animation

This is a course guide for FILM 38.

Course description

This advanced studio course will facilitate a short series of developed animation exercises alongside the production of an animated short that students will propose, conceptualize, and execute in preparation for a final, public exhibition. Class meetings will include demonstrations, screenings, and discussions as well individual and group critiques that seek to fine-tune each student's skill set and vision for his/her final project.

[Source: Registrar, 04/12/2024]; Dist: ART

In the Library's collections

Resources about Animation and Animated films are split between two libraries.

Sherman Art Library has a wide range of books about animation and the art of drawing animation. Most books would be in the call number range NC 1765 through NC 1766.

Baker/Berry Library has books on animated films, their history and criticisms with the call number of PN 1997.5 on Baker Level 4.

Jones Media Center, in Baker-Berry Library, has a collection of short and feature animated films. The Subject heading "animated films" in the online catalog will show you lists of films, lists of films from various countries and books about those films in general.

If you are looking for a specific animated film title, do a Title search in the online catalog. If we have it, a record will display. If we do not have a particular title, and it is something you think the library's collection should have, you can always "Request a purchase" for the library to buy the title. Making a request does not guarantee the purchase, but it lets us know about our users' interests.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book title(s)

Other library resource(s)

A selection of animated films in our collections

See animated films in the collections.

Finding scholarly articles & journal title(s)

Articles and other writings about animation can be found in many publications. Our collection includes a couple of publications which look exclusively at Animation. Those titles are listed below. You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find articles or use the search box at the top of the page.

Internet resource(s)

Citing and Tracking Your Bibliographic References

Use this guide to help you learn how to correctly cite and keep track of the references you find for your research.

Keeping up with Film Studies journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Film Studies? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's also available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.