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FILM 35 - Animation: Principles & Practice

This is a course guide for FILM 35.

Course description

These studio courses will introduce the expansive possibilities of the animated film through a series of exercises in drawn, cut-out, object and digital animation techniques as well as an extended final project that will screen publicly. Class screenings, critiques, and visiting artist presentations will supplement in-class demonstrations. Students should expect to devote serious time to the coursework (up to 20 hours per week). Permission of the instructor is required-granted the first day of course.

[Source: ORC/Catalog, 05/06/2022]; 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.

A selected list of animated film titles

Find more animated films through the library's online catalog.

Finding scholarly articles & journal title(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

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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.