ANIMATED VISIONS: CREATING AN ORIGINAL GIF
Summer 2018, JHU-MICA Film Center
In this short, intensive, hand-drawn animation workshop, student fellows will create original looped GIFs. Using the "complex cycle" technique, each fellow will learn how to animate their personal vision for a system. They might design a better process for waking up in the morning, reimagine transportation, improve on community building or education, envision an alternative to the prison system, dream up new ways of making music--the sky's the limit. GIFs can run the gamut of moods from comic to dramatic to thought-provoking. Fellows will learn the fundamentals of animation production, including storyboarding, animatics, pencil testing, and editing. Final projects will be shared at a public screening and on the program website. No extensive drawing experience needed, but patience is necessary. Limited to 12 student fellows.
Gwyneth Anderson is an experimental animator and visual artist exploring themes of invisibility and perception. She has screened and exhibited work in galleries, festivals, forests, and vacant lots throughout the US and internationally. She recently moved to Baltimore from Chicago, where she was a teaching artist with both the Museum of Contemporary Art and Columbia College.
Alfonzer Harvin has a B.A in Computer Animation from Morgan State University and is skilled in all phases of production. He believes knowledge is power.