Instructor: David Ehrlich, Film and Television Studies
Overview: Film Animation has been taught in the Film Studies Department every year since Spring, 1993, with an average class size of 15. In 1999, a course in Advanced Animation was also introduced, with a class of 8 students. I am requesting Venture funding for the G4 platform, camera and peripherals that will be housed in the Clement animation studios. It would be used by students in my FS35 class in Winter ’01 and Spring ’02, by students in the COCO class Winter ’02, and by the Independent Study and Senior Fellowship students that work throughout the year. I am further requesting a Lunchbox Sync from Animation Toolworks. Linked with the G4, it would permit higher quality capture than is possible with our present Lunchbox system, and used individually, would yield presentational quality VHS tapes. It will be used continually throughout the year, both linked to the G4 for Quicktime compression and separately for VHS capture, by the 15 FS35 students, the 50 CC8 students and by the Senior Fellows and Independent Study students I have throughout the year. As our courses in video documentary and creative video stabilize, it is also probable that students will wish to develop animated titling and animated special effects for their videos and will utilize the Lunchbox Synch.