Dec 06, 2013
New video highlights George Kozmon's playful work
Nov 02, 2013
Cinematheque to show eight classic comedies by Ernst Lubitsch
Dec 02, 2013
Industrial design grad gives TEDx talk on creative play
Nov 08, 2013
2013 Fall Exhibition
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Visit the Front Room Gallery tonight, Dec. 10, from 7-9pm for a one-night-only show featuring CIA students from the Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking departments and their explorations into the limbo that is new media. See more event details by clicking below.
Dec 02, 2013
CIA's Contemporary Artist Index: 31,000 strong, and now easier to use than ever
Dec 10, 2013 @ Front Room Gallery in Cleveland, OH
Rush Limbo Exhibition
Nov 22, 2013
CIA wins UCI award for Euclid Avenue ArtBox project
Jan 13, 2014
34th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition
Dec 10, 2013
White Reindeer (2013) trailer
Continuing Education . Pre-College Animation Course
Learn the fundamentals of both frame-by-frame 2D animation and stop-motion clay/object animation. Over the two weeks, we’ll cover each medium separately so that you’ll gain experience in both.
Each day we’ll view a variety of animations and behindthe-scenes DVD extras, supplementing our education on the history of popular and underground animation. Hands-on lessons will begin with animating objects to mimic the laws of natural physics through principles like “squash and stretch,” “ease-in and ease-out,” and “anticipation.” By acting through the characters you animate, you can make viewers believe your character is not only alive, but actually thinking and making decisions.
During the 2D animation study, you will use paper or Wacom tablets to draw frame-by-frame animations in Adobe Flash. We will start with a bouncing ball and a swinging pendulum, and advance into speaking and walking characters. You will spend the duration of the week experimenting or completing your own short animation.
For the stop-motion animation study, you will build characters out of clay over pre-made armatures (ball and socket skeletons). After constructing miniature props and sets, you will capture your narrative step by step with a digital camera. We will focus on the believability of your character's movement as well as on camera angles and composition. You will animate the images in Adobe Premier and, if necessary, add special effects in Adobe After Effects.
Please bring your own digital camera with USB cable, tripod, and/or Wacom tablet. We will accommodate students who do not have these items.
Martin Eisert is a multimedia artist and photographer currently living outside of Cleveland. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2010 where he received his BFA in drawing and minor in photography. Martin currently is a freelance photographer. With a love of the natural world and a careful attention to detail, Martin creates images of wildlife, landscapes, people, and studies of the commonplace that capture the imagination through visual aesthetics.
Jill M. Yanik is an animator and art educator living in Northeast Ohio. Jill graduated with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a Masters in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently an art teacher in Perry, Ohio. She also works as a freelance muralist, as well as an independent animator who specializes in Adobe Flash and stop-motion animation.
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