In this course, students will gain knowledge of industry-standard techniques, terminology, and how to work in a professional production pipeline.
We will focus primarily on the production of two-dimensional animation, exploring story-boarding, visual development, animation and post-production. The final assignment will be a group project. You will learn to communicate effectively with your team and watch as ideas come to life. You will leave this course with a demo reel and an animated short for your portfolio. This class is highly recommended for anyone who wants a better understanding of how to create animated films or hopes to enter the animation industry.
Each day we’ll view a variety of animations and behind the- 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,” and “anticipation.”
We are accepting online applications through May 1. View the checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your application. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.421.7460.
A limited number of partial ($250-$1,000) scholarships are offered through the Continuing Education department. CIA partners with Graffiti HeART to also provide scholarships. Students applying for scholarships should submit their family’s 2017 tax return and a personal statement with their application. Award decisions are based on financial need and portfolio strength.
Anthony Scalmato is the Department Chair of Animation and an Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has created more than a hundred published works which have been viewed on television, web and mobile devices. Before joining CIA, Scalmato worked as a Senior Creative Developer at American Greetings where he provided animations, illustrations and art direction for products that are viewed globally by millions of people every month. His clients include Applebee’s, Disney, Pixar, Sony, UPS, Taylor Swift, Wal-Mart, M&M’s, Ferraro Chocolates and many other Fortune 500 companies. To view Anthony's work, visit anthonyscalmato.com.