Teaching Motion Design: Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

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How motion design is taught in more than 45 leading programs.
• Detailed syllabi and descriptions of class projects and assignments
• Go-to guide for professors and teachers planning their courses
• Course plans from School of Visual Arts, Ohio State, Rochester Institute of Technology, many other top schools. This definitive study of motion design is essential reading for everyone teaching or studying design. ...

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Teaching Motion Design: Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

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Overview

How motion design is taught in more than 45 leading programs.
• Detailed syllabi and descriptions of class projects and assignments
• Go-to guide for professors and teachers planning their courses
• Course plans from School of Visual Arts, Ohio State, Rochester Institute of Technology, many other top schools. This definitive study of motion design is essential reading for everyone teaching or studying design. Now, for the first time, authors Steven Heller and Michael Dooley present a comprehensive look at course offerings from more than 45 leading programs devoted to design, illustration, animation, and computer art. Taken together, they provide a close-up look at the principles and practices of 3D computer animation, character animation, pictorial background illustration, motion graphic design, interactive media, film design, and more, with class projects and syllabi from many of the most prestigious schools in the country. Organized in easy-to-use sections by year of study, this invaluable tool will be every graphic design educator’s go-to guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581155044
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,255,069
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Dooley is the principal of MichaelDooley Design+Writing and graphic design history instructor at Art Center College of Design, Loyola Marymount University, and UCLA Extension. As a lecturer he has spoken at the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Steven Heller is co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author+Entrepreneur program at New York's School of Visual Arts. He is the author, editor and co-editor of more than one hundred books on design and popular culture.

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Table of Contents

To Move or Not to Move: It's No Longer a Question     xi
Foreword   Steven Heller
Genesis of the Book     xv
Introduction   Michael Dooley
Freshman
Fundamentals of Usability   Amy Smith   John Barton     1
Introduction to Time-Based Media   Chad Reichert     3
Introduction to Time-Based Media   Doug Kisor     8
Computer Animation 1   Chris Perry     15
Beginning Character Animation   Mike Nguyen     23
Sophomores
Advanced Motion Graphics   Joel Lava     29
Media in Motion 1 and 2   Tracy Colby     32
Interactive Media   Al Wasco     37
3-D Computer Animation Workshop 1   Phil McNagny     41
3-D Computer Animation Workshop 2   Phil McNagny     44
Time-Based Communication: Grammar and Syntax   Wojtek E. Janczak     46
Understanding Visual Narrative   Heather Shaw     51
Sequence, Time + Space   James Pannafino     60
Juniors
Animation Action Analysis 1   John Canemaker     67
Design Studio II   Ferris Werbin Crane     70
Motion Graphics:Principles and Practices   Catherine Ishino     74
Sound + Motion   Jeff Miller     80
Motion Graphics 1: Principles   Matt Normand     95
Motion Graphics 2: Projects   Matt Normand     103
Motion Graphics   Ravinder Basra     107
Motion Graphics (Macintosh)   Laurie Burruss     111
Design in Motion   Sarah Lowe     125
Type in Motion   R. Brian Stone     136
Type in Motion   David Cabianca     142
Type + Motion   Martin Venezky     148
Integrative Typography   Louise Sandhaus     152
New Media   John Bowers     156
Digital Video   Hajoe Moderegger     163
Design Film   James Kenney     169
Imaging IV   Scott Townsend     172
Time-Based Design: Typography and Narratives   Isabel Meirelles     175
Advanced Time-Based Media   Danielle Aubert     181
Advanced Time-Based Media: Special Projects   Liisa Salonen     187
The Music Video: A Real World Workshop   Graham Elliott     195
Information Architecture 1   Brian Lucid     200
Seniors
Animation Action Analysis 2   John Canemaker     209
Pictorial Background Illustration   Cliff Cramp     211
Film Language   Carl F. (Skip) Battaglia     214
Advanced Time-Based Design: Typography and Imagery   Peter Byrne     219
Kinetic Typography   Frank Armstrong   Barbara Sudick     223
Motion Graphics Portfolio   Jeffrey Metzner     227
Senior Graphic Communications   Beckham Dossett     230
The Movement Designer As Choreographer   Jay Chapman     234
Graduate
Motion Graphics: A Workshop   Christopher Dooley     241
Motion Graphic Design   Christian Hill     243
Introduction to Motion Design   Karen Zimmermann     247
Type IV: Experimental Text for Screen   Tony Brock     253
Design for Television: Graphic Design Using Time, Motion, and Sound   Bonnie Siegler     259
Film for Graphic Designers   Jeff Scher     262
A Syllabus for High School Students 2-D Computer Animation   Myra Margolin     264
Contributors      267
Index     277
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