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    Lechnology
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    I’ve been thinking about resurrecting the old Animation Class series started years ago when the new Brickfilms.com site was created for a while and saulgoode’s mentioning of it during the campaigning process prompted me to really consider it.

    Animation Class:

    Older members are probably familiar with the first Animation Class. New members should check it out to get an idea of what I’m talking about.

    There’s also one made by Blunty but I can’t seem to find that in the directory.

    The original project is on Stefan’s site, but nothing has been produced from that project for a long time now.
    Animation Class PROJECT

    If you browse that link, you can see the lessons I like to see made (or re-made) as well as additional lessons for today’s generation of stop-motion animation art.

    Stefan can still continue to run his Animation Class project. He would just have to hand it all over to me to be smashed to pieces and put back together.

    If that won’t happen, then consider this a “re-imagined” version of Animation Class.

    Some lessons I can think of at the moment in no particular order:

    • FPS
      Timing
      Set Design
      Sound design
      Cinematography
      Lighting
      On set effects
      Postproduction effects
      Masking
      Camera setup
      Scriptwriting
      Software tutorials

    My plan is to organize the lessons into categories. I’m not the person to make those arrangements.

    There’s been enthusiasm amongst the ministers in this resurrection.

    The current focus I want on this project is discussion on what lessons should we include.

    After that, we’ll determine what lesson(s) to start with. Stefan’s list is a good template for that.

    Additionally, some points from saulgoode from the Ministry forum.

    “saulgoode” wrote:

    • Start fresh. The project shouldn’t be restricted in either form or function by the two previous AC films — or by the organizational structure behind the original series.[/*]
    • Have a goal — and express it clearly.[/*]
    • Have an outline of the end product, perhaps(!) tying together all contributions with a common component (such as an emcee or commentator, or a classroom setup with a teacher and students).[/*]
    • Be more instructional. While the first two AC films are well-made and entertaining, they seem more expository than instructional. A viewer should come away from an AC film with an understanding (and inspiration) of the specific animation techniques and technology that were covered.[/*]
    • Provide “sign-ups” for particular topics but permit flexibility.[/*]
    • Install some time limits for those registered to address a specific topic. [/*]
    • Keep things “community” oriented, even to the point of encouraging multiple people contributing to a single topic.[/*]
    • Allow contributions without pre-approval. Though an organized approach is generally preferable, if someone provides a completed film then it should be considered for inclusion (especially if nobody has already been assigned the topic).[/*]

    I’m for all those points.

    DISCUSS!!

    #359410 Reply

    I think this is a good idea. I’d like to produce one of these shorts. I could imagine that if there is a large enough number of these in the future, they’d be mentioned right up there with the FAQ, Resources and Wiki for newbies.

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    Littlebrick
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    I’d like to see it started up again. Somehow I think new brickfilmers would be more likely to watch a film then go look at the FAQ, Resources, ect, plus it is more enjoyable. Also, I’ve really been wanting to make one of these.

    -Littlebrick

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    si665
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    Bluntys videos have moved around on his website

    Here is the link I think you wanted

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xib6c7Ug … tent/?p=46

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    Night Owl
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    Dibs on cinematography.

    #359431 Reply

    ^Woah woah woah, we’re already calling dibs already? If so, I’m totally in for masking. :P

    #359433 Reply
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    I think the starting point should be a film addressing “what is stop-motion animation?”. This would lead into FPS (or could be merged as one class), but would lay the groundwork for the entire series.

    I would be glad to submit a script for such an episode.

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    “Crazyanimator” wrote: ^Woah woah woah, we’re already calling dibs already? If so, I’m totally in for masking. :P

    Set design! Dibs! I got it, you want it.

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    “saulgoode” wrote: I think the starting point should be a film addressing “what is stop-motion animation?”. This would lead into FPS […]

    Well, Blunty’s Animation Class was about FPS and what stop motion is. You can find a download of the animation class right here (the file’s called “animclasstwo640.rm”).

    #359473 Reply
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    I would also like to do this, it sounds cool, and would help the little newbies. We could just say “LOOK AT THEM VIDEOS”

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