I wanted to plug a really cool online summer program that the Art Connection Academy is doing. Its a 9 week intensive in which students will learn from some of the best teachers in Story, Art and Animation. The objective is to animate a thing, or moment that makes you happy. It will be put to a piece of music. The idea is to make a 24 second film. The inspiration for doing this came from Pharrell Williams song “Happy” where people did their own videos of his song. Here is that site called 24 hours of happy. In regards to what we are doing, its the idea of animating something that has a core idea. The students goes through the entire production process using the software of their choice. I’m excited about the idea of having students make films. This is the first animation offering from the Art Connection Academy which was previously “The Art Department” The class will take place in an online space, meeting twice a week for 3 hours per session. (6 hours plus a week) .
Take a look at the class here. We hope a few will sign up.