ANIM 320 - Storytelling
This course deals with the art of storytelling, and various core approaches to story for visual sequential mediums such as animation, cinema, and comics. Classical story structure, metaphor and analogy, myth, fairy tales, fantasy, and surrealism will be discussed, as well as adapting existing works in other mediums for the moving image. Utilizing the writings of Propp, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Robert McKee, Howard Suber and many others the student will actualize some of the theories and concepts presented through directed visual assignments. Different concepts and approaches will be illustrated through screenings and presentations of works in cinema, television, graphic novels, and literature. Individual and group critiques will provide feedback and guidance.
Completion of VCD 2nd year requirements or declaration of BFA major, or consent of the Chair in consultation with the instructor.