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  • Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

  • Objects In Crisis is a series of two-person exhibitions by students in the Photography 3 class. 

     

    Exhbition 1--November 18-22:  Greg Toothacre and Lani De Soto

    Reception: Thursday, November 20 @ 6 pm

     

    Exhibition 2--December 2-6:  Allison Mogan and Tia Chen

    Reception:  Thursday, December 4 @ 6 pm

     

    Exhibition 3--December 8-12: Yijia Liu and Cara Friedman

  • Mary Alinder

    Dec 02| Lectures
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  • Professor Julia Czerniak is educated in both architecture and landscape architecture, and serves as Associate Dean at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. Through her own design practice, CLEAR, and most recently as the former inaugural Director of UPSTATE: Syracuse’s SOA’s Center for Design, Research and Real-Estate, Julia’s  research and practice draw on the intersection of landscape and architecture.

  • Alumni from Otis, Art Center, and CalArts are invited to celebrate the holidays at our second annual alumni holiday mixer. Eat, drink, be merry, and enjoy live music! Alumni are invited to bring a guest, but this event is closed to the public.

     

    RSVP by December 1

    www.CalArtsOtisArtCenter.eventbrite.com

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Senior Thesis

Students develop their own final projects. Class and professional critiques help students develop their work, while learning from the creative processes of their classmates. Students collect their work from drawing classes, their storyboards, and other parts of the creative process, to be used as windows into their personal working styles.

Thesis Preparation

Students are given the time to work on their senior projects. Storytelling, storyboarding, and other issues are discussed in relationship to students’ personal or group projects. Critiques are a vital part of this process and assist the students in understanding their own creative processes, as well as those of others.

Perspectives in Entertainment & Technology

This course is a lecture series exploring all aspects of entertainment and technology development and its impact on the visual and visceral arts. Different sections are offered each semester, dealing with film, visual effects, type design, or other special topics.

Visual Effects I/II

Learn the methods for traditional visual effects. Morphing, resolution and resolution matching, working with layers, and wire removal are covered in the first semester. In the second semester, students use compositing techniques and effects to weave synthetic objects and characters into digital scenes.

 

Advanced Visual Effects

DGMD331    3 credits

This class will cover the 3D interface in Nuke, some effects animation, 3D Camera Projection in Maya, and the creation of Stereoscopy.

 

Advanced 3D Animation

Bringing a character to life implies more than simply making an object move. Expression, gesture, appearance, and reaction/response are all determined by personality and psychology. This course examines the traditional skills 2D animators have long used to create life-like characters, and reveals the computer-generated techniques that are available today.

3D Modeling and Animation

Having learned the basics, students now explore methods that give life to the models they create or adapt from the College’s extensive library. Animators and modelers learn about the uses and constraints applicable to 3D in films, television, and video games.

Media in Motion III/IV

The art and design of motion graphics is investigated in depth. Students explore the world of broadcast design, and the use of motion graphics for a variety of purposes.

Sophomore Studio Electives

 

Students select 2 units in the Fall Semester and 2 units in the Spring Semester.

 

Students may select from a wide range of studio elective courses listed below:

 

Drawing Fantastic: The Creative Figure

DGMD 230    2 credits

Los Angeles’ top models are presented in dynamic poses. The sessions are theme oriented with an emphasis on story and action

 

Drawing the Fantastic for Films and Video

DGMD231    2 credits

Concept Development & Creativity

Students learn to apply research, critical analysis, brainstorming and improvisational techniques in order to create ideas for effective storytelling and communication, through motion graphics and animation.

Type and Design Fundamentals

Students learn to use typography effectively as a design element and how to control the details of its use, both hallmarks of good designers. Design principles learned in the foundation year are reviewed as knowledge and experience in this area is extended.

This course may be susbstituted with Drawing the Fantastic for Films & TV (DGMD230)

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