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Computer Animation W/ Blender

Class
90 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 12 weeks
13-18
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

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Wed, Jan 4, 2023

Jan 4 – Mar 22, 2023 (12 weeks)
Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:00 PM
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Wed, Mar 29, 2023

Mar 29 – Jun 21, 2023 (12 weeks)
Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:00 PM
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Tue, May 16, 2023

May 16 – Aug 8, 2023 (12 weeks)
Tuesdays
8:30 – 10:00 AM
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Description

Class Experience

Students will be given an assignment every week to complete.  At the beginning of class, students will receive feedback from the instructor.  
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need a relatively up-to-date computer (within the past five years) that is capable of running Blender. *** Blender runs only on PCs and Macs and cannot run on mobile devices or Chrome Books. *** A detailed list of requirements can be found here: https://www.blender.org/download/requirements/ The animation software can be downloaded for free at Blender.org and should be installed before the first class. Blender 3.3 LTS is recommended. A google drive account is recommended to hand in homework.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Conor does not believe in grades for art assignments.  He will give feedback to each student about how they can improve their animation abilities.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Content may include some mild fantasy/comic violence.  
The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators (Expanded), Richard Williams (author)  https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-animator-s-survival-kit-a-manual-of-methods-principles-and-formulas-for-classical-computer-games-stop-motion-and-internet-animators-expanded-richa/8049100?ean=9780865478978

The Art of 3D Computer Animation and Effects, Isaac Kerlow (Author) https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-art-of-3d-computer-animation-and-effects-isaac-v-kerlow/12449301?ean=9780470084908

Teacher

Conor MacFinn
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Animator, Storyteller, Techie
1 completed class

About Me

Conor MacFinn is an American/ Canadian filmmaker / animator / UX designer whose animated shorts have been distributed by Tribal TV on Hulu, AOL On, Roku and Amazon and have won awards, been nominated, and screened at over 40 festivals... 
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