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Students will learn traditional animation techniques in this workshop.  Working on group projects and individual projects students will learn the basics of hand-drawn animation, stop-motion animation, roto-scoping and time-lapse footage.  Students will have a chance to create a final work of their choice.   Students will develop foundation animation skills and apply those techniques to digital and post-production processes.  This is an exciting workshop where drawings and sculptures come to life and ideas move through the fourth dimension.  Working in a group will support your ideas and get meaningful feedback from your peers to inspire and guide your animation work.


animation teacher - miranda dean
Faculty: Miranda Dean

Miranda Dean holds a B.A. in Film Studies-Film Production from Keene State College in Keene, NH. She briefly attended FAMU (The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic) where she expanded and honed her filmmaking skills in many areas. Miranda expresses her work through the mediums of animation, experimental documentary film (16mm and digital – though preferably 16mm), and analog photography. The basis of Miranda's work centers around the theory of indexing (indexology), with large interest in indexing humans in their current state. She also holds interest in indexing places that are absent of human presence. This work has begun to evolve into a project of examining humans (both in their ecosystems and their ecosystem without them) in an attempt to explain through exploration what she classifies as the 'current human condition'. Her work is influenced by anthropology, biology, chemistry, linguistics, and psychology (along with many other things). Her intention is to make art that shows the truth of the world to the world in a way that is relatable.


The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
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