Design Techniques in Media and Puppetry


This course allows students to explore design possibilities in projection, animation, scenic design, and puppetry through a series of exploratory projects and group work. We will create visual sequences using the overhead projector, stop-motion animation techniques, shadow puppetry, and video animation. The course will introduce basic digital manipulation in Photoshop, simple video animation in After Effects, and the live manipulation of video using Isadora media interface software. Individual projects in the second semester will challenge students to integrate these techniques into performance. Basic knowledge of Photoshop and the Macintosh operating system is highly recommended. This class meets once a week.