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HMS-492A Animation Narrative (3 Credits)

3 Credits

Animating Narrative focuses on the fundamentals of storytelling and how to employ strong narrative elements in visual work, with an emphasis on animation and film. As a starting point, the course examines traditional stories and their underlying structures, looking closely at ancient mythologies from various world cultures and the common narrative elements they share, while comparing the visual representations that correspond to these elements. The course advances to less traditional narrative structures (I.e. nonlinear, antiheroic, sensory based, etc.) and the more complex and often abstract, largely nonfigurative or color schematic based visual representations some of these structures have evoked.