Animation is becoming more and more a part of the mainstream of our daily life. The Animation Camp offers the student an intensive introduction into story telling, creation, and production of the traditional animation process. Participants will learn principles and techniques of animation. The very first day of the workshop everyone will complete 3 animation exercises as a prelude to the learning experience of pre-production, production, and completion of a short animated film of their own design. Projects will screen on Friday during the work in progress certificate ceremony. The first of its kind at any major University, participants will be immersed in animation and creative fun from morning till night and leave the workshop with a greater appreciation of animation while feeling like a professional animator. And the best thing about it is that you don’t have to be an artist to be an animator.

Taught by Doug Ward within an active working Hollywood studio, the animation camp offers the participant the opportunity of doing several short animated projects within the one week that focus on story telling. The final screening of the projects to an audience is always a crowd pleaser and proves to be one of our most successful and amazing works-in-progress as family and friends laugh at the humor and walk away amazed at how much was accomplished in terms of animated characters and stories within the animation week. The best thing about this workshop is that you don’t have to know how to draw to succeed in the animation process.