I noticed students were having a bit of trouble following arcs in their last assignment, so today I handed them flashlights and asked them to act out a simple action. We took long exposures of four seconds of movement to see that every action was filled with traceable arcs…I was pleasantly surprised at the results!
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
-William Butler Yeats
mari jaye’s Teaching Philosophy
Spent my third summer teaching the Summer PreCollege Animation Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and these high school students never cease to amaze me! For two weeks we covered the entire production pipeline, from the principles of animation and story creation to storyboarding and animation production. They completed the films below in only five days! An incredible feat by any standard.
Created this clip to show how the skeleton of a human figure lines up with the skeleton of a dog. Not entirely anatomically correct, but it certainly helps in the conversation of where the dog’s “knees” actually are!