Looking for a fun hands-on class this summer?
In direct animation, a century-old camera-less form, artists use painting, scratching and myriad techniques not recommended by manufacturers to animate on motion picture film. It is an analog art that offers experiential escape from increasingly digital visual cultures. In this intensive hands-on class students will practice numerous methods of direct animation, have opportunities to invent their own techniques and create lots of footage in a short time, while studying genre masters like Len Lye, Norman McLaren, and Barbel Neubauer. For final presentations students will explore analog and digital methods for presenting their work in a grand, celebratory projection performance extravaganza.
Click here for the official catalog listing.
Want to see what alumni are doing with their Evergreen experience?
Checkout the work of Marina, animation & science graduate, and previous animation lab aide now based out of Brooklyn New York. Marina studied animation with faculty Ruth Hayes learning 2D animation techniques paired with After Effects.
If you want to see more, visit our Student & Alumni page.
Have a technical issue, need some assistance with your project? The Animation Consultant is available in the Multimedia Lab during this time to answer your questions regarding animation production and the use of our facilities. If you cannot make the regular consulting times please contact us via email.
Ariana, the MML Intern, is also regularly available during work hours Monday – Friday for consultation.
Mondays ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm (MAGGIE)
Tuesdays ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm (TREVOR)
Thursdays ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm (TREVOR)
We have updated our animation capture software from Dragon Stop Motion, to the new and improved Dragon Frame. It is recommended that you not open older projects into DF if possible, but if do and encounter issues please send us a detailed note.
Most frequently used features are essentially the same. To learn more checkout the provided tutorials here, Dragon Frame Tutorials
On Wednesday, 12/12, all animation labs will be closed until the start of winter quarter. All files will be deleted from computer stations. Please backup files before then, or make arrangements with staff in advance.
November 9th – 18th
Student Pass: $30 (With I.D.) Includes pass photo. Entitles bearer to all events excluding Special Events*.
Not to be missed, featured animated film at this year’s festival:
Directed by: Chris Sullivan
- November 15th
- Capitol Theater
- 6:00 pm
- 136 minutes
- General Admission – $10 - Student/Member – $7
Northern Flickers invite you to come see:
LocaLoops & Persian Pickles
A night of experimental animation in glorious 16mm film from near and far Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, at Northern, Downtown Olympia
(note *new! entrance on 5th St. side)
Free for all, and donations welcomed too.
Featuring a live five-projector performance of new handmade sixteen-millimeter loops by local Oly luminaries Linda Busta, Devon Damonte, Jason Gutz, Ruth Hayes, Jim Hill, Kevin Jacobs, Meesh Rheault Miller, and Eric Sarai, with sound by Sarai and Peter Randlette.
Plus new produce “Persian Pickles” from Jodie Mack and a correspondence film “Imperceptihole” by Robert Todd and Lori Felker. Keen-eyed NFlix viewers may recall that Jodie & Rob and Lori are all veterans of the first ever Northern Flickers show (2 years ago this month!), so this is kind of like our ‘comeback special’ in the fab new space. And still more – the world premiere of “Exquisitive Corpuscle” so far! Hope you can join us.