August 14, 2009

Darlene Hadrika and Stella Sung co-presented a paper at the 2009 SIGGRPAH conference in New Orleans entitled “Collaborative Animation Productions Using Original Music in a Unique Teaching Environment.” The talk focused upon the collaborative aspects of animation and music and the ways that UCF’s Digital Media animation program presents an unique approach to teaching animation in the academic setting. Since its inception in 2005, the animation program at UCF has taken a team approach in which students learn all aspects of production. This includes concept (narrative story), design, drawing, computer graphics, music and audio, and post-production procedures. Each film is screened and critiqued at the end of the spring semester.