October 5, 2009

Darlene Hadrika and Stella Sung co-presented a paper at the 2009 SIGGRPAH conference in New Orleans, LA. The title of their talk, “Collaborative Animation Productions Using Original Music in a Unique Teaching Environment,” focused upon the collaborative aspects of animation and music, and discussed ways in which UCF’s Digital Media animation program presents a 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.