Students Invited to Join Free Text Animation Course Online
On 11–17 August, Transform4Europe invites students from the intiative’s universities to attend free text animation course online organized by the Estonian Academy of Arts. Applications are open until 1 August.
During the course, students will learn to present their ideas with the power of animation, take their future presentations to the next level with Blender and help to advance positive changes for higher education. The summer course is for anyone who wants to enhance their storytelling and presentation skills with animation. During the five-day international course, participants from seven universities will gain a basic understanding of how 3D animation works.
With a focus on typography, the students will learn the essential tools that make 3D objects move. Multiple workshops will offer practical exercises to gain knowledge about versatile animation principles and techniques to create outstanding presentations with animated texts. In addition, participants will learn how to use key frames and eases and how rigid body physics works.
As a result, through the use of learned tools and gained skills, students will work on the vision of a future university campus and create animated video presentations by working as a group. What needs to change and what are the qualities espoused by a renowned higher education environment? Each university will create and present their vision in an animated video project. The videos will be made with the assistance of two instructors.
The course is created by Estonian Academy of Arts. EKA Summer Academy together with the Department of Animation will offer Transform4Europe alliance universities an opportunity to learn basic animation skills. Students will be assisted by two instructors: Hieb Kuftseryn and Elise Eimre.
The animation course is the first project presented by Transform4Europe.
Students from Transform4Europe alliance universities can apply to participate in the online course. The member universities are: Saarland University, University of Alicante, Estonian Academy of Arts, University of Silesia in Katowice, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, University of Trieste, and Vytautas Magnus University.
All participants will be invited to a Transform4Europe event at one of the partner universities in 2022; travel costs will be covered by Transform4Europe.