Experimental animation 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
309FIEX1 Z 3 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 57 to 72 hours of self-study English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Acquainting the students with the history, development and ramification of experimental animation and to define its ambiguous borderlines with more commercial productions on one side and fine art on the other.
  2. The introduction to the world of unlimited possibilities of self-expression through the media of animation, opening the students minds to new ways of narration and processing of the media of animation through practical exercises and mutual debate.

Mode of study

Year's study of animation

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge of animation

Course contents

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students with the rich world of experimental animation, with its history, wide expansivity and blending with other forms of media and with its relationship to fine art and poetry. This course should also inspire the students to see the medium of animation from a different perspective and teach them to work without the limitation of previously learnt rules and stereotypes of filmmaking.

Lecture with screening and debate, consultation of practical exercises

Recommended or required reading

R.Russett, C. Starr: Experimental Animation: Origins of a New Art

H. Smith: The Avantgarde in the American Vernacular

J.W. Goethe: Theory of Colors

L.Sterne: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

W.Kandinsky: Concerning the Spiritual in Art

M.Rothko: The Artists Reality: Philosophies of Art

A.Breton: The Surrealist Manifesto

W.C.Williams: Spring and All

E. Bishop: North and South

Assessment methods and criteria

Full attendance, completion of practical exercises



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
07.10.2022 12:20–17:15 Matouš SVĚRÁK Room No. 416
Lažanský palác
21.10.2022 12:20–17:15 Matouš SVĚRÁK Room No. 416
Lažanský palác
19.11.2022 12:20–17:15 Matouš SVĚRÁK Room. No. TR-218
Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12)
09.12.2022 12:20–17:15 Matouš SVĚRÁK Room No. 416
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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