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The Pratt Institute's Media Arts Department proudly presents the Traditional Animation thesis films of the graduating class of 2007, as well as selected shorts. Students will be in attendance for a Q&A to talk about their stop motion, 2-D computer animation, and hand-drawn films.

Free and open to the public, May 4th & 5th, 7pm at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater


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Monday, November 20, 2006

Name Yer Department

Hank emailed me a little bit ago, wondering if we should maybe change the name of the Traditional Animation Department. It sounds a bit dowdy and old-fashioned. I know, I know, it IS a little dowdy and old fashioned. That's cool. But, well, it's not a very good name. Here are some suggestions from us faculty folks:


Narrative Animation
Character Animation
Multimedia Animation
4D (ha!)
Frame by Frame Animation
Storytelling Animation
Animation Direction

Lisa Crafts:

old school
hand drawn


"Cel" and "CG", then for the true fossils "Stop Motion"

Andy London:

under the camera

Or maybe our department is just described with an "air guitar" gesture and "devil" hand sign? I don't know. I'm thinking too much about turkey.


Blogger the plummer said...

i dunno, i never had a problem with the name of our dept. "traditional animation" is easily sought after and is recognizable to prospective students searching for animation programs in schools. if it was something "creative" people outside might get confused as to what it is. there's no need for a name change, but i can definitally stand by there being better courses in the dept. that speaks worlds.

7:01 PM

Blogger the plummer said...

just a second thought afterwards...all those names sure do sound like names of FUTURE MUCH NEEDED COURSES. hint hint.

btw...we talked about something like that in seminar last week and some of us will be writing up a letter expressing a desire to expand the course list of the dept. if possible. just a heads up.

7:03 PM

Blogger Katie Pony said...


8:38 PM

Blogger Jen said...

I like what we have now. :(

8:45 PM

Blogger Lee said...

The level of technology and professional instruction at Pratt would justify and support the title of Character Animation.

CalArts has the title Character Animation, I say we are just as good as them, as far as raw talent goes.

I vote for Character Animation.

11:00 AM


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