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Cosmic Calamities Episode 03

In the Graphics and Imaging Technologies Department at PSU I teach a course entitled Web and Motion Graphics. This course teaches students how to use Adobe Flash and apply the basic principles of animation.

The students work 16-weeks as a whole to put together a short animation feature. I prepare the script and storyboards and they are each assigned scenes from the short to produce. Then we compile it and add sound.

Time is limited and there is a steep learning curve, however, somehow we manage to produce a rather nice short.┬áIt’s not something that would win an Oscar or anything, but definitely, gives students some idea of what it would be like to be an animator and the process of animation as a whole.

With that said I’d love for you to watch this year’s animation project, Cosmic Calamities Episode 03.

Akram Taghavi-Burris

Akram Taghavi-Burris is an award winning designer, an educator with over 15 years of experience in graphic arts and web design. Akram has an M.Ed. with an emphasis on Design Education and has been awarded several prestigious awards for her work such as the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Award and, the Davinci Fellows Award for innovation in teaching. Currently, Akram teaches Computer Simulation and Gaming (Video Game Design) at the University of Tulsa. to life.

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