Free “Animation in Games” Class for Kids (Oakland)
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The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland | 921 Washington Street, Oakland
Submitted by the Event Organizer
This class is completely free. Ages 3rd – 8th grade.
Animation in Games
This class is a 1.5 hour lesson that teaches students how animation techniques can be used to create the “illusion of life”. Animation techniques can provide inspiration across domains outside of video game development, enabling students to convey movement, timing, interactibility, and much more.
·Discuss animation techniques with a lecturer
·Play video games to gather examples of different animation techniques
·Create their own animations through a mix of analog and digital tools
Students will learn how to:
·Apply animation techniques to their own work
·Critically analyze games from an animation perspective
·Use a mix of tools to create their own moving pictures
We will be playing 4 to 5 landmark games from different eras. Students will begin by learning about animation techniques, and spend 20 minutes playing games that demonstrate a variety of animation techniques and styles. Finally, students will work on their own animations using the games they played as inspiration.
The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of our digital heritage in playable form, and to inspire the next generation of game developers. The MADE seeks to preserve video games as a historic and artistic medium.
Visitors to the MADE can play our collection of over 12,000 games, across 40 systems, for as long as they like. Rather than an arcade, the MADE is a digital library dedicated to art, history, and adventure.
921 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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