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Last Updated - 7/10/2015b

 

 

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Summary of Studios

Animation Department Recommended Gear List (pdf)

Important information for PC users (pdf)

File Naming Protocol (pdf)

 

Ottawa International Animation Festival Trip Fall 2015

Online Travel, Lodging, & Communication Form

MassArt Travel Waiver (pdf)

Student Checklist (pdf)

Guide & Map (pdf)

Links:

OIAF - Ottawa International Animation Festival - Official Website

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Guide for COF Students with Disabilities or Other Challenges

U.S. State Department - U.S. Passports & International Travel

 

ANI Blu-Ray Tutorial & Default Menu (zip archive w/pdf, psd file)

Note: We do not burn blu-ray discs directly from Encore projects, we export a disc image from Encore then import that disc image into Encore and then burn the blu-ray disc from there. See above tutorial.

 

The Animation Department

The Animation Department consists of 18 rooms spread throughout 4 floors and 3 buildings.
We have a total of 19 Dragonframe shooting stations.

Directions to the College

Campus Map (pdf)

 

Informational Documents:

MassArt Academic Calender

Fall Schedule (pdf)

Spring Schedule (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

MassArt Animation Facts (pdf)

The Importance of Failing in order to Succeed (pdf)

Animation Courses Possible Sequence (pdf)

Possible Junior Paths (pdf)

Animation Jobs Alumni Hold (pdf)

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Summary of Studios:

Note:

" * " - indicate quantity of Dragonframe Shooting Stations within that room.
" P " - indicates an Animation Punch is within that room.

Tower Building

3rd Floor

T303 - Equipment Cage - (Inside Tech Central)
T320 - Stop Motion Studio ****
- (4 Shooting Stations set up for larger sets & puppets, a fabrication room with
tools & materials, and lighting and grip equipment.)
T330 - Classroom ** P
- (2 Shooting Stations (including small Oxberry Filmmaker series animation stand))
T340 - Senior Shooting Studios ***
- (3 Stations) (Fall - Available to all students. / Spring - Senior Access Only.)

7th Floor

T709 - Individual Screening Space / Editing Studio - (Can fit 2-4 people)
T707, T711, T712, T717, T719, T723 - Shooting Studios ******
- (Each room has 1 Dragonframe shooting station.)
T721 - Classroom - (14 Animation Discs)
T727 - Enhanced Editing / Sound Studio
T729 - Animation Kitchen (Open Lab / Workspace) ** P
- (2 Dragonframe shooting stations , 6 Animation Discs)
T729a - Studio Manager Office
T731 - Faculty Office

Kennedy Building

5th Floor

K507 - Classroom ** P - (2 Shooting Stations)

North Building

2nd Floor

N273 - Film Animation
- (Master Series Oxberry Animation Stand w/ Cinetron motion control system ,
Optical Printers, & 16mm Steenbeck.)

 

Safety Guide (pdf)

Department Guide & Policy (pdf)
Department Floorplan (pdf)

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T320 Stop Motion Studio:

Larger classroom / studio with 4 Shooting Stations set ups for larger sets & puppets, a fabrication room with tools & materials, and lighting and grip equipment.

Documents:

  • Tour of Classroom - (vimeo)
  • Stop Motion 2 Project - "Faust" - Spring 2010 - (vimeo)
  • Stop Motion 2 Project - "Metropolis" - Spring 2011 - (vimeo)
  • Stop Motion 2 Project - "A Taste of Love" - Spring 2012 - (vimeo)
  • Stop Motion 2 Project - "The Phenomenon of Weightlessness" - Spring 2013 - (vimeo)
  • Stop Motion 2 Project - "Mermaniac" - Spring 2014 - (vimeo)
  • Stop Motion 2 Project - "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters" - Spring 2015 - (vimeo)

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T330 Classroom:

This classroom has a video projector with multiple video/audio sources connected to it (Bluray, DVD, Apple iMac Computer). There are also multiple computers (19) and Two shooting stations, including an Oxberry Filmmaker Series animation stand with a digital still camera on it.

An animation paper punch lives in this room.

Documents:

  • Tour of Classroom (vimeo)
  • Help! I Can't hear audio from this computer! (pdf)
  • Rack Guide (pdf)
  • Remote Control Guide (pdf)
  • Oxberry Filmmaker Series Animation Stand Tutorial (vimeo)

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T340 Senior Shooting Studio:

This shooting studio contains everything you need to photograph artwork via Dragonframe software. Lights, camera, copy stand, lenses, and various accessories are all ready for you. There are 3 stations in here. Use by other students is by permission from faculty or staff only.

Documents:

  • Tour of T340 Senior Shooting Studio (vimeo)
  • Studio Policy (pdf)
  • Shooting Studio Policy (pdf)
  • Studio Inventory (pdf)
  • Lens Guide (pdf)
  • Lens Tutorial (vimeo)
  • Lowel Pro I Light/Bulb Changing Tutorial (vimeo)
  • Canon T1i 500D Internal Camera Settings (pdf)
  • Canon T3i 600D Internal Camera Settings (pdf)
  • Canon T5i ?00D Internal Camera Settings (pdf)
  • Suggested File Protocol (pdf)

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T303 Equipment Cage (Inside Tech Central):

This is where you check out any equipment (cameras, lenses, lights, lightboxes, tripods, grip etc.) that you may need. Make sure you have a valid MassArt I.D. with the current semester sticker and are enrolled in an Animation class.

Phone: 617.879.7731

(Note: No reservations or renewals are accepted via phone or voicemail.)

Hours:
Monday - 1pm to 3pm / 6pm - 8pm
Tuesday - 1pm to 3pm / 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday - 1pm to 3pm / 6pm - 8pm
Thursday - 1pm to 3pm / 6pm - 8pm
Friday - 1pm to 3pm

Animation checkout is closed the following days:

Fall Semester - Begins Tuesday September 8th / Ends Monday December 21st
September 7th - Labor Day
September 16th - 20th - Ottawa International Animation Festival
October 12th - Columbus Day
November 11th - Veteran's Day
November 25th - 27th (Thanksgiving Break)

December 24th - January 19th (Winter Break)
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Seniors only are allowed to check equipment out over winter break.

Spring Semester
- Begins Monday January 25th / Ends Monday May 16th
January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15th - President's Day
March 7th-11th - Spring Break
March 23rd - MassArt Day
April 18th - Patriot's Day

Documents:

  • Department Guide & Policy (pdf)
  • Equipment access form (pdf)
  • List of available equipment (pdf)

Manuals:

Cameras:

Audio:

Lighting:

Grip:

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T709 Individual Screening Space:

This room is for individual meetings with students, faculty and staff. Review boards are in here. This room can be signed out to view materials , to edit or do other computer work. It also houses a mobile shooting station temporarily. This room is equipped with a large plasma television and surround sound system.

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7th Floor Shooting Studios:

These shooting studios contain everything you need to photograph artwork via Dragonframe software. Lights, camera, lenses, and various accessories are all ready for you.

  • T707 - Shooting Room #6 - (Not Online Yet)
  • T711 - Shooting Room #1
  • T712 - Shooting Room #2
  • T717 - Shooting Room #3
  • T719 - Shooting Room #4
  • T723 - Shooting Room #5

Documents:

  • Tour of Shooting Studios (vimeo)
  • Studio Policy (pdf)
  • Shooting Studio Policy (pdf)
  • Studio Inventory (pdf)
  • Lens Guide (pdf)
  • Lens Tutorial (vimeo)
  • Lowel Pro I Light Lamp Changing Tutorial (vimeo)
  • Canon T1i 500D Internal Camera Settings (pdf)
  • Canon T3i 600D Internal Camera Settings (pdf)
  • Canon T5i ?00D Internal Camera Settings (pdf)
  • Suggested File Protocol (pdf)

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T721 Classroom:

This classroom has a large television with multiple video/audio sources connected to it (Bluray, DVD, VHS, PAL VHS, MiniDV, HDV, Apple Computer).

Documents:

  • Tour of Classroom (vimeo)

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T727 Enhanced Editing/Sound Studio:

This studio contains a superfast apple computer with extra audio production and editing software (Reason, Digital Performer, Live). There is a MicroKORG synthesizer, KORG Kaosspad, MAudio Pro88 Key MIDI controller, Mackie 1202 VLZ3 Mixer and a Heilsound HS-120 microphone for you to generate sound with, along with plenty of inputs for your own instruments. Mackie studio monitors and sennheiser headphones provide a great listening experience. There is also the full Adobe software suite installed here.

Documents:

  • Studio Tour (vimeo)
  • Start-up Procedure (pdf)
  • Signal-Flow Guide (pdf)

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T729 Animation Kitchen:

While there is no oven or sink, this lab contains everything to "cook" up some animation: 6 high-end iMacs. 2 dragonframe shooting stations. Tables for handcrafting, animation discs with lightboxes, a large plasma television with a "Teacher Station" is also in the room.

An animation paper punch lives in this room.

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T729a Studio Manager Office (Located inside T729 Animation Kitchen):

This is where Adam Savje can be found when he is not everywhere else.
Phone - 617.879.7295
Email - adam.savje@massart.edu

Documents:

  • Department Guide & Policy (pdf)
  • Gear Recommendation 3/28/2014 (pdf)
  • Safety Guide (pdf)

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T731 Faculty Office:

This room is where some review boards and faculty meetings are held. The animation library is also stored in here, viewings can be made by appointment with Adam. Check the schedules on the window for each faculty members office hours. There is also an unsecure mailbox next to the door for correspondence.

Documents:

  • Department F.A.Q.(pdf)
  • Sample Curriculum (pdf)

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K507 Classroom / Lab:

This classroom has a ed to it (Bluray, DVD, Apple iMac Computer). There are also multiple computers (19) and Two shooting stations, including an Oxberry Filmmaker Series animation stand with a digital still camera on it.

An animation paper punch lives in this room.

Documents:

  • Tour of Classroom (vimeo)
  • Help! I Can't hear audio from this computer! (pdf
  • Rack Guide (pdf)
  • Remote Control Guide (pdf)
  • Oxberry Filmmaker Series Animation Stand Tutorial (vimeo)

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N273 Film Animation:

This classroom/studio houses a Master Series Oxberry Animation stand fully motion-controlled by a Cinetron computer system. There are also multiple optical printers and another Oxberry compound table setup.

Documents:

  • Tour of Classroom (vimeo)

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