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Last Updated - 4/29/2014

 

 

Quick Links

Ottawa International Animation Festival Trip Fall 2014

Travel Packet (pdf)

Links:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Guide for COF Students with Disabilities or Other Challenges

Student Checklist (pdf)

Guide & Map (pdf)

OIAF Official Website

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 16 rooms spread throughout 3 floors and 2 buildings. We have a total of 16 Dragonframe shooting stations.

Note: Asterisks * indicate quantity of Dragonframe Shooting Stations within that room.

Tower Building

3rd Floor

T330 - Classroom ** - (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.)
T303 - Equipment Cage - (Inside Tech Central)

7th Floor

T709 - Individual Screening Space * (Can fit 2-4 people, Temporarily has 1 mobile Dragonframe shooting set-up.)
T711, 712, 717, 719, 723 - Shooting Studios *****(Each room has 1 Dragonframe shooting station.
T721 - Classroom
T727 - Enhanced Editing / Sound Studio
T729 - Animation Kitchen**(2 Dragonframe shooting stations.)
T729a - Studio Manager Office
T731 - Faculty Office

North Building

2nd Floor

N272 - Stop Motion Studio ***(3 Shooting Stations)
N273 - Film Animation - (Large Motion-Controlled Oxberry Animation Stand & Optical Printers)

 

Safety Guide (pdf)

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

Detailed Studio Notes (Below):


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T330 Classroom:

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

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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)

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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 voicemail.)

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

Animation checkout is closed the following days:

Fall Semester
September 19th - 23st (Ottawa)
October 8th
October 18th (Faculty Day)
November 12th
November 21st - 23rd (Thanksgiving)
December 7th (Reading Day)
December 14th - January 22nd (Winter Break)

Spring Semester

February 18th
March 11th-15th (Spring Break)
March 27th (Faculty Day)
April 4th (Advising Day)
April 15th
May 10th (Reading Day)

Documents:

Manuals:

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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.

  • T711 - Shooting Room #1
  • T712 - Shooting Room #2
  • T717 - Shooting Room #3
  • T719 - Shooting Room #4
  • T723 - Shooting Room #5

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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). An animation paper punch lives in this room.

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:

  • 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:

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

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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.

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N272 Stop Motion Studio:

This classroom/studio has three shooting setups and is designed for larger scale stop motion work. There is also a fabrication area. Our large linear rail set up is housed in here.

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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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