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Professor Penny Dhaemers
Arch 138 & Arch 139X
Aug 30-Dec 7 Thursdays 3:30-6:30
Lab Assistants: Hoey Yip and Daniel Ebuehi
The overall agenda for the class meetings
consists of seminar discussions,
project demos, guest speakers, viewing
of historical and current animations,
presentations by firms, researchers, and field trips.
Intro to class: Discussed animation
forms. For the fall of 2002,
the labs are situated in Rms 212 and 214. Handed out course
and storyboard assignment. Viewed the Electronic Theater
'best' animations of that year. Other years will be subsequently
Guest: Stephen Toh, a graduated student
from last year and newly
hired by ESCFX showed and talked about his UC work and the part it
played in his demo for his application interviews. The class then
put up their
storyboards in two groups and he, Hoey Yip, TA, David Lam of the class
conducted the discussions.
Class started out with
Hoey Yip, TA and Dave Lam
showing and having
in depth discussions about their own work. I showed and talked about past
of the following: Kuan Chang, Ann Chen, Doris Cheung,
Edmund Lin, Ethan Swartzberg, Shams Tantawy & Tholda, Kenya Tyler, and
Sept 17 & 18
One on one appointments with class
in Rm 202
Field Trip to the San Francisco
State Downtown Center at 425 Market St.
We saw demos in Anark Studio, Eyematic Face Station, Character
and 3D Max 5.
Class discussion on midterm
presentations to be held on Fri & Sat, Oct 4 & 5.
animations: Rob Booth, Sue Chang, Marcus Choi,
Mindy Commins, Natalia Khaw, Stan Lee, David Metzger, Qing
Studios, LayWan Quan. We also revisited some previously
shown on Sept 12.
Guests: HP Duiker and Dennis
Martin from ESCFX producers of Matrix
came and told us the how and why of not being permitted to talk about
what was going on at work until film release time and of course they didn't.
Action'. They answered questions all around the 'obvious' and
reassured us they would return with examples and explanations once the
Matrix movies were released.
Guest: Michael Sechman, MSA,
Animation, Multimedia, and Digital
gave a lengthy lecture on his digital rendering for the many clients
he has. This year most of his work is 2D of unbelievable
complexity. His web site
4 & 5
Guest: John Vegher, Giant Killer
Vegher, Peter Oberdorpher, and Mike Schmidt founded Giant Killer
Robots, 'a high end, high res CGI company. John, an UC Arch grad
to speak to us and told us what it was like to expand from five to
people. Their work has been represented by Manhattan
Rocket Science Games, Wild Brain, 20th C Fox, Manex, etc, etc.
Guest: Professor Dennis
Lieu, UC Berkeley, ME, E128
Lieu gave a presentation showing ' advanced, 3 D graphics tools
for engineering design. Wire frame, surface and solids modeling,
representation, constructive solids, sweeping, rotationn, Boolean
Computer rendering, viewing, and presentation of solids using computer
animation and multimedia techniques.' The work was extraordinary.
Oct 24 prep, 25 &
26 Midterm 2
Guest: Patrick Lee, CEO of
Lee gave a detailed discussion of two 'dot.com' companies in which he
been deeply involved: in the past Design Reactor; and now
A paragraph from the Rotten Tomatoes website describes the overall
movie-buff Senh Duong in 1998, Rotten Tomatoes has grown
a premier destination for both casual movie-goers and film buffs
alike. With accolades
from the Chicago Sun-Times, The New Yorker, USA Today, and many more for
unique approach to movie reviews, Rotten Tomatoes offers a full range
services, features, and community for its users.' Check it out!
Guest: Anthony Burke,
Architecture, CED professor, specializing
computer graphics and animated analysis of design problems.
Professor Burke detailed
procedures for the class.
Video Tape Siggraph
Animation Theater, prizewinning
worldwide animation competition
submitted from around the world.
Guest: David Sherwin, Free
Lance computer artist and quality control technician
his work from it's computer beginning in the early 80's until the
Tape Siggraph Animation Theater, prizewinning
from around the world.
Cohen, Architect and author of 'Communication and Design
With the Internet: A
Guide for Architects, Planners, and Building Professionals'
tape: Siggraph Electronic Theater, prizewinning
from around the world.
Tippett Studios, Berkeley Tour conductors: Simon
Allen, Sr Animator
and Quido Muzzarelli, Match Mover. The
tour consisted of a comprehensive
visit of the establishment and the work that goes on there.
Dec 6, 7 Midterm 3
in Wurster Hall lobby 4:00-8:30
ESC Entertainment: HP Duiker, Stephen Toh,
Giant Killer Robots: Peter Oberdorpher
Tippett Studios: Simon Allen