Experimental Animation & Video with Code – P0510-18

Date: Jul 02 - 06, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Casey Reas

Tuition: $1,155
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Combine a love of visual art with the invaluable skill of code in a workshop that delves into developing animation and video with software that you create. We focus on learning to read code, and work with and adapt code within the context of animation and video. Students new to code can modify the provided examples and those with more experience can make larger changes. Tutorials explain core animation and video techniques along with related code. Screenings examine the histories of experimental animation and video. Studio time is an opportunity to work and to talk with the instructor one-on-one. All code is created in Processing, www.processing.org.

Media & Techniques:

We modify code to produce video and animation. Code examples can be modified slightly or extended heavily depending on the experience of each person. The end results of the workshop are either software or video files, specific to individual course objectives.


Students work on three one-day projects Monday through Wednesday. The remaining time is dedicated to taking one of these projects further. Each day is divided between screenings, tutorials and studio time.


Casey Reas is an artist and educator. He has a studio in Los Angeles and he is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Design Media Arts. With Ben Fry, Casey co-founded Processing in 2001.

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