Photography & New Media

Code: P0510-23

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

    • Ages 13 - 17

Teen Digital Storytelling with Motion Capture and Illustration

Jul 3 - 7, 2023

9 AM - 3 PM

Concept

In this one-week workshop, students explore storytelling and character design techniques to create a three- to five-minute animated short. Students start the week learning the basics of character design and story development and then jump into Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to create characters, scenery, and props. In the later half of the week, students use Adobe Character Animator to rig their characters and use motion capture technology to bring characters to life, recording scenes with animation and sound to create a memorable animated short.

Media

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Character Animator, digital Illustration, storytelling, animation techniques, character development

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Faculty

Sarah Kuehnle

Sarah Kuehnle is a designer, artist and creative technologist exploring the relationship between systems thinking and character design. Her work blends intricate combinations of character, color and form to make complexity approachable and fun. Sarah works across digital and physical media, from digital illustration and generative art to sculptures made from paper, wood and acrylic. Sarah is currently a staff designer at Adobe working on Illustrator, the company’s flagship vector graphics tool.

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Join Waitlist for Teen Digital Storytelling with Motion Capture and Illustration

Thank you for your interest in the waitlist. When space in a workshop or program becomes available, registration will open on the website. Everyone on the waitlist will be emailed to alert them of the opening. This ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to register for the workshop or program.

Photography & New Media

Photography has always been a vital part of Anderson Ranch, one in which students explore visual storytelling through a variety of contexts and concepts. The program has uniquely evolved to focus on both traditional photography and new media— making it one of the only workshop settings of its kind. Three floors of the Fischer Photography Center house state-of-the-art equipment, including three photography studios, two Mac labs, a traditional darkroom, and a lighting studio with strobe and continuous lighting for photography and video.

All Photography workshops are rooted in the same idea—powerful art requires rigorous inquiry of techniques and ideas. We focus on technical skills, content and critical dialog. Students have access to color-managed media labs equipped with 24-inch iMacs, flatbed and film scanners, Epson printers, and cutting-edge software including Adobe Creative Cloud. When appropriate, students utilize strobe and tungsten lighting equipment, seamless backdrops, green screen, audio and video recording equipment and Epson large-format printers.

The Ranch Photography and New Media team creates an inspiring environment, allowing artists of all levels to explore lens-based media and the journey of artistic discovery in the unparalleled setting of the Colorado Rockies.

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Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount* in one- and two-week adult Summer Workshops for SPE members and Center for Fine Art Photography members. Please register online and then email [email protected] with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register. *Please note that the SPE and Center for Fine Art Photography discount does not apply to The Center / Advanced Mentored Studies program, nor can it be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer. 

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.

 

Child & Teen Scholarships

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, both individuals and foundations, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

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