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== Animation Equipment  ==
 
== Animation Equipment  ==
=== Video Cameras ===
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Animation assignments will primarily consist of individually driven productions with minimal items borrowed from the Equipment Room. Animation students will use [[Lightbox | lightboxes]], [[Kaiser Copylizer | animation stands]], [[Canon Rebel XSi | DSLR cameras]], [[Cintiq 12WX Tablet | tablets]], and [[Epson Expression 10000XL | scanners]] to complete assignments ranging from hand-drawn animation to stop-motion animation.  Additional audio, video, and lighting [[FMMC Equipment |equipment]] and accessories will be used as required by assignment.
  
[[Panasonic PV-GS500]]
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==Animation Facilities==
  
=== Mini DV Tapes  ===
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[[FMMC Animation Studio]]
 
 
Are available in the [http://bookstore.middlebury.edu/home.aspx bookstore] with the FMMC course texts.  Use only the Panasonic Cassettes.  
 
 
 
===Audio Recorders===
 
[[Microtrack II]]
 
 
 
=== Tripods  ===
 
  
[[Manfrotto 3126/3001BN]]
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[[FMMC Production Studio]]
  
=== Lighting Equipment  ===
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[[FMMC Multimedia Lab]]
  
[[Lowel Pro-Light]]
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== Animation Tutorials  ==
  
[[Lowel Omni-Light]]
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[[HP Scanjet 5590 Setup]]
  
=== Microphones  ===
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[[Epson Expression 10000 Setup]]
  
=====Directional Microphones=====
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[[2D Animation Scanning]]
[[Sennheiser ME66/K6]]
 
  
=====Cardioid Microphones=====
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[[Wacom Cintiq]]
[[Electro-Voice RE16]]
 
  
=====Omnidirectional Microphones=====
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==== [http://dragonstopmotion.com/ Dragon Stop Motion]  ====
[[Electro-Voice RE50N/D-B]]
 
  
[[Electro-Voice 635N/D-B]]
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*What is Dragon? Watch these [http://dragonstopmotion.com/tutorials.php video tutorials.] These are new tutorials!
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*[[Dragon Setup|How to Set Up Dragon to Capture Your Artwork]]
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*[[Dragon Editing|How to Edit Frames in Dragon]]
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*[[Dragon Export|How to Export Your Dragon Frames into Quicktime]]
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*[[DSM to After Effects | Workflow from Dragon to After Effects]]<br>
  
=== Audio Accessories  ===
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*Workflow from Dragon To Final Cut Pro
  
[[Sony MDR-V6 Headphones]]
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[[Beachtek DXA-4 Adaptor]]
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==== Final Cut Pro ====
  
[[XLR-Pro Adaptor]]
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===== [[FCP Setup | Setup]] =====
  
==Animation Facilities==
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===== [[Log and Capture]] =====
  
[[FMMC Animation Studio]]
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===== [[FCP Editing Basics | Editing Basics]] =====
  
== Animation Editing Workflows  ==
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===== [[FCP Audio Import | Importing Audio]] =====
  
==== Exporting ====
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===== [[FCP Video Export | Video Export]] =====
  
Anytime that you want to view or work with your project outside of Final Cut Pro you will need to export it. This could be to save a final version of your movie, to show your progress in class, to create a file to publish to the web, etc. The first step is to make sure that everything in the timeline is rendered. Choose Sequence -&gt; Render All -&gt; Both. [[Image:Render1.jpg|thumb|center|Choose Sequence -> Render All]] [[Image:Render2.jpg|thumb|center|Choose Sequence -> Render All -> Both.]]
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== Animation Media Storage  ==
  
Next Choose File -&gt; Export -&gt; Quicktime Movie. [[Image:Export1.jpg|thumb|center|Choose File -> Export]] [[Image:Export2.jpg|thumb|center|Export -> Quicktime Movie.]]
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==== Local Storage ====
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These options are found on any of the 13 Mac Pro Towers in the basement of Axinn. All course work should be saved to the Xsan_Media drive. Nightly backups of project files should also be saved to the Workspace drive.
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* Macintosh HD - DO NOT SAVE ANYTHING HERE!
  
Name your movie and save it in the following location Xsan_Media/S09_Sight and Sound I/"Yourname". [[Image:Export3.jpg|thumb|center|Save your file.]]
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* Workspace - This is a 500GB drive that is intended for temporary storage of large media files.  This drive is erased at the end of each semester and is not suitable for extended archived storage.  This drive is physically installed in each workstation and the contents/files can only be accessed by that workstation.  When saving to this drive please Use the following folder structure:  Workspace/Your_Name/Your_Project/Your_Files.
  
This file will default to open in Final Cut Pro, but if you right click on the file you can choose "Open With" and choose Quicktime. To make Quicktime the default application to open this file you can highlight the file and choose File -&gt; Get Info. Under the "Open With" dropdown button choose Quicktime.
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* Xsan_Media - This is a centralized media server with a very large storage capacity.  The drive is not physically located within the workstation, but the Xsan_Media icon appears on each workstation as a local drive and the contents of this drive can be accessed from any of the workstations in the basement. The following folder structure will be created automatically upon login: Xsan_Media/Course/Your_Name/  Please organize projects by "Project_Name" within the "Your_Name" folder.
  
== Options for Media Storage ==
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==== Portable Storage ====
  
=== Muskrat  ===
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* The [[WiebeTech 200GB]] portable hard drives are available for extended checkout for courses that meet in Axinn 105 and do not have access to the Xsan Server or for [[Independent Study]] students.
  
To log in from a PC: Tools (dropdown menu) -&gt; Map Network Drive \\muskrat\fmmc0105a
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* CD's and DVD's are available in the equipment office in support of curricular uses such as screenings and presentations.  For all other uses CD's and DVD's can be purchased at the campus bookstore.
  
To log in from a Mac:
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==== Network Storage  ====
  
Go -&gt; Connect to Server
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[http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/help/servers/middfiles Middfiles]
  
smb://muskrat/fmmc0105a
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== Other Resources  ==
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[[Media:DragonManual.pdf|Dragon Stop Motion Manual]]
  
 
= External Links  =
 
= External Links  =
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[[FMMC Technology Support]]
 
[[FMMC Technology Support]]
 
[https://segue.middlebury.edu/sites/fmmc0105a-s09 Sight and Sound Segue Site]
 

Latest revision as of 09:47, 5 May 2011

Animation Equipment

Animation assignments will primarily consist of individually driven productions with minimal items borrowed from the Equipment Room. Animation students will use lightboxes, animation stands, DSLR cameras, tablets, and scanners to complete assignments ranging from hand-drawn animation to stop-motion animation. Additional audio, video, and lighting equipment and accessories will be used as required by assignment.

Animation Facilities

FMMC Animation Studio

FMMC Production Studio

FMMC Multimedia Lab

Animation Tutorials

HP Scanjet 5590 Setup

Epson Expression 10000 Setup

2D Animation Scanning

Wacom Cintiq

Dragon Stop Motion

  • Workflow from Dragon To Final Cut Pro



Final Cut Pro

Setup
Log and Capture
Editing Basics
Importing Audio
Video Export

Animation Media Storage

Local Storage

These options are found on any of the 13 Mac Pro Towers in the basement of Axinn. All course work should be saved to the Xsan_Media drive. Nightly backups of project files should also be saved to the Workspace drive.

  • Macintosh HD - DO NOT SAVE ANYTHING HERE!
  • Workspace - This is a 500GB drive that is intended for temporary storage of large media files. This drive is erased at the end of each semester and is not suitable for extended archived storage. This drive is physically installed in each workstation and the contents/files can only be accessed by that workstation. When saving to this drive please Use the following folder structure: Workspace/Your_Name/Your_Project/Your_Files.
  • Xsan_Media - This is a centralized media server with a very large storage capacity. The drive is not physically located within the workstation, but the Xsan_Media icon appears on each workstation as a local drive and the contents of this drive can be accessed from any of the workstations in the basement. The following folder structure will be created automatically upon login: Xsan_Media/Course/Your_Name/ Please organize projects by "Project_Name" within the "Your_Name" folder.

Portable Storage

  • The WiebeTech 200GB portable hard drives are available for extended checkout for courses that meet in Axinn 105 and do not have access to the Xsan Server or for Independent Study students.
  • CD's and DVD's are available in the equipment office in support of curricular uses such as screenings and presentations. For all other uses CD's and DVD's can be purchased at the campus bookstore.

Network Storage

Middfiles

Other Resources

Dragon Stop Motion Manual

External Links

FMMC Equipment

FMMC Production Facilities

FMMC Technology Support

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