This summer I taught a small group of high school aged students in Harlem to make their first collaborative animation.
The course was six weeks long. None of the students had encountered a 3d app before and few of them had any experience in the visual arts.
We focused primarily on visual storytelling, shot composition and timing. As you will see we ignored modeling beyond basic blocking of scenes.
I would love to hear feedback about this approach for a beginning class to strive for a finished film rather than any finished details.