The Digital Media and Communications program at Clackamas Community College continues to build steam and, whether you’re looking at continuing education options or are an undergrad hungry for more varied offerings, there are some nice opportunities this Spring to get your learn on.
I’m pleased to announce the return of DMC 250 – Motion Capture Animation. A Monday+Wednesday night class that runs from 6:00pm-8:50pm. Happy to see the most excellent Rob Bekuhrs, SuperGenius Animation Director, is the instructor for this go around. Having worked with Rob while at Laika, I can vouch that this class will be in very good hands.
Another noteworthy class is DMC 265, Advanced Digital Filmmaking. Taught by Andy Mingo, this class breaks out the heavy equipment that the DMC program has been acquiring. The big guns! Including the RED Epic 5k camera, the Arri Amira camera, the Blackmagic Ursa 4k camera (PL mount with a nice set of Zeiss glass), the Inspire 1 Aerial Drone, and the Ronin Camera Stabilizer, on and on. A fresh partnership announced for this term: the best student films to come out of the program will screen at the Portland Film Festival in September! This is paving the way for some very, very high quality imagery to be created around here and we’re all quite excited. The class is slated for Monday+Wednesday afternoons.
Finally, spring also marks the return of animator Chris Dreger’s popular Stop Motion class, using the industry standard Dragonframe software. The last class produced a great music video tribute to the Ramones (I say as I switch my Pandora over to the Ramones station). This term seems to be teasing some Star Trek imagery – can’t wait to see what Chris is cooking up! A 7 week class – Tuesday nights starting April 7, from 5-7:50pm.
Any questions about these or other CCC offerings, contact Andy Mingo at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Kelly White at (503) 594-3034. Lots of info over at the DMC dept page.
A larger post is long overdue to publicize some of the movement out that way and discuss the rest of the academic scene here in town, as it applies to VFX / Animation / 3D / Film. Coming soon!