Thursday, September 5, 2013

INSTRUCTOR POST - Welcome New Students!

Welcome to the AAU Fall Semester of 2013

This is a persistent online site I use to allow students in my class to solicit and offer feedback on their animation. There are a few important notes;

1. Conduct yourself here as you would in the class. Play nice with others and be supportive and constructive with your comments. Limit the posting to information relevant to the class.

2. I use participation here as part of your class participation mark. Participation accounts will be counted towards your grade! If you're shy this is a great way to be involved in the classroom discussion. You get points for posting your work or for giving feedback on other people’s animation. Bonus question: ask me how to get 100% on your participation grade.

3. Title each post with your name, for example: “Neth Nom: Blocking Pass 1”. Your blogger ID may not be something I recognize.  You don't want to miss out on participation marks when you post here.

4. This blog is as helpful as you make it. Be active with comments, post your work regularly and take advantage of this venue. Monitor this site at least once a week. I will use this as a forum to make general announcements and answer common questions, so you don't want to miss out. Any post from me will have "INSTRUCTOR POST - ..." in the title: make sure you read them carefully.

Even If you're new to blogging you'll find this a pretty painless and straightforward process. If you have something from class you'd like to show, use the following steps:
·         Playblast your work (16:9 ratio, 640x360, convert to .mov, with H264 compression)
·         Post the movie file on any video streaming site (YouTube, Vimeo)
·          Copy the “embed HTML” from the streaming site
·         In blogger click "new post" on the upper right corner of the screen and click on the "edit HTML" tab on the top right of the new post and paste the code in the window.
5. Blogger works best with Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. If you have technical issues: try switching your browser. Make sure you login with the Google ID that you were invited with or you won’t be able to post or comment.

Every time someone adds a new post or comments on an existing one, I get a direct email. I try to look in here regularly and offer critique and guidance as well. This blog will be available to you as space allows, which means you will be able to continue posting here after the end of term. (You may even see former students offering feedback here.)
Welcome to the blog and have a great time.

*Your first assignment:  Post your name in the comments of this welcome message with a sentence or two about what you hope to learn in this class.


  1. My name is Adam Ampa Besigye. Am from Uganda east Africa. Am looking forward to improve in my animation workflow and to better my animation craft. above all am looking forward to learn and meet all of you.

    Nice to meet you Neth

  2. ethan chan

    Everything Prof. Neth Nom has to offer.

  3. Hi my name is Saloni...I am from India...I really want to strengthen my fundamentals :)

  4. hi, my name is Michelle,I am from China, I am looking forward to improving my animation skills in this class.

  5. hi my name is Lee Wulc and i'm really hoping to lear how to find my owen workflow to make my work be more fluid. i would also like to learn how to plan better.

  6. Hey guys! I'm Julian and I'm from the sf bay area. I look forward to learning how to be a better animator.

  7. Hello every one! how are you?! I am Mendel and I was wondering if there's anyway for us to get critique before next class?! does anyone knows the teacher email?! I dont remember where i copied it... thank you! see you all in class

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  9. Mendel, I strongly agree with you on this. It would greatly be helpful if we got feedback atleast before the next class.