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Pearce, Chris Lecturer

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Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • Experiments in combining old and new media technologies in service of creating animated motion pictures. Experiments with the poetics of animation and cinema as aesthetic contributions to our global culture.

keywords

  • animation, hand-drawn animation, stop-motion animation, motion graphics, digital compositing

Teaching

courses taught

  • CINE 2010 - Moving Image Computer Foundations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Provides students with artistic foundational hands-on experience in integrated use of media software in both the PC and Mac creative imaging making digital working environments. Includes fundamentals in general computer maintenance, creative and practical audio editing, image management and manipulation, and creative moving image practice. Formerly FILM 2010.
  • CINE 2610 - Animation Production
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Includes analysis of independent and experimental animation and an introduction to various animation techniques (object, line, collage, sand or paint on glass, Xerox, cameraless, pixellation, etc.). Students produce exercise films and a final film exploring these techniques. Formerly FILM 2610.
  • CINE 3700 - Cinema Audio Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Studies and applies Pro Tools as a post-production audio toolbox. Applied techniques include sound recording, field recording, foley, vocal recording and editing, plug-in generated sound creation, MIDI, basic scoring principles, audio sweetening and audio mixing. Students will be required to complete regular editing assignments in addition to a final soundscape project. Formerly FILM 3700.
  • FILM 2000 - Moving Image Foundations I
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
  • FILM 2010 - Moving Image Computer Foundations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides students with artistic foundational hands-on experience in integrated use of media software in both the PC and Mac creative imaging making digital working environments. Includes fundamentals in general computer maintenance, creative and practical audio editing, image management and manipulation, and creative moving image practice. Formerly FILM 2010.
  • FILM 2610 - Animation Production
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Includes analysis of independent and experimental animation and an introduction to various animation techniques (object, line, collage, sand or paint on glass, Xerox, cameraless, pixellation, etc.). Students produce exercise films and a final film exploring these techniques. Formerly FILM 2610.
  • FILM 3700 - Digital Audio Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Studies and applies Pro Tools as a post-production audio toolbox. Applied techniques include sound recording, field recording, foley, vocal recording and editing, plug-in generated sound creation, MIDI, basic scoring principles, audio sweetening and audio mixing. Students will be required to complete regular editing assignments in addition to a final soundscape project. Formerly FILM 3700.

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)