Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19

I thought the strike of '17 would be the biggest disruption to teaching I would ever experience. I was off by a significant margin. On Friday March 13th, I met with my ANC students and we were sent home. Today it's official that the rest of the program will be delivered online.

I'm an in-person kind of guy, so it's tough to make this shift but safety comes first. The logistics on my end are manageable. It's overcoming obstacles for students with limited access to hardware/software or internet. It's been a whirlwind as everyone is working to get things ready for classes to resume online on Monday the 23rd. I'll update this post and let you know how it goes.

*update one - added first stream on Twitch.tv/dglatour here:


A quick(ish?) demo of removing unknown nodes, posing the ray rig, snapping, IK/FK switching, and constraints for the Weight Lift (WL) exercise. Constraint workflow starts around the 19 min. mark.




 - David


To ensure the health and safety of our students and campus community, and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, Fanshawe campuses will be closed as of 11:59 p.m. March 17, 2020.  Student services and academics are moving to a virtual delivery format. For COVID-19 updates, please the FAQ page on the College website.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Winter 2020

Welcome to the new decade (the roaring 20's?). This term I'll be making group work central to the ANC educational experience. I will update this post later to say whether it's a big dumpster fire or a wondrous treasure chest filled with magical unicorn glitter. (*update: glitter!!) This meme below made me chuckle, so I thought I'd share it here.

Artist unknown but I hope they are learning to trust and love again. 

As usual I'll include the full list of class links below, for archival purposes. This term I'm teaching 2 ANC classes: Animation 2 (6017) and Project Development (6018).  This cadre of ANC students have proven to be very skillful when they actually come to class. I'm excited to see what they are going to achieve for their final projects.

Along with my classes, I will be dedicating a lot of my time to getting the new Animation program ready for this Fall. There's a lot of curriculum to write and classes to plan. It is going to be an intense term.

   - Dave

Here are all the class links for the Winter semester (*links not connected yet.)

  Project Development (6018)
LinkedIn/Profile (LP)
Web Presentation (WP)
The Fight Scene (FS)
Mock Interview (MI)
Final Integrated Assignment (FIA)

  Animation 2 (6017)
Ball Legs Turn (BLT)
Lip Sync (LS)
Melee Attack (MA)
Weight Lift (WL)
Thesis Animation (TA)

(*link to group project videos and teamwork reflective page)