Daniel Houghton

Arts Technology Specialist

 
 work(802) 443-5746
 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-11am and by appointment.
 Davis Family Library 216

I teach animation and video production at Middlebury College. My animations have been featured on The Atlantic, Wired, Huffington Post, Vimeo Staff Picks, the Maysles Institute in New York City, the Suzanne Animation Festival in Amsterdam, PBS, Vermont PBS, the Vermont International Film Festival, Port Townsend International Film Festival, the Hong Kong Arts Center and over 250 blogs.

 

Courses

Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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FMMC 0335 - Sight and Sound II      

Sight and Sound II
In this course students will work in teams to produce several short films, having the opportunity to take turns at fulfilling all the essential crew positions: director, producer, cinematographer, production sound mixer, editor, and sound designer. We will emphasize thorough pre-production planning, scene design, cinematography, working with actors, and post production —including color correction and sound mixing. The critical dialogue established in FMMC 0105 Sight and Sound I will be extended and augmented with readings and screenings of outstanding independently produced work. (FMMC 0105) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab. ART

Fall 2014

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FMMC 0348 - 3D Computer Animation      

3D Computer Animation
3D computer animation has revolutionized animation, graphics, and special effects. In this course students will explore basic 3D modeling techniques, virtual material and texture creation, digital lighting, rendering, and animation. Every workshop will be hands on and fully immersed in this rapidly evolving technology. Students will leave with a strong conceptual understanding of the 3D graphics pipeline, a fundamental 3D skill set, options for further study, and an independent final animation project. 3 hrs. workshop ART

Fall 2014

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FMMC 0507 - Independent Project      

Advanced Independent work in Film and Media Culture
Guidelines for submitting proposals are available on the Film & Media Culture web site along with a list of prerequisites.

Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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FMMC 0707 - Senior Independent Work      

Senior Honors Project in Film and Media Culture
During the first term of their senior year, students with a GPA of A- in film and media culture courses may apply to undertake a senior project (FMMC 0707) for honors, with the project to be completed the last term of the senior year.

Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018

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INDE 0500 - Independent Project      

Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019

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INTD 0215 / FMMC 0215 - 3D Computer Animation      

3D Computer Animation
3D computer animation has revolutionized animation, graphics, and special effects. In this course students will explore basic 3D modeling techniques, virtual material and texture creation, digital lighting, rendering, and animation. Every workshop will be hands on and fully immersed in this rapidly evolving technology. Students will leave with a strong conceptual understanding of the 3D graphics pipeline, a fundamental 3D skill set, options for further study, and an independent final animation project. 3 hrs. workshop ART

Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

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INTD 0500 - Independent Study      

Independent Study
Approval Required

Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

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