In 1940 Disney said Animation would be the ‘Art form of the Future.” He was right.. look around you it is EVERYWHERE- from adverts to feature films, from apps to X box.. It is the very best communicator - incorporating as it does, images,movement,sound,colour, drama fun
and now true interactivity.
There are LOADS of opportunities to bring your own ideas and style to it -
and more chance of a JOB in the publishing world if you have this skill.
KEEP A PERSONAL Animation SKETCH BOOK FROM NOW - with all the ideas
that you cover in our sessions. This will help you & play an important part in your final assessment.
Store all the movies you make on a USB so you never lose them.
.never fully trust computers!
01.02.19 Week 1 Studio PB317
Introduction to animation - discuss what it means to YOU.
Using Smart Phones & Free download
Stop Motion Studio for ANDROID or for MAC
you animate with Pastel on Paper working in twos.
I supply small tripods & materials...
e-mail me your final movie before you leave
Working in twos you plan, using a storyboard,
and make a short animation with Plasticine based on a set subject.
P.S.1 Research on the web “Pastel Animation” and send me a link to one you think is good & why.
Buy a small tripod or stand at the £ shop or amazon so you can do test animations at home.
08.02.19 Week 2 - Room PB013
LEARNING TOONBOOM HARMONY
BRING HEADPHONES TO ALL LESSONS TO LISTEN TO TUTORIALS PROVIDED
ToonBoom Harmony & Cintiq tablet. Go over the very basics of
the software. Simple “in-betweening” & onion skinning
Create a character that goes through 2 emotions in 30 frames or so.
export as a QT movie - convert to Mp4 SAVE to USB.... email me your movie before you leave
P.S.2 Choose a favourite 3D object -one that means something to YOU. An old toy, a piece of sports gear..whatever.
Plan a short 10 second story round it and animate using your tripod, phone & Stop Motion Studio
email me your movie
15.02.19 Week 3 PB013
TOONBOOM - WALK CYCLES
Using ToonBoom Harmony & Cintiq tablet - explore walk cycles -
email me movie before you leave
Research on the web “WALK CYCLES” and
send me a link to one you think is good & why.
22.02.19 Week 4 - in PB013
ADOBE PREMIERE - EDITING
We explore the Editing Programme Adobe Premiere. Then experiment by improve the timings on all your work...
AND CREATE A SIMPLE "SHOW REEL"
email It to me before you leave .
P.S.4... FIRST SET PROJECT
Start from 2 objects ONE MAN MADE & REAL
e.g. cardboard box, can of coke .
THE OTHER NATURAL AND REAL
e.g. A leaf, piece of fruit or veg.
IN YOUR SKETCHBOOKS
Draw them from all angles and bit by bit make each into a cartoon character...
Plan how each would walk, talk, are they a goody or baddy? What are their interests?
email me jpg stills of page of each character.
01.03.19 Week 5 PB013
BOUNCING BALL and
YOUR 2 CHARACTERS get Animated.
From your sketches make your characters walk, sit, talk. laugh, cry
IN Close UP and Long Shot.
P.S.5 Using Stop Motion Studio and your smartphone at home
make your Characters move and interact
in any way you like..and make sounds.
Use the actual object or cut-outs , plasticine,cardboard and blu-tak-
be CREATIVE and have FUN.
email me your movie
08.03.19 Week 6 PB013
EXTRAS IN TOONBOOM -
We experiment with zoom/pan/texture brushes.
Plan Backgrounds and start to consider a STORYLINE for the two Characters you have created.
P.S.6 In your Sketchbooks plan a simple storyboard of the short film about both your characters
you will start next week.
Give it a title,name your characters. email me the page.
15.03.19 Week 7 PB013
Using your storyboard as a guide
WORK ON YOUR 2 Character Movie.
email me the movie -
finished or not.
Create a more detailed and well drawn image of each
Character in colour against a background
with name in text -
as for a book Illustration.
email me the 2 pages - Deadline Thursday Night-Thankyou.
22.03.19 Week 8 PB013
Introduce ibooks author
P.S. 8. Collect images and movies to make into book
“My Life in Art”
29.03.19 Week 9 PB013
Build ibook from images collected- for “My Life in Art”
email me an ”ibook” file before you leave.
P.S. 9. Plan FINAL PROJECT
1. A 30 sec. animated TV Commercial - “Welcome To…”
and an ibook “Tour Guide” based on your movie.
2. Can be a place you know well, or one you would like to visit :-
e.g. The Moon
e.g. “The Land of the Giants”
Make it informative but exiting/relaxing or just plain crazy - to hold your audience’s attention.
3. Must have an animated character as a “Tour Guide” who will lead the viewer round to INFORM and attract them to visit.
4. Must use sound - can be voice,music or S/Fx
1. Research, sketch and plan.
Start working from Storyboard April 5th. Week10
2 After Easter begin animating your characte/BG. May 3rd.Week11
3 From your storyboard plan.Make animated clips in ToonBoon,
and Stop Motion Studio if you wish, ...........May 10th Week12
4 Put all clips/ sound/Titles together in Premiere- export final movie .
...........................................................................May 17th Week13
5. Create a simple fun ibook “Tour Guide:
....from the art work created for your film.
....get Final Movie & ibook to me by May 24th.Week14
05.04.19 Week 10 START FINAL PROJECT
Use your Storyboard to start to plan 20-30 second commercial... could start on ibook if you wish
Try animating your "Tour Guide" character in ToonBoom
Continue RESEARCHING , PLANNING -
EASTER- 3 weeks Break
03.05.19 Week 11 Room PB013 FINAL PROJECT
Work on FINAL PROJECT
From Storyboard make Main Character move in relation to Backgrounds.
email me any work done in lesson.
P.S11 collect all info needed
10.05.19 Week 12 Room PB013 FINAL PROJECT
Work on FINAL PROJECT Make animated clips in ToonBoon,
P.S.12- Create Stop Motion Studio movie based on your “Guided Tour” or create B/Gs to import in to ToonBoom
email me the work
17.05.19 Week 13 Room PB013
COMPLETE FINAL PROJECT MOVIE
_Edit Final Project . in Premiere- export final movie.
email me work so far.
P.S.13 Work on plan for ibook- email me a pdf.
24.05.19 Week 14 Room PB013
COMPLETE FINAL PROJECT ibook
DEADLINE FOR ALL WORK is FRIDAY May 24th
email me a TV AD. Movie, ibook file & PDF of same,
your sketch book in PDF form at end of lesson.
Your work will assessed starting on May 28th
by Keith, Holly & myself.
Oh yes and the MAIN THING...have fun animating and illustrating in your future careers!