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 work in progress before leaving Uni.
P.S. 7. Create a more detailed and well drawn Storyboard of your Final Movie.
email me the page.
22.03.19 Week 8 PB013PB013
FINISH YOUR 2 Character Movie.
with Title, Backgrounds,Sound & Credits.
email me the Final Movie before leaving Uni.
P.S. 8. COMPLETE ALL Personal Study work up to date.
29.03.19 Week 9 PB013
FINAL PROJECT - Visit the Paramedic Team in Science Block
P.S.9 Make notes on everything you saw and heard.
P.S.Surf the web for any animation you can find related to HEALTH -.email me the one you like and why.
05.04.19 Week10 STUDIO
FINAL PROJECT - PLANNING - Group Chat - then Start to plan what YOU will do
P.S.10 Think of a movie that will be of value in their training
email me a basic idea... in words or one or two pictures.
.......................EASTER- 3 weeks Break....................
03.05.19 Week 11 Room PB013
Work on FINAL PROJECT
Storyboard & Characters
10.05.19 Week 12 Room PB013
Work on FINAL PROJECT
17.05.19 Week 13 Room PB013
SCREEN YOUR FINAL PROJECTS TO PARAMEDICS TEAM
P.S.13 Send me an email me saying how YOU thought the screening went.
24.05.19 Week 14 Room PB013
RE_Edit Final Project if needed.
MAKE FINAL SHOW REEL. in Premiere
email it to me before you leave.
Make sure you are ready to hand everything in
for May 28th.
FINALLY . Check you have collected all your movies together in order saved onto NAMED USB
ready to hand in.
Hand in NAMED sketchbooks up to date. They will be assessed starting on May 28th
by Kevin & Holly & myself.
OH yes- and have fun animating!