In 1940 Disney said it 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 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 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!
02.02.18 Week 1
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 .
I supply small tripods & materials... e-mail me your final movie
P.S.1 Research on the web “Pastel Animation” and send me a link to 1 you think is good & why.
Buy a small tripod at the £ shop so you can do test animations at home.
09.02.18 Week 2 - Room 013
ToonBoom Harmony & 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.
P.S2 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
e-mail me your final movie
16.02.18 Week 3
Using ToonBoom Harmony & tablet -explore walk cycles - send me your movies.
- Bring in Headphones
Research on the web “Walk Cycles” and send me a link to 1 you think is good & why.
23.02.18 Week 4 - in Studio 317
Start from2 objects geometric and REAL
e.g.,box, can of coke , Draw them from all angles and bit by bit make each into a cartoon character...
Build a story round the meeting of these 2 characters that uses the spoken word or makes sounds.
Plan out all above ideas and storyline In your sketch book.
e-mail me jpg still of a page you like thanks.
P.S4...Look at Animation that starts from Geometric Shapes Send me a link to one you like...and why
30.02.18 Week 5
We look (and listen) to Audacity a simple sound recording programme
We then explore the Editing Programme Adobe Premiere. Then improve the timings on the two
walk cycles you have animated.
Animate in ToonBoom Harmony -
Explore what can be done with the simple geometric characters you have created last week.
P.S.5 Using Stop Motion Studio and your smartphone at home make one of your Geometric Characters move in any way you like..and make sounds. Use the actual object or cut-outs or plasticine or cardboard and blutak-
be CREATIVE and have FUN.
e-mail me your final movie
Make sure that your STORYBOARD for Final Movie is ready to animate for next week.
09.03.18 Week 6
Using your character sheets and Storyboard as a guide use ToonBoom to create your Geometric Character Animation.
P.S. Check out all your movies -and PS work if there are any you have NOT sent - please e-mail them to me
Prepare Titles and Credits for next week.
16.03.18 Week 7
Complete the movie with Title, Backgrounds,Sound and Credits.
e-mail me the Final Movie before leaving Uni.
If you have time edit together a "Showreel" in Premiere of the best bits of animation
AND illustrations you have made so far.
When you work with Matt next Week you will eventually BUILD one of your Geometric
characters in 3D with him.
FINALLY . Check you are collecting all your movies together in order completed saved onto USB.
Keep your sketchbooks up to date. They will be assessed at end of Term by Matt & Holly & myself.
OH yes- and have fun animating!