Tuesday, April 4th

Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Mr. Cronin
Mr. Moore


  • Design Competitions tomorrow morning!
  • Unless you are in a Skills competition, Cawd and Cawd2 are locked until 9:30 Wednesday morning.  Please have a plan.  We want the competitors to have a quiet environment, and we will be hosting other schools.
  • 2D Animators will get their topic for their mini-design competition tomorrow when you walk in.  Be ready!
  • Happy Birthday to Sarah!
  • Today is a beautiful day isn’t it.

9:40 Attendance

9:45 Cawd Diving for 2D Animators

2D Animators!  You are the only ones with specific Cawd projects this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

We are going to continue practicing the 12 principles of animation which were made famous in the mid 20th century.

What we have done / what we have to do:

  1. Squash and Stretch
  2. Anticipation
  3. Staging
  4. Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose
  5. Follow Through and Overlapping Action
  6. Slow In and Slow Out
  7. Arc
  8. Secondary Action
  9. Timing
  10. Exaggeration
  11. Solid drawing
  12. Appeal

First, you need to learn about each principle for this week.  Watch some videos, read some articles.  Some of these principles are elements we already use in class, some will be new, some will be your refinement of current skills.

I have included links to a great series of animations that cover the 12 principles, and I will link to 4 new each week.  You are not limited to these videos, nor do you have to look at them at all if you have your own sources, but they are great jumping off points.  

This week we are going to learn about, and demonstrate:

  1. Timing
  2. Exaggeration
  3. Solid drawing
  4. Appeal

Create 4 separate animation files that visually illustrate these principles in action.  We will combine in Premiere.  In Premiere separate with titles (white text over a black screen) which separate them so the user can linearly go through your project and see what you are going to demonstrate.

All work 720p.

Call your project “finalFour.mp4” and place in your Google Drive Week 29 folder.  As this is an animation it is posted in Google Drive.

You will have Monday afternoon and Tuesday all day to complete your “Cawd Diving” for this week.  Wednesday we are going to be having a mini-design competition for my 2D Animators in Cawd, with the best animation being able to choose their seat for the 4th quarter.  2D animators will have their work displayed to the class Thursday morning at 9:45 for final evaluation.  

Everyone has something to work for this week, be it juried accolades in an official design competition, or simply seat selection for the fourth quarter.

10:45 Break (15 Minutes)

11:00 Cawd Diving for 2D Animators

12:00 Lunch (30 Minutes)

12:30 Attendance

12:35 Quiet Production Time

12:45 Cawd Diving for 2D Animators

2:05 Dismissal

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