Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- Students may stay and work until 3pm today when all work from Week 5 is due. Would anyone like a Homework Club bus? All students missing any work are required to stay after school.
- Quiz Friday! Study! Study group comes out tomorrow.
- Don’t forget that tomorrow we have our EST meetings where we will (both Cawd and Cawd2) have meetings from 8-9:30. Don’t plan on causing a ruckus in the hallway, go to the cafeteria / library / moon until 9:30.
- Don’t forget that our Design Homework this week is Photography! Give yourself enough time to take the photos.
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Morning Cawd … Setup? Tablets!
- What the heck is this thing?
- What does it do? Pressure what?
- Setup / Cable Management / We all know I have issues with this.
10:10 Morning Animation Content: 12 Principles of Animation
Anticipation is used to prepare the audience for an action, and to make the action appear more realistic.
Its purpose is to direct the audience’s attention and make it clear what is of greatest importance in a scene.
10:25 Wednesday / Friday Storyboard Exercise: The Button!
A storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.
It can be used by an individual or a team of designers.
It is not only used to sell an initial idea but then also to fully plan out a project so the end result is as intended. Designers frequently check back to their storyboard to ensure they are on task. Often the Storyboard is approved by the Creative Director and given to Designers, so it is their job to bring the approved Storyboard to life.
Here is the storyboard we will use in Cawd.
From now until all eternity if not every single input is filled out the max grade you can receive for a Storyboard driven project/component is a “B”.
Everyone always complains about people that don’t finish projects, that don’t have attention to detail.
You never hear someone say “That Animator did too good a job, he was too specific and clear“.
Fill. Out. Everything. Always.
10:30 Wednesday / Friday Storyboard Exercise: The Button!
I showed you this animation on Monday of the Button which never got pushed. I want you to 2 sheets of storyboard paper and fill out 8 cells of an animation where:
- We have juxtaposition between a character and a button
- The button never gets pushed
- I want you to incorporate both Anticipation and Staging in your design. In short prepare the audience for what is to happen (anticipation), and direct the audience to what is the most important in the scene (stating).
You will get 15 minutes now, as well as time after our quiz to work on this. I need this turned in by lunch on Friday. I frankly have to be able to go over your work this weekend to assign groups for next week. It is also an independent grade unto itself, for students not here in the afternoons.
This project will go into production in teams of 2. If your work is selected, you get an automatic A, and you are the Creative Director for a Week 7 Animation Project called “The Button”.
Staple your storyboard sheets together and place on the back table by Friday at lunch. I must have all of your work by Friday at lunch so I can create groups this weekend.
Sometimes I have to adjust deadlines as I use our work to power more of our work. Waiting until next Wednesday would simply delay our progress. Friday at lunch!
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 English with Mr. Bisson
- Be back at 11am sharp for attendance.
- Give your attention to Mr. Bisson who is our Cawd English teacher.
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 Maya Content
- Curve editing controls for realistic bounces.
- The gradual curve of the graph. Going for realism.
- Camera sequencer. Making a single batch render (over night?) with multiple cameras.