Class hours: 9:40 – 2:05
- This cat is terrified.
- Donuts! Today and Monday is it! I sold 14 dozen this morning to LeBlanc. So it looks like seats for Q2 will be chosen by:
- LeBlanc (14 dozen)
- Brennen (8 dozen)
- Michael St. Louis (5 dozen)
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
- $10 a dozen turned in by this Monday! You must bring it in on Monday OR you have to trace your steps and give all the money back!
I have extra forms if they were lost.
9:50 12 Principles of Animation
The next Principle of Animation we are going to look at is “Squash and Stretch”. Again we are going to use Alan Becker’s animations to illustrate this principle.
9:55 Introduction to Adobe Animate
We will use our Wacom tablets and a nice thick brush to get some practice with animation principles, tablets, and the Animate interface.
Save and work, it’s all new, don’t stress, it will be fun!
10:25 Cawd Study Group
Please give me notecards by break!
10:45 (Break 15 Minutes)
11:00 Week 5 Quiz
- Silent until noon
- Stay in your seats
- When complete move right into our post-quiz project
- Click here
11:25 Friday Morning Storyboarding Exercise: Animate to Audio
Storyboards are typically used in pre-production of larger assignments so you can plan what you are going to do before you DO it. This helps in organization, gets all stakeholders (creative directors / producers / animators) on the same page before the time and money is spent on a particular project.
Today we are going to give you an audio clip. In this clip we have “events” happening. We have some background audio as well as dialogue. You are going to be tasked with taking the clip and creating a 2 sheet / 8 cell storyboard for it. I am going to be grading you on not only the visuals you create (stick figure art is ok if the detail of the scene is there), and also the Shots/Description/Length/Audio labels.
The Dialogue (if you like to see the words while listening)
“How do the boards look?”
“They look fine.”
“No they don’t. They don’t look fine.”
“Well I can’t help when it snaps!”
“Well……it’s a bit heavy.”
Acceptable Storyboard “Solutions” to this project
- Try to animate and pick out what is REALLY happening in real life. This is the audio track from a portion of a video shot on earth (trust me).
- Go crazy and create a mini story that may include aliens, dinosaurs, etc, so long as it matches up with the audio.
Again the idea is have visals match up to the audio, and being creatives we can do this in many different ways.
8 Cells / 2 sheets of storyboard paper / please paperclip as compared to stapling as it will be easier to scan later for Animatics.
Please place on the back table at lunch (but not officially grading until Monday).
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 Friday Afternoon Google 20% Project
I am coming around for topics today at 12:50.
If working in 3D please give me 3 renders: “lastname20_1.jpg” through “lastname20_3.jpg” at 1080p.
If working in Photoshop please give me “lastname20.jpg” and “lastname20.psd”.
If working in Illustrator please give me “lastname20.jpg” and “lastname20.ai”.