DUE: Thursday, October 24
One narrative analysis paper, 3 pages storyboard drawings and information
Read the handout:
Shot by Shot Storyboards
Principles of Animation Handout
Go to Artserver->HomeworkEber and choose one of the following animations:
Create a storyboard of a short sequence of the animation (maximum of 12 drawings). In the sequence, you will draw one or more frames per camera cut. For each frame:
• Describe the action.
• Describe the camera cuts or transitions (Camera Cuts: pan/track/zoom/dolly/crane, Transitions: cut/dissolve/fade)
• Describe the Audio type — sound track, sound effects
• Timing: how long is the cut and how long does the action take?
Complete the narrative analysis paper.
Number each shot in storyboard, refer to numbers when discussing shots.
• Describe the elements in the environment, refer to different shots and be specific.
• How do the elements contribute to the meaning of the story.
• Describe the atmosphere, including lighting, time of day, color relations.
• Describe personality of each, the interaction between characters, main and supporting characters.
• Describe the position of character(s) in frame (foreground, midground, background, left, center, right; close, medium, long shot.) Why do you think the animator choose this framing?
• Describe opening shots, why do you think the animator choose these shots to begin?
• Describe the closing shots, how do you think this resolves the story?
• Describe the narrative structure in terms of conflict and resolution.
• Describe the role of sound and music to create mood, emotion, and its part in the unfolding of the narrative.