Class Schedule - Fall 2007 - ARTC 413 - Bowling Green State University
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August Tentative Schedule Assigned: What is due
20 Mon Introduction: syllabus, story, concept statements, brainstorming, inclass exercise-story machine, watch animations
  • Read Ch. 2 in Digital Character Animation
  • Send Blog URL to teacher
  • Write 12 Premises
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    22 Wed Quiz over Ch. 2 Reading, themes, genres, plot, story structure continued Due:
  • Reading Assign: Ch. 2
  • 27 Mon Premises, Story
  • Read: Elements of Plot
  • Mind Map
  • Plot Construction
  • Due:
  • Blog URL emailed by 9am
  • 12 concepts
  • 29 Wed Mindmapping and story structure   Due:
  • Reading: Elements of Plot
  • Reading: Mindmaps
  • 2 Seven sentence stories
  • September
    3 Mon Labor Day - No School    
    5 Wed Character Development   Due:
  • Reading: Plot Construction
  • Mindmap of your story
  • Rewritten Concept statement
  • Rewritten 7 sentence story
  • Find 10 images of characters
  • 10 Mon Character designs and model sheets   Due:
  • Character Model Sheet
  • Character Questionnaire
  • 3 Blog Story Critiques
  • 12 Wed Story Critiques   Due:
  • Rewritten story
  • Redrawn character model sheet
  • 17 Mon Story analysis and animation   Due:
  • Research page on blog or sketchbook
  • Setting concept art
  • Character model sheet in color
  • 19 Wed Ottawa Animation Festival   Due:
  • Final stories on blog
  • 24 Mon Killer Endings, Pitch Bibles, Wait animation critique, setting, best/worst animations on DVDs   Due:
    Reading
    Expanded story
    Playblast animation
    Watch 2 DVDs
    26 Wed Character animation critique, story questionnaire   Due:
    Pitch Bible reading
    Refined wait animation
    October
    1 Mon Motion studies   Due:
    Final character waiting
    Questionnaire
    3 Wed Exageration, Jumping Workshop    
    8 Mon Anticipation, Follow Through and Overlapping Action   Due:
    Character jumping crit.
    Principles Readings
    10 Wed Jumping in class exercise  
    15 Mon Crit of Jumping, Walking Exercise, Computer animation 2 DVD   Due: Final Jumping Animation
    17 Wed Walk exercise, New Music and Art Festival   Due: Bible Part 1
    Story on Blog
    22 Mon Walk Critique, Intro to Scriptwriting   Due: Walking with Emotion
    Three comments on blog
    24 Wed Lifting and Weight exercise, Cinematics    
    29 Mon Lifting Critique, Scriptwriting and Storyboarding   Due: Final Walk
    Lifting for Critique
    Rough Script on Blog
    31 Wed Cinematics and storyboarding    
    November
    5 Mon Zach Simpson Lecture, Storyboard and Lifting Critique
    Due: Final Lifting
    7 Wed Timing and Audio for Animation   Due: Storyboard & 3 Rendered Setting images
    12 Mon No School Veterans' Day    
    14 Wed Animatics   Due: Revised Storyboard and setting
    Anim. Bible Pt. 2
    19 Mon Rough Animatic Critique   Due: First draft animatic with sound
    21 Wed Thanksgiving Break    
    26 Mon workday    
    28 Wed workday    
    December
    3 Mon workday    
    5 Wed workday    
    Dec 10 Combined Final Critique is Monday Dec 10, 6:00 - 9:00.
    Final animatic, scene modeled, textured and lit, character blocked out, Animation Bible done, animation exercises on DVD.
      Due: Revised Final Projects Due Wed: at noon