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Topics for the semester:
Storytelling and story structure
     Storymachine
     Conflict/resolution
     Theme
     Inciting incident
     Plot
     Protagonist vs. antagonist
     Primary and secondary roles
     Concept statements
     7 sentence stories
     1 concept sentence (what is the story about)
     Story types
     Seven sentence stories, theme statements
     Analyzing stories

Brainstorming and previsualization

Character Development
     Thumbnails
     Personality attributes
     Archetypes
     Character Profile sheets

Research

Scriptwriting

Acting for animators
     Walk with emotion
     dialogue
     body language
     silent exchange
     video references
     acting out situation

Character Animation Exercises
     Keep Alive
     Walking
     Jumping
     Running
     Weight - lifting
     Hand gestures
     Facial animation

Principles of Animation
     12 principles

     Squash and stretch
     Anticipation
     Staging
     Overlapping action
     Secondary action
     Exaggeration
     Ease in/ease out

     Poses

     more...

Cinematic language
     Camera shots and angles
     Cuts, fades, dissolves and transitions

Sound for animation

Storyboarding
     Shots and sequencing
     Motion markings

Concept art

Setting / Environment

     Modeling of environment
     Lighting, mood, texturing

Modeling of character