Class Schedule - Fall 2009 - ARTC 4130 - Bowling Green State University
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August Tentative Schedule: Assigned: What is due:
Week 1
24 Mon Syllabus, introductions, story, concept statements, brainstorming, inclass exercise-story machine, final story parameters, animation pitch bibles Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 1 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Setup class blog
  • Find 5 creative characters
  • Create a concept statement
  • Get 3-ring binder for anim. bible
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    26 Wed Quiz over Ch. 1
    Reading, themes, genres, plot, story structure continued, watch animations
    CRITIQUE: Concept Statements and ideas
    CRITIQUE: Characters

     

    Assigned:
  • Read Ch. 2 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Redo the concept statement and write write your story in paragraph form
  • Draw 6 possible characters - action poses and scan them - post on blog
  • Due:
  • Ch. 1 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Blog with concept statement
  • 5 creative characters
  • Week 2
    31 Mon Quiz over Ch. 2
    Watch and discuss animations. Discuss the characters, story structure

    CRITIQUE: Stories and characters

    Assigned:
    • Read Ch. 4 & 5 Ideas for Anim.
    • Comment on the stories on 3 people's blogs
    • Write final story concept statement, six sentence story, and story in paragraph form
    • 6 action poses, 6 facial expressions
    Due:
    • Reading Ch. 2 Ideas in Anim.
    • Concept statement and story
    • 6 possible characters on blog

    September
    2 Wed

    Discuss the final animation story ideas, and character profiles. Character Architypes and character design drawing.

    CRITIQUE: Stories and characters

    WATCH: Killer Endings Part 1

  • Assigned:

  • Due:
    • Comments on Blogs
  • Week 3
    7 Mon Labor Day - No school
    9 Wed Quiz over Ch. 4 & 5
    Character Development, cinematics, camera shots.

    WATCH: Killer Endings Part 2

    CRITIQUE: Stories and Characters

    Assigned:
  • Read Ch 7 & 8 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Storyboard of Animation
  • Online Story Questionnaire
    • Ch. 4 & 5 in Ideas for Anim.
    • Final story concept, six sentences, and paragraph
    • Drawings of 6 poses and facial expressions
    • Character Profile form
    Week 4
    14 Mon Quiz over Ch. 7 & 8

    CRITIQUE: Storyboards

    Assigned:
  • Revise the storyboard
  • Due:
  • Ch. 7 & 8 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Storyboard
  • Online story questionnaire
  • 16 Wed

     

     

    Assigned:
  • Redesign your character drawings
  • Write a script of your story
  • Create a char. modelsheet
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    Week 5
    21 Mon

    Watch: Hollywood Camera Work

    Scriptwriting

    CRITIQUE: New storyboard, and modelsheet

    Assigned:
  • Script of animation
  • Scan in storyboard
  • Due:
  • Revised storyboard
  • Revised character drawings (6 poses)
  • Model sheets of main character
  • 23 Wed Storyboard 2 critique, modelsheets, new characters
    Week 6
    28 Mon

    Animatics - After Effects lecture

    Assigned:
  • Rough Animatic
  • Animatic w/ Maya environment
  • Draw one floor plan
  • Research - 10 images
  • Due:
  • Scanned in storyboard
  • Story script
  • 30 Wed 3D animatic and using cameras  
    October
    Week 7
    5 Mon

    Concept Art

    CRITIQUE: Animatics, layout, research

    Assigned:
  • Draw 2-4 Setting/Concept art layouts
  • Draw 1 setting with character in it
  • Due:
  • Animatic w/ storyboard
  • Animatic w/Maya environment
  • Floor Plan
  • 10 research images
  • 7 Wed CRITIQUE: Animatics, layout, research Assigned:
  • Revised Animatic
  • Week 8
    12 Mon FALL BREAK - No class
    14 Wed Critique of Animatics, Maya Animatic Assigned:
  • Character Concept Art (4-6 images)
  • Redo Maya Animatic
  • Revised Environment Concept Art
  • Model sheet images in Maya
  • Due:
  • 2-4 Setting/Concept Art images
  • 1 Character in setting image
  • Week 9
    19 Mon

    Animatic Critique

    Character Modeling

    Due:
  • Character Concept Art
  • Maya Animatic
  • Revised Environment Concept Art
  • Maya file with imported Model sheet
  • Revised animatic
  • 21 Wed
    Week 10
    26 Mon  
    28 Wed  
    November
    Week 11
    2 Mon  
    4 Wed Class Critique Due: animatic, concept art, maya file, model progress
    Week 12
    9 Mon  
    11 Wed  
    Week 13
    16 Mon  
    18 Wed
    Week 14
    23 Mon  
    25 Wed Thanksgiving Break    
    Week 15
    30 Mon Animation Bible overview
    December
    2 Wed Individual meetings    
    Week 16
    7 Mon Individual meetings  
    9 Wed Individual meetings    
    Week 17

    Thurs
    Dec 17
    3:30-5:30

    Critique of rigged models, animatics, concept art, etc.

    Also due:
    DVD with:

  • animatic in H.264 format (.mov)
  • environment in Maya (maya file)
  • concept art (.jpg or .tif)
  • character modeled, textures and rigged (maya file)

  • Notebook with:
  • Animation Bible

  •   Due: at 3:30 pm