Class Schedule - Fall 2010 - ARTC 4130 - Bowling Green State University
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August Tentative Schedule: Assigned: What is due:
Week 1
23 Mon Syllabus, introductions, story, concept statements, brainstorming, inclass exercise-story machine, final story parameters, animation pitch bibles Assigned:
 
25 Wed

Quiz over Ch. 1
Reading, themes, genres, plot, story structure continued, exercise-story machine, watch animations

CRITIQUE: Concept Statements and ideas
CRITIQUE: Creative Characters

Take QUIZ 1

Assigned:
Due:
  • Ch. 1 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Blog with six concept statements
  • 5 creative characters

    Due Friday by 5:
    Comment on 3 people's blogs

  • Week 2
    30 Mon

    Quiz over Ch. 2
    Character Archetype lecture

    Discuss the characters, and stories

    CRITIQUE: Stories and characters

    Assigned:
    Due:
    • Reading Ch. 2 Ideas in Anim.
    • 2 Concept statements and 6 sentence stories on blog
    • 6 possible characters on blog

    September
    1 Wed

    Discuss the story ideas (continued), and character profiles. Character design drawing.

    CRITIQUE: Stories and c haracters

    Take QUIZ 2

  • Assigned:

  • Due:
    • Comments on Blogs
  • Week 3
    6 Mon Labor Day - No school
    8 Wed Cinematics & camera shots

    WATCH: Killer Endings

    CRITIQUE: Stories and Characters

    Take QUIZ 4-5

    Assigned:
  • Read Ch 7 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Revise story and storyboard the animation
  • Online Story Questionnaire
    • Ch. 4 & 5 in Ideas for Anim.
    • Final story concept, premise, six/seven sentence story, and paragraph of story with details
    • Drawings of 6 poses and facial expressions
    • Character Profile form
    Week 4
    13 Mon Quiz over Ch. 7

    Take QUIZ 7

    CRITIQUE: Storyboards

    Assigned:
  • Revise the storyboard
  • Read Chapter 8
  • Due:
  • Ch. 7 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Revision and Storyboard
  • Online story questionnaire
  • 15 Wed

    Story revisions

    CRITIQUE: Storyboards

     

    Assigned:
  • Redraw your character drawings if necessary and create a character reference sheet
  •  
    Week 5
    20 Mon

    Quiz over Ch. 8

    Take QUIZ 8

    CRITIQUE: New storyboard, drawings and character reference sheet

      Due:
  • Ch. 8 in Ideas for Anim.
  • Revised storyboard
  • Revised character drawings in the format of a character reference sheet
  • 22 Wed

    After Effects Animatics, scene layout

    Storyboard 2 critique, character reference sheets

    Assigned:
  • Layout storyboard in After Effects
  • Revise and print your Character Reference sheet
  • Draw a floor plan and post on blog
  • Week 6
    27 Mon

    Critique: Character reference sheets

    Watch: Killer Endings

    Assigned:
  • Rough Animatic
  • Blocked Maya environment w/cameras
  • Research - 10 images for env. textures
  • Due:
  • Storyboard in After Effects
  • Printed Character Reference Sheet
  • Drawing of Floor Plan posted on blog
  • 29 Wed

    Animatics - After Effects lecture, Maya adding image to the camera (Env)

    Watch: Hollywood Camera Work

    Assigned:
  • Email six animation URLs to be added to the Youtube Channel
  • October
    Week 7
    4 Mon

    Concept Art

    CRITIQUE: Animatics,research

    Assigned:
  • Draw 2-4 Setting/Concept art layouts
  • Draw 1 setting with character in it
  • Due:
  • Animatic in After Effects
  • Animatic w/Maya environment
  • 10 research images
  • email with six animation URLs
  • 6 Wed CRITIQUE: Animatics, layout, research, Maya camera setup Assigned:
  • Revised Animatic
  • Maya Camera setup (1 picture due for each camera or book mark)
  • YouTube vote (vote here)
  • Week 8
    11 Mon FALL BREAK - No class
    13 Wed

    Animatic, setting/concept art critique

    Environment modeling

    Assigned:
  • Revised Environment Concept Art
  • Model sheet of character
  • Import model sheet in Maya
  • Modeled environment with lights and textures
  • Due:
  • 2-4 Setting/Concept Art images
  • 1 Character in setting image
  • Revised Animatic
  • YouTube vote
  • Maya camera setup (1 shot per camera) - still images of each camera view
  • Week 9
    18 Mon

    Critique of environment art

    Paint Effects lecture

    Due:
  • Revised Environment Concept Art
  • 20 Wed

    Critique of environment models

    Character Modeling

    Assign:
    -Revise the environment and focus on lighting, texturing and style
    -blocked out model of the character

    Due:
  • Modeled environment w/textures
  • Model sheet
  • Maya file with imported Model sheet
  • Week 10
    25 Mon

    Character Modeling Topology

    Individual Meetings and modeling day

    Assign: Model character, pay attention to the topology: Modeling references and tutorials Due:
  • Revised environment models
  • 27 Wed

    Individual Meetings and modeling day Due:
  • Blocked out model of character
  • November
    Week 11
    1 Mon Character modeling lecture Due: Model of character
    3 Wed Workday and individual meetings  
    Week 12
    8 Mon Critique of models Due: Fixed Model of character with textures
    10 Wed  
    Week 13
    15 Mon Animatic Reviews

    Assign:
    1. Finalized Animatic
    2. Character Models with Joints
    3. Environments completed

    17 Wed Setting Joints
    Week 14
    22 Mon Critique of Animatics and modelsof characters and finished environments Due: Final Animatic
    Due: Character Models with joints
    Due: Finished Environments
    24 Wed Thanksgiving Break    
    Week 15
    29 Mon Animation Bible overview
    December
    1 Wed Individual meetings

    Assign: Audio for animatic

    Assign: Script of story

     
    Week 16
    6 Mon Animatics with sound critique  

    Due: Audio on animatic

    Due: Script of story

    8 Wed Animatics with sound critique    
    Week 17

    Tues
    Dec 14
    1:15-3:15

    Critique of rigged models, animatics, concept art, and animation.

    Also due:
    DVD with:

  • final animation in H.264 format (.mov)
  • 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 1:15 pm