Possible Topics for ARTC 400 Animation
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Topics for the semester:
Traditional and Experimental Techniques
Card animation
Stop motion: object, claymation
Pixelation
Cut paper animation
Paint, pastels, chalk
Paint on glass
Sand animation
Principles of Animation
Timing
Squash and stretch
Anticipation
Staging
Arcs
Overlapping action/Follow Through
Secondary action
Exaggeration
Appeal
Solid Drawing
Ease in/ease out
Pose to Pose/Straight ahead
History of Animation
Early animation
American animation
Canadian animation
International animation
Various Techniques
Cinematic language
Camera shots and angles
Cuts, fades, dissolves and transitions
Sound for animation
Audition
Sound Relationships
Story structure
Brainstorming and previsualization
Story machine
Plot development
Conflict and resolution
Primary and secondary roles
Supporting elements
Fairytales and other short stories
Seven sentence stories, theme statements
Storytelling
Shots and sequencing
Storyboarding
Character animation
Archetypes and personality
Human motion
Animal motion
Metamophosis
Emotion and impact