Class Schedule - Spring 2010 - ARTC 4000 - Bowling Green State University
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Date Tentative Topics: Assigned: What is due:
January
Week 1
14 Thurs

Class Introductions, Principles of Animation - timing and spacing, ease in and ease out.

Assignment 0:
Create a class blog site

Assignment 1: Metamorphosis images (person & animal)

Assignment 2: Final Project Schedule

Assignment 3: Animation Research and Screening

Exercise 1: timing and spacing

Assignment 5: Final Animation and DVD

Week 2
21 Thurs

Timeline Hand-drawn animation, using the light tables, review schedules, exchange cards, Principles of Animation - squash and stretch

Exercise 1: Revised and posted on Blog

Exercise 2: Squash and Stretch

 

Due: Assign. 0: Blog website

Due: Assign. 1 Part 1: Metamorphosis card exchange

Due: Assign 2: Final Project Schedule

Due: Exercise 1 - Timing

Week 3
28 Thurs

Cartoon Physics, scanning, Principle of Animation - Anticipation

Exercise 2: Revised and posted on Blog

Exercise 3: Anticipation

Due: Exercise 1 - Revised and Posted on Blog

Due: Exercise 2 - Squash and Stretch

February
Week 4
4 Thurs

No class

Due: Exercise 2 - Revised and Posted on Blog

Due: Exercise 3 - Anticipation on blog

Week 5
11 Thurs No class
Week 6
18 Thurs Metamorphosis connecting the pieces, follow through and overlapping action Exercise 4: Follow Through and Overlapping Action

Due: Exercise 3 - Revised, put in homework folder and posted on Blog

Due: Assign 1 Part 2 - Completed Metamorphosis

Week 7
25 Thurs Critique of metamorphosis follow through, secondary motion and breaking the joints in the animatics

Exercise 4: Revised and posted on Blog

Assignment 5: One half done final and post animation progress on the blog

Due: Exercise 4: Follow Through, Overlapping Action and Breaking of Joints - show final project animatic with ex. 4 as part of it.
March
Week 8
4 Thurs

Final Project Critique (Half done)

 

 

Due: Exercise 4 - Revised and Posted on Blog

Due: Assignment 5: One half final project done and posted on blog

Week 9
11 Thurs Spring Break
Week 10
18 Thurs Emotion, expressions, Animation Principle: Exaggeration, Cartoon Physics Exercise 5: Exaggeration
Week 11
23 Tues

Individual Meetings

 

 

25 Thurs

Weight, critique, exaggeration lecture

Exercise 6: Weight

Exercise 5: Exaggeration in animatic

Week 12
April
1 Thurs

Animation Presentations, Human motion - walking, critique weight

Exercise 7: Human Walk

Assignment 3: Animation Research

Exercise 6: Weight in animatic

Exercise 5: Revised exaggeration

Week 13
6 Tues Individual Meetings (Anna and Cara)  

 

8 Thurs Animator Presentations, critique walk and weight sequences Assignment: Animatic 3/4 done

Assignment 3: Animation Research

Exercise 7: Human walk in animatic

Exercise 6: Revised Weight

Week 14
15 Thurs Authoring DVDs, Sound for animation, sound FX, music, narration, endings Assignment 4: Sound Track

Assignment: Animatic 3/4 done

Exercise 6: Revised Walk

Week 15
20 Tues Individual Meetings    
22 Thurs Critique sound track with animations
Audio recorder demo

Final Animation 90% done
Work on soundtrack

 
Week 16
29 Thurs

Individual Meetings
Critique of 90% done

DVD Authoring (if needed)

 

Assignment 4: Sound Track completed

Animation 90% done

May
Week 17

Final
May 4

Final Critique Tues May 4, 2:00 pm

  Due: Assignment 5 - Final Animation and all animation exercises on DVD