Class Schedule - Spring 2014 - ARTC 3100 - Bowling Green State University
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  • This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.
  Schedule: Assignment:
Week 1

08/26

Introduction

Flipbook, Zoetropes

Lecture Notes

Intro to Animation Techniques

  • Class objectives & expectations
  • Screening
  • Demo: Animating with a Light Table (for Zoetrope and Flipbook)

Assigned:

Zoetrope template will be provided

 

08/28 Thur

Timing 24fps

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Zoetropes

Topic:

Assigned:

Due:

  • 2 Zoetrope strips
  • 2 Cards for Morph Book
Week 2

09/02 Tue

Timing

 

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Bouncing Ball Animation (minimum 5 seconds)

Topic:

Assigned:

Due:

  • Bouncing Ball animation (min. 5 sec.)

09/4 Thur

 

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Flipbook Morph

Technical Lecture:

  • Demo: Technical training of DSLR

Topic:

  • Bringing Objects to Life with Emotion

Assigned:

Due:

  • Required Video Animation Basics
  • Flipbook: Morph

Week 3

09/09 Tue

 

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Name Slates
  • Flipbook: Event
  • Obstacle Bouncing Ball

Topic:

  • Lecture on Replacement Techniques
  • Definition of Match Cuts

Assigned:

Due:
  • Flipbook: Event
  • Obstacle Course Bouncing Ball
  • Name Slates

09/11 Thur

 

Lecture Notes

Topic:

  • Introduction to After Effects
  • Comp settings: 24fps, Interpret footage 12 fps, HD 1080p - 1960 x 1080

Scanning:

  • Using the scanners in the Mac lab

Critique:

  • Object Animation

Assigned:

Due:

  • Object Animation
Week 4

09/16 Tue

 

Lecture Notes

Topic:

Assigned:

Due:

  • Scanned Morph and Movie File

 

09/18 Thur

 

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Food Animation

Presentations:

  • Timing (spacing)
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Slow In and Slow Out (Ease in/Out)
  • Anticipation
  • Action / Reaction (section 1 only)

Due:

  • Food Animation
Week 5

09/23 Tue

 

Lecture Notes

Topic:

  • Animating clay

Demonstration:

  • More After Effects tricks

Assigned:

 

09/25 Thur

 

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Cut Paper Animation

Presentations:

  • Arcs
  • Line of Action
  • Pose / Silhouette
  • Staging

Due:

  • Cut Paper Animation
Week 6

09/30 Tue

 

Lecture Notes

Topic:

Assigned:

 

10/02 Thur

 

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Clay Animation

Topic:

  • Possibilities of Rotoscope

Presentations

  • Exaggeration

  • Weight (Balance)

  • Follow Through / Overlapping Action

Due:

  • Clay Animation
Week 7

10/07 Tue

 

Lecture Notes

Topic:

  • Introduce the pixilation technique
  • Pixilation In-Class Exercise

Assigned:

Pixilation Animation (in-class) (due Thurs 10/07)

Due:

  • Rotoscope
  • Pixilation (in class)

10/09 Thur

 

***FALL BREAK

 

Week 8

10/14 Tue

 

Lecture Notes

Topic:

  • Introduce how to do sand animation

Assigned:

 

10/16 Thur

Lecture Notes

Presentations:

  • Secondary Motion

  • Straight ahead vs Pose to Pose

  • Appeal

  • Solid Drawing

 

Week 9

10/21 Tue

 

Lecture Notes

Assigned:

 

 

10/23 Thur

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Sand Animation

Due:

  • Sand Animation
Week 10

10/28 Tue

Paint on glass

Lecture Notes

Topic:

  • History of Puppets
  • Building Puppets
  • Puppet Animation

Assigned:

 

10/30 Thur

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Paint on Glass
Due:
  • Paint on Glass
Week 11

11/04 Tue

 

Lecture Notes

Technical Lecture:

  • Creating Puppets in After Effect

Assigned:

 

11/06 Thur

 

 

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Puppet Animation

Due:

  • Puppet Animation
Week 12

11/11 Tues

***VETERANS DAY- NO CLASS

 

 

 

 

11/13 Thur

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • After Effects (AE) Puppet Animation

Assigned:

Due:

  • AE Puppet Animation
Week 13

11/18 Tue

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Final Project Proposal & Storyboard

Assigned:

  • Find three stop motion animations that relate to your final project - submit here - (due Tues 11/25)

Due:

  • Final Project Proposal & Storyboard
11/20 Thur

Lecture Notes

Topic:

 

Due:

  • Bring LED Flashlights and Color Gels
Week 14
11/25 Tue

Lecture Notes

Critique:

  • Light Painting Animation

Topic:

  • Work on sound design, credits, camera work

Due:

  • Three stop motion animations that relate to your final project

  • Light Painting
11/27 Thur

***THANKSGIVING BREAK-NO CLASS

 

 

Week 15
12/02 Tue

Lecture Notes

Screening of mixed media animation

Work-in-Class Individual meetings

 
12/4 Thur

Lecture Notes

Critique: 1/2 done animation with audio

Due: 1/2 done final animation

Week 16
12/9 Tue

Work-in-Class Individual meetings

 

12/11 Thur

Final Critique

Classroom Cleanup

Due:
  • Final Animation
Week 17

12/15 Mon


Final Film Submission

Upload the final corrected film into the homework folder before Mon 5pm

Note: Final Film Submission Format

Video: HD 1920*1080

Video Codec: H.264, MOV file

Sound: AAC

Film should have beginning title and ending credit.