Turning in files:
  • Assignments are due in the Homework folder prior to the beginning of class.
  • Revised project files are due exactly one week from the critique due date or they will receive a zero.
  • When turning in assignments, use the following naming convention: username_project1, username_exercise1, etc.
WEEK 1

Aug 24

Read Chapter 1 of Ideas for the Animated Short by Karen Sullivan

DISCUSS: Discuss final animation story parameters

  1. ASSIGN: Make Blog for themselves and another blog for the ARTC4130 class
    Details: ARTC413username.bgsu.edu Blog Title is ARTC 4130
  2. ASSIGN: Find 5 creative characters on the web or scan them in
  3. ASSIGN: Choose a concept statement or make one yourself
  4. ASSIGN: Animation Bible (Story Pitch Bible)

Purchase this book ASAP because we will use it a lot this semester.

 

Due

Aug 26

Read Chapter 2 of Ideas for the Animated Short by Karen Sullivan

DISCUSS: characters, archetypes, storytelling

CRIT: Concept statements and ideas
CRIT: characters students found

In class: give questions based on reading (fill out form on website)

Watch: Killer Endings DVD

  1. ASSIGN: Rewrite your newly revised concept statement and the story and post them on blog
  2. ASSIGN: Draw 6 possible characters (sketches) - has to be action poses - take photo of person in that pose - scan them in

Due: Aug 26

  1. DUE READING: Chapter 1
  2. DUE: Blog created for ARTC 4130
  3. DUE: Concept posted on blog
  4. DUE: 5 Creative Characters online posted on blog (talk about 1-2 of the characters)

 

WEEK 2

Aug 31

READ: Chapter 4 & 5 (Ideas - character and location & story) Due: Sep 9

  1. ASSIGN: Rewrite the story concept statement, a six sentence story and the story itself for the animation they want to do for the year Due: Sep 9
  2. ASSIGN: Draw 6 action poses and 6 facial expressions of your main character Due: Sep 9

CRIT: the stories and characters

In class: Answer questions about reading on the web form

Due: Aug 31

  1. DUE READING: Chapter 2 (Ideas)
  2. DUE: Concept statement, story written
  3. DUE: 6 Possible characters drawn and scanned in

Sep 2

ASSIGN: Fill out the Character Profile Description form

 
WEEK 3

Sep 7

Labor Day - no class

 

Sep 9

READ: Chapter 7 & 8 (Ideas - storyboard and stage)

ASSIGN: Rough storyboard of animation

CRIT: Stories and characters

Watch cinematic examples - Hollywood Camera Work DVD Disk 1

  1. DUE READING: Chapter 2 (Ideas)
  2. DUE: Drawings of 6 action poses and 6 facial expressions of main character
  3. DUE: Final Story Concept statement, 6 sentences and story on blog
  4. DUE: Character Profile Description form
WEEK 4

Sep 14

ASSIGN: Revise the storyboard of animation

CRIT: Storyboards

Watch cinematic examples:

  • Hollywood Camera Work DVD Disk 1

  1. DUE: Chapter 4,5,7, and 8 (Ideas - characters & story)
  2. DUE: Rough storyboard of animation

Sep 16

Scriptwriting

ASSIGN:

  1. Redesign your character drawings
  2. Write a script of your story (didn't have time)
  3. Create a char. modelsheet (didn't have time)

Watch: Psychological Unmask the Batman

  1. DUE: Revise the storyboard of animation
WEEK 5

Sep 21

Cont. Scriptwriting

ASSIGN:

  1. Write a script of your story
  2. Finalizing your character
  3. Create a char. modelsheet
  4. Rough Motion storyboard (DUE: Sep 28)

Watch: Hollywood Camera Work DVD Disk 2

  1. DUE: Revise the storyboard of animation
  2. DUE: Redesign your character drawings

 

Sep 23

ASSIGN:

  1. Character modeling (Blocked out Maya model of char.)
  2. Finalizing Character drawings (6 poses)
  1. DUE: a char. modelsheet and character drawings (6 poses)
  2. DUE: a script of your story
WEEK 6

Sep 28

ASSIGN:

  1. UV Layout in Maya on a Blocked out model of char.

CRITIQUE: Character Models

  1. DUE: Character modeling (Blocked out Maya model of char.)
  2. DUE: Finalizing Character drawings (6 poses)
  3. DUE: Rough Motion storyboard

Sep 30

ASSIGN:

  1. Modeling techniques, joint placement and skin test on character

CRITIQUE: UV layout Character Model

  1. DUE: UV Layout (Blocked out Maya model of char.)
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