2D ANIMATION I
Introduces students to the history, design principles and techniques of two-dimensional animation. Students create a variety of projects including storyboards, flipbooks, camera less films, cutouts and still-photo animation. Experiments in time-lapse, pixelation and object animation. Illustrated lectures and a field trip to an animation studio.
For the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a practical knowledge and understanding of basic animation principles such as, timing, laws of motion, squash and stretch, mass and volume, weight and balance, flexibility, anticipation, action and reaction, pose-to-pose, keys, in-betweens, overlapping action, follow-through and drag, arcs and curves, lines of action, contact, recoil, passing, and high-point.Identify and explain the mechanics of sound synchronization, lip-synching and integration of sound with visual imagery.
- In-class sound synchronization exercise using lip and sound synch techniques in industry applications. Employ the conceptual skills and production processes used in animation development.
- Development and research for final project, which includes skills and processes used in professional animation development, including storyboarding, creating animatics.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of professional animation tools and applications. In-class experiments and laboratories.
- Demonstrate professional work practices, creative problem solving techniques, and critical thinking skills. Research, development and presentation of final project.
The following syllabus presents the college approved course requirements, learning outcomes, suggested weekly course outline, etc. Your students should meet the defined learning outcomes and COMD Standards, but please adapt the weekly outline, project guidelines, and grading scheme, as needed.
- COMD 3540 Syllabus (google drive)
If available, a cloneable model course contains learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics and projects, video resources, quizzes, and more.
- Animation: The Mechanics of Motion Chris Webster ISBN: 0240516664 July 2004
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