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WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE Animation for Illustration. ILD122


Weekly Modules 5 hours contact time with Tutor Sheila Graber & 20 hours Personal Study
Events in green are KEY to your animation course.
Animation creates life where none existed before. It can simply be a series of drawings so therefore learning to draw well can be a big help. In 1940 Disney said it would be the ‘Art form of the Future” — he was right.. look around you it is EVERYWHERE- from adverts to feature films, from ibooks to X box.. It is the very best communicator - incorporating as it does, images,movement,sound,colour, drama and fun and now true interactivity with the end user. Being young and virtually unexplored there are LOADS of opportunities to bring your own ideas and style to it - get going - NOW…
KEEP A PERSONAL Animation SKETCH BOOK FROM NOW - of all the ideas that you cover in our sessions. This will play an important part in your final assessment.

30.01.17 Week 1
Introduction to animation - discuss what it means to YOU.
Using Smart Phones & Free download Stop Motion Studio you animate with Pastel on paper .
I supply small tripods & materials.

P.S. Research on the web “Line Animation” and send me a link to one you think is good and why.
Buy a small tripod at the £ shop.

06.02.17 Week 2
ToonBoom Harmony &Bamboo/tablet. Go over the very basics of
the software. Simple “in-betweeening” & onion skinning Create a crazy “face” that shows a particular emotion in 12 frames-export as a QT movie - convert to Mp4 SAVE to USB.

P.S.Research and create a large powerfull character and a contrasting small fragile character. Draw them in your sketch book and plan a simple "interplay" between them involving sound. Bring your drawings & ideas
to your lesson next week.- with HEADPHONES

13.02.17 Week 3
Using ToonBoom Harmony & Bamboo tablet -Character Animation
Animate the Characters you have ready in your sketch book... using sound to tell the story.

P.S.Using a free drawing software package and a stylus - I recommend Animation Creator HD EXpress
practice animating your own face, your hand, your pet cat/dog if you have one.. start from something REAL
even a flower head,shoe, can of coke and make it into a cartoon character.. if you canot use the software just DRAW In your sketch book. .. send me jpg still of page or a video when complete thanks

20.02.17 Week 4
Premiere for editing. Bring in a movies, sound,stills of yours and create a "Show Reel"
We look at ibook software

P.S. Look at Walk Cycles and Headturns, Squash & StretchSend me a link to one you like.

27.02.17 Week 5
Animate in ToonBoom Harmony - walk cycle, squash and stretch
send me your movies.

P.S. Research into- How Bees Pollinate Flowers OR How caterpillars grow into Butterflies
Plan in your sketchbooks how to make it fun and informative for young children.

06.03.17 Week 6
We build a simple ibook about YOU and add text,animation,sound images & puzzles.

P.S. Plan ideas for an interactive ibook for KS2 7-11year olds based on a ideas studied in March 27th PS. Prepare images,text,sound,movie ideas.
13.03.17 Week 7
Create basic outline of your chosen subject as an ibook ready to add more 3D animations with Matt in
forthcoming lessons.

FINALLY . Check you are collecting all your movies together in order completed- and of course keep your sketchbooks up to date. They will be assessed at end of Term by Matt & Holly & myself.