PROJECT 1 / From Flipbooks to Software: DUE SEPT 3
1.Make a flipbook showing a simple transformation
2. Using Autodesk Sketchook, create one or more related drawings. Try to emulate a handmade look using the painting tools.
PROJECT 2 / Frame by Frame: DUE SEPT 10
Make a frame by frame animation in Sketchbook. The animation should be 10-20 seconds long and show a development from simple to complex and then back again.
If you are short on ideas, here are a few exercises, good for any animator to try.
(Do not discount their simplicity! Here you have the principals of animation, which all other animation is built on. They are worth your time and effort.)
Extra Credit: Can you add a foreground, background, sound, or light source?
PROJECT 3 / Sound Collage: DUE SEPT 17
*Note: This assignment will not be accepted late.
Combine the following elements in GarageBand to create a 10 second sound piece:
- the human voice (recorded with a microphone or sampled from a video source)
- an animal sound
- a special effect
- a drum beat
- any extra instrumentation
PROJECT 4 / ROTOSCOPE: DUE OCT 22
Using the dancer.mov file as guide, rotoscope the dancer in Adobe Animate and add as many background effects as you like. Make sure the document size is 1920 x 1080.
PROJECT 5 / Stop Motion Character Study with FOUND SOUND: DUE NOV 5
Using sound from the class collection, create a 10 second stopmotion animation in Dragonframe to illustrate it. You may not use your own sound.
Before you begin on your idea, you must turn in storyboards and animatic sketches. These are due Oct ??,
For this project, you will concentrate on developing a great character (person or animal). The character must match sounds from the found score and must move. The character can be made from clay, cut paper, or any other physical materials. We will create the basic animation in DragonFrame.
PROJECT 6 / Synthetic Animated Landscape: DUE NOV 26
Using Photoshop and working from a set of images that you will create and/or find, make a landscape that transitions seamlessly between three different types of locations (e.g. ocean to forest to town, or city to ruin to desert). Then using Adobe After Effects, create an animated journey across this landscape, one that reveals additional visual narrative details.
PROJECT 7 / Fine Art Adaptation: DUE DEC 10, revisions DEC 17
Choose a painting by a well known artist (make sure you have a good quality image of it). Then imagine it as an animated sequence (you may need to create additional backgrounds, redraw characters, introduce new ones etc). You may use any combination of techniques and software we have addressed in class including stop-motion animation, Flash/Animate, Premiere, Motion/AfterEffects, or Sketchbook. The animation should be 20-30 seconds in duration. It can be experimental or narrative.