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Arts, Media & Entertainment

Unit Originally Created By: Shawn Sullivan

Animation Production

Part of Course: Animation Model

Unit Overview / Details

Lessons in this unit will teach students techniques about various ways to plan, create  and prepare for animation in pre-production, production and post production.

Instructional Hours

Production
80 Hours

Standards

Content / Concepts

  • Pre-production
  • Production
  • Post-production
  • Research and Development
  • Pitch
  • Story
  • Layout
  • Design
  • Programing
  • Tool Design
  • Technical Animation
  • Character Animation
  • Experamental Animation
  • Effects Animation
  • Sound
  • Composit
  • Edit
  • Produce
  • Direct

Lessons in this Unit

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    Lesson Introduction

    In this lesson, students will begin learning the basics of Object Oriented Programming and  learn how and why an animator would instantiate an object using the properties inspector. This lesson is the first of the unit: Animating Objects Programmatically-Animating an Analog Clockface.

    Time
    45 Minutes
  • Lesson Introduction

    In the last lesson, students learned the basics of Object Oriented Programming and  learned how to instantiate an object using the properties inspector. In this lesson, students will further comprehend the basics of Object Oriented Programming and utilize the Date class to retrieve the current date and time (hours, minutes ands seconds) from the computer system. This lesson is the second of the unit: "Animating Objects Programmatically-Animating an Analog Clockface."

    Minutes
    45 Minutes
  •  

    Lesson Introduction

    In this lesson, students will learn to develop an algorithm to calculate the proper rotation for the hands on our clock. They will then use event listeners to bring the hands to life and complete the animation.

    Minutes
    45 Minutes
  • In this lab students practice the basics of modeling with splines and object generators, creating and applying materials, setting lights, and basic key frame animation.  Students will work through the four main processes of 3D animation to create their own production logo.

    Students will understand the purpose of a logo and work through a brainstorming activity to create their own unique signature.

    Introduction
    15 Minutes
    Planning
    45 Minutes
    Independent Practice
    240 Minutes
    Presentation
    35 Minutes
  • Students learn how to action script buttons in Flash in order to move viewers through their animation or presentation, either by clicking or automatic triggers.

    In this first project, a simple "tour" of the Great Pyramid and its chambers provides a navigation framework for learning how to action script movement.

    Intro & Demo
    30 Minutes
    Guided Practice
    90 Minutes
  • Students continue to learn how to action script buttons in Flash in order to move viewers through their animation or presentation, by clicking on buttons or using automatic triggers.

    An intermediate level use of button action scripting, with room for creative personalization, as the "player" navigates a puzzle game through a Dungeon setting.

    Demo
    20 Minutes
    Guided Practice
    5 - 7 Hours
  • Students learn to create videos in the popular Flash video format (FLV), for use on a website. This is the same format used by YouTube, Google Video, and almost all other "video" websites on the web.

    Minutes
    35 - 45 Minutes
  • Given a basic 3D scene, students will storyboard a sequence, and setup and render each shot of the sequence. The individual shots will then be brought into a video editing program to be finalized.

    Introduction
    15 Minutes
    Planning & Models
    110 Minutes
    Creating the Sequence
    150 Minutes
    Finishing Touches
    55 Minutes
  • Part 1 of 5: Students learn to create a sound player using Flash and Actionscript 3.0 for use on a website.
    minutes
    45 Minutes
  • Part 2 of 5: Students learn to create a sound player using Flash and Actionscript 3.0 for use on a website.

    minutes
    45 Minutes
  • Part 3 of 5: Students learn to create a sound player using Flash and Actionscript 3.0 for use on a website.

    minutes
    45 Minutes