Part of Lesson Plan: Walk Cycle with Motion Tween
Activity Overview / Details
-- Ask students to name an animated feature they’ve seen recently (e.g. “Up,” or “How to Train Your Dragon,” etc.
-- Have they ever thought about how those animations are made? What goes into the making of an animated film? (write their answers on a board). Coach them for more jobs they may not have thought of, making sure that one of the answers is “Animator”
-- Tell them they will all become animators in one easy lesson. Show students a few examples of the completed project, from very basic to more detailed and complex.
-- Time pending, you could show them a short animation. Make sure it's an "award-winning" short, middle-school appropriate, no longer than a few minutes. Some examples are attached.
Materials / Resource
- Badgered [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] A short film made in Flash by Sharon Colman-- her first film, won awards, and got her job offers with Pixar and Disney
- Lista [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] Sweet and short, the vagaries of looking for love...
- Pyrats [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] A short clip from a famous animation school in France