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Arts, Media & Entertainment

Activity Originally Created By: Matthew Dills


Part of Lesson Plan: Timing

Activity Overview / Details

Once all of the students have had a chance to watch the film clip, discuss how the timing of the animation sets the tone for mood, style, and performance. Ask the students if the animation would convey the same message if the animation moved at a slower pace, without the dramatic gestures the skeleton makes.


After you have discussed the film clip and dialogued about it, the instructor will provide the definition of timing on the screen via the LCD projector.


Timing- the correlation between an object’s movement from one pose to another and its effects on pacing and expression.

The amount of time it takes, in “frames”, for an object or character to move from one point to another. Less frames equal quicker movement, more frames equal slower movement.