Part of Lesson Plan: Ink and Paint
Activity Overview / Details
Start the class by watching this documentary about the making of a character based cel animation as done in the traditional methods. Shows a good look at a studio based production process. Note the number of animators employed and especially focus on the hand inked and painted cels.
When done viewing ask students to write down 3-5 things they observed in the film about the inking/painting process.
Randomly select students to share an observation or comment and list on board or overhead/projector.
Set up Pros/Cons columns for traditional cel animation and computer based cel animation and ask students as a group to identify 5 to 7 pros or cons for each approach. What would be some of the benefits or drawbacks of each method in terms of production, time, management, and aesthetics?