Part of Lesson Plan: Anticipation
Activity Overview / Details
To the side of the LCD projector instructor will have a simple stop motion set in place. A video camera with a live feed will be connected to the LCD projector. Instructor will dimo the process of shooting a stop motion animated sequence with the emphasis on the anticipation of the move.
The animation will consist of a ball rolling across the screen. The ball will first roll backward (anticipation)and then roll forward. The small backward movement of the ball will be the anticipation of the ball rolling forward. This simple animation will demonstrate the principle of animation anticipation.
After viewing the example performed by the instructor, students will complete there own animated rolling ball using the same technique.