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Color, Texture, Lighting - Advanced Animation PBL Project
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Color, Texture, Lighting - Advanced Animation PBL Project

In this project, students will be making a simple stop motion animation set. Students will build, texture, and light their set. Stop motion animation, and animation in general, are employable skills. Students can use the skills they learn in this lesson to create an animation they can use as part of their portfolio. Students can use their portfoli…

Rough and Key Animation - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Rough and Key Animation - Advanced Animation PBL Project

The following unit will cover the concept of rough and key and how it applies to animation. Using principles of design, principles of animation, and composition the students will set the stage for the characters, place them in 3D space and place a camera in the scene to begin blocking out shots. Through the rough and key animation process students…

Sound and Story - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Sound and Story - Advanced Animation PBL Project

In this unit the students will learn about the importance and development of sound design for animation. The following lessons they will provide an understanding of the historical aspects and elements of sound design, discover how sound is applied and created for various types of animated films, and the students will develop their own soundtrack fo…

Layout - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Layout - Advanced Animation PBL Project

Introduction to Layout: Layout is a question of drawing and background is a question of painting. Another way to say it is that layout is like designing a set which supports all the action in the story. The relationship between the characters' actions and the background is the focus of the layout artist, so the layout artist must study both the Ch…

Background - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Background - Advanced Animation PBL Project

Background artists take the storyboard and layout and produce final backgrounds. Final Backgrounds are fully colored and detailed, and they are the final images that appear in a project. The Background artist can work in traditional pens/paper and/or paint or the new digital media world. Regardless of tools they should be able to consider light an…

Storyboard - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Storyboard - Advanced Animation PBL Project

Storyboarding is a step in video and film production of all kinds from TV commercials to music videos to feature films. Storyboards are almost always used in animation and special effect shots and often also used in live action production. The final project of this unit is the production of a storyboard from the script of a play. Students will con…

Visual Research, Development & Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Visual Research, Development & Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project

An animation production, regardless of style, technique, or length, will require a great deal of visual research, development and design. The early stages of production will typically require the designing and planning of characters, environments, architeture, and visual effects. The process of developing the look and feel of an animation producti…

Character Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project
12

Character Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project

Animation productions are about bringing appealing characters to life. The characters can be humorous, cute, villainous, beautiful, or ugly, but regardless they must appeal to the audience. This unit covers the skills, methods and approaches of developing character designs for an animation production. Students will be designing, developing, and cre…

Idea and Pitch - Advanced Animation Design PBL Project
12

Idea and Pitch - Advanced Animation Design PBL Project

All great productions start with an idea. Coming up with a production idea is a challenging stage for anyone. This Unit covers the many aspects of idea development, refinement and organization. Through the lessons provided students willl be able to bring their ideas to life through brainstorming, storyboard development, scripting, and pitching thei…

Pre-Production: The Importance of Storytelling, Story Boards, Scripts and Set Design PBL Project
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Pre-Production: The Importance of Storytelling, Story Boards, Scripts and Set Design PBL Project

Video Production requires planning. This "Pre-Production" process includes developing a concept, planning the story structure, content and substance, writing up a treatment, creating set and storyboard drawings, and building a proper script. Students will go through this process using industry-standard software (Celtx) to create sets, storyboards a…

Ellie The Entrepreneur - How to Start Your Own Business STEM Integrated Project
11 12

Ellie The Entrepreneur - How to Start Your Own Business STEM Integrated Project

"Ellie" has realized that she wants to become an entrepreneur and has decided to start her own business called the "Grizzly Grind." This project explores just how "Ellie" can realize her business dreams through the lens of ITC, Business and Finance and English Language-Arts! Note: These lessons can be taught together or as stand alone. Informat…

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? STEM Integrated Project

Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier... Zombies. If you teach information technology, journalism, business or math, have we got some great lessons for you. Explore topics timely issues such as media credibility, marketing...and of course, designing a survival structure! The lessons in this project can be taught together, individu…

Storytelling Your Career...by Website Design   STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Storytelling Your Career...by Website Design STEM Integrated Project

In Storytelling Your Career... by Design, the students will be introduced to webpage design and development along with career exploration. The students will research careers using the occupational groups provided by the government. They will use HTML programming language and utilize this career information as content for a webpage. Once the stud…

Business Plans Made Easy PBL Project

Teenage Entrepreneurship Is On The Rise! Creating a prototype, developing a brand, crafting a vision and mission and marketing your product are all activities in which students will engage in the four lessons created. How do you put all of these elements together to create a business plan? In the PBL Project "Business Plans Made Easy", students w…

Pre-Job Skills Training (PST) PBL Project
11 12

Pre-Job Skills Training (PST) PBL Project

Do you remember getting your first job? Did it match your expectations of what working would actually be like? The workplace can sometimes present new situations that are difficult to navigate, especially for an inexperienced younger person. A boss that compliments you on what you're wearing...a lot. An attitude that safety is over-rated. Unspoke…

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