Pose to Pose

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Introduction

In this type of approach to animation, an action or sequence is planned out with key frames that establish the beginning and end of the action or sequence. Pose to pose also helps determine the flow of the action and a characters expression. As a technique it requires a strong sense of staging, acting, and subtle movements. In this stage characters, attitudes and actions are much more refined than in earlier stages. Students will look at various examples of actions and scenes from well known and recognized characters that made use of the the pose to pose approach. They will also learn or extend their awareness about key frames, breakdowns, and inbetweens. This lesson will also cover reading and understanding timing charts which are used by lead animators in studio production to indicate drawing positions and timing for assistant animators and inbetweeners. This lesson will also feature an exercise that goes over several methods for inbetweening a pose to pose sequence, that includes dot by dot, line by line, and shape by shape.

Lesson Time

Anticipatory Set
10 - 15 Minutes
Pose to Pose Animation Notes and Vocabulary
25 Minutes
Inbetweening Demonstration
20 Minutes
Inbetweening Exercise Guided Practice
2 Days

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards
California Academic Content Standards

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to distinguish between pose to pose and straight ahead animation.
  • Students will be able to identify and explain the concept of key frames in an animated sequence or action.
  • Students will be able to identify and explain the concept of a breakdown in an animated sequence or action.
  • Students will be able to identify and explain what inbetweens are in an animated sequence or action.
  • Students will be able to read a timing chart for an animated sequence and understand what it indicates in terms of the position and spacing of the series of drawings.
  • Students will be able to use identify and use three techniques for inbetweening a series of drawings in a pose to pose sequence: dot to dot, line by line, and shape by shape.

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