Animation Model

by CTE Online Admin

This instructional program prepares students to use artistic and technological foundations to create animated presentations for industry and entertainment. Students will develop basic drawing and design skills, learn the fundamentals and physics movement, the concept of communication to a given audience, and techniques for self-expression through a variety of animated formats. They will explore the careers and requisite skills required by animators in both entertainment and the business world.
About the Team:
This structure of this course and the materials contained within it were created by a team of educators from across the state with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Shawn Sullivan.

Program Information
CTE Certification Elements
Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards (49)
California Academic Content Standards (23)
Competencies / Outcomes
  • Persistence of Vision
  • Story
  • Storyboarding
  • Sound Design
  • Character Design
  • Layout
  • Background
  • Animation
  • Ink and Paint
  • Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Rigging
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Anticipation
  • Staging
  • Pose to Pose
  • Straight Ahead
  • Arcs
  • Follow Through
  • Slow In Slow Out
  • Secondary Action
  • Timing
  • Appeal
  • Exaggeration
  • Solid Drawing
  • Ethical Use

The student will be able to understand the scope and responsibilities of the following:

  • Writer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Research and Development
  • Story Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Matte Painters
  • Character Designer
  • Modeler
  • Technical Director
  • Animator
  • Sound Designer
  • Composer
Outline

  1. Animation Jobs and Process
    • Ethics
    • History
    • Story
    • Storyboarding
    • Sound Design
    • Character Design
    • Layout
    • Background
    • Animation
    • Ink and Paint
    • Modeling
    • Texturing
    • Lighting
    • Rigging

  1. Animation Principles
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Anticipation
  • Staging
  • Pose to Pose
  • Straight Ahead
  • Arcs
  • Follow Through
  • Slow In Slow Out
  • Secondary Action
  • Timing
  • Appeal
  • Exaggeration
  • Solid Drawing

  1. Animation Production
  • Pre-production
  • Production
  • Post production
  • Writer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Research and Development
  • Story Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Matte Painters
  • Character Designer
  • Modeler
  • Technical Director
  • Animator
  • Sound Designer
  • Composer
Units

Art and Animation History

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the history of animation, from the first inventions to present day techniques.

Animation History
8 Hours

Intro to Art Theory and Fundamentals

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the art theory of animation, from the elements and principles of art to the philosophy of Aesthetics.

Art Fundamnetals
24 Hours

Animation Principles

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the seven principles of character animation.

Character Animation
80 Hours

Careers in Animation

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the Jobs of animation.

Jobs of Animation
16 Hours

Ethics

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the responsibilities of a media artist.

Ethics
5 Hours
Lesson Plans