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I can apply learned skills in Animate CC and demonstrate a basic principle of animation to create the illusion of a ball bouncing across the stage
Following the tutorial videos, students will create a bouncing ball effect using the animation principle of Squash and Stretch. I will also demonstrate my ability to use the Onion Skin feature in Animate CC.
Your task is to create a short stop-motion film about any subject you like. You may work in pairs or individually to complete this project. The outcome should be as professional as possible. Familiarize yourself with recent award-winning stop motion films to get an idea of the quality of work being done. Also ensure that you pay close attention to the marking guide so you know exactly what you need to do/include to gain maximum marks.
Your animation should be between 30 seconds to 1 minute long. You must include at least one character. It need not be a humanoid, in fact, it might be more interesting if you use an inanimate object instead, but overall you should be able to demonstrate a range of animation principles and timing with your project.
Objective: Identify and discuss important people and events that played a role in the development of animation.
Method: Introduction through teacher led discussion, view multiple shorts that have impacted the industry throughout history.
Turn In: Choose either a noted animator or character from the world of animation and create a 3-5 slide presentation over their impact/importance on the development of the industry. Include information about their life, career, studio affiliations, and overall impact.
Save the presentation in PDF format and post to your blog. These will not be presented in class.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:
• Understand the kinds of motion that are best animated
with the Camera tool.
• Activate the camera.
• Hide or reveal the camera.
• Pan, rotate, and zoom the camera.
• Create depth with the Layer Depth panel.
• Attach layers to the camera to keep them independent
of camera motion.
• Apply color effects to the camera.
Animate CC Files and Assets are loaded on Google Classroom. The folder will need to be downloaded and unzipped.