AE: Animating with Music

Objective:

Gain a working understanding of the After Effects User Interface and the art of Motion Graphics.

Method:

Work through the provided course on www.pluarlsight.com to learn the basic fundamentals of After Effects CC by adding animation to text and syncing to music.

Turn In:

Post screen snips at least every other day to your blog as you progress through the course. Give a summary of work completed since last blog post.

Resources

Go to CANVAS to download and extract your media files.

12 Principles of Animation

Objective:

Review the elements and principles of design and the 12 Principles of Animation.

Method:

Work through teacher led discussion to identify and act out the 12 principles of animation.

Turn In:

The students will take notes and create a blog post. 

Create a new post on your blog that contains a definition, video example, and explanation of how the video clip you chose represents each of the 12 principles of animation.

Resources:

12 Principles of Animation Notes (1-5)

12 Principles of Animation PowerPoint

https://youtu.be/EVQflnGcx4k

Snow White Movie is in Canvas

History of Animation

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.

Resources:

Create Your Own Multiple Me

Objective

The student will take the photoshop skills they have learned in the Multiplicity Assignment and create their own multiple me photo.

Requirements:

1 subject: Could be a sibling, a parent, friend, any family member really or yourself

3-5 poses 

2 of the poses should be interacting with each other.

Be Creative

Resources

This video is to help in case you run into some issues with aligning your picture in photoshop. 

 

 

Examples:

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

okamultiplicity

Orr Multiple Me

 

 

Animate CC: Controlling the Camera

BOTH ANIMATION 1 and 2 will do Animate CC.

Objective:

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.

Animate CC can be downloaded from self service.

Multiple Me

Objective

Actually creating an illusion in Photoshop requires planning and strategy before executing the final project. In this assignment you will be creating the
illusion of a single person occupying and interacting with themselves in a single scene.

Method

Using the videos below and the resources found in Google Classroom, put together a Photo where you have cloned the subject into five different poses.

Resources

Google Classroom

Lighting Challenges

Objective:
Work on texturing and lighting a pre-modeled scene to create a high quality rendered still.

Method:
Download the Natural_History.ma scene from Google Classroom. Save the Lighting Challenges folder. Use creativity to make the scene come to life. The scene needs to have textures and appropriate lighting.

Render the completed project out in HD540 and post to your blog.

Turn In:
Post progress to your blog daily explaining what you have done that day. When finished, render your scene in high quality and post to your blog. Explain the choices you made with your textures and lights you chose to use and explain WHY you made those decisions. Final render should be posted and submitted to your blog by March 13th