Drawing BasicsTo prepare for animating, let's make sure that everyone has a base level of knowledge when it comes to basic drawing skills. If you feel you already have a sttrong foundation you can complete the drawing worksheet and move on to the next step.
The Planning ProcessTo create an animation, you must begin with developing a story. This story must be original and could be true to life or from your imagination.
There are several parts to this quest:
Traditional Animation TechniquesIn this quest, you will create a series of 4 brief animation clips using your choice of the following techniques:
- Hand drawn
- Cut paper
- Paint on glass
- Stop motion
Digital Animation QuestThe largest quest of the semester is to pull the different elements we have created during the planning process into a completed digital animation animation. Tell your story and animate your characters using the OpenToonz techniques you have learned. Add the audio from Audacity to created a more polished film.
Final Animation Rubric
To help keep your progression on track during this long term quest, there will be a series of check-ins and critiques to give you helpful feedback.
Check-in 1 Rubric
Check-in 2 Rubric