ART207 INTRO TO ANIMATION: TRADITIONAL MEDIA

SPRING 2023 - WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Wightman 221 Traditional Media Lab

 

Section 1: Mon/Wed 11:30-1:50

Section 2: Tues/Thurs: 11:30-1:50

Sleeper's Personal Zoom Room - Password: animation

CMU Animation Discord Server / 207 Basecamp Folders

 

 

FLIPBOOKS

WK01: AUG 29-SEPT 02

Monday/Tuesday: Intro to Class / Flipbook 1. Animated Signatures

Wednesday/Thursday: The Art of Timing and Spacing / 12 Principles of Animation

Assignment: Timing & Space Coin Shoot / Flipbook 2. Bouncing Ball

 

WK02: SEPT 05-09 - MON. NO CLASS - LABOR DAY

Tuesday:

Wednesday/Thursday: Rotoscoping

Assignment: Flipbook 3. Observation & Exaggeration

 

WK03: SEPT 12-16

Monday/Tuesday: Animating Straight Ahead

Wednesday/Thursday: Flights of Fancy - Workshop

Assignment: Flipbook 4. Flights of Fancy

 

WALK CYCLES

WK04: SEPT 19-23

Monday/Tuesday: Building a Basic Walk Cycle

Wednesday/Thursday: Walk Cycle 1. First Stride - Red Line

Assignment: Walk Cycle 2. Second Stride - Blue Line

 

WK05: SEPT 26-30

Monday/Tuesday: Simple Characters

Wednesday/Thursday: Character Pose Sheet

Assignment: Walk Variation 1. Keyframes & Breakdowns

 

WK06: OCT 03-07

Monday/Tuesday: Walk Variation 2. Refine Drawings & Trace-offs

Wednesday/Thursday: Walk Variation 3. Clean-up / Final Line

Assignment: Walk Variation 4. Inbetween / Final Line Continued

 

CHALKBOARD MOVIES

WK06: OCT 03-07

Monday/Tuesday: 1. Planning and Pre-Production

Wednesday/Thursday: 2. Production - In Class Shoot

Assignment: 3. Post Production

 

OBJECT ANIMATION

WK08: OCT 17-21

Monday/Tuesday: Intro to Object Animation

Wednesday/Thursday: "Trick orTreat" Halloween Spot / Bring in Halloween Candy

Assignment: 5 Panel Pitch to Discord

 

WK09: OCT 24-28 - FALL BREAK - THURS/FRI NO CLASS

Monday/Tuesday: Animate Halloween Spot / Post - Production

Wednesday: Intro to "Off the Pegs"

Assignment: "Off the Pegs" Augmented Reality Shoot

 

 

CIRCLE BOOGIE

WK10: OCT 31-NOV 04

Monday/Tuesday: Intro to Circle Boogie / 5 Morph Targets

Wednesday/Thursday: 1. Keyframes & Breakdowns

Assignment: 2. Model Check - Clean-up

 

WK11: NOV 07-11

Monday/Tuesday: 3. Inbetweens

Wednesday/Thursday: 4. Final Color Pass

Assignment: 4. Final Color Pass

 

LIP SYNC - ANIMATED INTERVIEWS

WK12: NOV 14-18

Monday/Tuesday: Intro to Lipsync Project / Record Interviews

Wednesday/Thursday: Mining for Audio Gold

Assignment: Submit Collage Portrait to Discord and 3 Audio Files to Basecamp

 

WK13: NOV 21-25 - THANKSGIVING BREAK - WED/THURS/FRI NO CLASS

Monday/Tuesday: Pitch Audio Choices / Break Down Audio & Assign Phonemes

Assignment: Secondary Animation Pitches / Post Pitches &

 

WK14: NOV 28-DEC 02

Monday/Tuesday: Pitch Secondary Animation Panels

Wednesday/Thursday: Collage Self-Portraits, Design Character Phonemes & Prop Creation

Assignment: Pre-Production Checklist

 

WK15: DEC 05-09

Monday/Tuesday: Final Animation Shoot

Wednesday/Thursday: Open Workshop - Animation Post Production

Assignment: Post Final Projects to Discord and Submit to Basecamp by Exam

 

 

EXAM WEEK: DEC 12-15

207 EXAM TIMES

Mon/Wed: Wednesday Dec 14,  10:00-11:50 AM

Tues/Thurs: Thursday Dec 15,  10:00-11:50 AM