Week one: Introductions

Class 01 | Wednesday, Jan 22nd

  • Welcomes
  • Meet and Greet
  • Syllabus review | portfolio development course, how to think in motion
  • 12 Principles of Animation video & post
  • cyclical animation principles
  • sketch concepts for google icon in motion
  • download stopmotion app, turn one sketch into a stop motion animation
  • what is a proof of concept?

ASSIGNMENT: animated icon

Homework:

Week two: animation principles

Class 02 | Monday, Jan 27th

  • Meet with virtual reality class to review chair assignment
  • Homework review – which of your concepts are you the most excited about? Which of the 12 principles of animation does it relate to?
  • students develop icon animations while Lara checks in with students

Homework:

Links:

Class 03 | Wednesday, Jan 29th

  • students meet with Virtual Reality class to watch movie inspiration

Homework:

  • second draft of google icon
  • develop cyclical animation project
  • research for chair assignment

Week Three: After Effects

Class 04 | Monday, Feb 3rd

Introduction to afterEffects

  • the After Effects workspace
  • what is After Effects used for?
  • group review of proof of concept for cyclical animation assignment
  • in class work time of cyclical animation

Homework:

  • linked-in learning course work

Links:

Class 05 | Wednesday, Feb 5th

cyclical animation workday

Homework:

  • complete google icon
  • second draft of cyclical animation

Class 06 | Monday, Feb 10th

Homework:

  • complete cyclical animation
  • watch the maker, note title card & use of aftereffects at 4:30

Class 07 | Wednesday, Feb 12th

Homework: 

  • develop flip books
  • watch video  strip animations with aftereffects
  • start with a file in aftereffects, adjust position, experiment with “puppet” tool

Class 08 | Tuesday, Feb 18

Homework: 

  • 5 concepts as storyboards 
  • begin to research sound assignment, audio on free music archive

Class 09 | Wednesday, Feb 9th

Homework: 

  • create proof of concept, due Monday

Monday, February 25th

Class 10 | Monday, Feb 24th

  • Meet with VR class to review HUD concepts
  • Review of proof of concept, identity project
  • Work session
  • sound assignment – BBC archive Free music archive

Homework: 

  • find sound file for Wednesday’s demo
  • continue to work on animation

Class 11 | Wednesday, Feb 26th

  • meet with Virtual Reality course
  • identity assignment lab time

Links:

https://vimeo.com/motioncorpse

Homework: finish identity assignment

Class 12 | Monday, March 2nd

  • identity assignment work day, Lara to check in with people individually

Class 13 | Wednesday, March 4th

  • meet with VR class
  • identity assignment due – Project presentations, review
  • assignment: sound

Homework: research for your sound assignment

SPRING BREAK

Class 14 – Monday, March 16th

  • user centered design process
  • paper prototyping, develop three concepts for sound assignment as a book
  • first develop in small groups, then class to vote on your strongest concepts

Inspirational artist 

http://csh.bz/

https://ztul.itch.io/the-uncle-who-works-for-nintendo (uses sound)

Homework

watch user centered design video

develop first draft of concept

Class 15| Wednesday, March 18th

  • sound, proof of concept due
  • sound layering with after effects/premiere 
  • assignment: final project

Homework

  • develop proposal (2 paragraphs) for final project
  • develope sound assignment

Class 16 | Monday, March 23rd

  • adding sound with javascript demo
  • Lara to meet individually with students to go over final project proposals while develop projects

Class 17 | Wednesday, March 25th

  • Sound assignment due

Class 18 – Monday, March 30th

Class 19 | Wednesday, April 1st

  • work day, Lara to meet individually with student to discuss semester progress

Class 20 | Monday, April 6th 

  • work day

Class 21 | Wednesday, April 8th

  • meet with VR class

Class 22 | Monday, April 15th

  • students to present first draft of final projects

Class 23 – Wednesday, April 15th

Class 24 | Monday, April 20th

Class 25 – Wednesday, April 22nd

  • video production tips with AfterEffects & Premiere
  • troubleshooting in groups, Lara meeting with students individually

Class 26 – Monday, April 27th

  • half of students to present, final projects presentations
  • troubleshooting in groups, Lara meeting with students individually

Class 27 – Wednesday, April 29th

  • half of students to present, final projects presentations
  • troubleshooting in groups, Lara meeting with students individually

final

Wednesday, May 8th

  • Review of edits to final project & any revised previous projects due 
  • all deployed to github, class drive or as live urls