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About Animation

 

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Scope & Sequence

Humble ISD Acceptable Use Policy

4th block day- Show & Tell share a video game or animated movie

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August

Policies & Procedures

Classroom rules

Humble ISD Responsible Use Policy

Daily Diligence

 

August 12 - 16 Week 1 assignments

August 19 - 23 Week 2 assignments - About Me project, learn Photoshop, Audition & Premiere

August 26 - 30 Week 2 assignments - Finish About Me project, learn Photoshop, Audition & Premiere

Animation show & tell - last block day of the month

September

Assignments:

September 3 - 6

Tuesday & Wednesday- Completely finish, render (export) video and insert on your Google Site. See list below for what to do when you are done. (Tutoring/Open lab after school on Tuesday if you don't finish in class)

Thursday: Viewing About Me videos,

Friday: take Unit 1 quiz/reflection - What to do when you are done with your quiz (animate/draw, no phones, only brief meditating allowed)

September 9 - 13

Monday -

      1. Watch these 4 videos to see examples of animations created with Adobe Animate/Flash and then learn about Adobe Animate/Flash

      2. Drawing in Adobe Animate

Tuesday - Friday Creating art with lines - no drawing skills required!

September 16 - 20 - Assignments here

September 23 - 27 Monday, Tuesday & Friday - More Tweening!

Finish these Assignments Make sure Granny, Monkeys & the solar house with toast popping are on your Unit 1 page of your Google Site

Classic Tweens - whole class instruction (Tuesday)

Block Day - Show & Tell

October

September 30 - October 4

  1. Finish Classic Tweens - add to your Google Site

  2. Shape Tweens - whole class instruction

  3. Name animation - Summative Project

  4. Animating a skateboarding apple - Summative Project

October 16 - 20 - PSAT bell schedule

Do not get stuck on an escalator!!

  1. Check grades

  2. Finish Animating a skateboarding apple - Summative Project

  3. Start Animated scene with traced characters

  4. Begin Project: Sailboat

October 22 - 26 (Pep Rally Friday)

  1. Frame by Frame Animation - whole class instructions Monday

  2. Finish Animated scene with traced characters

  3. Complete: Reflection/quiz over Animated Scene

  4. Block day - Open your Skateboarding Apple project, complete Skills test (show me! This is one on one demonstration)

  5. Continue Project: Sailboat

October 29 - November 2 -

Monday - Finish Project: Sailboat | Finish Skateboarding apple Skills test

Tuesday - How to: Skeleton Animation, add sounds, Halloween Animation,

Block day - Show & Tell

Friday - Final catch up, Sailboat, Skeleton & Halloween animations

Begin Doors Project

 

November

November 4 - 8

  1. Finish Animated scene with traced characters

  2. Complete: Reflection/quiz over Animated Scene

  3. Finish Project: Sailboat

  4. Doors Project

November 11 - 15

Complete this checklist everyday until you can answer all the questions with a YES!

Doors Project - keep in mind that you are expected to make this the very best project you have done in this class so far. It should take hours of effort.

Put a copy of your rendered DOORS video in this folder. Make sure your name is included in the file name. (Like this Wehrman-doors.mov) You have to do this so your video will be included with the rest of the student work.

When you are finished with the doors project, begin on these Skill Builder assignments.

November 18 - 22

Doors Project - keep in mind that you are expected to make this the very best project you have done in this class so far. It should take hours of effort.

Put a copy of your rendered DOORS video in this folder. Make sure your name is included in the file name. (Like this Wehrman-doors.mov) You have to do this so your video will be included with the rest of the student work.

When you are finished with the doors project, begin on these Skill Builder assignments.

Storyboarding 2 separate graded assignments here

November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving break

 

December

December 2 - 6

Storyboarding 2 separate graded assignments here

Final Project - Animating a song

December 9 - 13 - Final Project - Animating a song

December 16 - 20 - Finals Week

Critique & semester review

Animate CC Final - Preview - start file is here (Not doing this in 2019)

 

January

Week 1 January 7 - 10 -

Tuesday - Animation current events

Wednesday - Friday Animating a song

Week 2 January 13 - 17 Song animation due Tuesday | Showing the class all the Animated songs

Week 3 January 21 - 24 -

Monday Beginning After Effects - Motion Graphic Unit - preview of After Effects projects (Teacher demo, students follow)

  • Mastery of Beam, Glow & CC Starburst
  • animating effects

Tuesday - Learn stuff, do assignment

Effects Experimentation:

Warm up activity:

Open AE > New project > New comp > new shape layer(s)

Experiment with effects - (especially check out the CC effects) demonstrate to the people sitting to your right and to your left, no repeats of effects. You must do something different from the people sitting next to you!

Wehrman teaching time! Fractal Noise in After Effects - Motion Graphic Unit

Download this file. Save it into your own space with the name "Patterns"

Fire (done together with me) - recipe for basic fire is here | Recipe for advanced fire is here

Make your own pattern composition. You may do something similar to the provided examples or completely do your own thing. Each comp has to have Fractal noise plus at least one other effect.

Graded assignments For your grade, you will need to show me 2 compositions, Fire and 1 of your own.

Block Day & Friday

Quiz - Complete this quiz with the Patterns file (from yesterday) open for reference (20 minute time limit)

Generate Effects: Teacher demo

Cell Pattern > CC Light Sweep, (continue with Cell pattern, disperse, size, evolution)

Circle & Elipse, (edge, feather)

Grid (add glow)

Lens Flare

Radio Waves

Teacher Demo TRAPS - Scale, Position, Anchor Point, Rotatation, Opacity - animate that stuff

Week 4 January 27 - 31

February

Week 1 Feb. 3-7 - February Break

Week 2 Feb. 10 - 14

Monday - Audio: Audio refresher - download this song | Learn Audio Spectrum

Tuesday - Learn Kinetic Type, "Come out and Play"

Wednesday:

Typography: Quick lesson here, which looks best to you? | dafont.com | Typography link to my Pinterest board

Review Rubric as a class for the Kinetic Type Project

Begin Project - See examples, and make decisions. Look for a technique you see in an example that you want to know how to do? You will be required to find your own tutorial, learn how to do something and incorporate that technique in your project.

Thursday & Friday- Continue Project.

Week 3 & 4 Feb. 17 - 28

Due March 3 - Submit a link to the tutorial you are using in your project | Make sure to send a copy of your submission to yourself

Continue Project. Render the project, upload to the Animation to be graded folder in your Google Drive, insert on the Motion Graphics page of your Google site. Type on the rubric. Add the rubric to the bottom of your Google Site.

March

Week 1 - March 2 - 6

Due March 3 - Submit a link to the tutorial you are using in your project | Make sure to send a copy of your submission to yourself

Finish Project. Render the project, upload to the Animation to be graded folder in your Google Drive, insert on the Motion Graphics page of your Google site. Type on the rubric. Add the rubric to the bottom of your Google Site.

Graded assignment: Motion Graphic tutorials

Pick TWO, render and add each one to your motion graphic page of your web site. AND complete this reflection after each tutorial

  1. this tutorial that has spoken words, explaining things. - don't forget to complete reflection

  2. this tutorial that has no human speaking - don't forget to complete reflection

  3. Animated Lines - no video, just reading. Get files here - don't forget to complete reflection

  4. Twist Shapes - don't forget to complete reflection

 

Week 2 - Spring break!

Week 3 - Assignments are in the Google Classroom. Check your Humble ISD email for the inviatation to join my class.

Week 4 - March 25 - 29 Assignments are in the Google Classroom

Graded assignment: Motion Graphic tutorials

Pick TWO, render and add each one to your motion graphic page of your web site. AND complete this reflection after each tutorial

  1. this tutorial that has spoken words, explaining things. - don't forget to complete reflection

  2. this tutorial that has no human speaking - don't forget to complete reflection

  3. Animated Lines - no video, just reading. Get files here - don't forget to complete reflection

  4. Twist Shapes - don't forget to complete reflection

Monday & Tuesday:

watch Rango

Teacher demo, students follow, making a dragon breathe fire

Download and open this file (dragon fire.aep)

Download this Illustrator file of a dragon - save the file into the same folder as your dragon fire.aep

Download this Illustrator file of a knight - save the file into the same folder as your dragon fire.aep

Create the fire. See my notes here to match the settings.

Do all the effects, none are optional. I want to see your Effect Controls, you should have these:

  • Turbulent noise
  • Colorama
  • Roughen Edges
  • Glow

For a grade , show me your dragon breathing fire.

On your own, graded assignment: Create Planet scene | Example here - for a grade - show me

Block day- Lyric Video showcase | Start Character animation - Mr. Baldy in After Effects

April

Week 1 - April 1- 5

Finish Mr. Baldy in After Effects

Begin More walking - Converse Blue Guy walk cycle. Finish walk cycle, and then create the background for your walker

Week 2 - April 8 - 12 - Gus, & Bear lip syncing

Monday - Puppet Tool review - normal schedule

Tuesday - Block schedule, 1, 3 5 & 6

Finish Gus. Render and add to Character Animation page of Google Site.

Wednesday - regular 7 period schedule - - finish Gus, walker & Baldy

Thursday - block schedule 2, 4, 5 & 7 - finish any missing assignment

Friday - Storytelling unit - join my Google Classroom use code a8o2h3

Week 3 - April 15 - 19

Storytelling unit - join my Google Classroom use code a8o2h3

Do these graded assignments- in the Google Classroom.

  1. "The Crush" Analysis & worksheet | Use this document to complete worksheet.

  2. Pixar in a Box - watch video, answering questions as they are asked during the video

  3. Kurt Vonnegut - The Shape of Stories - watch video, answering questions as they are asked during the video, use the Google for the 1st question.

  4. How To Tell a Great Story - 5 storytelling Tips - watch video, answering questions

  5. Pixar Storytelling Rules - watch video, answering questions as they are asked during the video

  6. Coming Up with Story Ideas - watch video, answering questions as they are asked during the video

Check this out - Khan Academy - Pixar in a Box

Class discussion - analysis of high school created animations - 2019 State UIL winners | Finalists - 2018 | 2017 winners here |
Parched

Week 4 - April 23 - 26

  1. Class vocabulary discussion Logline, taglines and synopsis

  2. Story worksheet - Due Friday, April 26 at the end of class

    Develop an idea for a story - use this worksheet. Turn in to your Character Animation Page.

    The restrictions include, only 1 or 2 main characters, must take place in 1 location and it must take place in under 3 minutes.

    If you are stuck for an idea, try retelling a story.

  3. Gather audio, save into master folder - Audio due Tuesday, April 30 (at least partial audio). Lots of audio available here.

  4. Draw your own or pick a character from the 2018 Graphic Design character store | 2019 Graphic Design Character Store

  5. Work on art work for animation – additional characters, and backgrounds - Artwork check for a grade on Thursday, May 3

    Optional - create a storyboard to keep you on track

Week 4 - April 29 - May 3 - story animation

  1. Idea pitch

  2. Script writing - block day

  3. story animation - Make that movie!

    • Import the first audio you need for the first scene
    • Import the art
    • Animate the story, use any software, or combination of software that you want to use
May

 

Week 1 May 6 - 10- Testing schedule Continue story animation- Grade check Artwork & .aep or .fla file

Week 2 - May 13 - 17 - continue story animation - grade check - animation & audio

Week 3 - May 20 - 24 - Finals for seniors

Week 4 - May 22 - 26 Finals

Independent Projec

Start lip sync - Learning: Look at these mouths - Whole class instruction - computers will be locked, look at screen

mouths one

mouths two

mouths three

On your own:

  1. Watch how to parent layers - Watch at Lynda.com, Chapter 1, lesson Rigging hierarchies in After Effects

  2. Learn to lip sync a bear - lesson Rigging replacement animation in After Effects, follow along with the files below.

  3. Graded assignment Find your own or record audio, lip sync bear to the audio
    Files to download here | Bear.psd | bear.aep - create a folder to hold both of these files

 

June

 

Week 1 - May 31 - June 2 Spring 2016 final exam