Final Project: Animated Spot


Kara Breaux


Soleil Casas


Gretchen Cazalot


Natalie Del Pino


Dave Dixon


Kalandra Evans


Hannah House


Paige Huffine


Meredith Johnson


Sarah Lisotta


Rebecca Maggio


Elise Muller


Ashley Stewart


Melissa Suazo


Kadie Tardo


Julia Yarbrough


Dayna Zrinski

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Final Project instructions

1.  Zip your final project folder and upload it to Moodle by 5pm on Tuesday, May 10. It’s very important that you submit your file by this deadline so that your work can be critiqued!

Your project folder should include the following:

  • Final .fla file and .swf file
  • Process work, including preliminary flash files, your two storyboards, and anything else used to make your animations

2.  I will post all of your animations the course blog on Wednesday May 11.

3.  Download the Project 3 Peer Critique Sheet (word doc)

You will each critique another classmate (see the list below). Fill out the Peer Critique Sheet and upload it to Moodle by 5pm, Thursday, May 12.

Kara Breaux >> Melissa Suazo
Soleil Casas >> Sonnie Sulak
Gretchen Cazalot >> Kara Breaux
Natalie Del Pino >> Kadie Tardo
Dave Dixon >> Elise Muller
Kalandra Evans >> Gretchen Cazalot
Hannah House >> Natalie Del Pino
Paige Huffine >> Julia Yarbrough
Meredith Johnson >> Dave Dixon
Sarah Lisotta >> Ashley Stewart
Rebecca Maggio >> Dayna Zrinski
Elise Muller >> Paige Huffine
Ashley Stewart >> Soleil Casas
Melissa Suazo >> Meredith Johnson
Sonnie Sulak >> Hannah House
Kadie Tardo >> Rebecca Maggio
Julia Yarbrough >> Kalandra Evans
Dayna Zrinski >> Sarah Lisotta

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Project 2: Into the Abyss

Natalie Del Pino

Soleil Casas

Dayna Zrinski

Julia Yarbrough

Sonnie Sulak

Melissa Suazo

Melissa Suazo

Ashley Stewart

Elise Muller

Rebecca Maggio

Sarah Lisotta

Sarah Lisotta

Meredith Johnson

Paige Huffine

Gretchen Cazalot

Kalandra Evans

Dave Dixon

Kara Breaux

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Class 5.3.11

Today you will split into groups of 3 or 4 to look at your progress with your flash animation project. Please show each other your flash animations and give each other feedback. If someone is having technical trouble do your best to help each other.

Final Project deliverables:

  • Finished 30 second (approximately) animated spot with the logo animation at the beginning or end
  • Project files uploaded to Moodle. Zip your project folder. Make sure it includes: original .fla files, .swf files, digital process work, 2 storyboards (logo and 30 sec. spot)

Online critique: After everyone has uploaded their final Flash animations, you will critique each other. This is a part of your project grade, so don’t forget to do it! I will upload your flash animations to the course blog, assign each of you a classmate to critique (see the list below) and give you a critique form to fill out.

Kara Breaux >> Melissa Suazo
Soleil Casas >> Sonnie Sulak
Gretchen Cazalot >> Kara Breaux
Natalie Del Pino >> Kadie Tardo
Dave Dixon >> Elise Muller
Kalandra Evans >> Gretchen Cazalot
Hannah House >> Natalie Del Pino
Paige Huffine >> Julia Yarbrough
Meredith Johnson >> Dave Dixon
Sarah Lisotta >> Ashley Stewart
Rebecca Maggio >> Dayna Zrinski
Elise Muller >> Paige Huffine
Ashley Stewart >> Soleil Casas
Melissa Suazo >> Meredith Johnson
Sonnie Sulak >> Hannah House
Kadie Tardo >> Rebecca Maggio
Julia Yarbrough >> Kalandra Evans
Dayna Zrinski >> Sarah Lisotta

Final Deadline to upload your files to Moodle: Tuesday, May 10, 5pm. It’s very important that you submit your file by this deadline so that your work can be critiqued!

Final Deadline to submit your online critique: Thursday, May 12, 5pm

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Class 4.14.11

Today’s topics:

  • 30 Second Spot – Storyboard roughs due today, group discussions
  • Progress on your logo animation

More useful links:

Todd Gallina is a Flash animator and he has some helpful tutorials on his site: http://www.toddgallina.com/index.html

Themartist Flash Animation Studio

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Class 4.7.11

Today’s topics:

Note: Don’t forget to upload your Into the Abyss digital files and your Nursery Rhyme Storyboard to Moodle!

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Class 4.5.11

Today’s topics:

  • Demo: shape tweens and motion tweens
  • Example logo animations
  • Due Thursday: logo animation storyboard (neatly done on white paper, not mounted)

More animation links:

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Class 3.31.11

Course calendar updated: https://4576digitalimaging2011.wordpress.com/calendar/

Today’s topics:

  • Review Nursery Rhyme storyboards
  • Project 3 introduction – Download the PDF: Project3_AnimatedSpot
  • Demo: Drawing in Flash, Symbols, Frame by Frame animation
  • Lynda.com tutorials: Flash CS4 Essential Training or Flash CS5 Essential Training – have completed up to the chapter on Motion Tweens by next Tuesday

Additional Flash tutorial resources:

Animation & Visual Effects Workshop on Monday April 4:

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Assignment 5: Nursery Rhyme Storyboard

Due: Thursday, March 31, 2010
Bring your assignment (digital print or handdrawn) ready for class review

Outline

For this assignment you will illustrate a sequential storyboard for a nursery rhyme. Your illustrations may be created by hand or digitally.
Your storyboard should contain a minimum of ten frames, but may be longer depending on the nursery rhyme you select and the depth of story you want to depict.
The purpose of this assignment is to help you gain a sense of sequential narrative. While illustration skill is important, you will be graded on how well you can organize a sequential story.

Considerations
Characters: Try to create unique characters that may challenge our expectations. Can you use unexpected people or animals to play the characters in your rhyme?
Setting: Decide on a location, time period, and time of day.
Camera angle: No interesting movie keeps the same camera angle—try changing the viewer’s perspective as the story progresses.
Frame content: Remember that not every frame must contain your story characters. Some frames can be used to establish mood, setting, or transition.

Format
8.5 x 11 page with 12 to 15 frames (submit more than one sheet if you create more frames).
Illustrations may be created on the computer or by hand. Color is optional.
You can add written descriptions below the frames, but the frames should not depend too heavily on written explanations.

Recommendation
The easiest way to begin this assignment is to print a series of frames on paper and sketch in them.

Past student examples:

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Class 3.29.11

Today’s topics:

Flash animations for inspiration:

Storyboard examples


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