|Jan. 2013 Animation Course Outline|
Over the first semester you will be learning the basic principles of animation through a series of assignments that will be given out on a weekly basis.
Each class will start in the lecture room and attendance will be taken.
You will need to bring your animation disk or pegbar, animation paper, pencil & eraser, and a notebook along with your Animation:The Basic Principles textbook.
There will typically be a lecture and in-class demo during which you will be expected to participate and ask questions. Once the lecture is over, you will go back to your classrooms and begin working on the assignment. During a review week, Brian will look over your pencil tests with you one-on-one and give you feedback and revision suggestions if necessary. All assignments will be graded during this time period unless time runs out.
Note: Animation will only be reviewed as a pencil test - not by hand flipping. If your assignment is not pencil tested by the deadline (beginning of class) you will be deducted 10%. If it is not ready by the end of class, it will be deducted 20%. If it has not been received by e-mail by 6:00 PM the same day it will be deducted 30% By Weds 6:00 - 50%, and by Thurs 6:00 - 100%.
To submit late work by e-mail, your pencil test must be in Quicktime format - compressed no larger than 5MB or posted on your YouTube channel. Send the file or the YouTube URL to: firstname.lastname@example.org If the file is unreadable, I will send you an e-mail to let you know and you must send me a proper file otherwise the deductions will continue.
While it is understood that you also have other courses which may have assignment deadlines that may be due later the same day or later in the week, it is expected that you learn to budget your time properly. Animation class time is for Animation, not Layout, Storyboard, or Character Design. If you are working on something not related to animation, you are wasting the instructor's time with you.
Now, before you begin, I suggest you read these next two sections as an introduction to what you're about to get into: Intro to Animation
15% - Double Ball bounce with Tail
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