Summer 2013
Animation Course Outline

Over the second semester you will be continuing to learn the basic principles of animation through a series of assignments that will be given out on a bi-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" and the "Character Animation and Lip Sync" 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 Tues 6:00 - 50%, and by Weds 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: 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.

Week 1
Jan 9th & 10th
- Walk Cycle lecture part 2 Adding arms & head
- Review Key drawings

Week 2
Jan 16th & 17th
- Review Walk Cycle pencil tests
- Goofy Walk lecture

Week 3
Jan 23rd & 24th
- Hand in Walk Cycle (worth 10%) Deadline
- Review Goofy Cycle pencil tests

Week 4
Jan 30th & 31st
- Hand in Goofy Walk Cycle (worth 10%) Deadline
- Emotional Run Cycle lecture

Week 5
Feb 6th & 7th
- Review Run Cycle pencil tests
- Jump Up & Down lecture

Week 6
Feb 13th & 14th
- Hand in Run Cycle (worth 10%) Deadline
- Review Jump Up & Down pencil tests
- Broad Jump lecture

Week 7
Feb 20th & 21st
- Hand in Jump Up & Down (worth 10%) Deadline
- Review Broad Jump pencil tests

Feb 25th - March 3rd Break Week

Week 8
March 6th & 7th
- Hand in Broad Jump (worth 10%) Deadline
- Step Up/Jump Down - in class demo

Week 9
March 13th & 14th
- Review Step Up/Jump Down pencil tests

Week 10
March 20th & 21st
- Review Step Up/Jump Down pencil tests

Week 11
March 27th & 28th
- Hand in Step Up/Jump Down (worth 20%) Deadline
- Heavy Lift lecture - in class demo

Week 12
April 3rd & 4th
- Review Heavy Lift pencil tests

Week 13
April 10th & 11th
- Review Heavy Lift pencil tests

Week 14
April 17th & 18th
- Hand in Heavy Lift (worth 20%) Deadline

10% - Walk Cycle
% - Goofy Walk
10% - Run Cycle
10% - Jump Up & Down
10% - Broad Jump
20% - Step Up Jump Down
20% - Heavy Lift

10% - Attendance/Participation

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