.....Weekly Modules 5 hours contact time with Tutor Sheila Graber & 20 hours Personal Study

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20 hour Personal Study- Week2

15.02.2016 Week4
We look at the 3 X3D projects I missed screening last week

We meet in your Illustration Area floor 3
Check out what we all understand by 1 point Perspective.
All set up the LIght Boxes that the Tech Dept have kindly lugged up to your level.
You draw a room in 1 point perspective and then bounce a ball in it using 4 different "tracks"

"The Bouncing ball " is a key exercise for all learning animation as it helps you understand timing,squash & stretch and using 'tracks" correctly.. here is as good an example as any - have a look for more yourself (assuming you read this)

I demo how I did it - you work on this for the rest of the day.

When drawn- film your work on peg bars under line tester if possible -or a VERY steady Phone/Tablet
Continue to Lunch and afterwards until 2.30.


E-mail me your bouncing ball movie - finished or not.

Download the FREE 21 day trial of ToonBoom Harmony and find out how it works on your Mac or PC. Go for the "Advanced " option DEMO of Harmony

If you have not yet bought a graphics tablet please get one ASP- not vital for this exploration but WILL be in future for both animation & Illustration.

The Best value for money I know of is Wacom Bamboo Pad .Look about on
e-bay etc. I'm sure you will find one cheaper.




Each weekly module -
5 hours Tuition with Sheila Graber 20 hours personal study

25.01.2016 Week 1

Check out the animation module guide together to gain an overview. Start animating plasticine/cut outs
on line testers. Make a character. Use simple storyboards.
01.02.2016 Week 2
Pastel animation of a face using their own ipads/iphones if possible.. then storyboard subject - “growing up “ create in pastel /cut-outs.
08.02.2016 Week 3
Morph one drawn object into another using pencil and 9 sheets of punched paper…
Learn about in-betweening, and timing
15.02.2016 Week 4
Plan a space in 1 point perspective/ bounce a ball in it
22.02.2016 Week 5
Using a “Guide Track” make a Head Turn on punched paper on line tester and in Toon Boom
01.03.2016 Week 6
Create two opposite characters, in line/tone
One powerful the other fragile. using the principles learnt in “Head Turn” make each move in characteristic fashion.on punched paper and line tester and on toonboom
08.03.2016 Week 7
How walk cycles work 2 leg and four leg.using Toon Boom
15.03.2016 Week 8
Choose any drawn character from History-Greek/Minoan/Egyptian etc Place them in appropriate setting and make them move in characteristic style to tell a short 4 “chapter” “story” with sound
Research,Storyboard,Animatic, then ToonBoom

21 March – 4 April 2016 SPRING VACATION