Anim30261 syllabus handout winter2012

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  • 1. ANIM30261 3rd Year Story Lab Winter 2012 1ANIM30261 Storyboarding- Project Development Winter 2012 3rd Year Story LabInstructor: James R. Caswell james.caswell1@sheridanc.on.caOffice hours: TBARoom A160.Meetings may be arranged outside office hours. Please email for appointment.Detailed Description This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to establish a personal artistic vision that will direct their senior project in Year 4. Students are involved in conducting independent research for the story concepts that will be the basis of the Senior Film Project they develop in Year 4. Methodologies include a variety of location studies, interviews with subject matter experts, development and collection of photo and video to support their individual artistic voice. Products to be developed for their final portfolio submissions include a short essay, sketches, concept art illustrating story arcs, drawings and a summary. Other components might include set designs, story arc panels, character pages and short scripts. Students present a summary of their project work before submission of the portfolio. Through interactive lecture, discussion, independent research and portfolio development, students learn to generate a story from initial concept to full portfolio development in preparation for the senior film project in Year 4.Course Critical Performance By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to design a comprehensive portfolio that showcases a personal artistic expression, style, vision and effective problem-solving through extensive research and in-depth development of a story concept.Learning OutcomesTo achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to: 1. Evaluate a play, opera, ballet or cinematic film in terms of story and performance in the context of their artistic vision. 2. Create a sketch journal of diverse observations of reference material that supports a focused vision. 3. Generate an artist’s statement that incorporates research developed from a variety of documented sources. 4. Utilize various research approaches to create component pieces of their portfolio. 5. Interview an expert in the subject under research, to assist in the development of story concept. 6. Develop an outline of a potential script.
  • 2. ANIM30261 3rd Year Story Lab Winter 2012 2 7. Summarize their story through the development of selected visual story beats. 8. Synthesize material researched and developed into specific components to create a working portfolio reflecting a focused vision. 9. Articulate their artistic vision clearly and succinctly in a presentation to peers. 10. Complete all deliverables in accordance with the deadlines provided. 11. Participate actively and constructively in critiques.Evaluation PlanStudents demonstrate their learning in the following ways: Assignment 1: Story Experiments 30% Assignment 2: Team Project Report 30% Assignment 3: 4th Year Concept/Storyboard 30% Assignment 4: “What’s Your Story So Far?” 10% Total: 100%No Textbook Required.Recommended Reading List:Levy, David B., Animation Development: From Pitch to Production, Allworth Press; 2009.Murray, Joe. Creating Animated Cartoons with Character: A Guide to Developing and Producing YourOwn Series for TV, the Web, and Short FilmSheridan, Sherri. Developing Digital Short Films. New Riders. 20043rd Year Story Lab: http://3rdyearstorylab.blogspot.com/WEEK 1LECTUREIntroduction Storyboarding- Project Development:The Story Thus Far: Assignments and Procedures.LABIdea Generation Exercises.Industry Research Group SelectionWEEK 2LECTURETransmedia Storytelling
  • 3. ANIM30261 3rd Year Story Lab Winter 2012 3LABExperiment #1: Rough Idea/ Work period.Industry Research Team & Project Selection.WEEK 3LECTUREGuest Lecturer: Kaj PindalLABExperiment #1: Group 1 PresentationWEEK 4LECTUREPresentation Techniques/ FlexibilityLABExperiment #1: Group 2 PresentationWEEK 5LECTUREA Short Hero’s Journey: Joseph CampbellLABExperiment #2: Rough Idea /Work period.WEEK 6LECTUREGuest Lecturer: TBALABExperiment #2 Group 2 Presentation.WEEK 7LECTUREIn Progress Lecia Screening.LABExperiment #2: Group 1 Presentation______________________________________________________________READING WEEK_______________________________________
  • 4. ANIM30261 3rd Year Story Lab Winter 2012 4WEEK 8LECTUREGuest Lecturer: TBALABPrep 4th year Concept/Work Period.WEEK 9LECTUREResearch Projects Presentations CommenceLAB4th year Concept Work Presentation Group#1WEEK 10LECTUREResearch Projects ContinueLAB4th year Concept Work Presentation Group#2WEEK 11LECTUREResearch Projects ContinueLAB4th Year Concept Work Period Refinement Group#1WEEK 12LECTUREResearch Projects ContinueLAB4th Year Concept Work Period Refinement Group#2WEEK 13LECTUREResearch Projects ContinueLABPortfolio Review Self AssessmentGroup #1WEEK 14
  • 5. ANIM30261 3rd Year Story Lab Winter 2012 5LECTUREFinal Film ScreeningLABPortfolio Review Self AssessmentGroup #2