ANIMATION BOOTCAMPProudly sponsored by the Victorian Arabic Social Services(VASS)Teacher: George SamuelsFacilitator: Shari...
George’s 2010 Demo Reel                          http://vimeo.com/7764859
Overview   DAY 1 – Foundations &        DAY 2 – Shooting &   Creating                     Animating   Module 1 – What is  ...
Module 1EXPLORINGANIMATION
What is animation?
animo + atio = animation “the act of bringing life” + “give life to” = the illusion of life Technical definition: The rapi...
BRIEF HISTORY
History: Early Examples   IRAN        Shahr-e Sūkhté‫شهر سوخته‬   5,000 years ago
History: Early Examples   EGYPT   4,000 years ago
History: Early Examples   CHINA   180 A.D.   Phenakistoscope
History: Early Examples
History: Early Examples                1) STOP-MOTION              2) TRADITIONAL (2D)         3) COMPUTER GRAPHICS (3D)
Example: “The Force”                       http://vimeo.com/3875322
WHY STOP-MOTION?
WHY BOTHER?
BREAK
Module 27 SECRETS To Making A Great Short Film              As told by Mike L. Murphy
“KNOWING IS NOTENOUGH, WE MUSTAPPLY.WILLING IS NOTENOUGH, WE MUSTDO.”
7 Secrets            1) Have 1 cute character with               1 simple goal            2) Make it funny            3) K...
7 Secrets | “Campfire”                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9ZozfvkJbw
7 Secrets | Secret #1     Have 1 cute character       with 1 simple goal
7 Secrets | Secret #2                  Make it funny
7 Secrets | “Switch”                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6GEEi67atc
7 Secrets | Secret #3                   Keep it short
7 Secrets | Secret #4   Have one prop or less
7 Secrets | “For The Birds” by Pixar                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ4Nnr0MXKY
7 Secrets | Secret #5         Keep backgrounds           to a minimum
7 Secrets | Secret #6                  Make it silent
7 Secrets | Secret #7    Have an ironic ending
Module 3STORY & CONCEPT
Module 4STORYBOARDING
Storyboarding[watch “storyboarding in 4      minutes” video]
Animation Bootcamp | Siosism
Animation Bootcamp | Siosism
Animation Bootcamp | Siosism
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  • This is claimed to be one of the earliest examples of animation but, since no equipment existed to show the images in motion, it cannot be called animation in a true sense of the word.
  • This is claimed to be one of the earliest examples of animation but, since no equipment existed to show the images in motion, it cannot be called animation in a true sense of the word.
  • Prince of Egypt.
  • Phenakistoscope. Concept was originally developed by the Chinese in 180AD.
  • Why should I bother? Benefits include: teamwork, patience, self-discipline, attention-to-detail, observation, and communication skills
  • Some Questions To Consider: Were the characters in the films cute? Could you relate to them? Were the characters too simple or too complex? What did the films do right regarding the characters? What could have been done better?
  • Some Questions To Consider: Were the films funny? Do you remember the funnier parts of the films better than the rest? Which parts worked the best and why? Which parts didn’t work? What could have made them better?
  • Some Questions To Consider: Were any of the films too long or too short? Did the films immediately grab your interest? What elements worked in grabbing your interest? How would an employer react to the films? Could the films be improved to grab your interest sooner?
  • Some Questions To Consider: What were the props in the film? What purpose did the props serve? Were the props used effectively? What could’ve been done differently with the props?
  • Keep backgrounds simple. Suggest a few small things. People like puzzles. Sound design can also be great in giving clues. Some Questions To Consider: How did the films make use of their backgrounds? Were they too elaborate? How could they have been simplified? Did you immediately know the setting of the story when the film started? What clues led to your understanding of the setting? How was sound used to enhance the setting of the films?
  • Doesn’t mean no sound, but certainly little to no dialogue Exposition – vital information audience needs to process the setup in your story Best exposition is expressed through visual methods; only exception is if you are using a few simple sound FX to clue in the setting Some Questions To Consider: What types of exposition did the films use? Did the dialogue help your understanding of the film? Would the film work without the dialogue? How would the film change to eliminate any verbal exposition?
  • Discuss all 7 secrets
  • Discuss all 7 secrets
  • Animation Bootcamp | Siosism

    1. 1. ANIMATION BOOTCAMPProudly sponsored by the Victorian Arabic Social Services(VASS)Teacher: George SamuelsFacilitator: Shari ThringPowered by Siosism
    2. 2. George’s 2010 Demo Reel http://vimeo.com/7764859
    3. 3. Overview DAY 1 – Foundations & DAY 2 – Shooting & Creating Animating Module 1 – What is Module 5 – Setup/Shooting animation? BREAK BREAK Module 2 – The 7 Secrets Module 6 - Shooting LUNCH LUNCH Module 3 – Story & Concept Module 7 - Editing BREAK Screening Module 4 – Storyboard & Reflection Assets
    4. 4. Module 1EXPLORINGANIMATION
    5. 5. What is animation?
    6. 6. animo + atio = animation “the act of bringing life” + “give life to” = the illusion of life Technical definition: The rapid display of a sequence of images of 2D or 3D artwork or model positions to create an illusion of movement
    7. 7. BRIEF HISTORY
    8. 8. History: Early Examples IRAN Shahr-e Sūkhté‫شهر سوخته‬ 5,000 years ago
    9. 9. History: Early Examples EGYPT 4,000 years ago
    10. 10. History: Early Examples CHINA 180 A.D. Phenakistoscope
    11. 11. History: Early Examples
    12. 12. History: Early Examples 1) STOP-MOTION 2) TRADITIONAL (2D) 3) COMPUTER GRAPHICS (3D)
    13. 13. Example: “The Force” http://vimeo.com/3875322
    14. 14. WHY STOP-MOTION?
    15. 15. WHY BOTHER?
    16. 16. BREAK
    17. 17. Module 27 SECRETS To Making A Great Short Film As told by Mike L. Murphy
    18. 18. “KNOWING IS NOTENOUGH, WE MUSTAPPLY.WILLING IS NOTENOUGH, WE MUSTDO.”
    19. 19. 7 Secrets 1) Have 1 cute character with 1 simple goal 2) Make it funny 3) Keep it short 4) Have one prop or less 5) Keep backgrounds to a minimum 6) Make it silent 7) Have an ironic ending
    20. 20. 7 Secrets | “Campfire” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9ZozfvkJbw
    21. 21. 7 Secrets | Secret #1 Have 1 cute character with 1 simple goal
    22. 22. 7 Secrets | Secret #2 Make it funny
    23. 23. 7 Secrets | “Switch” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6GEEi67atc
    24. 24. 7 Secrets | Secret #3 Keep it short
    25. 25. 7 Secrets | Secret #4 Have one prop or less
    26. 26. 7 Secrets | “For The Birds” by Pixar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ4Nnr0MXKY
    27. 27. 7 Secrets | Secret #5 Keep backgrounds to a minimum
    28. 28. 7 Secrets | Secret #6 Make it silent
    29. 29. 7 Secrets | Secret #7 Have an ironic ending
    30. 30. Module 3STORY & CONCEPT
    31. 31. Module 4STORYBOARDING
    32. 32. Storyboarding[watch “storyboarding in 4 minutes” video]

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