ANIM 30102Storyboarding-Advanced Story StructureFall 2012 AssignmentsASSIGNTMENT #1: Premise/Sketch/Present INDIVIDUAL MARKProduce a premise, inspirational sketch and presentation of an idea for the GROUP project.This is the presentation of your idea for the GROUP project that comprises the bulk of the 3rdyear of the BAA Animation program.1. A logline: a brief sentence or “elevator pitch” that describes your story. Think tweetlength (140 characters.)2. A synopsis: one or two paragraphs that will explain the character and conflicts of thestory. The theme or moral should be explicit. This is the: who, what, where, when, and why ofthe story. Both of these are considered part of the premise.3. One inspirational sketch. This is a story sketch along the lines of the Bill Peet or KenAnderson sketch shown in lab. The sketch can be black & white or colour but must communicatethe essence of the story. It is a launch pad of the storyboarding process, not a concept illustration.The sketch can be presented under the document camera or as a digital file.4. Presentation. The student will present their premise and sketch for class critique.Length: 1 page sketch, one page premise.Value: 10%Due: Week 2 in lab. One hard copy and one electronic copy (PDF) submitted to HAND_IN folder. Hard copy of premise and sketch after the presentation.Course Critical Performance and Learning OutcomesPitch an individual story that reflects thoughtful and coherent visual and written development.Apply strong storytelling abilities that feature character, emotion and movement.ASSIGNTMENT #2: GROUP Story Development GROUP MARKAssignment: Working as a group, the students will produce rough story ideas, inspirationalsketches, research material, a storyboard through many iterations, and, “pitch” their story
(describe and act out.)At every stage, the student is expected to give and receive “notes” (suggestions for the bettercommunication of the story.) The application of these notes is an integral part of the storyboardprocess.Deliverables:A. Inspirational Sketches WK 3 Value: 5% To be reviewed in the lab.B. Rough Boards: Due in Lab Week 4 Value: 5% To be reviewed in the lab.B. Revision Pass in Lab Week 5-6 Value: 5% To be reviewed in the lab.C. Pitch Story in Lecture Week 7 Value: 15% One electronic copy (PDF) visuals to be pitched in the lecture. One PDF of the presentation to be submitted to HAND_IN folder.Course Critical Performance and Learning OutcomesGenerate storyboards that exhibit visual continuity and consistency.Develop a variety of co-operative strategies and leadership skills within the context of the groupstory production.Collaborate effectively on the pre-production story visualization, development and research foruse in the final group story reel.Incorporate sophisticated elements of story (multiple conflict, complex character developmentand story arc) into the development of the storyboard.Demonstrate practical knowledge of cinematic language, acting and staging and the ability toexpress story and character through drawings.Present work in a clear and entertaining way with the ability to invent action and express itthrough drawing.ASSIGNTMENT #3: The Storyboard Test INDIVIDUAL MARKTHIS ASSIGNMENT RUNS CONCURRANTLY (AT THE SAME TIME)AS THE GROUP PROJECT.YOU ARE REPONSIBLE TO YOUR GROUP FOR YOUR WORK.
Assignment: This assignment will simulate a storyboard test from a production company.You will be required to produce: thumbnails, rough board, a clean timed and labeled board ( aLecia or story reel can also be included but is not necessary.)You are required to storyboard the script in as long (as many pages) as you think it will take. Inan actual situation, you should watch a number of the episodes of the program to recognize whothe audience is, similar shows, the attitudes of the characters, etc. As this is a sample case, this isNOT required.This assignment is to show your thinking process on how to interpret and illustrate the script aspresented. DO NOT focus on making elaborately rendered drawings, but demonstrate how youcommunicate the action in the script, the acting in the dialogue and that the characters and BGsare in the style of the show. Be as close to model as possible. Size relations are particularlyimportant. Rough/Loose but clear as to what’s going on.These tests typically take a day or two to complete so you should judge you time accordingly.Elements Supplied:Board template, character models, location design, and script.Deliverables:A. Thumbnails: Due in Lab Week 3 Value: 10% To be reviewed / marked in the lab.B. Rough Board in Lab Week 6 Value: 10% To be reviewed the lab.C. Final clean timed Board in Lab Week 10 Value: 10% One hard copy and one electronic copy (PDF) submitted to HAND_IN folder. To be reviewed the lab.Course Critical Performance and Learning OutcomesGenerate storyboards that exhibit visual continuity and consistency.Complete individual work in accordance with prescribed story production timelines.Demonstrate practical knowledge of cinematic language, acting and staging and the ability toexpress story and character through drawings.Present work in a clear and entertaining way with the ability to invent action and express itthrough drawing.ASSIGNTMENT #4: GROUP Conformed Board/Lecia Reel GROUP MARK
Assignment: The group will refine their story pitch, assemble and conform a production(conformed) storyboard and complete a Lecia or story reel for the 3rd year group project.Again, at every stage, the student is expected to give and receive “notes” (suggestions for thebetter communication of the story.) The application of these notes is an integral part of thestoryboard process.Deliverables:A. Final Production Board in Lab Week 13 Value: 10% The board will be clean and timed with appropriate details: numbered pages and scenes, shot description, dialogue, proper screen direction, sound notes and special effects indications and slugging notes (rough timing of the scenes.) One hard copy and one electronic copy (PDF) PER GROUP to be submitted to HAND_IN folder. The hard copy will be a reference from the production going forward.B. Lecia in Lecture Week 14 Value: 10% One electronic copy (.mov) submitted to HAND_IN folder prior to class. To be reviewed the lecture.Course Critical Performance and Learning OutcomesPitch an individual story that reflects thoughtful and coherent visual and written development.Develop a variety of co-operative strategies and leadership skills within the context of the groupstory production. Produce a story reel digitally that uses effective sound, timing, recording, editing andperformance processes for the final production.Incorporate sophisticated elements of story (multiple conflict, complex character developmentand story arc) into the development of the storyboard.Complete individual and collaborative work in accordance with prescribed story productiontimelines.Create a script that conveys individual expression, style and creativity.5. Story Analysis Test INDIVIDUAL MARK 20%Assignment:In the week 13 lecture, a project will be screened. You will be required to analyze the story ofthe project. In point form, describe the beginning, middle and end, the protagonist, the theme themood, the genre and give your opinion of the story. This is your chance to further demonstrate
and improve your analytical skills.The board artist must be able to review such projects to deconstruct with respect to its’ storyaspects: line of action, spine, protagonists, plot, characters, theme, etc.Course Critical Performance and Learning OutcomesAnalyze the elements of story from a visual presentation, deconstruct, comment and defend inwritten and verbal form. Please address questions in lab or to: firstname.lastname@example.org