Objectives – Understand how emotions and storytelling can be shown through animations – Get into pairs and brainstorm ideas for your own animation – Choose an emotion and develop this emotion into your story – Start writing a script for your animation
Animations • Think about your favourite cartoon…. • How does your cartoon show emotions such as happiness or sadness? • Why do you think the following are important within animation? Have 2 minutes of thinking time…… • music • sound effects • close ups • Facial expressions/body language
Task One – Create a mind map • In pairs mind map your thoughts on the plot, the scenes, the characters and the setting • Characters do not have to be humans, aliens etc. They can be just blobs of clay that do so something or turn into something. They can be fruit, simple animals.... • You will only have the opportunity to include background music – NOT speech!
Your Script – A written description of the actionsthat will take place in your movie In your pairs, complete your script. You have 10 minutes
What is a storyboard? • Once a script is written for a film or animation, the next step is to make a storyboard. A storyboard visually tells the story of an animation panel by panel, kind of like a comic book. Your storyboard should include some of the following information: • What characters are in the frame, and how are they moving? • What changes will you make in each frame • Where the "camera" is in the scene? Close or far away?
You now need to start creating your own storyboard
PLENARY • Why is it important to storyboard and script our ideas before we begin to create our own animation? • How can emotions be shown through animation? • State something new that you have learned in lesson? • How did you find todays lesson activities?