Visual Research, Development & Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project

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Visual Research, Development & Design - Advanced Animation PBL Project

An animation production, regardless of style, technique, or length, will require a great deal of visual research, development and design. The early stages of production will typically require the designing and planning of characters, environments, architeture, and visual effects. The process of developing the look and feel of an animation production will involve several stages including breaking down the story, research and reference, and developing solutions through sketches and color roughs. In this Unit students will learn about how to identify what research needs to be done for a production, how to organize, share, and utilize their research, how to establish a look and a feel for production, and presentation and showcase for the production. Students will use a combination of media to accomplish the various activities, including pencil, pen, digital tablets, photos, and social media for research and sharing. Identify in a few sentences the project your students will design, build, create, or perform within one of the units in your course area. This project should involve hands-on or production-oriented skills. The skills covered in this section are essential in the studio for the following industry related professionals: Art Directors, Layout Department, Character and Environment Designs, Entertainment Designers, and Game Designers. The skills covered in this section are research, concept design, development, organization, and presentation. Approximately 4 - 6 weeks
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