Perspective, Composition and Layout
Students will be able to apply basic principles of design, perspective, and composition by designing and drawing layouts for animated shots.
Structural Elements of Storytelling
Students will be able to deconstruct the basic structural elements of storytelling, including characters, conflicts, and settings, and identify the essential shots used in storyboarding and film.
12 Principles of Animation
Students will be able to identify the twelve principles of animation and apply them in an animated shot, including timing, staging, anticipation, and overlapping action.
Students will be able to put the basic theories of gesture drawing into practice as well as principles of design, such as shape language, abstraction, and caricature, and show how to use them when creating animated characters.