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Animation Techniques | Course MD 504

Lecturer | Dr. Ayman Raafat
Teaching Assistant | Rana Allam

'All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to draw them.”

Course Description

Course Overview:

This course is aimed for guiding the student through animation principles to make believable Movements. With a focus on Digital cutout animation, traditional and hand-drawn animation, students will learn the key industry terminology and practice production procedures including how keys, breakdowns, and in-betweens, all combine to make fluid action, all In interactive lectures and hands-on exercises,

Students will have the opportunity to make Ideas comes alive on screen and develop digital painting skills and techniques while producing a rough animation.

Also Students will continue exploring forms of movement Covering timing and posing and how to be integrated with reactions. This includes practicing the techniques required to animate a good characterized Objects.


Course Weights:

ASSIGNMENTS 30 %

CLASS WORK 20 %

FINAL 50 %

	- Final: One animated scene video about Egypt we will imagine.

Final project and Assignments:

Final Project Winter 2018/19:
. Create a 45 seconds ~ maximum 1 minute Animation Short Movie ( Branding Egypt )

Guidelines and Requirements:
each selected project have to prepare

a folder carrying project name with production Team with each team member role title.

>> Inside the folder 

- Written idea " 5 to 8 sentences "

- Full Research Data including Ideas, sketches, References, theme and Color palettes, animation Styles, etc...

- Printed Storyboard

-Printed Character designs with full Model Sheets

- Printed backgrounds and objects

a DVD and USB Flash Drive

includes

- A soft .PDF or .Docx copy from all the Above

- Source Files .AI or .EPS for Character designs and Backgrounds

-Project File Animate .FLA for Final scenes animation

- The Final videos "scenes" in Quicktime ".mov" file Format , Video Resolution half HD 1280 x 720 pixels

- The Film after video editing " in Quicktime ".mov" file Format , Video Resolution half HD 1280 x 720 pixels

A document containing

name of students, with job roles and course, semester, year, name of lecturer(s)

- a short project description (1-2 sentences!)

- pictures in printing resolution (at least: 1200px height, 300 dpi images)


Groups' Schedule:

SUNDAY | Group 1 | 4TH AND 5TH | D2. 105
TUESDAY | Group 3 | 4TH AND 5TH | D2. 205
THURSDAY | Group 2 | 1ST AND 2ND | D2. 105


REFERENCES'

Video Tutorials: http://guc-md.com/index.php/Main/AnimateCC

BOOKS:







Class Schedule

DATE LECTURE ASSIGNMENT

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1

Week 1


Introduction:The 12 Principles of Animation

Create your own Character ]]

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2

Week 2


 Basics Of Adobe Animate | Animate the Butterfly
Brainstorming ideas for the Final projects ]]

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3

Week 3


 Animation Techniques 01 | Refining Animation and Painting
Final Project : team ideas creative briefs Discussion ]]

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4

Week 4


 Animation Techniques 02 | Motion Tweening and Movie Clip symbols
Final Project : Storyboard presentations ]]

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5

Week 5


 Character Animation 01 | Bones
Final Project : Backgrounds - Characters - Props ]]

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6

Week 6


 Character Animation 02 | Create realistic movement in your animated characters
Final Project : Animating Characters ]]

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7

Week 7


Camera and 3D | Use the virtual camera in Animate CC

Final Project : Animating Backgrounds and Props ]]

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8

Week 8


Camera and 3D Advanced Techniques | Frame Heights and Camera Movements

Final Project : refining Animation ]]

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9

Week 9


Working with Audio | Import audio and video

Final Project : Collecting Scenes and Libraries ]]

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10

Week 10


Exporting Animation | Export Animate Content

Final Project : Exporting Scenes ]]

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11

Week 11


Final Project | Creating Animation 01

Final Project : Rough Cuts ]]

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12

Week 12


Final Project | Creating Animation 02

Final Project : Final Edit ]]