Animation is everywhere—in our homes, schools, work, and everywhere there’s a screen. During our time together, we will explore the history of animation, learn the language and skills of animators, try out a variety of animation platforms where we will create short animation projects to share on our padlets.
Days 6-12: Final Animation Project
- Watch Animation Chefs for ideas on storyboarding
- Storyboard your idea
- Pick an animation platform
- Begin work. Be sure to save multiple times during the day, so you don’t lose work.
- Reflect: Export your animation as a .GIF and upload your to your padlet. What did do? What will you work on next? What could you improve for next time?
Days 4 & 5: Choose Your Challenge
- Continue with Pencil Animation Challenges
- Try FlipaClip on iPads
- Learn how to create an animated GIF in Photoshop (see video below)
- Learn how to use Pivot Animator (see video below)
Reflect: Export your animation as a .GIF and upload your to your padlet. What did you learn? What do you want to work on next time – continue project, new project or learn new tool? Be specific. What inspired you about viewing others work? Is there something you can teach the group?
Days 3: Pencil Animation Challenges
Pick a challenge below to create with Pencil2D. Once you finish one, share it on your padlet and then pick another until time runs out.
Reflect: What did you learn? What did you do? What could you improve for next time? Export your animation as a .GIF and upload your to your padlet.
Day 2: Timing & Spacing
- The Art of Timing and Spacing
- Pick a ball and map out timing for 3 bounces on paper (24 frames per second)
- Intro to Pencil2D and then work on ball animation
- Animation Physics
Reflect: What did you learn? What did you do? Screenshot or upload your animation. Have a type of animation you want to learn, try to find an example to share and link it in your padlet.