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Animation

Code 13845
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Art and Design
Entry requirements -
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Does not apply.
Learning outcomes At the end of the course unite, the student must be able to apply the principles of animation, to know and master the fundamental animation techniques, to develop a synopsis, a screenplay and storyboard of an animation short film, to direct and animate a short film, to accomplish a theoretical research on the animation technique, aesthetics or history. > At the end of the course unite, the student must be able to apply the principles of animation, to know and master the fundamental animation techniques, to develop a synopsis, a screenplay and storyboard of an animation short film, to direct and animate a short film, to accomplish a theoretical research on the animation technique, aesthetics or history.
Syllabus 1. Techniques:
Cel animation
Stop motion
Rotoscoping
Direct
Cutouts
Pin Screen
Glass
Sand
Digital
Others

2. History:
Pioneers
Golden age
Europe
National Film Board of Canada
Anime
Digital

3. Styles and principles:
Figurative / Abstract
Full / Limited
Slow in / Slow out
Spacing / Timing
Key / In between
staging
Straight ahead / Pose to pose
Follow through / Overlapping
Cycles / Arcs
Anticipation / Exaggeration
Squash / Stretch

4. Creative process:
Idea
Synopsis / Note of Intent
Screenplay
Storyboard
Studies

5. Workshops:

Workshop 1: Technique to be defined

Workshop 2: Technique to be defined


6. Music and sound:

Sound design and planning:
i. Sound typologies;
ii. Sound design;
iii. Intellectual property.

Sound production:
i. Sound capture;
ii. Sound libraries;
iii. Technical standards.

Sound post-production:
i. Syncs;
ii. Mixing and sound treatment;
iii. Finalization and export.
Main Bibliography Beane, Andy, 3D Essentials, Wiley, 2012
Beck, Jerry, Animation art : from pencil to pixel, Flame Tree, 2004
Nogueira, Luís, Manuais de Cinema II. Géneros Cinematográficos, Livros Labcom, 2010
Thomas, Frank , Illusion of life: Disney animation, Disney, 1984
Webster, Chris. Animation The Mechanics of Motion, Focal Press, 2005
Wells, Paul, Understanding animation, Routledge, 1998
Whitaker, Harold, Halas, John. Timing for Animation, Focal Press, Second Edition, 2009
White, Tony. How to make Animated Films, Focal Press, 2009
Williams, Richard, The animator's survival kit, Faber and Faber, 2001
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Work 1
(25%)

Report (1000 to 1500 words)
or
Written essay (1000 to 1500 pal.)
or
Visual or audiovisual rehearsal (max: 7 min)

Work 2
(25%)

Workshop 1: exercises

Workshop 2: exercises

Work 3:
(50%)

The Art of Book
or
Short film
or
Promo or trailer
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-14

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