ANIMATION 1

Scope and Sequence Semester 1

SUGGESTED TIME

FRAME

INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

ASSESSMENTS

Week 1

Unit 1

Introduction to classroom/school rules

Syllabus, contract

Introduction to Animation vocabulary, notes, class warm-ups

Preliminary assessment of student computer/literacy skills

Review/teach basic MAC computer skills

Intro/Review Text Edit GUI/Shortcuts (NOTES)

Students create folder workbook, file forms and papers

Class discussion

 

Lecture Presentation

 

Teacher directed

 

Teacher observation

 

Teacher directed

 

Student directed

Completed, signed form by student and parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product-folder

Weeks 2-3

Unit 1

Intro To 7 Styles Of Animation (NOTES)

Preview samples Animation Worksheet

Intro to FLASH

GUI Overview, drawing tools, selection tools, document set up, transform tools, layers, shape tools, brushes, fills. Onion skin frame by frame, duplicating, grouping, segmenting, fake 3d drawing, text filters, timeline fx.

Animation Worksheet

 

Lecture Presentation

 

Class discussion

 

Teacher directed

 

Teacher observation

 

 

Student directed

Student notes

 

Participation

 

 

 

Pre-test

 

 

Completed Worksheet

Weeks 4-5

Unit 1

Intro to History of Animation (NOTES)

Preview samples

History of Animation Worksheet/Timeline

FLASH LEVEL 1 TUTORIALS

Morph Animation

Assessment of student skills/knowledge

Lecture Presentation

 

Student directed

Video tutorials, student paced

 

Teacher observation

Student notes

Completed Worksheet

Product-animations:

Shape Tween, Teardrop, Return of The Blob

 

RUBRIC GRADED

Week 6

Unit 1

FLASH LEVEL 1 TUTORIALS

Creation Within Flash

Background Design

Assessment of student skills/knowledge

Student directed

Video tutorials, student paced

 

Teacher observation

Product-animations:

Drawing In Flash, Fake 3D, Backgrounds

RUBRIC GRADED

STYLES TEST

Week 7

Unit 1

FLASH LEVEL 1 TUTORIALS

Character Preparation

Assessment of student skills/knowledge

Student directed

Video tutorials, student paced

Teacher observation

Product-animations:

Creating Symbols, Pivot Points, Library,

RUBRIC GRADED

Weeks  8-9

Unit 2

12 Principles of Animation (NOTES)

Preview samples

FLASH LEVEL 1 TUTORIALS

Basic Animation Techniques

Drawing & Scanning

“How To Scan”

“How To Save”

 

Lecture Presentation

 

Class discussion

Student directed

Video tutorials, student paced

Teacher observation

Product-animations:

Anticipation, Easing In/Out, Secondary Motion, Movie Clips, Drawing In Illustrator, Tracing

RUBRIC GRADED

UNIT 1 TEST

Week 10

Unit 2

Intro To Storyboarding (NOTES)

Preview samples

Copyright & Trademark issues

Images/photos/videos/animations/logos

Copyright search on the web

Written summary of search

Presentation of report

Lecture Presentation

Class discussion

Student directed

 

Class discussion of results

Student notes

Peanut Storyboard

Participation

 

 

Completed Report

Weeks 11-12

Unit 2

Importing sound, video, rotoscoping

Recording, Garage Band, publishing/exporting movies, create sound, edit sound.

Lecture Presentation

 

Teacher directed

 

Teacher observation

Participation

Storyboard Character

 

Worksheet

Products- song, sounds, rotoscoped animation

Weeks 13-15

Unit 3

Storywriting

Character development

View Demos

 

Lecture Presentation

 

Teacher directed

 

Teacher observation

Original 12-24 panel Storyboard

Weeks  16-17

Unit 3

Original movie

 

Class will work individually or in groups of 3 to produce

An animation movie for final project

Original 12-24 panel Storyboard

Model Sheet

Character Pack

Week 18

Unit 3

Review of first semester and overview of second semester

Individual or group presentations of movie

Final Exam

Animation