DMA 126 Drawing for Animation II • 5 Cr.
A continuation of DMA 125. Students learn advanced drawing skills and techniques to be applied to the development of animation sequences. Emphasis is placed on creating and developing characters and compositions that effectively support the storytelling. Prerequisite: DMA 125 at BC with a C- or better; or entry code.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Develop main characters when provided with a story treatment including the design of their look, costuming, personality and motivations.
- Create model sheets for characters to maintain consistency throughout an animation.
- Create storyboards that expand the action by establishing the setting, the motives and personalities in any given scene.
- Use an exposure sheet to animate a dialogue sequence by matching animation and lip sync to the timing of provided audio.
- Apply the concept of key frames to a walk or run cycle while utilizing the character personality and the action of the scene to make the movement unique to that scene.
- Research and design an environment using two-point perspective.
- Use lighting and composition to focus audience attention within environments.
- Observe and analyze action for special effects and apply that analysis to animating for effect.