Have you ever watched an animation on TV or in the movies and wondered how they are made? Learn about how professionals like the ones from Pixar create storyboards to plan out their ideas. Create your own animation starting from a simple sticky note storyboard to an online storyboard-building tool before animating your story using an easy-to-use app on a mobile device!
In this course, students will learn about the history of animation and briefly explore the common types of animation that are featured on television and in movies. They will discover that no matter what type of animation it is, a good animation depends on good planning. Professionals use what is called storyboarding to plan out their work before creating their animation and students will have an opportunity to try it using a web-based tool called StoryboardThat. Later on, students will be introduced to a mobile-based app called Toontastic 3D, where they can create engaging 3D animations using their storyboards as their blueprint.
This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.