It's time for your 5th and final project.
This is a 2D/live action integration project that will bring together everything you've learned so far - the animation principles, working with video reference, 2D animation techniques in Flash - and adds the key component of design.
Yes, finally, you get to make up your own characters and stories.
Your mission is to create a little world of Flash-animated characters in a live-action environment. You have a lot of creative freedom with this assignment. You can work by yourself or as a small group. It can be line work or colour, it can be serious, cartoony, depressing, or rude (well, keep it SFW). This is a chance to let your creativity shine. Your character needs to be able to move around and ideally walk around.
|Rex the Runt - simple = funny|
|"Animals" by Minilogue. A few simple shadows and voila! integration|
Homework for next week:
- Design a character for the final project. Have a printout of it ready to hang on the wall. Three words of advice: Keep. It. Simple.
If you can't draw it in less than 10 seconds, it's too complicated.
- Create a pitch for your idea. Your pitch should include a description of your scenario, as well as drawings to show how your work will all fit with your live action plate.
Here's the full description of your final assignment:
Due: 18/04/12 IN CLASS & FTP
% of final: 20%
Please use a movie file type compatible with QuickTime: AVI, MOV, MPeg4
File naming convention:
In small groups or individually, create a short film starring your animated character integrated with a locked live action background plate. You may download or shoot the video yourself. It should be between 12-16 seconds long including credits.
If you don't have an original idea, use one of these:
- Busking for bugs
- Everybody in the salad
- 5" UFO
- Leaps tall buildings in a single bound
- Other uses for the toilet
- Badly disguised
- Things on my foot
- Urban Emissions