DM203 WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS FALL 2016

 

STORY & CONCEPT PART I: STORY EXPLORATION

WK01: AUG 29-SEPT 02

FABLES: STORIES WITH A MESSAGE/ANTHROPAMORPHIC CHARACTERS

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN: FABLE I-ANTROPOMORPHIZED CHARACTERS (3 Images)

Wed/Thurs.

LAB: COLLABORATIVE ADAPTATION (Work in Pairs 6-9 Images)

ASSIGN: FABLE II-STORY WITH A MORAL (6-9 Panels)

 

WK02: SEPT 05-09 (MONDAY NO CLASS)

WRITING WITH PICTURES

Monday: No Class

Tues/Wed.

Reading Due: Writing with Pictures I: Moment, Frame, Image   p. 8-29

LAB: EQUISITE CORSPE/DRUNKEN NINJA

Thurs: TBA

WK03: SEPT 12-16

PERSONAL STORIES/AUTO BIOGRAPHY

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN: MEMORY I-SNAPSHOTS (6 Images)

Wed/Thurs.

Reading Due: Stories for Humans I: Character Design  p. 58-79

LAB: LOST IN TRANSLATION

ASSIGN: MEMORIES II: AUTOBIOGRAPHY (9-12 panels)

 

WK04: SEPT  19-22

PARABLES: STORIES FOR CHANGE/SALT & LIGHT

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN: PARABLE I-SALT & LIGHT RESEARCH/IMAGES (4 Images)

Wed/Thurs.

Reading Due: Stories for Humans II: Facial Expressions p. 80-101

LAB: CHOOSING THE MOMENT (6 Panels)

ASSIGN: PARABLE II-STORIES FOR CHANGE (9-12 Panels)

 

WK05: SEPT 26-30

FAIRY TALES: STORY THROUGH CHARACTER

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN: FAIRYTALE I-CHARACTER BIOS (3 images)

Wed/Thurs.

Reading Due: Stories for Humans III: Body Language p. 102-121

LAB: STORY THROUGH CHARACTER

ASSIGN: FAIRYTALE II-ADAPTATION (9-12 panels)

 

WK06: OCT 03-07

CONFLICT: STORIES THROUGH TENSION

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN: CONFLICT I-IMAGES (5 Images)

Wed/Thurs.

Reading Due: Writing with Pictures  II: Clarity vs. Intensity p. 37-53

LAB: CLARITY VS. INTENSITY

ASSIGN: CONFLICT II-STORY I (9-12 Panels)

 

WK07: OCT 10-14

ENVIRONMENTS: A SENSE OF PLACE

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN: ENVIROMENT I: CHARACTER VS. ENVIRONMENT (2 Drawings)

Wed/Thurs.

Reading Due: World Building: Place, Perspective and Research p. 158-179 

LAB: RESEARCHING LOCATIONS

ASSIGN: ENVIROMENT II: STORY (9-12 Panels)

 

WK08: OCT 17-21

FALL BREAK/CHOOSING FINAL PROJECTS

Mon/Tues. No Class

Wed/Thurs.

ASSIGN: PDF PRINT-OUT/INFORMAL PITCH (pick 2)

 

 

STORY & CONCEPT PART II: STORY CONSTRUCTION

 

WK09: OCT 24-28

CHARACTER BIOS/STORY STRUCTURE

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN: CHARACTER BIOS

Wed/Thurs.

LAB: LENS PROPERTIES/CHOOSING YOUR SPACE

ASSIGN: STORY STRUCTURE

WK10: OCT 31-NOV 04

STORY STRATEGIES/EXPLORING THE FRAME

Mon/Tues.

LAB: LENS PROPERTIES/CHOOSING YOUR SPACE

ASSIGNMENT: DOWNTOWN SHOOT (50 pix)

Wed/Thurs.

ASSIGNMENT: FLESH OUT YOUR STORY

 

WK11: NOV 07-10

STAGING ACTION I/BLOCKING YOUR CHARACTERS

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN: PLAN VIEW

Wed/Thurs.

ASSIGN: CONTINUE TO FLESH OUT STORY

 

WK12: NOV 14-18

STAGING ACTION II/CAMERA MOTION

Mon/Tues.

LAB: IRON GIANT

ASSIGN: TUTORTIALS IN SBP (A. OVERVIEW)

Wed/Thurs.

LAB: SECRET OF KELLS

ASSIGN: CREATE CAMERA MOVE IN SBP (B. TIMELINE AND CAMERAS)

WK13: NOV 21/22

CHARACTER EXPLORATION/THANKSGIVING BREAK

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN 1: CHARACTER REFERENCE

ASSIGN 2: CHARACTER EXPLORATION

Wed/Thurs. THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

WK14: NOV 28-DEC 01

LIGHTING & TONE/CLEAN UP BOARDS

Mon/Tues.

LAB: WORKING WITH TONE

ASSIGN: TONAL KEYS

Wed/Thurs.

CLEAN-UP BOARDS

 

WK15: DEC 05-09

STORY REEL/PITCH BIBLE

Mon/Tues.

ASSIGN: CHARACTER LINE-UP

ASSIGN: TREATMENT/PITCH BIBLE

Wed/Thurs.

LAB: FORMATTING PRODUCTION BOARDS

ASSIGN: STORY REEL/AUDIO

ASSIGN: FORMATTING PRODUCTION BOARDS/FINAL THIMBNAILS

 

EXAM WEEK: DEC 13 1-3:00

FINAL PROJECT DUE