DM312 Animation III: Stop Motion

Weekly Schedule Spring 2017

 

WK01: JAN 23-27

INTRO/PRESSMOLDS

A. Intro/Sculpt Press Molds

Lab: Sculpt & Pour Press-Molds

Assignment: Extract Molds/Press Character

 

B. Press Characters

Lab: Play in Pairs-Animate (in pairs)

10SC-Intro:

 

WK02: JAN 30-FEB 03

3D MORPHING

A. Metamorphosis in Clay

Lab: Animate Clay Morph (in pairs) 

Assignment: Add sound to Clay Morph

 

B.  3D Replacement Targets

Lab: Sculpt/Shoot Replacements

10SC-Morph

 

WK03: FEB 06-10

FLOUR SACKS

A. Flour Sacks: Solo

Lab: Animated Emotions/Solo

Assignment:  Flour Sack Solo-Export w/audio

 

B. Flour Sacks: Ensemble

Lab: Flour Sack Rack Focus/Ensemble  

10SC-Love at First Sight (pairs are optional)

 

WK04: FEB 13-17

PUPPET DESIGN

A. Intro to Puppets

Lab: Intro to Puppets/Explore Theme

Assignment: Reference Images/Exploration Sketches

 

B. Puppet Design/Layout

Lab: Character Line-up

Assignment: Character Turn-Arounds & Schematic Drawing

10SC-TBA

 

WK05: FEB 20-24

PUPPET ARMATURE

A. Armature Building

Lab: Build Armature

Assignment: Dry Fit Armature Parts

 

B. Puppet: Assemble Armatures

Lab: Mount Armatures

Assignment: Block In Clay

10SC-TBA

 

WK06: FEB 27-MAR 03

PATTERN SCULPTING

A. Sculpt Pattern 

Lab: Sculpt Patterns

Assignment: Rough Pattern Complete

 

B. Finish Pattern

Lab: Finish Sculpting Pattern

Assignment: Detail and Clean-up Pattern

10SC-TBA

 

WK07: MAR 06-10 

POUR MOLDS

A. FIRST MOLD POUR

Lab: First Pour

Assignment: Clean up for 2nd

 

B. PREP/SECOND POUR

Lab: Prep for 2nd Pour

Assignment: 2nd Pour

10SC-Mid-Semester Animation

 

WK08: MAR 14-18

SPRING BREAK

 

WK09: MAR 21-25 

REVIEW WEEK-NO CLASS

MID-SEMSETER ANIMATION-TBA

 

WK10: MAR 27-31

FIT ARMATURES

A. SECOND MOLD POUR

Lab: 2nd Pour

Assignment: Demold & Clean/Bake Mold 110 degrees for 8 hours

 

B. FIT ARMATURES TO MOLD/HAND S

Lab: Hand Armatures

Assignment: Demold & Clean/Bake Mold 110 degrees for 8 hours

 

WK11: APR 03-07  

FOAM/SEAM AND PAINT

A. FOAM CAST PUPPETS

Lab: Pour Foam Puppet

Assignment:  Bake Puppet and Demold

 

B. SEAM AND PAINT PUPPETS

Lab: Seam Puppets Bodies

Assignment: Finish Seams/Paint Puppet Bodies

 

WK12: APR 10-14

SCULPT/CAST HEADS & ACCESSORIES

A. SCULPT/MOLD HEAD PATTERNS

Lab: Sculpt Heads/Pour

Assignment: Finish Head Patterns

 

B. CAST HEADS & ACCESSORIES

Lab: Paint Heads, etc.

Assignment: Continue Puppets/ 5 Panel Pitches

 

WK13: APR 18-21 

EASTER BREAK-MONDAY OFF

PUPPET ROTATION I: BLOCKING/REHEARSAL

A. BLOCKING/PRELIGHT

Lab: Pitch Screen Test/Finish heads Accessories, etc.

Demo: Blocking and Prelight

Assignment: Blocking Reel/Finish Puppets

 

B. REHEARSAL

Lab: Screen Blocking

Assignment: Rehearsal Animation

 

WK14: APR 24-28

PUPPET ROTATION II: FINAL ANIMATION/POST

A.FINAL SHOOT/POST

Lab: Finishing Up

Assignment: Audio/Post

 

***FRIDAY APRIL 28th  8AM: FORESTER SHOWCASE DEADLINE***

 

B. SCREEN FINALS

 

WK15: MAY 01-05

PUPPET ROTATION III-ANIMATION

A. WRAP PARTY

Lab: Screen Animation/Clean up Lab

 

B. FINAL TBA

 

***FORESTER SHOWCASE MAY ?***

 

EXAM WK: MAY 08-11