Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Story Board by Nathan.
Produce a two part animation short, which interlinks between the two to
make an exciting and interesting promotional piece of animation for Rave
Live 2010. We must work with each other in a small group whilst
understanding our own vital roles within the group to concept, storyboard
and produce a finished piece of animation up to industry standards.
We have chosen to get into a slightly larger than small group, consisting
of four people, and to break down a short animation into two separate
animations which can be interlinked with one and other, creating a
finished piece of animation. The idea starts with a long shot of a Biplane
travelling along in the sky, as the camera cuts in closer to the plane we
see a large bird fly into shot, directly into the plane, disrupting its
flight path, and causing the plane to swerve and start to smoke. The plane
then loses control and starts to tip sideways and crash, at this point we
see our character eject from the plane, and fly upwards, whilst the plane
continues its downward path. Once the plane is fully out of shot, we focus
on the character, who then proceeds to eject his parachute, and there is
an illusion of him flying upwards, as the camera continues to fall,
however we see him fly out of shot for only a couple of seconds before he
gently floats down on a large parachute, with a large logo of Rave Live on
it, which is the promotional shot of the piece, the camera then fades to
The second half of animation is a shot of a totally new character walking
along an inconspicuous road/scene below, and suddenly a plane falls out of
the sky, on top of him, the camera then goes black, and small a
promotional animation/picture of the Rave Live logo will finish off the
- Character flying a plane
- Bird fly into the plane
- Character jumps out of plane
- Releases Parachute
- On parachute says Rave-Live....
This unit has the potential to allow inter-faculty collaboration through the use of animation to promote the work of other courses in the creation of animated advertisements for Rave on Air (product design for example). Intra-faculty collaboration is also possible through the use of other disciplines such as post production and sound design that naturally complement the animation industry. These collaborations will be negotiated on a per team basis.
Aims of the Unit
- To enable students to initiate, plan, and complete complex team projects.
- To enable students to work to broadcast standards of quality.
- To provide experience of establishing and developing team project schedules and tracking progress towards project completion.
- To enable students to demonstrate and promote the range and quality of their animation skills through the production of a show-reel.
The emphasis for this brief is upon fitness for broadcast purposes, if you read the learning outcomes and assessment criteria that follow this section then you will see that one of the main areas for your assessment is upon how well you meet technical parameters to enable your work to be broadcast.
You will be required to work in small teams, ideally, two, or three people per team.
You will be required to submit three pieces of work for assessment.
· An individual reflective journal (Blog)
· An individual interactive DVD showreel
· A group film fit for broadcast
This should focus on your plans for this project, your brief, your project schedule, and your performance as a team member. These can be supplemented by a group journal to help communication with team members, but the primary concern is your individual reflective account. These should be hosted on Blogspot, or Wordpress and the URLs submitted to your tutor.
Your showreel will take the form of a menu driven interactive DVD where users will be able to select which of your work they view. You will be expected to assemble a reel that demonstrates the breadth of your capability, and the diversity of your style as an animator. As such, you may use work from any point in your studies, or from outside your time at college. You may also consider generating new work this term to supplement perceived gaps in your portfolio. The main drivers for assessment here are NOT the quality of the individual pieces of work, but the way in which you choose to present them and to promote yourself…
This is where the majority of your effort will be directed for this project. You will have to choose a team first of all, ideally a small one of two or three individuals. Then you will have to negotiate a brief for your project. There are three main ways that you can fulfill this part of the brief, but all will depend upon you having a real client, and it is up to YOU to get information from your client to define your brief. This information should include a list of deliverable items, and a set of deadlines.
This is what I will be working on.......
Work towards Rave Live.
This will involve you either working towards doing one of the six channel idents, in which case you will have to contact the graphics students responsible, or towards generating programme content in which case you will have to contact broadcast content creation students to find out their requirements. Be aware that work will need to be ready much in advance of May 19th, so it should be viable within a reduced time frame. Remember the panic that you had at the end of last term? That is a luxury that you do not have this term. It would probably be a good idea to attend all possible meetings about Rave Live, such as the one this Friday (26th) read your email, and look for posters…
- Evidence of creative presentation and promotion of students’ individual repertoire of animation skills. (A1, C1, D1)
- Evidence of the critical analysis and selection of work of an appropriate quality for submission. (A1, C1)
- Evidence in the realisation of the projects of systematic application of animation skills and practices to the standard expected for an entrant to professional animation or visualisation. (D1, E1)
- Initiate and negotiate a team project and independently manage their time and workflow. (B1, E1)
- Successful completion, to a broadcast state, of a team animation project. (B1, D1, E1)