Preproduction (6020) - Week 01

Basic Camera and Film Language and Storyboarding

TODAY:

Loaner sheet for Wacom stylus (return at end of class please)

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Warmup sketching exercises in Photoshop (circles, grids and slicing pies)



Some basic camera language (camera shot types, vimeo tutorial)
Shot, Scene and Sequence (word, sentence, paragraph)
Every Frame a Painting (by Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou)

A bit of Maya Kung-Fu: placing camera, focal length

Some more sketching warmup in photoshop: advanced stick person and creature



In Class Demo: 9 shot panel homework (must include closeup, mid shot, wide shot)
Demo using Hot Fuzz from 0:10 to 0:45 (downloaded using en.savefrom.net)
Other downloading workflows HERE

template from (https://www.the-flying-animator.com/storyboard-template.html)

This assignment will account for 15% of your final grade. Hand-in will be due at the end of class 2

Storyboard  (SB) Week 1-2 Using the storyboard template provided above, select a short video clip (approximately 30 sec) from film, television, or an online source. Be sure to pick something you can download, edit and pause easily. If your source is over 2 min, trim the clip down. Watch your chosen clip and sketch one panel drawing for each shot you see in the scene until you have nine (9) different camera angles. (they don't have to be sequential) You must select a clip that has at least three different camera angles (wide, medium, close up etc.) Featured principles: Posing (Solid Drawing), Staging, Appeal.

in class example - first pass in progress
What I'll be grading on this assignment:
  1. Are there 3 different camera angles shown?
  2. Do the drawings clearly show the character's position and screen direction?
  3. Is there sufficient drawn detail to show the environment?
  4. Are the different characters clearly identifiable?
  5. Do the drawn panels match the video reference?
Hand in will be as follows:

File will be named <Last>_<First>_SB.jpg
  (eg. Latour_David_SB.jpg)
Original template resolution should be preserved (2969 x 2319)

UPDATE - if you want to use pen/paper and take a pic - that's fine too.