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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Your homework in the discussion area below.
Subject Author Replies Views Last Message
Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 - Watch tutorials & Answer QUESTIONS MsGulia MsGulia 16 168 Nov 23, 2011 by kamanlu22 kamanlu22
Wed, Nov. 2, 2011 - Homework Questions MsGulia MsGulia 13 146 Nov 13, 2011 by YukariS YukariS
Tues. Nov. 8 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 12 190 Nov 13, 2011 by DjDamata DjDamata
Intro. to ANIMATION questions... MsGulia MsGulia 9 308 Nov 10, 2011 by theo.papa theo.papa
Fri. Nov. 4, 2011 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 10 123 Nov 10, 2011 by theo.papa theo.papa

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Friday, November 4, 2011
Today we worked on:
- shape tween (morphing)
- blinking eyes, continuous background, importing an image
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Your homework... also in the discussion area:
- look at the swf files of last years student work... (they play only once so refresh or reload this page to replay them)
- think about how the zoom in or zoom out and the fade in or out was done : )
- find and watch a video about how zoom in and/or zoom out is done in Flash CS3 or CS4
- find and watch a video about fade in or out effect in Flash CS3 or CS4
- send me the video links in the discussion area below

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Animation - Flash Techniques
...and some cinematic techniques : )
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moving objects - motion tween (we've done this in class: Wed. Nov 2)

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transforming one shape into another shape, (we've done this in class: Fri. Nov 4)

eg. a circle become a square - shape tween (morphing)

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changing colour -

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frame by frame animation (using keyframes)

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blinking eyes - (we started this in class: Fri. Nov 4)

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continuous background - (we started this in class: Fri. Nov 4)

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inserting an image - (we started this in class: Fri. Nov 4)

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zoom in/out -

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panning effect -

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fade in /out -

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fade to white, fade to black -

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cut/cut to -
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

See dicussion area for today's homework video and questions.
It won't take long... but it will prepare you for Friday's class:
we're going to "morph" tween!
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Getting Started with Flash CS4

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Answer the following questions in the discussion area below:
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Creating a file and exploring the Flash interface.
Watch the tutorial and answer the questions below… in detail.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk-GGmaNsgE

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1. What do you first see when you launch Flash?
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2. What setting/s should you choose to open a Flash (.fla) file?
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3. What are the main parts of the Flash interface called? List and describe what each is/does/is used for.
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4. Under which pull down menu can you find all the panels?
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5. What is the white work area that is visible to the viewer called? How is it different from the grey work area?
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6. What is the properties panel used for? Give example/s.
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Subject Author Replies Views Last Message
Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 - Watch tutorials & Answer QUESTIONS MsGulia MsGulia 16 168 Nov 23, 2011 by kamanlu22 kamanlu22
Wed, Nov. 2, 2011 - Homework Questions MsGulia MsGulia 13 146 Nov 13, 2011 by YukariS YukariS
Tues. Nov. 8 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 12 190 Nov 13, 2011 by DjDamata DjDamata
Intro. to ANIMATION questions... MsGulia MsGulia 9 308 Nov 10, 2011 by theo.papa theo.papa
Fri. Nov. 4, 2011 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 10 123 Nov 10, 2011 by theo.papa theo.papa

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Drawing Tools.
Watch the tutorial and answer the questions below… in detail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw-TjLJKA10

  1. In Flash when you draw several objects overtop of each other on the same layer they merge into each other… how can you avoid this?
  2. Make a list of all the tools in the tool palette and beside each describe that the tool does/how it is used.
  3. Explain the difference between the white selection tool and the black selection tool?
  4. Why should you double click when selecting an item? What happens if you don’t?
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Animating.
Watch the tutorials and answer the following questions… in detail.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j99InZ5C1JM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llpufUJyhAY



Explain in detail the following:
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1. What is a frame by frame animation?
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2. What is the difference between a frame and a keyfame?
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3. What is ‘shape tween’?
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4. What is ‘motion tween’?

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
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Animation - Introduction, History & Background

Read the wikipedia article on ANIMATION.

Your homework questions will be in the discussion area:
Subject Author Replies Views Last Message
Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 - Watch tutorials & Answer QUESTIONS MsGulia MsGulia 16 168 Nov 23, 2011 by kamanlu22 kamanlu22
Wed, Nov. 2, 2011 - Homework Questions MsGulia MsGulia 13 146 Nov 13, 2011 by YukariS YukariS
Tues. Nov. 8 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 12 190 Nov 13, 2011 by DjDamata DjDamata
Intro. to ANIMATION questions... MsGulia MsGulia 9 308 Nov 10, 2011 by theo.papa theo.papa
Fri. Nov. 4, 2011 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 10 123 Nov 10, 2011 by theo.papa theo.papa



Watch "Animando" video from the National Film Board (NFB) archives:
- a short film made by a brazilian animation artist
- see how many different animation techniques are shown in this short film... count them : )



Watch "Her Morning Elegance" music video by Oren Lavie:
- this is a professional video...



- imagine the how much time and planning went into this project

- how much time went into preproduction and storyboarding?

- how many photos were needed to produce this project?

- how long did it take to shoot?



Watch the "Behind the Scenes Video of Her Morning Elegance":


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Sand Animtion Video


- in this video the sand animation is presented as a performance before a live audience
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Zoopraxiscope - thirteen frames on a loop

Thaumatrope - a very popular toy in Victorian times; TWO different images seen very quickly APPEAR to be ONE image; here's a digital thaumatrope

Zoetrope -
Zoetrope.jpg