About This Course
This is a core module for students in the Digital Animation stream.
The course builds on the first module delivered on the subject. Students will delve deeper into character performance, learning how to express personality through moods, body language, emotions, actions and general stagecraft. They will be challenged to create credible characters in their productions, using the knowledge learnt and the software applications mastered. The second part of the course deals with storyboard techniques and explores further the narrative side of animations. It focuses on the development of a story idea, key storytelling conventions, as well as creative writing methodologies. Students will also use their knowledge of drawing techniques in order to improve their visual communication skills, generating a story from a script to the screen. The practical sessions will serve to help them become more accustomed with the software packages introduced in the first module (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and Toon Boom’s Storyboard Pro).