CSANM 210

Visual Narrative for Animation

Computer Science College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

This class teaches foundational skills that animation students require when working in a shot-based production environment. Cinematography, layout, composition and storytelling techniques will be a focus of study.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Fixed

3

Fixed

4

Fixed

2

Title

Shot Making

Learning Outcome

The ability to critique, discuss and create film narrative in the continuity style of film making heavily used in animation.

Title

Color, Lighting & Composition for film

Learning Outcome

Acquire a foundational level of understanding of color, lighting and composition for film. Be able to critique, discuss, and improve layouts for animation.

Title

Crew & Professional Dynamics:

Learning Outcome

Learn how animated productions are structured and how departments work together in a Visual Effects or Animation Porduction

Title

Narrative

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate ability to tell a visual story with an emphasis on clarity, structure and delivery.