Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
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Illustration for Animation explores the role of illustration and related image-making within the animation industry. Students will be exposed to the processes and techniques illustrators use in the production of animatics, the process of turning written narrative into a sequential visual format. Students will become competent in the creation of storyboards, and understand the principles of editing and composition in the construction of an animated narrative.
In this unit students will become familiar with the union of image transition, dialogue, sound effects, music, dissolves, zooms, pans and other production processes used in the construction of animatics. They will also explore character design as a core component of animated story-telling, and how that character is adapted in order to create convincing action, dialogue and emotional expression.
Students will be exposed to the work of leading exponents of the practice, both contemporary and historic, and be able to critically analyse the processes used this work.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
100% Mixed mode
4 contact hours plus 8 hours of private study hours per week
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