Traditional Animation 2
Name of lecturer(s)
Ondřej JAVORA, Pavel KOUTSKÝ
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Upon completion of the course, students:
- master animation of common bipedal gaits, character gaits and running
- demonstrates ability to plan and execute humanoid animated action in an illusion space (3 axes)
- know how to execute animation in camera panoramic movement (horizontal and vertical)
- know how to work with animated typography and graphics elements.
Mode of study
Study is comprised of workshop and classes and individual work on the practical. In the workshop, students are introduced to the theory and assignment of individual exercises. As well, in the workshop (upon analysis of results of given exercises) students are provided with feedback and space for discussion on the givebn issue. The approach is, to a certain exent, individual and works toward meet the requirements and particulars of individual students.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Developed drawing skills. Skill in graphic and dramatic expression. Skill in fundamental animation mechanics of hard and soft bodies. Managing basic bipedal gait. Knowldge of fundamental animation techniques and principles with basic professional terminology.
The instruction aim is adopting in animation various forms of bipedal gait/running, various humanoid movement, panoramic camera movement and basic animation production processes. Acquired skills are aimed at the requirements for executing the semster work.
The classes flow from the previous course - Drawn animation 1.
- At the introduction strong emphasis is placed on a command and adoption of common bipedal gaits which subsequently serve as a starting point for their variation and running. Particular attention is devoted primarily to tempo, rhythm and character. Gait and running are executed in image format and panoramic camera movement.
- Further parts of the course are devoted to the development of the broader potential of human movement, for example, focusing on sports movement, dance or working activities. At the center of attention is primarily work with a figure in a space (3 axes), human body mechanics, anticipation principles, center of gravity, faithful achievement of the character of a studied movment and development of previous knowledge and principles.
- Part of the course is exercise of an animated free fall (vertical panorama), with emphasis on changes in dynamics and preparations of short piece.
- A further supplementary exercise is the production of one's subtitles which is conceived as a minimalistic form of a self-portrait with typographic elements. At the close of the workshop attention is also devoted to preparations of the semester paper.
This study is comprised of classes (workshops) and individual work on practice exercises (approx: 5-6 hours/week). In the course students are introduced to theory and assignment of individual exercises. As well, students (upon analysis of the results of given exercises) are provided with feedback and space for discussion on the given issue. The approach is, to a certain extent, individual and meets the requirements and particulars of individual students.
Recommended or required reading
DOVNIKOVIĆ, Borivoj. Škola kresleného filmu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Akademie múzických umění v Praze, 2007. 179 s. ISBN 978-80-7331-091-2 · il.
WILLIAMS, Richard. The animator´s survival kit : a manual of methods, principles and formulas. 2nd expanded ed. London: Faber & Faber, 2009. 382 s. ISBN 0-571-23834-7 · fot., obr. +
URC, Rudolf. Animovaný film. Martin: Osveta, 1984. 162 s. · fot.
THOMAS, Frank a Ollie JOHNSTON, 1981. The illusion of life: Disney animation. New York: Disney Editions. ISBN 0786860707.
HALAS, John OBE a Harold WHITAKER, 2009. Timing for Animation. 2nd vyd. B.m.: Focal Press. ISBN 978-0-240-52160-2.
HOOKS, Ed, 2017. Acting for Animators: 4th Edition. 2nd vyd. B.m.: Routledge. ISBN 1-138-66912-1.
MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard, 2000. The Human Figure in Motion. B.m.: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-20204-6.
Pivotal domestic and foreign animated films of renowned artists.
Review of Annecy films
FAMU student work
Assessment methods and criteria
Workshop participation, class participation. On-going completion of individual exercise activity averaging about 5-6 hours of work a week. Grading of this course is part of the summary exam.
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
Room No. 420