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Animation

Animation / Media Design


Congratulations to our Gold winning team at the 2018 Provincial Skills Canada Competition in 3D Computer Animation

MEDIA DESIGN 9
This course introduces the students to the different aspects of computer graphics and animation. This course is offered to support and encourage students to explore the diversity and possibilities of computer graphics and the electronic artistic medium of computer animation. There are no pre-requisite skills required as this is an introductory course and students will start from the basics of file management (saving, flash drives, email and web). Using graphics from Google and programs like MS word, PowerPoint, Photoshop and Flash. The course will also introduce 3D Animation using 3D Studio Max. Lastly students will learn the basics of video editing using Movie Maker and how to properly publish their work (eg youtube). Students will synthesize information from a variety of electronic sources for their presentations using a variety of technologies and hardware (scanners, cameras). We will also investigate and scrutinize the billion dollar industry of Computer Animation. Computer graphics and animation offers a unique opportunity for students to utilize their graphic, written and technology skills – all requirements for the future workforce.

MEDIA DESIGN 10 – FORMERLY ANIMATION 10
This exciting course introduces the students to the different aspects of computer animation. Computer animation offers a unique opportunity for students to utilize their graphic, written and technology skills – all requirements for the future workforce. The course will be divided into several sections including 2D FLASH Animation (hugely fun and entertaining), 3D Animation (addicting and creative), and Video Editing (Adding sounds and Post Production to DVD and Video). Students will synthesize information from a variety of electronic sources for their presentations. We will also investigate the Billion Dollar Industry of Computer Animation by exploring and watching current 3D animation movies.
NOTE: This course can be taken in Grade 9 or 10

MEDIA DESIGN 11
Formerly Animation 11 This computer course is the most popular computer elective course at Dover Bay. Animation 11 will provide students with basic skills required to Model and Animate in 3 dimensions with a high-end computer animation program as demonstrated in current advertising, multimedia and film production. The course could be a “quick start” into a career or post-secondary course associated with the new and expanding fields in film, television, publishing, multimedia and other career paths. Topics covered: Techniques such as composition, elements of design, focal point, use of space, 3D drawing and character animation will be introduced. The course also investigates the creation of the Toy Story movie to understand the process of animation production. We will also investigate the Billion Dollar Industry of Computer Animation by exploring and watching current 3D animation movies. Graduate animators from Dover Bay currently work at Electronic Arts and in the Movie Industry.

DIGITAL MEDIA DEV. 12 (FORMERLY ANIMATION 12)
Using the 3D Studio Max software, an industry standard program, students will advance their skills in modeling & animation and explore Character Animation. Students will work on projects demonstrating problem solving abilities, tutorial comprehension, and tutorial creation aptitude. Students will model and animate characters in a 3D environment possibly working in groups to complete projects. Topics of field of view, advanced lighting, and post rendering compilation will also be incorporated. Is Electronic Arts or Pixar looking for you? Students who finish Animation 12 in their Grade 11 year are encouraged to take a directed studies course in animation to hone their skills at animating by creating a Demo reel of their work.
Recommended: C+ or higher in Digital Media 11

Animation Awards: 2011 Nationals Skills Canada Animation Gold

Animation Awards: 2012 Nationals Skills Canada Animation Gold

Animation 10

Animation 10 Assignments and Information: Course Outline:   Assignments: Hand-outs: Spheres Medieval Castle Desk Blocks tutorial bedroom The car investigates the room Kung Fu movie intro Bowling final anim project Mouse Trap (if extra time) glass MakingaMirror old car – Zip file Storyboard Flash Intro Car Race Car Driving Home Indy magnifying glass  

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Animation 11

Assignments: Kitchen criteria fighterplane tutorial, images needed: Top view, Left view, Front view Star Trek Rules shrekish alienish Team animation – storyboard – self evaluation Design own character and create your own animation. Use either patch modelling or low poly modelling. reactor tutorials Wind in Reactor Final project

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Animation 12

Animation 12 Using the 3D Studio Max software, an industry standard program, students will advance their skills in modeling & animation and explore Character Animation. Students will work on projects demonstrating problem solving abilities, tutorial comprehension, and tutorial creation aptitude. Students will model and animate characters in a 3D environment possibly working in groups to …

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