VM 263 Drawing for Time-Based Media, Spring of 2012, Professor Terah Maher.
Wed Jan 18: CLASS 1 – DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION
In class: Still life drawing (objects & classmates). Edges and contours, positive and negative space. Rotation animation.
Assignment 1: Shoot in-class rotation drawings & Animation: Still Life Rotation
Wed Jan 25: CLASS 2 – OBJECTIVE DRAWING – PARALINE
In class: Assignment 1 due. Still life drawing (Boxes). Angles, proportion & “sighting”. Introduction to plan and elevation basics, prisms, cubes and cylinder rotation.
Assignment 2: (2 weeks) Animation: Analytic Still Life Rotation
Wed Feb 1: NO CLASS
Wed Feb 8: CLASS 3 – OBJECTIVE DRAWING: GEOMETRIC VOLUMES
In class: Assignment 2 due. Geometric Building Blocks. Still Life Drawing (Geometric Objects). Tonal Drawing.
Assignment 3: (2 weeks) 5 Still Lifes
Wed Feb 15: NO CLASS
Wed Feb 22: CLASS 4 – LIFE DRAWING – ANTICIPATING MOTION 1
In class: Assignment 3 due. Live Model. Basic anatomy, body volumes, weight. Animation: KEYPOSES, INBETWEENS, the WALK.
Assignment 4: Animations: 3 Body Loops
Fri Feb 24 4-7:45pm: CLASS 5 – Museum of Fine Arts VISIT
In class: Visting Architect demos the picture plane.
Classwork: 5 Museum Drawings
Wed Feb 29: CLASS 6 – OBJECTIVE DRAWING – LINEAR PERSPECTIVE
In class: Assignment 4 due. Visiting architect – architectural drawing.
Assignment 5 (2 weeks): Animation: Moving Through Space
Wed Mar 7: NO CLASS (Spring break)
Wed Mar 15: CLASS 7 – LIFE DRAWING – ANTICIPATING MOTION 2
In class: Assignment 5 due. Live Model. Skull, spine, pelvis, anatomy, posing rules.
Assignment 6: Volumetric Character Movement.
Wed Mar 21: CLASS 8 – SKULLS/THE PORTRAIT
In class: Assignment 6 Due. Skull proportions, faces, drawing from observation.
Assignment 6 Redux: Volumetric Character Movement Improvement
Wed Mar 28: CLASS 9 – FACES/EXPRESSIONS
In class: Assignment 6 Redux Due. More Skulls. Drawing the six basic emotions. Final Project Assigned.
Final Project: Pitches and scripts.
Wed Apr 4: CLASS 10 – STORYBOARDING
In class: Project Proposals Due. Composition, comics, and storyboarding. Working in class.
Final Project: Script and shot list and visuals research
Wed Apr 11: CLASS 11 – CHARACTER DESIGN/SHOT DESIGN
In class: Script, shot list, visual research due. Gesture, personality, timing basics. Animatic, editing, sound. Working in Class.
Final Project: Storyboard and Character Sheet
Wed Apr 18: NO CLASS (Monday schedule)
Sat Apr 21 10am-1:45pm: CLASS 12 – THE ROUGH-CUT (MIDPROJECT GRADING)
In class: Storyboards and Character Sheet Due. Animatics Work on Projects.
Final Project: Rough-cut with Sound
Wed Apr 25: CLASS 13 – FINISHING UP
In class: Rough-cut Due. Work on Projects.
Final Project: Finish drawings, finesse sound.
Wed May 2: CLASS 14 – CLASS CRITIQUE
In class: Final Projects due. Final Presentations.