Thursday, January 31, 2013

FAO CGAA Year 1: Story & Commission 'From Script To Screen' - Your Online Greenlight Review Part 2 08/02/2013

Friday, 8th February is your From Script To Screen Online Greenlight Review Part 2

Your OGR Part 2 is to be presented as a single Scribd presentation on your blog, beginning with your name, date, and project title. Your OGR presentations should be uploaded to your blogs by 9 pm on Friday 8th February  Written feedback will follow as a 'comment' on your OGR post and will take between 1 - 3 days.

From Script To Screen OGR Part 2: What do you need to present?

  1. Your final script (presented in accordance with screenplay conventions).
  2. Your completed storyboards* (not 'presentation' quality at this stage).
  3. Production drawings/concept art (environments/props).
  4. Production drawings/concept art (character)**.
  5. Your definitive influence map (overall production design/visual concept for animated short).
  6. Your definitive influence map(s) for character.
  7. All film reviews so far (La Jetee, Rope, Psycho, The Birds, Jaws)
  8. Your creative partnership archive so far (Please note: if you're not engaging in a creative partnership as requested formally by your brief then please email me at to explain any issues preventing you from doing so).
  9. In addition, your OGR should evidence that you are up-to-date with your ongoing CG Artist's Toolkit project work (life-drawing/Maya tutorials/Meg's animation exercises etc).  Your OGR might include links to the corresponding posts and/or images. Historically, students who use their OGR to manage their weekly tasks in this way manage their workloads more successfully.
 I look forward to seeing some entertaining, image-rich and exciting OGRs on Friday 8th February.  Do not disappoint.  It's time you got busy, ladies and gents... Much busier.

* Remember, I will be looking for clear evidence that you're using and applying the conventions of storyboarding (illustrated camera moves, named shots, 'breaking the frame' etc.).  I want evidence too that you're using your life-drawing expertise, growing knowledge of the principles of animation, and experience of pre-viz camera techniques in the composition and communication of your story. I want to see storyboard panels distinguished by expressive drawing, dynamic poses and clearly choreographed camera. I want to see you 'directing with a pencil' and doing so with panache, imagination and style! No generic, unmotivated set-ups please - make every shot contribute to the telling of your story.

** Designing a character isn't the same as just drawing one. Please refer to all the resources available to you on myUCA and in the library.  I want to see characters for animation - not just drawings of generic people wearing different hats and costumes! 

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