ANI501 - Advanced Animation Principles

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Subject Title
Advanced Animation Principles

Subject Description
In this subject the student will explore the basic principles of animation and movement through a series of practical assignments. The principles will include squash and stretch, timing and motion, anticipation, action, reaction, overlapping action, slo-in and slo-out, arcs, exaggeration, appeal, timing charts and exposure sheets. The student will take the principles learned in this course and apply them in 3D.

Pre-requisite: ANI 400

Co-requisites: ANI 524, ANI 504, CHR 531, STR 500 and LAY 511

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of animation principles.
2. Create convincing character locomotion
3. Demonstrate the fundamentals of dialogue animation

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.