STR300 - Storytelling

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Subject Title

Subject Description
Storyboarding 3 builds on the skills acquired in the first two semesters, focusing on visual language skills, film structure, scenes, shots, camera angles, and continuity, as well as visualizing and drawing creative staging and posing of characters.  Some of the assignments in this course will integrate elements from the Layout, Character Design, and Animation courses.

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

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

  1. Understand specific aspects of storyboarding unique to animation
  2. Demonstrate structural drawing and its application to animation storyboarding
  3. Draw storyboards based on a given story scenario
  4. Demonstrate responsible awareness of the amount of work and degree of skill required to produce successful animation by a given deadline date
  5. Understand the need for planning and research in the development of storyboards

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

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

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

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

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

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

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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