Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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GRDE366 Character and Composition

[2–2, 3 cr.]

This course focuses on the development of shot designs, characters, props, locations and digital color application for animation. The course begins with examinations into drawn environments for animated sequences. It then leads into character design principles, professional techniques, procedures and terms used in the creation of characters and model sheets. Emphasis is place on turnarounds; silhouette; the use of different proportions to visualize archetypes; poses that define action and personality; character design analysis; the development of complementary and contrasting characters; and different character design styles. The course concludes with visual research, color theory studies and digital painting techniques toward the expression of mood and theme of a script.

Pre-requisites: FND251 Digital Media