martes, 19 de mayo de 2020

UNIT 10: ANIMATION AND FILM MAKING "THE STORYBOARD"



THE STORYBOARD

 Publicidad Estrategica: Storyboard y algunos ejemplos

What is it?


storyboard is a visual, graphic representation of how a story will unfold, will play out, shot by shot, scene by scene. It's made up of a number of squares with illustrations or pictures representing each shot, with notes about what's going on in the scene, what is happening in each frame, and what's being said in the script during that shot. A finished storyboard looks like a comic strip. But while a comic strip is the end product in itself, a storyboard is an intermediate step in animation and film making. 


What Does a Storyboard Look Like?
(Images and texts from www.wyzowl.com)

There are a different styles of storyboards, but they are all very similar in structure. Most storyboards look like a comic strip, with each scene or plot point represented by an image and a couple of lines of descriptive text underneath. Here are some examples from different visual mediums:

Film Storyboard

As you can see with a Film storyboard everything has been sketched roughly, this is most likely because they are only really used as guidelines for  the director to follow when directing a scene.

This storyboard of the famous shower scene in the movie Psycho doesn’t include any directions for the production team. Instead, it goes into much more detail visually, showing every single shot exactly as it is intended to appear in the film.
Live-Action Film: Psycho


psycho-storyboard






1. Espejo
1.1 CLOSE UP:
Pablo agarra la botella de agua
1.2 MEDIUM CLOSE UP:
Pablo intenta tomar agua de la botella
1.3 CL...
Animated TV Show Style


These simple pencil-sketches, paired with written explanations of what the characters will be doing in each scene, help to assist the animation team in following the sequence correctly.

Tom & Jerry 


tom-and-jerry-storyboard

The Sympsons



Graphics/Photographic/Tablet/Animated movie style

In this storyboard, the frames are made by computer graphics and photography, but it is more or less similar to the film storyboard as it helps the director know what he is looking to end up with.


Even though they use digital animation, Pixar still map out their movies with a frame-by-frame storyboard to ensure they don’t make any mistakes when animating the real thing.

Animated Movie: Up

up-storyboard


Ejemplo de Storyboard Terminado Storyboard por es-examples


Computer game style


In storyboards for computer games the emphasis seems to be more on the characters rather than the background, this is probably because the 3D graphic designers will be working on what the characters are doing instead of what the backgrounds look like, usualy the backgrounds are design as art concepts instead of storyboards.



El Storyboard en Diseño de Videojuegos | Arteneo


Graphic novel style


Graphic Novel storybording is different to the film story board as it is dawn in pencil first then inked by the either someone else or the same person, graphic novels are also most of the time in black and white, somtimes grey too, also with graphic novels the book is itself just one large storyboard, which is why it has so much more detail involved.

Kai Simons's storyboard art | People - B&W Line

Fashion style


Storyboards for fashion shoots are very rough sketches with colour added too, this is because these storyboards, like the film storyboards, are really only created as a guideline for the photographer.





Comic Book style

In the comic book style it is similar to the graphic novel, but with comics they are pretty much always in colour and usually have a consistant number of frames on each page, usually 6-12 frames, they also emphasize sound effects and speech.
Live-Action Film: X-Men 3

x-men-3-storyboard
Although it is a live-action film, X-Men 3 uses a lot of CGI, so a colourful storyboard like this one can help the production team to get the special effects just right.

Of course, all of these examples are from big, well-known productions, but storyboards are essential for ALL forms of video production, from music videos to advertisements. 

Stages on Storyboarding





For further information about it: What is a Storyboard? by Karen Mc Guinnes.



EXAMPLE OF AN ANIMATIC STORYBOARD



Storyboards Templates 

Click here for: Free Storyboard templates


Although there is not an specific format, these are the two most used formats in storyboarding. As we have already seen, it should contain two main areas: an area for the sketch, and an area of the speech plus the specific technique details for the scene, and number of the scene (if necessary). 





lunes, 18 de mayo de 2020

STAY ART HOME

 STAY ART HOME by Pejac

"Stay Art Home" is a Global Creative Initiative by the Spanish Artist Pejac (Silvestre Santiago, Santander 1977). Our little Banksy. Here is the iniciative, and a little bit more info about him: 


"I always believed that everyone has an artist hidden inside and that if you give them a good reason they are capable of doing wonderful things, and in these strange days of global lockdown, I believe that creativity can be one of the best therapies to fight anxiety and boredom."  PEJAC 




Click on this link to get more info about him: PEJAC


sábado, 16 de mayo de 2020

UNIT 9: ANIMATION "STOP MOTION"

                  TYPES OF STOP MOTION ANIMATIONS





HOW TO MAKE A STOP MOTION ANIMATION PICTURE







THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES:"THE MISSING STICKMAN"





FUNNY COMMERCIAL COMPILATION: JUST DROPPING IDEAS FOR YOUR 1 Min SPOT







TYPES OF COMMERCIALS



viernes, 15 de mayo de 2020

UNIT 8: THE ART OF FILMING "CAMERA SHOTS AND ANGLES"


CAMERA VIEW ANGLES AND SHOT SIZE

In the art of filming and photography, there is a specific vocabulary, terminology that is important to know before we get started. 

WHAT IS A FILM FRAME? 


In filmmaking, video production, animation, and related fields, a frame is one of the many still images which compose the complete moving picture. ... The term may also be used more generally as a noun or verb to refer to the edges of the image as seen in a camera viewfinder or projected on a screen.

WHAT IS A SHOT? 

In filmmaking and video production, a shot is a series of frames that runs for an uninterrupted period of time. In production, a shot is the moment that the camera starts rolling until the moment it stops. In film editing, a shot is the continuous footage or sequence between two edits or cuts.


20+ Types of Film Shots You Need to Know - Video School Online







Angle indicates the physical position of the camera and the center of the lens axis. A shot usually refers to a specific coverage component of the script, such as a wide shot of everyone entering the room, or a closeup of the hero. Those are 2 different shots.




Becca's A2 Media Studies: Camera angles, Shots and Movement;


Resultado de imagen de types of shots and camera angles

El Cine | Lengua S1D-S1B Weblog
Resultado de imagen de tipos de angulos de vision en la fotografia



CAMERA SHOT SIZE


Shot size means how much of the scene is included in the picture, and whether it mainly shows the setting, people in the setting, or details of faces and things. ... Most filmmakers use standard names for shot sizes.

Camera Shots - Chart of Camera Shot Sizes Diagram Infographic - StudioBinder

Click here for deeper information: Studiobinder.com

Camera Shot Sizes – SFCS Media

Resultado de imagen de tipos de encuadres en fotografia
Now let's watch a few other videos about it: 







jueves, 14 de mayo de 2020

UNIT 7: HISTORY OF ANIMATION "MAKING A FLIPBOOK".

THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION

WHAT IS ANIMATION?

Animation is the process of designing, drawing, making layouts and preparation of photographic sequences which are integrated in the multimedia and gaming products. Animation involves the exploitation and management of still images to generate the illusion of movement.

TYPES OF ANIMATION

5 Basic Types Of Animation 
(information and images from the web www.nyfa.edu)

  • Cel (Celluloid) Animation. This is the original hand-drawn cel animation where the artist literally has to draw thousands of images on special paper and have them photographed, frame by frame. 

Norman_McLaren_drawing_on_film_-_1944



  • 2D Animation. This is vector-based animation, and has two distinct advantages: it is cheap and easy to access. You need a basic understanding of key frames and mostly uses software such as Adobe Animate CC 

Antics_2-D_Animation_infobox_screenshot


  • 3D Animation. 3D animation and visual effects are, quite simply, the way of the future. 3D animation operates on different principles, and is more akin (similar) to puppetry than traditional animation. For this, you need to learn how to digitally model a character, sculpt it perfectly and give it a skeleton that you can move and manipulate. You’ll have to pose the model at certain frames, and then let the computer do the rendering.

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  • Motion Graphics. This visual effect technique involves moving graphic elements such as text or logos, mostly using software such as After Effects. Works Best For: Those working in the advertising industry or doing multimedia projects, or even designing the opening of film titles.

Adobe After Effects


  • Stop Motion. Stop motion is like traditional animation, except instead of drawing, you have clay models and a set that you have to carefully manipulate to produce animation. Stop motion can also be done with puppets, cut-outs, silhouettes and even action figures. In the past, stop motion was used as a form of special effects for live-action films, and has largely been replaced by 3D animation and visual effects work. However, there are filmmakers — like Tim Burton — who work almost exclusively with stop-motion. Think: Laika Films’ “Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” and recently “Kubo and the Two Strings.”


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HISTORY OF ANIMATION

Here is some information about Images in Motion, the History of Animation. Here is a brief trailer and introduction to PIXAR STUDIOS, founded February the 3rd, 1986, by Steve Jobs, Ed Catmull and John Lasseter. 






If you have some more time, here is the full documentary about PIXAR STUDIOS.





Here is the famous and amazing speech by Steve Jobs at Stanford, 2005. But first let's get a little bit more infomation about him:  







ACTIVITY: CREATE A FLIPBOOK





SOME EXAMPLES OF FLIPBOOKS:

 


 






miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2020

DRAWING CHALLENGE CONTEST


PRE-POST QUARANTINE DRAWING CHALLENGE

As of recently, a lot of us are seeing a ton of unprecedented change in our lives. It can be in the form of alterations to your appearance, food supplies, or the continuous rearrangement of your bedroom to stay sane. That’s why this drawing challenge is based around the idea of visible changes that present themselves in your current day-to-day life. That’s right, we’re challenging all art students to illustrate what this pre / post (as in, after it started) quarantine transformation looks like to you. This should be portrayed as a diptych, in before and after format, to better display the change. 
We encourage you to get creative with your concept! 
Remember to share your story in the caption so we can see the ways in which our lives parallel each other's. Scroll down for submission and prize details, along with how to upload your artwork.
(Text and drawings from the web www.doodleadicts.com/drawing-challenges/)




There was a time when life was fun, free, and there was happiness. And then there was COVID-19. Separation. Suspicion. Distrust. Distance. Masks... I long for the old days.



Derek Lowes

Procreate - my psyche before and after COVID-19



This is a diptych of MY quarantine....well before quarantine (during my exams) I was TOTALLY stressed and tensed 'cause of my exams but after the school closed (which was due to the virus) I had a real benefit because I overcame that stress and got a quality time to spend on my art which was really calming (for me).... Hope you like it:)


I was at a boarding school in Rome for a year, and it felt like an escape, i made great friends and lived freely (in color) but the virus meant i was to come home to Dubai, where my family lives. It just hurts to be back to this place i was so desperate to leave, its like i barely got a taste of freedom, and i'll never see it again. (or at least until i leave for university in 2 years).



I am actually a Covid patient. I was enjoying my life as this year was nothing but great to me. Spending time with my loved ones, reading books on Sundays etc. Then at the end of March, I became very sick. I had to spent 30hours on the ER floor, as there were no available beds (it was the beginning of this pandemic in Madrid and we were too many in need of medical attention). When I was actually given a bed, I was in a room with ten another patients and four nurses 24/7. I was lucky to get stable enough after a week and continue my treatment at home (I am currently still on a sick leave). The most important thing that I want to say about this, is that everyone was wonderful. Patients were trying to help each other and health workers were not stopping for a minute. Doctors are incredible and hard working, but for me the biggest heroes were the nurses. They had a lot of work with us and they were nothing but wonderful even though they had to wear the crazy yellow spacesuit. That is why I chose to do the after drawing about them and how I remember them. I feel very fortunate to have gotten better thanks to their hard work and the support from my family and friends. We applaud in Spain every day at 20h, to show support and I am very happy to be applauding at my home these days. Stay safe, stay at home.



A slightly overdramatic and fatalistic look at the perception of work and life before and during the bizarre times of Covid19.

Click this link to see more examples and get ideas: www.doodleaddicts.com

Submission and prize details 

Link for further information: BASES DEL CONCURSO


Submission: Upload before May the 31st:  

1- 1st and 2nd ESO: to the Virtual Aula in CONCURSO DE DIBUJO (Pre-post Quarantine Challenge) Task. Do not forget to include a brief text at the bottom of your drawing, like the examples above.

2- 3rd, 4th and Baccalaureate: send email from your GSuite account to:dpto.dibujo@iesantoniofraguasforges.com 
Do not forget to indicate your course group. 

3- EVERY PARTICIPANT: Share your drawing (anonymously) in the following PADLET (click on the link) where we can all vote with "likes": CONCURSO DE DIBUJO. 


Size and technique: Free, as long as it is a diptych (indicating before and after the quarantine). 

Prize details: The winners will be exhibited in the High School and published on the School and AFA websites, and there will also be a surprise prize. 



jueves, 7 de mayo de 2020

ALFABETIZACIÓN VISUAL

ALFABETIZACIÓN VISUAL 

La ECAM (Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid) que pudimos visitar el curso pasado con 2º, 3º y 4º de ESO, y este curso de nuevo (justo antes del COVID-19) con 2º ESO, nos ofrece un par de Guías Didácticas y Recursos Propios para todos aquellos fans de la cinematografía. (Haz click en la imagen) 

ECAM (Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad ...