It’s time to start thinking about the final project! The parameters of the final project are very similar to those of the midterm: create an animated short film based on a given theme. For the final project, that theme is “Lost & Found.” Here are the details:
- You should incorporate the theme in some way, but you can interpret it however you wish. It’s really just meant to be a starting point for you to build upon.
- Ideally, your finished film should be around one minute long, but there is some flexibility in the total running time. Thirty seconds should be the absolute minimum and if you want to go a bit longer than one minute, that’s fine.
- You can create puppets and background from scratch or find already existing media to use – but that media should be royalty-free. Don’t use copyrighted stills, video, or music. If you need help finding royalty-free media, check out the RESOURCES section of the blog or contact me directly.
- You may also repurpose puppets, props, or backgrounds you’ve already made for this class, but the finished film should be distinct from your mid-semester project.
- You are not required to, but you may incorporate spoken dialog into this project. If you’d like help with lip syncing animation, let me know.
- The final output should be a QuickTime movie (H.264 codec) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate of either 24 or 29.97.
As always, be creative and have fun with his project. I’m not requiring you to use any particular techniques, so come up with the project you want to make and use whatever you feel would be best for it. If you can’t figure out how to get a particular effect, I’m happy to help.
Here’s the timeline for this project:
4/5 Discuss final project details in class
4/12 Storyboards due
4/26 Final projects due