Storyboard Panel Layouts: Due Monday, March 31st
Complete the layout for your storyboard panels in three pages. Each page should have approximately five panels. Sketch out the story and create quick value comps of them on a separate layer. When you are finished with the first pass of your story layout, look at how your story flows and eliminate, add, or revise panels as needed. These drawings along with your completed turnarounds are due on Monday, March 31st.
Monday and Wednesday we will be working to create color versions of your thumbnails and finalize revisions on your storyboard layout. The final color comps will be due on Monday, April 7th. The size of your completed panels will be 6.5″ x 9″ at 300 dpi but for your comps and layouts you can work at 1/2 or 1/4 of the final size.
MONDAY, MARCH 10th
For homework you should revise the value studies that you have created in class by considering effective lighting strategies and value lighting considerations. For instance the “1,2, 3 read” that we discussed in class, the angle of surfaces in relation to the light source, light fall-off or decay, reflected light, ambient light, and specular light should all be considered. Also each of your images should include cast shadows that clearly indicate the position of your light source. I will be posting extra examples on-line soon.
In addition, start creating the first pass of thumbnails or variations of the primary characters for your narrative. Before you begin drawing, read the pages 19-48 in Digital Character Design and Painting and consider them in development of your character.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12th
Turn in your final primitive value studies. These should be completed print resolution renderings (at 300 DPI). We will discuss sizes for these in class.
Due Monday, complete your second pass of character designs in the form of silhouettes and value sketches. You will present these to me individually in class.
MONDAY, MARCH 17th
Turn in all primitive value studies.
Complete the color versions of the primitives after we discuss light and color in class.
Begin working on color turn-arounds of your character.
WEDESDAY, MARCH 19th
Class work-day. Make revisions on color primitives and continue working on print-ready character sheet and turn-arounds for Monday, March 24th.
MONDAY, MARCH 24th
Plan all panels for the pages of the including shot designs, value comps, and color scripts. These should be completed and presentation ready for Monday, March 31st.
Create two outlines of events as listed below:
Due Monday, March 17th
Create an essential list of the major events in your narrative that convey the general story-line. No less than 3 events or more than 10 events should be included on the list.
Create a second list which tells your story in 30 events. This should be an exact number. You may need to clarify parts of the story to have enough events or eliminate less significant events to arrive at this number.
Please number each item on the list.