Department of Creative
Unit 5 - Animated Images
Assignment 1 - Connect the Dots
1. Find an image that you can turn into a connect the dots that contains at least 50 dots. Using Inkscape, connect each dot and then export. Colour the drawing using several steps. Animate the final object in some way.
2. Transfer the images to Movie Maker. Set the frame length at 0.125 seconds. Save your video as a Windows Media File.
3. Add your logo and proudly presents screens. Add a title created using connect the dots.
4. Add a musical soundtrack. The music should change with the animation.
Assignment 2 - Pointillism Animation
Pointillism is a style of painting in which non-primary colors are generated, not by the mixing of pigments in the palette nor by using pigments directly, but by the visual mixing of points of primary colors, placed in close proximity to each other.
When viewed from a distance, the points or dots cannot be distinguished, and blend optically into each other. This means that with the same set of primaries, pointillists generate a different range of colors when compared to artists using traditional colors or color-mixing techniques. The result is sometimes described as brighter or purer since the eye does the mixing and not the brush. An explanation for this could be sought in the subtractive and additive theories of color.
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Georges Seurat)
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Georges Seurat)
This painting is by far the most famous of the Pointillism paintings.
It was George Seurat's masterpiece. It is over 6 feet tall and 10 feet
wide. Every bit of the painting is done with tiny little dots of pure
color. Seurat worked on it for around two years. You can see it today
at the Art Institute of Chicago.
1. Create an
animation of the development of a pointillism picture. The final picture
must be made entirely of dots and must give the illusion that the dots
blend into each other. The animation should 15 to 30 seconds in length.
The beginning and ending frames should be 3 seconds in length. The number
of dots that appear in each frame is up to you but you must have at
least 72 frames to produce a 15 second animation.
Assignment 3 - Animated Greeting Card
Design an Animated Greeting Card for any occasion of
your choice. The card must include an animated background, animated
graphic and animated text. Export the animation to Movie Maker and add
an appropriate musical soundtrack. It should be 15 to 30 seconds in
Save the Project as card.wlmp file
Save the Movie as a card.wmv file.
Upload the Video to your Google Drive Videos Folder and put it on your website.