(Storyboard lost in Bit Heaven)
ROCKET LAUNCH SHORT ANIMATION
Here's a storyboard for a multi scene short animation
  • Create the animation in a 533x300 (widescreen) 24fps flash document
  • Create the assets (symbols in the flash library) using your illustration skills
    • Rocket side
    • Earth
    • Moon
  • Create the SCENES needed
  • Animate the scenes using the techniques presented in class

The entire animation should last about 30 seconds long
EVALUATION
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Editing using Scenes
  • Audio Production

Animation Rubric

Level
Level 4: Exemplary
Level 3: Competent
Level 2: Fair
Level 1: Poor
Illustration
The illustrations demonstrate exceptional control with regard to Stroke, Fill, Colour and Aesthetics. The techniques are VERY effective in creating believable sets and characters.
The illustrations demonstrate good control with regard to Stroke, Fill, Colour and Aesthetics. The techniques help create believable sets and characters.
The illustrations demonstrate reasonable control with regard to Stroke, Fill, Colour and Aesthetics. The techniques used are simple, and more development could enhance the illusion
The illustrations demonstrate poor control with regard to Stroke, Fill, Colour and Aesthetics. More development is needed to create a c
Animation
The techniques used to move the graphic elements demonstrate exceptional control, creativity and believability! Stretch, Squash, Ease In and Ease Out are all used appropriately.
The graphic elements move flawlessly and believably to tell the story.
The movement of the graphic elements tell the story, though flaws or over simplification of motion compromise the believability and flow of the storytelling
Motion is present, but lacks the skills we learned in class.
Editing
The animation flows with exceptionally well controlled pacing that makes the story easy to follow
Use of advanced animation techniques, including lip synch, easing, motion paths and masking has been used appropriately to add exceptional sophistication
The animation flows well, and that the story is clear and easy to follow. The production shows good control over the fundamental composition techniques and structures
The pacing of the story could be improved with more control over scene duration and pacing. The composition of the scenes may have flaws that compromise the illusion.
The story is difficult to follow due to a lack of control over the timing of scenes and animation. The compostion of the scenes appears incomplete or flawed
Audio
The Audio includes original elements that sound professionally recorded free of unintentional distortion.
Sound effects and music are exceptionally well used in the production
Royalty free sound effects and music contribute to the production. Any voice over audio is clearly recorded and complete.
Audio elements are present, but appear incomplete or of compromised quality
Audio elements are lacking, inappropriate, or of unsuitable quality
Creativity and Effectiveness
The planning and implementation has yielded an outstanding original product that meaningfully communicates content in an innovative way
The planning and implementation has yielded an original product that meaningfully communicates content as intended
The format and content display some originality, but could be more effectively delivered
The product lacks meaningful content, and is not a particularly effective presentation.