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Unit Year Group Time for lesson Preparation Resources DVD/Video of examples of animations; see SOW for list DVD/Video player A3 paper and pencils Handouts; Animation Techniques List of animations viewed LESSON 1 Learning Objectives Explore and analyse the genre of animation Research contemporary animation techniques Generate ideas for own animations Assessment Objectives AO1 Record observations experiences and ideas that are appropriate to intentions AO2 Analyse and evaluate images, object and artefacts showing an understanding of context Technical Vocabulary Drawn Cut-out Pixillation Cel etc Introduction Brainstorm ‘animation’ who do they know, what have they seen, when did it start? In pairs think of two possible ways of animating a person. (use a willing student as an ‘example’) Discuss with class Main activity Watch a selection of animations that illustrate a variety of techniques. Students to write notes on techniques and narrative. Discuss; What was unexpected? How are they made? What techniques identified? In pairs storyboard one of the animations; break narrative down into 8 frames Plenary What ideas do students have? How had their ideas changed and/or developed after watching the films? Homework Research either the animation they watched and chose to storyboard, or one of their own choosing. Write analysis using specialist vocabulary.

Animating Music
10 1 /14 one hour lessons Title of lesson Number in class Introduction to Animation

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Unit Year Group Time for lesson Preparation Resources DVD/Video of examples of music videos; see SOW for list DVD/Video player A3 paper and pencils Group rules. Max 3 in group. Original or obscure music (ie track from an album, not previously filmed) LESSON 2 Learning Objectives Understand the concept of storyboarding Generate ideas for own animations Assessment Objectives AO1 Record observations experiences and ideas that are appropriate to intentions AO2 Analyse and evaluate images, object and artefacts showing an understanding of context Technical Vocabulary storyboard camera angle scene close-up narrative illustration Introduction Review the last lesson. Who can remember one of the narratives? How would an animator start to plan a music video? Main activity 1. In pairs storyboard one of the films they saw last lesson, preferable one they chose to write about for homework. Break story into 8 frames. Show one of the films, did they get the sequence right? How many scenes? What camera angles? How does the music relate to image? 2. Introduce project; in groups to make an animated music video for an imaginary or obscure band. Write rules on the board. Divide into groups. Record list of group members. Each group to decide what genre of music video they are to make? Who is their target audience? How can they be original? What techniques do they want to use? Will they use their own music or found music. Plenary What have the students learnt? What will they need to do next? Homework Group to make or find I minute of music save on CD. Each student to fill a page in sketchbook describing their ideas and listing tasks.

Animating Music
10 2 /14 one hour lessons Title of lesson Number in class Storyboarding 1.

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Animating Music
10 3 /14 one hour lessons Title of lesson Number in class Storyboarding 2.

Preparation Arrange room to accommodate groups. Resources CD player A3 paper and pencils LESSON 3 Learning Objectives Understand the concept of storyboarding Generate ideas for own animations Assessment Objectives AO1 Record observations experiences and ideas that are appropriate to intentions Technical Vocabulary storyboard camera angle scene close-up narrative illustration Introduction Review of project and homework. Play music from each group. Each group to tell class why they have chosen that particular music, what kind of animation would be appropriate, what is their basic narrative is. etc. Main activity Working individually each student to spend 15 minutes on a basic 8 frame storyboard. When completed the groups rejoin to discuss each members ideas. The aim being to generate a number of possible outcomes and to prevent one person dominating ideas. On a fresh sheet group work to build a firmer storyboard, detailing scenes camera angles, techniques etc. Plenary One member for each group to discuss progress with the class. Input from other students invited and noted. Potential difficulties discussed, are they being original etc etc Homework Each student to fill a page in sketchbook including the storyboard and detailing their chosen narrative..

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Unit Year Group Time for lesson

Animating Music
10 4 /14 one hour lessons Title of lesson Number in class .

Preparation Arrange room to accommodate groups. Resources CD player A3 paper and pencils LESSON 4 Learning Objectives Understand the concept of storyboarding Generate ideas for own animations Assessment Objectives AO1 Record observations experiences and ideas that are appropriate to intentions Technical Vocabulary storyboard camera angle scene close-up narrative illustration Introduction Review of project and homework. Play music from each group. Each group to tell class why they have chosen that particular music, what kind of animation would be appropriate, what is their basic narrative is. etc. Main activity Working individually each student to spend 15 minutes on a basic 8 frame storyboard. When completed the groups rejoin to discuss each members ideas. The aim being to generate a number of possible outcomes and to prevent one person dominating ideas. On a fresh sheet group work to build a firmer storyboard, detailing scenes camera angles, techniques etc. Plenary One member for each group to discuss progress with the class. Input from other students invited and noted. Potential difficulties discussed, are they being original etc etc Homework Each student to fill a page in sketchbook including the storyboard and detailing their chosen narrative..

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Animating Music
10 5 /14 one hour lessons Title of lesson Number in class Planning 1.

Preparation Arrange room to accommodate groups. Resources A3 paper and pencils Art materials; paint, card, coloured paper etc. LESSON 5 Learning Objectives Contributing to a collaborative work, decision making, task allocation and reviewing work as it progresses. Explore tools and processes to communicate ideas Assessment Objectives AO3 Develop and explore ideas using media, processes and resources, reviewing and modifying and refining work as it progresses. Technical Vocabulary storyboard collaborative tasks artwork workjournal props Introduction Review of project. Introduce concept of collaborative working and decision making I context of project. Remind students of the need to record all individual work for moderation. Discussion on artwork, what order should you work in; background or main characters? Close up shots etc. Reminder of different techniques. Aim for two techniques in each animation. How many scenes? Aim for 6. Main activity Working in their groups students to decide tasks and who will do what. Individual students to record in their own workjournals what they need to do, make, collect etc. Some students will begin to make artwork. Plenary Potential difficulties discussed, are they working well in the groups, who is working hardest? Who is being lazy? Are they keeping on task in relation to animating the music? Are they working to their strengths? Homework Each student to work on individual tasks, collecting props materials etc

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Animating Music
10 6, and 7 /14 one hour lessons Title of lesson Number in class Planning 2 and 3.

Preparation Arrange room to accommodate groups. Resources A3 paper and pencils Art materials; paint, card, coloured paper etc. LESSON 6 and 7 Learning Objectives Contributing to a collaborative work, decision making, task allocation and reviewing work as it progresses. Explore tools and processes to communicate ideas Assessment Objectives AO3 Develop and explore ideas using media, processes and resources, reviewing and modifying and refining work as it progresses. Technical Vocabulary storyboard collaborative tasks artwork workjournal props Introduction Review of project. Introduce concept of collaborative working and decision making I context of project. Remind students of the need to record all individual work for moderation. Main activity Working in their groups and individually students to create artwork and props for animation. Individual students to record in their own workjournals what they do, make, collect etc. Taking photographs of working in progress. . Plenary Potential difficulties discussed, are they working well in the groups, who is working hardest? Who is being lazy? Are they keeping on task in relation to animating the music? Are they working to their strengths? Homework Each student to work on individual tasks, collecting props materials etc

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Animating Music
10 8 /14 one hour lessons Title of lesson Number in class Planning 4.

Preparation Arrange room to accommodate groups. Resources A3 paper and pencils Art materials; paint, card, coloured paper etc. LESSON 8 Learning Objectives Contributing to a collaborative work, decision making, task allocation and reviewing work as it progresses. Explore tools and processes to communicate ideas Assessment Objectives AO3 Develop and explore ideas using media, processes and resources, reviewing and modifying and refining work as it progresses. Technical Vocabulary storyboard collaborative tasks artwork workjournal props Introduction Final lesson of artwork preparation. Review of project. Introduce concept of collaborative working and decision making I context of project. Remind students of the need to record all individual Preproduction work for moderation. Main activity Working in their groups and individually students to create artwork and props for animation. Individual students to record in their own workjournals what they do, make, collect etc. Taking photographs of working in progress. . Plenary Potential difficulties discussed, are they working well in the groups, who is working hardest? Who is being lazy? Are they keeping on task in relation to animating the music? Are they working to their strengths? Homework Each student to work on individual tasks, collecting props materials etc.

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Animating Music
9 One hour lesson No 9 /14 Title of lesson Number in class Image capture

Preparation Arrange room to accommodate groups and arrange rostrum area for filming. Resources Artwork created during previous weeks Digital Video cameras, lights and tripods PC or Laptop Image capture software. LESSONS 9 Learning Objectives Explore tools and processes to communicate ideas, including digital equipment. Make meaningful changes to their work. Assessment Objectives AO1 Record observations experiences and ideas that are appropriate to intentions AO3 Develop and explore ideas using media, processes and resources, reviewing and modifying and refining work as it progresses.

Technical Vocabulary Software data capture digital firewire tripod lighting Introduction Introduce equipment and use of. Remind of health and safety issues and risk. Introduce concept of image capture and system of file management. Ensure lighting adequate and consistent Demonstrate image capture process; close up shots etc. Main activity If one rostrum; Students to take it in turns to film; First group to have access to equipment for the remainder of this and 2 more consecutive lessons. However the students filming will need supervision from a technician or teaching assistant. **** Students not filming will spend this lesson completing workjournals. Plenary Review of lesson, students who are filming to tell group of difficulties etc. Homework Each student to work on workjournals

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Animating Music
10 One hour lesson No 10 and 11 /14 Title of lesson Number in class Filming 1 and 2

Preparation Arrange room to accommodate groups and arrange rostrum area for filming. Resources Artwork created during previous weeks Digital Video cameras, lights and tripods PC or Laptop Image capture software. Zeotrope and Flickerbook instructions. LESSONS 10 Learning Objectives Explore tools and processes to communicate ideas, including digital equipment. Make meaningful changes to their work. Assessment Objectives AO1 Record observations experiences and ideas that are appropriate to intentions AO3 Develop and explore ideas using media, processes and resources, reviewing and modifying and refining work as it progresses.

Technical Vocabulary Software data capture digital firewire tripod lighting Introduction Re-introduce equipment and use of. Remind of health and safety issues and risk. Students not filming to be set alternative tasks ***** Main activity If one rostrum; First group to have access to the equipment for this and next lesson. **** Students not filming will spend these lessons on a either a series of alternative tasks to reinforce the project ie ; Zeotrope, Flickerbook. Or another project for their coursework. If more PC’s and cameras are available students could explore the editing software taking images a digital still camera. Repeat lessons 11 and 12 with each group in turn Plenary Review of lesson, students who are filming to tell group of difficulties etc. Homework Each student to work on workjournals ***** At this stage progress of the project will depend on the availability of equipment. With 8 groups in class of 24 filming could potentially take a further 14 lessons. Two rostrums will halve this and so on. Finding time off timetable will speed up the filming process.

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Animating Music
10 One hour lesson No 12 and 13 / 14 Title of lesson Number in class Editing 1 and 2

Preparation Book a suite of PC’s with video editing software Resources Images from filming Music LESSONS 12 and 13 Learning Objectives Explore tools and processes to communicate ideas, including digital equipment. Make meaningful changes to their work. Assessment Objectives AO4.present a personal response realizing intentions and making informed connections with eth work of others.

Technical Vocabulary Software Introduction Demonstrate software. Remind students of timings and synchronisation Main activity Each group to create a folder with another folder inside it called project_stills. Download still images to this folder and keep them as numbered files to help sequence them correctly. Open editing software, choose the PAL Video CD setting for project, browse to project_stills folder and drop the images in turn onto Video Track 1 on the Timeline. Save your project to main folder. Preview the movie and adjust timings if desired. Make a title frame and end credits. Add transitions between scenes and any special effect that contributes to the narrative, but use only one at most. Play the movie through and log timings for the soundtrack accurately to open this folder and drop your sound files onto Audio Track 1 on the Timeline. Adjust the volume at appropriate points, or add additional sound effects on Audio Track 2. Preview and edit the soundtrack. Save movie and choose MPEG Video (*.mpg) as the file type, Plenary Review of lesson, students to show work in progress to the group.. Homework Each student to work on workjournals

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Unit Year Group Time for lesson Preparation Resources Completed animations and animation shown in lesson 1 DVD player Student evaluation sheet LESSONS 14 Learning Objectives Analyse and evaluate their own work and that of others. Make meaningful changes to their work. Assessment Objectives AO2 Analyse and evaluate images, object and artefacts showing an understanding of context AO4.present a personal response realizing intentions and making informed connections with the work of others.

Animating Music
10 One hour lesson No 14/ 14 Title of lesson Number in class Final lesson.

Technical Vocabulary Evaluation review narrative camera angles synchronisation Introduction Introduction of lesson. Value of review and evaluation. Main activity Watch the animations created by students. Each group to present their own work and invite discussion and opinions. How have students illustrated the variety of techniques. Students to write notes on techniques and narrative. Discuss; What was unexpected? How are they made? What techniques identified? How did the final product relate to original storyboard. Plenary Wind up of the project. Who would do it again? Who would do it as an individual project or exam? Homework Each student to complete a written evaluation of their own work.

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