For your first project you will be designing a multi-layered visual biography or “biopic”, either on yourself or another person, I’ll entertain proposals on other ideas if they’re good ones! Doodleicious, One Image, One life is inspired by Google’s animated Doodle project, consider those the gold standard. The project will have 4 total phases, each with their own deadlines. Your design should include images, textures, type and have room for video and/or audio. Your final product should also have at minimum, three main variations, illustrating key points of your animated story composition.
A biopic example could be on Muhammad Ali: his childhood, his career, his final years and his legacy . Each phase of his life would be illustrated in a layered animated timeline, think linear or if you want to go deeper and make it even more interactive like the StarTrek Doole . We’ll be building a short animated story using Adobe Edge Animate. In a real world application these mini projects would be a slice of a larger multimedia story or package such as Clouds Over Cuba or Into the Arctic
You will be expected to present and discuss all your rough’s during class, be prepared.
Rough mockup 09.11
Mockup Final Due 09.18
Making it Move, Rough Due 09.25
Making it Move, Final Due 10.02
Breathing Life, Rough Due 10.09
Breathing Life, Final Due 10.16
Doodleicious, Final Due 10.16
Quality of Design and Story
Does it make sense?
Does it provoke an emotional reaction?
Proper naming conventions (all files, layers and images, etc.)
Well written rationale
Appropriate Use of Animation
Appropriate Use of Audio/Video
Meet turn-in requirements; blog + Newhouse server + Self-Evaluation
Free of Adobe Edge Animate Errors
Project One >> Student Work
Multimedia Storytelling, the Storyboard | storyboardthat.com
The Creative Brief: 10 things it MUST include | bit.ly/gra447-creative-brief
How to Write a Creative Brief | bit.ly/gra447-cretive-brief-tips
Edge Essential 1–9, 11,17 and 19–20
Animated Infographic 1–4
jQuery Essential 1–4
Designing for Emotion
The whole thing! Don’t get emotional about it friends, it’s just a short book.