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 +====== Stop Motion and Design Evidencing ======
 +
 +Part of the [[courses:​experience_prototyping_fall_2010|Experience Prototyping course]], October 2010
 +
 +
 +==== Summary ====
 +
 +Download the full course document and schedule: {{:​courses:​2010.stopmotioncourse.pdf|}}
 +
 +In this 5-day workshop we will use various media to develop and communicate designed products, ideas and concepts. We will look at film-making,​ cinematography,​ animation techniques and other time-based techniques that allow designers to explore ideas that wouldn’t otherwise be possible through other prototyping or visualisation techniques. The workshop will be led by Timo Arnall (Oslo School of Architecture & Design) and Matt Cottam ([[http://​www.tellart.com|Tellart]]).
 +
 +The introduction of stop-motion to IxD students aims to refine their skills in creating and manipulating
 +time-based media in order to communicate new concepts. It is also a great opportunity to temporarily break-free from pixels, screens, digital tools and interfaces. Clever use of simple objects, tools and techniques, often from the analog world, can expose new ways to see, understand and communicate IxD work.
 +
 +
 +
 +==== Monday Oct 4 ====
 +  * Introduction
 +  * Animation history and inspiration session
 +  * Fundamentals of photography
 +  * Review of the gear and equipment available: cameras, lights, tripods, etc.
 +  * Introduction to [[http://​www.dragonstopmotion.com|Dragon Stop Motion]], download {{:​courses:​using_dragon_stop_motion_mac.pdf|PDF manual}}
 +  * Project 1: Time
 +
 +
 +==== Tuesday Oct 5 ====
 +
 +  * Filmmaking as design evidencing tool
 +  * Project 2: Expression
 +
 +==== Wednesday Oct 6 ====
 +  * Storyboarding and Treatment writing
 +  * 15h00 Timo lecture in the Green Room
 +
 +
 +==== Thursday Oct 7 ====
 +  * Own work, group tutoring with Matt and Timo (book time)
 +
 +==== Friday Oct 8 ====
 +  * Exporting and Publishing
 +  * Final Screenings at 14:00 in the Art Studio
 +  * Feedback/​Post-Mortem session, {{:​courses:​2010.week40.feedback.txt.pdf|notes}}
 +
 +==== Instructions for Final Renders ====
 +
 +//(sent from Timo Friday evening)//
 +
 +  * Add credits to students, Umeå and tutors. Don't need to add title unless there is a really good reason, and a good title! {{:​courses:​uid_visual_identity.zip|UID logo}}, [[http://​www.anstalld.umu.se/​information-och-marknadsforing/​grafisk-profil/​typsnitt/​|UMU font instructions]]
 +  * At least three of the films could do with some of their middle sections tightened up a bit. Some of the shots in the headlamp film and the dance sequence in the radio film for instance. ​
 +  * Tweak the colour balance slightly in after effects. Dragon seemed to output stills that were more pink than the previews suggested. Adding an adjustment layer and pulling the red channel down slightly in curves or levels helped enormously. ​
 +  * Set the render settings to create final films with a width of 1280 pixels. Height will vary depending on aspect ratio. Crop to 16x9 if anyone wants to go for traditional HD resolution of 1280 x 720. 
 +  * Set the output module to create quicktime mov files with .h264 compression. At high or best quality. Set the audio output if required to AAC compression,​ 44.1khz. ​
 +
 +This should create files suitable for Vimeo. Once your video file is ready, upload it to Gone Tomorrow under the //​Stop.Motion.finals.for.Vimeo//​ folder. Also please upload all of your preliminary exercises in the //​Stop.Motion.exercises//​ folder. Name your file sensibly, with your group members'​ names. I'll upload them directly to the UID Vimeo account.
 +
 +==== Final Movies ====
 +
 +== Erik, Jakob & Kirim ==
 +{{vimeo>​15818096?​large}}\\ ​
 +\\ 
 +== Jenn & Yangchen ==
 +{{vimeo>​15817933?​large}}\\ ​
 +\\ 
 +== John, Fevzi & Jingjing ==
 +{{vimeo>​15817451?​large}}\\ ​
 +\\ 
 +== Lauren & Roy ==
 +{{vimeo>​15817751?​large}}\\ ​
 +\\ 
 +== Joachim & Benjamin ==
 +{{vimeo>​15817300?​large}}\\ ​
 +\\ 
 +== Nirvana & Tatiana ==
 +{{vimeo>​15816418?​large}}\\ ​
 +\\ 
 +
 +==== Bibliography ====
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Film-Directing-Shot-Visualizing-Productions/​dp/​0941188108|Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen]] by Steve Katz
 +
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Five-Cs-Cinematography-Picture-Techniques/​dp/​187950541X/​|The Five C’s of Cinematography]] by Joseph Mascelli\\ ​
 +A basic but valuable introduction to cinematography,​ a sort of practical ABC of film grammar
 +
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Writers-Journey-Mythic-Structure-3rd/​dp/​193290736X/​|The Writer’s Journey]] by Christopher Vogler\\ ​
 +A great in-depth introduction to stories and storytelling,​ structure and narrative
 +
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Making-Script-Great-Linda-Seger/​dp/​0573699216|Making A Good Script Great]] by Linda Seger\\ ​
 +A simple book for creating good scripts
 +
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Technique-Film-Editing-Reissue-Second/​dp/​0240521854/​|The Technique of Film Editing]] by Karel Reisz/Gavin Millar\\ ​
 +An old but still valuable book that places film editing at the centre of film craft, with lots of
 +examples.
 +
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Animators-Survival-Kit--Revised-Principles-Classical/​dp/​0571238343/​|Animator’s Survival Kit]] by Richard Williams\\ ​
 +Great overview of animation and animation techniques.
 +
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Complete-Animation-Course-Principles-Techniques/​dp/​0764123998/​|The Complete Animation Course]] by Chris Patmore\\ ​
 +Very comprehensive introduction to animation process and techniques.
 +
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Illusion-Life-Disney-Animation/​dp/​0786860707/​|The Illusion of life]], Disney Animation\\ ​
 +A beautifully illustrated overview of Disney’s animation development and techniques
 +
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Understanding-Comics-Invisible-Scott-Mccloud/​dp/​006097625X/​|Understanding Comics]] by Scott Mccloud\\ ​
 +Absolutely essential reading for any animator, designer, or communicator.
 +
 +[[http://​www.amazon.com/​Stop-Motion-Skills-Animation-Effects/​dp/​0240520556/​ref=sr_1_1?​
 +s=books&​ie=UTF8&​qid=1284644036&​sr=1-1|Stop Motion Craft for Model Animation]] by Susannah Shaw (2nd edition)
  
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