Havergal's Uncalendar, 2019-20 Academic Year

TGJ4M – Communications Technology, Grade 12, University/College 1 CREDIT Animation & Graphic Design “Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.” —Walt Disney There are two main focuses in this course. You will explore the art and science of animation and extend your knowledge of graphic design. You will explore the language and structure of animation shorts through the analysis of short films that represent a variety of media and styles. As you develop an understanding of the short story as it is developed in animation, you will apply this approach to write and produce a stop-motion animation. This project includes the development of all aspects of the production of an animated short, including story idea generation, scriptwriting, set and character building, storyboarding, filming, creating special effects, video editing, creation of original soundtracks, the art of titles in film and promotion. You will explore graphic design through the development of a range of logo, poster and page layout design projects, both for yourself and for clients outside the classroom. The focus is on typography and the principles of design and composition in graphic design. In addition, you will learn project management through the development of large projects that require cooperation among all of the students in the class. We will also investigate careers in communication technology in the film and design industries. Program content: • Unit 1 – Graphic Design & Print Production • Unit 2 – Animation • Unit 3 – The Global Context of Communication Technology Note: the units above are not entirely addressed separately and are integrated throughout the year. For example, audio development is considered as it applies to animation. The global context of communications technology addresses careers and issues in technology and this is interspersed through assignments at different times of the year. Prerequisite: TGJ3M – Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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