Animated Story

After you have watched the tutorial videos in folders 1-7, you should have the knowledge to make just about any kind of basic animation. There are a lot of skills that go into a good animated movie, so in this assignment, you’ll use almost all of them.

Your job is to tell a story. Think of this as an animated children’s book. You can use a well-known fairy tale or story, or you can make up your own and be as creative with it as you’d like.

You must include:

  • elements drawn by you
  • different types of tweens (shape and morphing, classic tweens, etc.)
  • symbols in your library (organized into folders as necessary)
  • Your layers NEED to be named and organized
  • imported bitmaps
  • movie clips

You should also take a look at things like:

  • easing (animation that speeds up or slows down)
  • masks
  • Action Script?
  • adding video clips

In order to do all of that AND tell a story, you’ll need your animation to be a lot longer than it has been in the past. This one should be at least, roughly 1 minute (but may be longer.)

If you wish to add sound to your animation (which isn’t necessary, but nice), you can watch this tutorial (or another of your own choosing) (if you do watch this one, don’t worry about the buttons, etc. just consider adding some background music or sound effects)

This is your chance to really dazzle me with your overall skills, so take your time and do a good job. Make sure you have a good story/plan BEFORE you start. Look up new ideas and new techniques. This is your biggest project in the 2D animation part, so make it good!

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