- Grade 12
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: TGI3M Interactive New Media & Animation, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
GRADE: 12 (University/College)
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Technological Education
TGI4M online enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. Students may work in the areas of TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology and will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment.
This course requires the use of Adobe Animate on a computer (it does not run adequately on most tablets, phones, etc.). Students are responsible for obtaining a license for this software at their own cost.
The 12 Principles of Animation
Essential Question: What drawing concepts apply across all forms of animation?
In this unit, students will focus on the 12 principals of animation to gain an understanding of how they apply to their work. This in-depth review will significantly enhance the production quality of students’ animations.
Walks and Runs
Essential Question: How do you make animated movement lifelike?
In this unit, students will focus on the walk and run cycles which are key components of any animated sequence.
Facial Design and Expressions
Essential Question: What brings personality to an animated character?
In this unit, students will focus on facial design and expression in order to bring out the personality of their animated character.
Lip Syncing and Foley Work
Essential Question: How do you do dialogue to activate the realism of an animated character?
In this unit, students will gain an understanding of how to integrate dialogue using lip-synching and also how to enhance animated scenes with foley sound effects.
Essential Question: How does the setting of a scene determine the tone of an animated story?
In this unit, students will gain an understanding of how to design effective backgrounds that form the stage that their characters are acting within.
Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.
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