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Animation Concepts 201 - Principles of Background Design.
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What is the main difference between a Background Artist and an Animator?
A BG Artist is responsible for creating artwork for a scene; an Animator is responsible for creating the animation within that scene
There is no difference-they both do the same job
The animator tells the BG artist what to do
The BG artist tells the animator what to do
Background designs start off with a rough sketch. True or false?
The Horizon Line represents the vanishing point in the perspective grid. True or false?
Your reference material should dictate what your drawings should look like. True or false?
Which key do you need to hold to make your lines completely straight in Photoshop?
Command (Mac) or Control (Windows)
Option (Mac) or Alt (Windows)
When working on a background for an animated show, your creation will be the main attraction. True or false?
Background Design is a part of animation production. True or false?
Is visual language important for Background Design?
An extreme close up is all about:
Framing leads the viewers' eyes to where you want them to look? True or false?
Framing is how to set up a scene so that the viewer's eyes can be led to the main area where the action is taking place. True or false?
What is a Key Location?
It's the master shot of a scene, a BG that offers the widest view of the whole scene
It's the board panel currently in use
It's a scene that doesn't need any animation
It's a scene that doesn't need a Background
What is 2-point perspective?
It's a perspective grid, or drawing, that has 2 vanishing points
It's the rule of thirds for composition
The vanishing point
The convergence of all lines
The vanishing point is always in the center of the picture. True or false?
What is the standard term for Full HD?
Is perspective important in drawing backgrounds?
Only when drawing props
Yes, unless the style of the film specifically breaks rules of perspective
Only when drawing the background
Only when drawing the foreground
What effect does symmetry have in a background?
It makes the script much more interesting
It frames the action for the best possible view
It can make an image look dynamic and interesting
It can make an image look static and boring
A _____ simulates a camera move, by scaling up the background.
What determines file size?
The name of the file
The type of artwork
The dimensions (no. of pixels/cm of height x width) and the resolution (no. of pixels per inch)
Saving the file as a JPEG of a Photohop file
What is a thumbnail?
A selection of storyboard panels
A saved JPEG of the background
A small, rough drawing of the scene
The rendered Background
What kind of camera move is often used when characters are walking?
Which type of shots helps to establish a scene?
The wide angle
The extreme close up
The mid shot
The long shot
Does the BG Artist have to draw the whole scene for a close-up?
No, there is as at least one pose off the ground
In this case the BG artist only has to draw half the scene
Only if there is dialogue
Why do you need to check the storyboard for characters and action?
To check if there are any camera angles
So that you can time out the scene
So that you know what the dialogue is
So that you know what part of the BG to leave clear for the animation
What is a color-card?
The color of a layer
A color that stands for the background
The color of a character
The color of the storyboard
Animation Concepts 201
Principles of Background Design
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