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Animation Concepts 201 - Principles of Background Design.
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An extreme close up is all about:
How do you delete a layer in Photoshop?
Create a new layer above it
Open up a new document
Close the document without saving it
Select the layer in the stack and hit delete/backspace
Does the BG Artist have to draw the whole scene for a close-up?
In this case the BG artist only has to draw half the scene
Only if there is dialogue
No, there is as at least one pose off the ground
Is perspective important in drawing backgrounds?
Only when drawing the background
Only when drawing props
Yes, unless the style of the film specifically breaks rules of perspective
Only when drawing the foreground
Why do you need to check the storyboard for characters and action?
So that you can time out the scene
So that you know what part of the BG to leave clear for the animation
To check if there are any camera angles
So that you know what the dialogue is
Background Design is a part of animation production. True or false?
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 convergence of all lines
The vanishing point
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?
A _____ simulates a camera move, by scaling up the background.
An up shot can:
indicate position of power
indicate position of weakness
What is reference material?
The final finished artwork
The blueprint for your design
Any material that gives you inspiration and guides for your artwork
The script and storyboard
When you're drawing a shape to a 3d grid, you are following the:
rule of thumb
rule of thirds
rule of 3d
What is the main difference between a Background Artist and an Animator?
The animator tells the BG artist what to do
There is no difference—they both do the same job
The BG artist tells the animator what to do
A BG Artist is responsible for creating artwork for a scene; an Animator is responsible for creating the animation within that scene
The Horizon Line represents the vanishing point in the perspective grid. True or false?
Background designs start off with a rough sketch. True or false?
What is a color-card?
The color of a character
A color that stands for the background
The color of a layer
The color of the storyboard
Symmetry tends to make an image dynamic. True or false?
What determines file size?
The dimensions (no. of pixels/cm of height x width) and the resolution (no. of pixels per inch)
The type of artwork
The name of the file
Saving the file as a JPEG of a Photohop file
What is the compositor's job?
To build the background
To create the storyboard
To lay the animation on top of the background
To render the animation
What is a board panel?
The size of the document
One frame of a Storyboard
It is the name of the finished Background art
A layer in the stack in Photoshop
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)
What is a camera pan?
It's a camera movement from left to right, or vice versa
It means "no board panel"
It refers to the arrows on a storyboard
It's any camera notes for the BG Artist
What is the standard term for Full HD?
The vanishing point is always in the center of the picture. True or false?
Animation Concepts 201
Principles of Background Design
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