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Animation Concepts 201 - Principles of Background Design.
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Background designs start off with a rough sketch. True or false?
What is a Key Location?
It's a scene that doesn't need any animation
It's the board panel currently in use
It's the master shot of a scene, a BG that offers the widest view of the whole scene
It's a scene that doesn't need a Background
Which type of shots helps to establish a scene?
The extreme close up
The long shot
The mid shot
The wide angle
How do you delete a layer in Photoshop?
Create a new layer above it
Close the document without saving it
Open up a new document
Select the layer in the stack and hit delete/backspace
What kind of camera move is often used when characters are walking?
Symmetry tends to make an image dynamic. True or false?
What is a thumbnail?
The rendered Background
A small, rough drawing of the scene
A selection of storyboard panels
A saved JPEG of the background
A _____ simulates a camera move, by scaling up the background.
An up shot can:
indicate position of power
indicate position of weakness
When you're drawing a shape to a 3d grid, you are following the:
rule of thumb
rule of thirds
rule of 3d
Background Design is a part of animation production. True or false?
Why do you need to check the storyboard for characters and action?
So that you know what part of the BG to leave clear for the animation
So that you know what the dialogue is
To check if there are any camera angles
So that you can time out the scene
What is the best way to brainstorm creative ideas for backgrounds?
Using layers in Illustrator
Building them in Maya
Sketching our your ideas on paper
Using layers in Photoshop
When working on a background for an animated show, your creation will be the main attraction. True or false?
An extreme close up is all about:
What is reference material?
The script and storyboard
The blueprint for your design
Any material that gives you inspiration and guides for your artwork
The final finished artwork
What is 2-point perspective?
It's the rule of thirds for composition
The vanishing point
The convergence of all lines
It's a perspective grid, or drawing, that has 2 vanishing points
What determines file size?
The type of artwork
Saving the file as a JPEG of a Photohop file
The name of the file
The dimensions (no. of pixels/cm of height x width) and the resolution (no. of pixels per inch)
What is a camera pan?
It means "no board panel"
It's any camera notes for the BG Artist
It's a camera movement from left to right, or vice versa
It refers to the arrows on a storyboard
What is the compositor's job?
To create the storyboard
To build the background
To lay the animation on top of the background
To render the animation
Is perspective important in drawing backgrounds?
Only when drawing the foreground
Yes, unless the style of the film specifically breaks rules of perspective
Only when drawing the background
Only when drawing props
The Horizon Line represents the vanishing point in the perspective grid. True or false?
The vanishing point is always in the center of the picture. True or false?
What is a color-card?
The color of the storyboard
The color of a layer
A color that stands for the background
The color of a character
Is visual language important for Background Design?
Animation Concepts 201
Principles of Background Design
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