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Animation Concepts 201 - Principles of Background Design.
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What is the compositor's job?
To build the background
To render the animation
To create the storyboard
To lay the animation on top of the background
A _____ simulates a camera move, by scaling up the background.
What is reference material?
The blueprint for your design
Any material that gives you inspiration and guides for your artwork
The script and storyboard
The final finished artwork
What kind of camera move is often used when characters are walking?
How do you delete a layer in Photoshop?
Create a new layer above it
Close the document without saving it
Select the layer in the stack and hit delete/backspace
Open up a new document
When you're drawing a shape to a 3d grid, you are following the:
rule of thirds
rule of thumb
rule of 3d
The vanishing point is always in the center of the picture. True or false?
The Horizon Line represents the vanishing point in the perspective grid. 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 determines file size?
The name of the file
Saving the file as a JPEG of a Photohop file
The dimensions (no. of pixels/cm of height x width) and the resolution (no. of pixels per inch)
The type of artwork
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 can time out the scene
So that you know what the dialogue is
To check if there are any camera angles
Framing leads the viewers' eyes to where you want them to look? True or false?
An up shot can:
indicate position of weakness
indicate position of power
When working on a background for an animated show, your creation will be the main attraction. True or false?
Your reference material should dictate what your drawings should look like. True or false?
What is a thumbnail?
A saved JPEG of the background
The rendered Background
A selection of storyboard panels
A small, rough drawing of the scene
Is perspective important in drawing backgrounds?
Only when drawing the foreground
Only when drawing props
Only when drawing the background
Yes, unless the style of the film specifically breaks rules of perspective
What is the main difference between a Background Artist and an Animator?
The animator tells the BG artist 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 BG artist tells the animator what to do
There is no difference-they both do the same job
Background Design is a part of animation production. True or false?
What effect does symmetry have in a background?
It can make an image look dynamic and interesting
It makes the script much more interesting
It frames the action for the best possible view
It can make an image look static and boring
Symmetry tends to make an image dynamic. True or false?
What is a Key Location?
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
It's the master shot of a scene, a BG that offers the widest view of the whole scene
What is 2-point perspective?
The vanishing point
It's a perspective grid, or drawing, that has 2 vanishing points
The convergence of all lines
It's the rule of thirds for composition
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
Animation Concepts 201
Principles of Background Design
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