Animation

Week 1: Orientation and Pre-Course Learning

Week 2: Animation I - Edge Animate

Week 3: Animation II - Edge Animate

Week 4: GIF - utilizing Photoshop

Week 5: Rotoscoping

Week 6: After Effects

Final Assignment

Animate a Banner

Description

In online courses, there is often no banner to welcome students to a course. If there is a banner, it usually just has the name of the course. This activity will teach faculty how to create an animated GIF to use as the banner for the course. The GIF will welcome students in a creative and interesting manner.

Objectives and Goals

What am I doing?

Each faculty member will create a Photoshop GIF banner to use with his/her online course. Make sure that the animated GIF file contains 5 images, minimum. Each faculty member is required to create his/her own images or find images that can be reproduced. Relate your animation directly to your course.


For example, if you teach math, you may want to animate mathematical signs around the title of your course.

Requirements

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Equipment

Rubric for Success

  3 2 1 0
Tools and techniques Clear mastery Fine understanding Average amount of work Little or no interest
Engagement Actively engaged in applying the instructions. Often engaged in applying the instructions. Rarely engaged in applying the instructions. Did not apply the instructions.
Time Animation is 15 seconds. Animation is 10 seconds. Animation is 5 seconds. Animation not completed.
Use of Color Color palette is ADA compliant and works with the subject well. Color palette is ADA compliant and works with the subject. Color palette is no ADA compliant but works with the subject. Color palette is not ADA compliant and does not work with the subject.
Creativity Animation is striking and highly effective. Animation is imaginative and effective. Animation is effective. Animation is not creative.