Sample Core Competencies
By Robin King | Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 11:56 am
Posted In | Site Categories: Education and Training
- use key-framing principles to animate objects or characters using a combination of straight-ahead and pose-to-pose animation.
- apply the laws of motion to create the illusion of weight, inertia and force to objects and characters.
- use slow-in and slow-out to create believable acceleration and deceleration.
- apply arcs of action to create the appearance of natural movement.
- create anticipation and follow-through to create a complete and realistic animation movement and guide the viewer’s eye.
- use exaggeration to enhance the behavior of objects and characters in order to add interest and caricature to their motion.
- add overlapping actions to a character’s movement.
- use squash and stretch to emphasize the weight and motion of an object or character while maintaining the appearance of volume
- use exaggeration to enhance or amplify size, shape and motion.
- vary the timing of animation actions to adjust the illusions of weight, inertia and force, to create emotion and create realistic or caricatured actions and movements
CINEMATOGRAPHY AND FILM ANALYSIS
- differentiate and classify short and long-form films and television programs based on their genre and visual style.
- understand and apply the principles of cinematography including image aspect ratio, image design, rule of thirds, point-of-view, perspective, camera angle and placement, camera movement, aperture, depth of field, and lens choice.
- construct a chronological illustration (diagram) or written précis of a film documenting the major acts, scenes and shots
- create a short story using a variety of narrative structures by applying the principles of exposition, development, complication, climax and resolution.
- identify the key principles of narrative structure including the story arc, linear sequential plots, the back story, flashbacks, parallel stories, script formulas (such as the hero’s journey) and other forms of storytelling.
- apply the principles of color theory, color selection and color psychology to the design of shots that set the mood of a scene and reinforce the viewer’s experience.
- apply the principles and aesthetics of editing to create transitions between shots and create emotional impact through shot selection, visual interest, scene pacing, transitions, cutting on action, continuity editing, the 180 degree rule, cutaways, and inserts.
- select and specify music that enhances and reinforces the mood and actions in a scene and specify appropriate sound effects to support specific actions and events in a shot.