This course is the first in a sequence of Story Reel development courses where students work to create an independent story reel. Attention throughout the sequence is given to film-production components such as audio/video principles, production, and editing while also using animation elements created in other courses (e.g.: characters, backgrounds, special effects, etc.) to compile the completed animation production by the final Story Reel course. Students will learn and apply the use of sound editing, storyboarding, and video editing software throughout, where most applicable.
In this course, students will form their teams and implement elements of the pre-production phase of the animation production pipeline.
NOTE: Mature students who can demonstrate prior learning through previous work experience and/or post-secondary education may opt to complete a smaller independent film alone. This request must be made in writing to the instructors and is at the discretion of the department head.