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    Unit 4 Animation

    Understand and use the ADDIE Model.

    • Analyze: Gather and process contextual information affecting the goals, structure, purpose, content, audience, and design of a project.
    • Design: Plan the general look and scope of the application and the media it will use, along with the budget, tools, objectives, outline content, storyboard, and schedule.
    • Develop: Collect and create digital media content and testing of the application.
    • Implement: Publish the finished project and make it available to its audience.
    • Evaluate: Assess the effectiveness of the project with the target audience and make adjustments in future revisions.

    Understand and use the Adobe professional design and development process.

    • Define: Goals, target audience, content, and delivery requirements.
    • Structure: flowchart to portray the overall structure and screen views of the project.
    • Design: Design of comps, review with client, redesign from client feedback, and production storyboard.
    • Build and test: Project production based on storyboards, technical and usability testing, revision, and final project presentation.
    • Launch: Launch and publish project.

    Demonstrate 21st Century Life and Career Skills in the ability to work individually in the completion of digital media projects.

    • Demonstrate oral, written, and/or technological communication skills.
    • Apply management skills in finding solutions to project problems.
    • Monitor, define, prioritize, and complete tasks without direct supervision.
    • Adapt to varied roles, job responsibilities, schedules, and context.
    • Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities.
    • Complete projects according to specified deadlines.

    Demonstrate 21st Century Life and Career Skills in the ability to work as a team member in the completion of digital media projects.

    • Demonstrate oral, written, and/or technological communication skills by knowing when it is appropriate to listen and when it is appropriate to speak.
    • Demonstrate the ability to respond open-mindedly to different ideas and values.
    • Demonstrate the ability to leverage social and cultural differences to create new ideas and increase both innovation and quality of work.
    • Apply management skills in finding solutions to project problems.
    • Utilize organizational skills.
    • Demonstrate the ability to use integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power.
    • Demonstrate the ability to inspire and leverage strengths of others to accomplish a common goal.
    • Demonstrate the ability to conduct themselves in a respectable and professional manner.
    • Set goals with tangible and intangible success criteria.
    • Balance tactical (short-term) and strategic (long-term) goals.
    • Describe the roles and responsibilities of members of a digital media team (i.e., project manager, programmer, graphic artist, audio/video specialist, subject matter expert (SME), animator, etc.).

    Animations: Create, manipulate, and appropriately use animations.

    • Identify animation file formats and their appropriate use (e.g., MOV, SWF, FLV, GIF, FLA, WMV, m4v, AVI).
    • Perform changes to position, scale, color, and properties of an animated object.
    • Utilize Timeline animation (Frame-by-frame, Tween).
    • Create Key frame animation.
    • Create Tween Animation (motion, shape, and path).
    • Utilize Symbol/Instances.
    • Utilize internal and external libraries.
    • Import/Export assets.
    • Publish/Packaging appropriately for delivery medium.

    Animation Techniques: Effectively use animation techniques.

    • Recognize and apply major principles of animation (squash and stretch, anticipation, timing, staging). (See 12 principles of animation.)
    • Effectively use the basic elements to create a story (setting, sequence and pacing, structure and plot, character and conflict, and resolution.)
    • Include appropriate audio component.