Part 1: Brainstorming
 
Students are divided into groups based on the Digital Media Project they want to do.
The different Digital Media Projects we can do were:
     a. Animation
     b. Movie
     c. Documentary
     d. App
     e. Game
     f. Website
     g. New Media
 
We are a group that is doing animation because all of us are interested in making one. We have a basic idea of what our animation will be about, and the characters that will be in it.
Brainstorming ideas for our project.
Part 2: The History of Animation
 
The Different Eras of Animation
 
 Animation before film:
           - Cave drawings (Prehistoric)
           - The magic lantern (1650)
           - Thaumatrope (1824)
           - Phenakistoscope (1831)
           - Zoetrope (1834)19
           - Flip book (1868)
           - Praxinoscope (1877)
     
The Silent Era:
Animations that contain music but not speech.
           - Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
           - Felix the cat (1919)
           - Koko The Clown (1919)
  
Golden Age of American animation:
A period in the history of U.S. animation that began with the advent of soundcartoons in 1928.
            - Mickey Mouse (1928)
            - Bugs Bunny (1938)
            - Popeye (1933)
            - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Aerron researching animation and individual examples. 
Key Individuals
 
Walt Disney:
The most important figure in the 20th century animation industry. he created Oswald Rabbit AND Mickey Mouse, amongst many other characters. Walt obtained 7 Emmy Awards, 59 Academy Award nominations, 22 wins and 4 honorary Academy Awards during his course in animation.
 
Chuck Jones:
The Creator of classic characters including The Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepe LePew, Michigan J. Frog, Marvin Martian. He also contributed into the development of characters such as Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny. Chuck even helped direct and animate the Dr. Seuss classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
 
Tex Avery:
Tex is one of the godfathers of animation. He was responsible for the cartoon style of the '40s that evolved the industry. Tex, Avery created the characters Droopy, Screwy Squirrel and Red Hot Riding Hood, and directed the first animations of Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny.
Researching some more.
Advancements in Technology
 
Phenakistoscope:
The phenakistoscope was an early animation device that used the persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of motion. I tused a spinning disc attached to a handle. Around the disc's was a series of drawings showing parts of the animation, and cut through it was a series of equally spaced radial slits.
 
Multiplane Camera:
The multiplane camera is a special motion picture camera used in animation that moves a number of pieces of artwork past the camera at various speeds and at various distances from one another, creating a three-dimensional effect.
 
Computer Animation:
Computer animation is the process used for generating animated images by the use of computer graphics. 
Discussion and testing of equipment.

  
Part 4: Consolidating Research
 
Roles
Animation- Aerron, Ian, John, Joey
Audio- Joey, Ian
Management- Ian, Joey
Character Design- John, Aerron
Script and storyboard- Joey, Aerron 
Documentation- Joey
 
 
Initial logo design
Final logo design
Final Choice and design for our group name.
Brainstorming of ideas where a small little point-form story is conducted.
Our Group Name is created and the project concept is created.
Same little plot but updated to show roles in our group, changes such as group name and project name.
Updated board with new story plot.
The final editing of our story, so the the plot is FINALIZED.
Milestones:
-Script/Plot: Sept 28
-StoryBoard: October 3
-Background Design: October 13
-Audio: October 20
-Animation Start: October 25
-Animation Finish: December 20
-Editing: January 10 
-Completed Project: January 18
Part 5: Setting up portfolios and online resource sites
 
Setting up Behance accounts and starting project pages.
 
Freedcamp setup. Users and milestones are all pushed out.
Discuss
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