FILM4056 Character Design and Storyboarding (3 units)
This course aims at equipping students with the principles and skills to develop engaging characters to drive animation story with dramatic and emotional impacts. The course will focus on the biped character creation process and the application of storyboarding principles in the form of animatic to reflect the complexity of characters’ personalities in animation. Students will learn the visual aspects of character design covering facial features, body proportion, anatomical structure, posing, and custom styles and evolve the creative decisions based on the research and development of the characters’ profiles and personalities. In addition to the conceptual and visual development, students will model, rig and texture the characters to produce an animatic with the applications of storyboarding principles. By the end of the course, students will be able to develop original characters and present their stories vividly in the form of animated storyboard.
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