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Lesson 3

3. Concept Before Animation

  • instructor

- Jorge R. Canedo

  • apprentice

- Maciej Kuciara

  • apprentice

- Rafael Mayani

No piece of motion design can reach its full potential without a strong concept. Here, Jorge will walk you through his techniques for defining the core idea and visual language of his project by crafting beautiful storyboard frames in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Homework

Assignment

1. Decide which quote (script) you want to base your concept on.

2. Create 1 to 3 moodboards.

3. Sketch ideas.

4. Draw a full storyboard.

5. Design all the necessary style-frames.


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I combined my storyboard into an style frame. I prefer to further develop a style when I'm animating :)

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
- Dr. Seuss
I wanted to add a contrast between the "nonsense" and the other parts.

“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.”
― Jim Rohn

A wholistic approach to education.

- Mohammed Thiam

3. CONCEPT BEFORE ANIMATION

No piece of motion design can reach its full potential without a strong concept. Here, Jorge will walk you through his techniques for defining the core idea and visual language of his project by crafting beautiful storyboard frames in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Lesson 3: Homework Assignment

1. Decide which quote (script) you want to base your concept on.

Chosen quote from the Bible (ESV Translation): Ephesions 6:13-18 - "13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication."

2. Create 1 to 3 moodboards.

3. Sketch ideas.

4. Draw a full storyboard.

5. Design all the necessary style-frames.

Quote:
"Death is just another path, one that we all must take"

I usually don't do concepts, but this course really inspired me to try that. I hope this is not too offtopic as I did my piece in 3D instead of 2D, as I wanted to focus on improving my 3D (Cinema 4D) abilities.

While going through this course I also read the book "Design for Motion", so that doubled the inspiration for concept creation and design.

It was the first time for me to try concept creation methods from this course (using a quote, creating word maps, etc.) so it is pretty sloppy. Also I started playing with the design before actually doing a full storyboard, so it was still forming in the design phase. But I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

No audio from participants of this Archive - Professional Mentorship or is it just me?

Same here.

I've learnt so much from this lesson. Really invaluable stuff. I'm super curious to see how Jorge is going to replicate the style frames in After Effects.