“Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” – Walt Disney.
Course Description:
This course will allow students to enter the creative world of animation. The main goal of the course is to develop the student’s creative skills while exploring the principles of animation, stop-motion, character design, vector design, motion graphics, cell animation, lip syncing, compositing and video-rendering.
This stand-alone ICT course is made up of the following 2 half credit ICT framework courses: 2D Animation (ANHR35S) and 3D Modelling (MOHR35S).
Fundamentals of Animation Unit –  20%
Character Animation Unit – 20%
Compositing, Camera & Node – 20%
Portfolio – 10%
Hands-on Summative Activity –  30%
There is no exam in this course
Sisler High School currently have articulation agreements with several post-secondary institutions, including the University of Winnipeg, Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts, and Vancouver Film School.  We are working hard to setup similar partnerships with other post-secondary institutions like:  Red River College, School Creative and more.   We are also working with New Media Manitoba & the Province of Manitoba to establish summer internships for the students with the top grades in the Sisler IDM frameworks. Here is the proposed criteria for internships:
           •  Students must apply for Intern positions,
           •  Grade 12s (but grade 11s may apply)
           •  Students must finish with an 90%+ average in IDM Framework classes to be considered,
           •  Students must be willing to adjust schedules to participate in Intern positions,
           •  Students must be applying to post-secondary institutions to be considered.
For our articulation with VFS,  Animation students qualify for up to $300 in scholarship money, priority to participate in every animation/concept art workshop and a chance to meet VFS faculty members at Sisler or in Vancouver.

Student Portfolio Requirements: 

Local Computer Digital Portfolio, cloud back-up and USB Drive:
1.  Create a new First Last name_Animation subfolder in your thawed drive,
2.  Create Unit 1 sub-folder, Unit 2 sub-folder, Media sub-folder, Test sub-folder and Summative sub-folder
Remember that the Data on the thawed drive may be deleted at any time, so back up your work daily!
3.  Students should also set up a cloud drive (onedrive or dropbox) and back-up their work daily.  Send a view invite to teacher: jleduc@wsd1.org
Recommended Course Material/Resources:
 USB: One 8 or 16 GB memory stick
–  Pencils (drawing artist pencils are preferred)
–  A large format Sketchbook is optional for those interested in going into Animation after high school.

Online Behance Unit Portfolio (One project per Unit of study):

Students are to create a professional Behance Portfolio.  Be sure to include a brief bio and an avatar.  Once created, please follow me.  Below is the format you will need to use for each project.  Below is the format which you are expected to use for all your Behance projects.
-Reflect theme of Course
-Art Cover image 404 X 316
-Text “Animation Unit”Settings:
Creative Fields:
-Apply 3 project theme-related  “Creative Fields”Tags:
– 15 theme generated tags (use key concepts)Project Description:
– “this is my animation portfolio”Extra Information:
Animation and SislerIDM
-Agency: Winnipeg School Division
-School: Sisler High SchoolCredits:
-Add the cast and crew with rolesTools Used:
-Identify all tools used in this unit:  Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Audition CS6, Behance, paper, pencils, light-tableContent:
-Embed all Unit 1 components
-Title each activity
-Use the portfolio Text styles appropriately