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2PREV101A Development and Previsualisation

Learning outcomes

Once the student has passed the course, he/she will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge:

The student

  • has knowledge of the planning of a production
  • has knowledge of storyboarding and 2D and 3D animatic
  • has knowledge of previsualization processes
  • has knowledge of theories linked to story development
  • has knowledge of how to develop characters
  • has a understanding of genre
  • has analytical insight linked to story and character development
  • has broad knowledge of cinematic effects

Skills

The student

  • is able to use a common set of procedures and 2D/3D elements
  • is fully conversant with file naming
  • is able to set up camera rigs
  • is able to create generic (proxy) 2D/3D character(s)
  • is able to create generic 2D/3D environments
  • is able to establish a library of digital elements
  • is able to create a shooting script (storyboard)
  • has skills in 2D animatic
  • has skills in 2D animatic 3D (3D storyboard)
  • is able to reflect on his/her own professional practice and adapt it under supervision
  • is able to develop a story and character based on theory
  • is able to write and interpret a manuscript that follows a manuscript template

General competence

The student

  • is able to plan and carry out a small project in accordance with guidelines for pre-visualization
  • has an understanding of relevant issues in a planning process
  • is able to make a good contribution to interdisciplinary group work

Course content

Central topics:

  • project management
  • storyboarding as part of a team and individually
  • concept planning
  • narrative theory with emphasis on:
    • character building and character development
    • dramaturgical structures
  • genre
  • film analysis, with special emphasis on story and characters
  • writing manuscripts and storyboarding as part of a team and individually
  • cinematic effects

Teaching and working methods

The course is organized as a combination of lectures, practical exercises, self-study and supervision.

Coursework requirements

  • 2–6 individual and group-based assignments
  • attendance at lectures in accordance with the teaching plan
  • attendance at laboratory teaching in accordance with the teaching plan

Passed coursework requirements are only valid for 12 months. Students who apply for retake of exams/folder assignments after 12 months will have to pass the coursework requirements again next time the course is taught.

Examination

  • 1 individual folder assignment which counts 50% of the final grade
  • 1 group folder assignment which counts 50% of the final grade

Alphabetical grades are used, on a scale from A to F, with E as the lowest passing grade.