Flip Book Animation Assignment

The magic begins with your next assignment, to create a flip book animation. Watch this video then go to the website to get some inspiration:



Here are the main requirements:

  • MINIMUM 50 frame (approx. 7-8 seconds)
  • Must be hand drawn

Step 1: Plan your basic animation with a storyboard (please get one from me). This should be a rough approximation of what you plan to create. Pay particularly close attention to your staging and keyframes.

Step 2: Show your storyboard to me then begin putting together your flip books and cards. You can go and buy cardstock or used filing envelopes and cut them into 5×7 pieces. Or you can also use regular paper and staple together.

Step 3: Create your animation with the following points criteria in mind: a) work from back to front…that is, the lowest card in your stack is the first

b) continually check for accuracy (ie, flow, timing) adding or removing cards if needed.

c) do not bother to fine tune your drawings (ie, clean-up drawing errors, add in extra elements) until you have completed the card set from 1st Keyframe to last.

d) you should NOT add in complex backgrounds for this assignment, but you may add elements that accentuate the animation.

e) coloured pencils are allowed…also, you MAY finish things off with a “fine liner”.


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