Recipe 5 - S. L. T. Sizing Layout Timing

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What You Will Learn

Sizing: You will learn how size your characters for Long, Medium and Close-Ups. You will understand why the size of your cut-outs is important. 

Layout: Introduction to the Rule of Thirds, which will guide you in composing a scene according to time-honored Hollywood practices. 
Timing: Hypothesize the time duration of each scene and predict how many pictures the animation may require based on a 15FPS frame rate. Math makes the motion.

Why It Is Important

Sizing, Layout, and Timing (S.L.T.) are the most challenging principles for new animators. Our experience teaches us that they work too fast, too small and haven't a clue about placement of props.
This lesson hopes to clue them in ahead of time.