What You Will Learn
You will learn how size your characters for Long, Medium and Close-Shots. You will understand why the size of your cut-outs is important.
You will also learn the Rule of Thirds, which will guide you in composing props in a scene according to time-honored Hollywood practices.
Finally, you will hypothesize the time of each scene and predict how many pictures each bit of animation may require based on 15FPS frame rate.
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.