Online Class: Lesson Nine


Sound/Dialogue

Dialogue 1
Dialogue 2

Animate someone saying the word, ‘animation.’
Animation_Voice

You can use the guides above, but the best way to animate dialogue is to speak your script into a mirror and really watch how your mouth moves as you say the words you are going to animate. Try it, it’s fun (and you won’t look ridiculous at all!).

Get sounds:
When you’re ready to add sounds to your final project (should you choose to do so), here are some resources for getting free sounds (unless you want to record your own, then see further down).
www.freesound.org

.mp3 and .wav are great file extensions for adding sound.

Also try:
http://soundbible.com/royalty-free-sounds-1.html
The public domain sounds are free, don’t need credit, and don’t require a password!

You can also record sounds by shooting video with your phones. There is a way to separate the sound from the video in Premiere or Final Cut Pro.

There could also be away to record just sound using your phone, but that depends on your phone!
And here is that chart that lists all your assignments so far!


Here is the video explaining our 3rd homework assignment working on the final project. Again, you’ll be aiming to draw 35 to 50 images.

In the video we talked about different animation styles:
Choppy:

Sliding:

And Smooth:

I also mentioned that if you are having trouble assembling your animation, try using the ANIMATION function on your phone’s photo app. For instance, if you use Google Photos, when you open the app, look for something that says ‘for you’ and then choose up to 50 photos and click ‘animation.’


This will allow you to make a ‘slowish’ .gif of your work. If you send it to me, I can then speed it up for you! I can even assemble all of your .gifs for your final project.
AGAIN… THIS IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE NO WAY TO ASSEMBLE THEIR ANIMATION.
Everyone else, keep making your movies the way you have been.
Thanks!