CAP 101 - Concept & Character Development
Review for First Test
The following questions are provided to help you study for the first test. Do not expect to see these exact questions on the test.
- Name two differences between the work done by a blue sky designer and a character polisher.
- What is a storyboard? How is a storyboard used in a pitch?
- Which is typically done first, voice acting or animation?
- What is rendering?
- What are two characteristics of each of the following types of characters?
- comedy relief
- lead character
- State the rule of thumb, in your own words, that Mr. Bancroft gave us for using characters together that have different levels of realism.
- If I ask you to create a character with Mr. Smith's Frankenstein method, what does that mean?
- How would you use Mr. Smith's observational character creation method if you are not looking at a good model?
- How do you create a character with Mr. Smith's random doodle method? Why is this unlikely to be helpful in creating the cast of characters for Mr. Bancroft?
- What kind of drawing is the grid method most useful for?
- Why does Mr. Smith not recommend using the gingerbread method for character creation?
- What method do both of our authors recommend for drawing new characters?
- What general connotation does Mr. Bancroft associate with each of these shapes?
- What are the following kinds of movie shots, as applied to animation?
- Characters in an animated cast are meant to show some variance from each other. What are some reasons this is done?
- What is a character model sheet? What standard views should be included on it?
- What are reference lines for on a model sheet?
- Why is a three-quarter profile desireable when developing your character?
- When choosing a costume or a prop for an animated character, why should you check the script? What should you do if the script is unclear, and you want to be accurate?
- What are some of the facial characteristics that you can vary from one character to another?
- What does Mr. Bancroft suggest about drawing a female character that might be applied to a child character of either sex?