Animation Basics: The Art of Timing and Spacing

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What distinguishes the visual rhythm of a golf, rubber, beach, and bowling ball? Explore the two fundamental principles—timing and spacing—of animation, as well as a variety of other features to consider when discussing the overall rhythm of animation, such as the relationship between frames and action or the effect of momentum versus gravity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this video to support a cross-curricular assignment evaluating the potential connections between animations and physics
  • To further illustrate and clarify the topic, bring a physical ball into class and use it to lead a more engaging, hands-on learning experience
Pros

  • Illustrations and animations help to convey concepts
  • One can customize the included discussion prompt, online assessment, and additional resources
Cons

  • Narrator's voice is a bit dry and monotonous