Unit 02 - Story Development and Role Assignment


  • Share Homework #1 with instructor when group activites are going on.
  • Introduction to iStop Motion
  • Brainstorm and decide on storyline.

In-class Activity

  1. Overview of cutout animation using copy stand or tri-pod. Use page 55 in the animation book.
  2. Breakout brainstorming sessions to finalized the main story line and roles
  • Once roles are decided the writer(s) and storyboard artist(s) create story and present next week. (Can be rough storyboards- stick people are ok)
  • Other jobs such as set designs need to be assigned as well. The list will be compiled posted on the google doc in the content area of your D2L course.
  • Add story to D2L google doc in content area.

Role examples

  • Director
  • Writer
  • Artist (2D / 3D)
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Video Editing
  • Special Effects
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Model movers
  • Actors
  • Voice over
  • See also Disney jobs



Sketch 10 minutes a day. You can be experimenting with characters or ideas for animation. Simply date your sketchs and work for at least 10 minutes.

Writers - Add story to D2L google doc in content area. Be prepared to present idea to class next week. Have actual voice talents read if possible.

Storyboard Artist - Be prepared to present rough sketches to class next week.

Charater developers - develop sketches to be presented.