Writing a script
Story with and without dialogue
Line and shape
Animation Design/Production Design
How is the piece to be made?
Approaches to process
How process influences meaning
Foley and practical sound
Relationship between audio and image
Below are some approaches to animation that may inspire your own final projects:
Oskar Fischinger, who created this film using... paper and string... egad! An Optical Poem, from 1938:
Another fine example: Norman McLaren's Verical Lines from 1960:
Not to be outdone, here's Paul Glabicki's Object Conversation from 1985... No computers here, either!
A nice example of clear visual storytelling of some crazy stories... Felix Colgrave... viz Zachary Pearson...