Join Tom Green for an in-depth discussion in this video Storytelling and storyboarding, part of Web Motion for Beginners: An Overview.
…When stripped down to it's absolute basics, motion is…nothing more than moving something from here to there.…And to get it from here to there you have to tell a story about it.…That here to there could be from one side of the screen to the…other side, or from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen.…Or even reversed, bottom to top, left to right.…Working with motion,…or digital media for that matter, is really not that hard to do.…All you have to do is start with two questions.…
What do I want to do?…How do I do it?…Where motion really becomes compelling is when you tell a story about the motion.…This involves that first question. What do I want to do?…For example, the object will move from left to right.…As it moves in,…it will fade in and come to a gentle stop at its endpoint.…This is not a simple story because there was a lot to it.…How far does the object move across the screen?…What opacity will it start with?…What opacity will it end with? How gentle is the stop?…Answer those questions, and you answer the how do I do it questions.…
Skill Level Beginner
<span style="font-family: Helvetica; orphans: 2; widows: 2;">Q: Where are the exercise files for this course?</span>
<span style="font-family: Helvetica; orphans: 2; widows: 2;">A: This course is the first in a five-part series. In this course, Tom Green goes over all the elements necessary to follow along with the remaining installments. The exercise files can be found within each of the other four courses.</span>