Sheet Timing

Sheet Timing (for Animation)

Ever wondered what a sheet timer does? Sheet Timing is a dying art and the highly specialized final process before a TV episode is shipped overseas to be animated. It was developed by Hanna Barbera in the 60's to guide the overseas studios to animate exactly the way the directors want it to be done. Every frame of film's dialog along with the quiet moments and pauses are transposed on to 11x17 sheets of paper called Exposure Sheets each representing 5 feet of film and the audio is phonetically written down for the entire film.

The Sheet Timer uses both the storyboard and animatic to break down every single action that each character does in the film, from how many steps they take, to how long it takes to blink to how many frames it takes to open a door. While it is highly specialized there are certain patterns and typical rules which can definitely be taught such as most characters walk 12 frames for each step and a blink is usually 6 frames long.

This workshop will teach the basic principals of animation as well as how to transpose action onto exposure sheets and do lip assignments for lip sync and by the end of the class you should have a working knowledge of the basics of sheet timing.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the Mac. The ability to draw is helpful but not essential.

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(Note: class includes both Lecture and Instructed Lab)
Saturday & Sunday: 15 hrs - Lecture 10pm-6pm

Mike Milo
Price: $750.00
1 Week: 
Sat-Sun 10:00am-6:00pm 12/14 & 12/15
SKU: AN 250