Here's a list of definitions introduced during this lesson.
  • Beat Boards: are meant to capture beats and convey critical story points
  • Color: used to create mood or emotion and to direct the eye by emphasizing different parts of the image
  • Complementary Colors: colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel
  • Composition: the organization of visual elements in a space
  • Concept Art: captures key moments from your film, but the art is usually more polished, done in full color, and meant to express how light and color will be used in each sequence in a film
  • Contrast: the difference between neighboring light and dark values
  • Contrasting Colors: colors that are furthest apart on the color wheel
  • Line: marks that span a distance between two points or the path of a moving point and have thickness, direction, and length
  • Linear Perspective: the illusion of space or depth by positioning lines or objects and adjusting weight and size
  • Lines of Action: an imaginary line that runs down the spine of a character which indicates the force and movement in that movement; used to imply movement by guiding the pose of the character or object
  • Motion Lines: extend from an object along its pathway of motion to make it appear like it’s moving
  • Shape: a two-dimensional , enclosed area that makes up the form of an object
  • Silhouette: a filled in outline of an object or character
  • Speed Lines: a simple way to indicate movement in storyboarding
  • Story Boards: quick drawings representing a frame of the film that are put together and played in sequence to visualize the film before animation begins
  • Tension Point: point where dark and light values meet and create this energy where the eye is drawn
  • Tone: also known as shading; adjustments in lightness and darkness of all the elements in your scene that lead your audience’s eye and create a specific mood
  • Vanishing Point: the point on the horizon at which receding parallel lines appear to converge or disappear
  • Visually Similar Colors: colors close to one another on the color wheel
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