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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Animation

Animation is one of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood (TVL) career track. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:


  • Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECS)
    • Assessment of personal competencies and skills
  • Environment and Market
    • Key concepts of market
    • Players in the market
    • Products and services available in the market
    • Consumer analysis
  • Hand Tools, Equipment, and Paraphernalia
    • Safety procedures in using hand tools and equipment
    • Common malfunction in hand tools, equipment, and paraphernalia
    • Reporting to property custodian
  • Mensuration and Calculation
    • Types of components and objects to be measured
    • Correct specifications of the relevant sources
    • Conversion and calculation
  • Preparation and Interpretation of Technical Drawings
    • Basic symbols
    • Basic elements
    • Flowchart interpretation
  • Practice Occupational Health and Safety Procedures
    • Hazards and risks control
    • Maintenance of OHS procedures awareness
  • Producing Cleaned-up and In-betweened Drawings
    • Design standards
    • Clean-up requirements for drawing (cartoon-simple)
    • Requirements for in-between (cartoon-regular)
    • Requirements for producing clean-up drawings(realistic)
    • Types of model sheets
    • Models for clean-up drawings
    • Key drawings and animation breakdowns
    • Animation workflow
    • Drawing animals and props
    • Principles and concept of animation
    • Concepts of character design
    • Materials and equipment for animation
    • Production of clean-up drawings (cartoon –simple)
    • Clean-up drawing preparations (cartoon-simple)
    • Clean-up procedures
    • Cleaned-up key drawings for (cartoon – regular )
    • Animator keys
    • Familiarization with Line-test hardware and software
    • Procedures for character posing
    • Techniques for refining line quality
    • Procedures for pegging and unpegging
    • Similarities and differences of clean-up and in-between drawings
    • Production constraints
    • Details of exposure sheets
    • Different special effects for producing drawing
    • Procedures and policies in records keeping

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Recognizing PECs needed in animation
  • Recognizing and understand the market and potential market in animation
  • Preparing hand tools and equipment in animation
  • Inspecting hand tools and equipment received in animation
  • Using and maintaining hand tools, measuring instrument, and equipment
  • Performing basic mensuration
  • Carrying out mensuration and calculation
  • Identifying different kinds of technical drawings
  • Evaluating hazards and risks
  • Controlling hazards and risks
  • Producing clean-up drawings for actual scene folders (cartoon, simple)
  • Identifying requirements for in-between drawings in actual scene folders (cartoon, regular)
  • Developing a product/service in animation
  • Developing a brand for the product

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood career track. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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