Exercise 05.10: Flipbook Animation


To expe­ri­ence the basics of clas­sic ani­ma­tion tech­niques to truly under­stand the mod­ern skills needed for suc­cess­ful design solutions.


Tell a sim­ple story using basic graphic icons arranged and fixed to paper frames.


Using a sin­gle icon from the pro­vided files, brain­storm ideas, sketch move­ment and arrange icons to cre­ate a short ani­mated clip that tells a story. The focus of the move­ment is sym­bolic rather than real­is­tic, but do not dis­re­gard nat­ural laws.

Cre­ate the ani­ma­tion using 8.5″ x 5.5″ (hor­i­zon­tal-land­scape) paper for the back­ground. Each ani­ma­tion must have 30 indi­vid­ual sheets or frames. Use the pro­vided sheets and cut out each icon for place­ment on the page. Each icon must remain at 100% scale, but may be edited indi­vid­u­ally. Care­fully glue each icon to the paper. Do not use sta­ples and do not fold paper. Care­fully bind paper using pro­vided binder clips. Label each sheet in order (01, 02, 03, etc) to pre­vent confusion.


  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will deter­mine exer­cise score: Exer­cise Grading


draw­ing, cut­ting, glu­ing, lay­out, sketch­ing, planning


paper, cut­ting tools, cut­ting mat, glue, binder clips


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