Exercise 05.04: Relative Motion


Develop a sen­si­tiv­ity to rel­a­tive motion used to cre­ate or rein­force meaning.


Cre­ate two short videos that uses two or more lines or abstract ele­ments chore­o­graphed to com­mu­ni­cate har­mony and conflict.



Cre­ate a set of ani­ma­tions express­ing con­trast­ing design prin­ci­ples har­mony and con­flict. Begin plan­ning by choos­ing abstract shape or line and cre­ate a com­po­si­tion that reflects har­mony. Draw out a sim­ple sto­ry­board to test your ideas. Con­sider move­ment, veloc­ity and tim­ing in your decisions.

Pro­ceed to the com­puter and cre­ate a ten (10) sec­ond com­po­si­tion that reflects your sto­ry­board. Ani­mate and adjust as nec­es­sary. Com­plete a sim­i­lar ani­ma­tion for a com­po­si­tion that expresses conflict.

Technical Specifications

Cre­ate the ani­ma­tions at the fol­low­ing settings:

  • File Size/Export Set­tings: HDTV 1080, 29.97fps
  • Ren­der Set­tings: Best and Out­put Mod­ule: H.264
  • 44.1kHz, 16 bit, 2 chan­nel audio
  • File name: xyz_art378_exer00_part00.mp4


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


lay­out, sketch­ing, plan­ning, ani­ma­tion, rendering


pen­cil, paper, After Effects


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