Character maker: digital learning objects

The following  digital learning objects can be used to explore some of the characteristics required in designing a character – visual, sound and movement. These Digital Learning Objects from the National Digital Learning resources network (Education Services Australia, ESA) are provided to support the Australian Curriculum. Access to these resources for Australian teachers is through your education system’s online portal; or otherwise through direct online log-in to Scootle. This content is restricted to teachers and students in Australian schools and other bodies licensed by The Le@rning Federation. For more details and contact information, go to the Access information page.

Character maker: visual attributes TLF-ID L2851

Build animated characters for a new cartoon show. Choose visual attributes to communicate information about your cartoon character’s personality to the audience. Choose shapes and items to suit a character’s personality. Combine elements such as body shape, head size, clothing and accessories. For example, choose a relatively large, round head to suit a friendly character. Make all of the elements work together to give a clear message to the audience. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Character maker: movement TLF-ID L2852

Build animated characters for a new cartoon show. Choose each character’s walking movements to suit their personality, mood, actions and relationship to other characters. For example, show a character is sad by choosing a slow walk with feet dragging along the ground. Combine elements such as speed, posture and bounciness. Make all of the elements work together to give a clear message to the audience. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Character maker: sound TLF-ID L2853

Build animated characters for a new cartoon show. Choose sound elements to communicate information about your character’s personality, feelings and particular situation to the audience. Choose each character’s voice to show their personality. Choose music to help show how a character is feeling in a range of situations. Choose sound effects to give extra information to the audience about different situations. Combine sound elements to create the complete character. Make all of the elements work together to give a clear message to the audience. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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