Task 1 : Review several existing animations

In this task, you will review at least two different types of existing web based animation. You will look at the good and not-so-good features of them as well as looking at their aims. You will also suggest ways to make the animations better.

This will give you ideas that you can use when you design your own animation in Task 2. Use the activities below to produce evidence for your assignment.

You need to select at least two different types of animations from the web to complete this task.
 
» animated gifs from the Internet
» flash/shockwave animations
» animated web banners
 
If you are struggling to find any, use these samples ...
 
 
A : Identify the good and not so good features of the animation
 
B : Identify the aim of the animation
 
C : Comment on how the aims are met.  If the aims of the animation are not met why not?
 
D : Suggest possible improvements to the animation.
 
Use this Review Document (Right click and 'Save Target As ...') to help you complete the task.  Before you complete this, you may wish to look at samples at Pass, Merit and Distinction levels.
 
Remember - to pass this task, you need to evaluate two different types of animation - one animated gif and one flash animation.
 
If you are struggling to complete this task, ask your teacher if they can complete the Witness Statement for you.
 
MrM
To get a Pass, you have ...
Made a list of the good and not so good features of at least two different animations.

To get a Merit, you have ...
Stated what you think the aim of the animation(s) is / are. You give a detailed explanation of the good and not so good features of at least two different animations and suggest possible improvements to them.

To get a Distinction, you have ...
Stated what you think the aim of the animation(s) is / are. You have given a thorough explanation of the good and not so good features of at least two animations, and suggests a range of valid improvements to help the animation meet its aims.

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