Team Members
Figurative Language
Teamwork
Vocabulary
What is it?
100

These people draw pictures on paper of what the game will look like.

Artists

100

What does it mean that the core team will "hammer out" the details of the game?

They will work together to write down the specific ideas.

100

How could you let team members know you have an idea to share?

Answers vary (ex. Raise your hand, wait until there is a break in the conversation and then talk, say excuse me)

100

Character: There are seven hundred drawings to make the movements of the main CHARACTER.

A person in the game.  An important part of the story.

100

Animator

Someone who makes the drawings move in the video game.

200

These people give voices to the characters in the game.

Actors

200

What does it mean that they take the video game out for a "test drive?"

They try playing it.

200

How can you show leadership on a team?

Asking other people for their ideas, keeping the team on task, encouraging others, etc.

200

Animate: The artists will ANIMATE the drawings so that they can move on the screen.

Make the drawings move.

200

Artificial Intelligence

The "brain" of the computer is programmed by computer engineers.

300

These people mix sound and music to set the mood for the game.

Audio Technicians

300

What does it mean that the animators make the story "come alive?"

The story feels real.

300

How can you appropriately disagree with someone on a team?

Answers will vary (ex. "Thank you for sharing.  Have you thought about this?", "I don't agree, but thanks for sharing," "Here's another idea," etc.)

300

Refine: The artists REFINE the background using colors and shading to make it look realistic.

To make it better by changing it over and over.

300

Storyboard

A visual that plans out the action or story in a game.
400

The people who take the drawings on paper and bring them to life on the computer.

Graphic artists

400

What does it mean that a bulletin board is the production's "nerve center".

It is where everything comes together and happens, like the brain of the project.

400

Why would it be important to listen to others during the Core Team meeting?

Answers vary (to hear new ideas, to know what you need to do next, so that everyone isn't talking at the same time, etc.)

400

Evolution: The EVOLUTION of the characters from pencil drawing to the final product is remarkable.

The change

400

Cinematics

Short animated videos that play between parts of the game.

500

The people who code the game.

Computer programmers

500

What does it mean to "flesh out" the character's features and costumes?

Put all the details into the game.

500

What is a challenge you might find when you work on a team with others?

Answers vary: People may disagree; Some people may not do their part; You have to all agree on a final answer.

500

Synchronize: The audio technician will SYNCHRONIZE the voices and music to the action.

Make the audio and movement happen together

500

Motion Capture

The animators videotape themselves so that they can make the movement in the video look realistic.

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