Students will learn how to draw characters, design their own animation friendly characters, draw characters, environments, and build walk cycles. This class will introduce students to basic 2D and we’ll learn to combine these new tools with traditional animation techniques, which includes inking, coloring, and even lighting. In the final project, students will animate their own short loop.
- Level 1: An introduction to animation through 12 principles of animation.
- Level 2: How they apply to animated motion, emotion and acting, and body mechanics.
- Level 3: How to tell a story—everything from basic story structure to staging and cinematography.
- Level 4: Create their own animated short film.