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The Fundamentals of 2D Character Animation (Enrolling for May)
Introduction to the 8 week course
What you will be learning!
Week 1 - Software, hardware and the basics
Introduction - What You Will Learn (1:04)
No tablet? No problem! Pencil and paper students read this (1:09)
Software - Animation Desk 7 Sketchbook Pro (4:50)
Hardware - Tablet and Pen (1:55)
Worksheets - How to make the most of them (1:19)
Projects and Challenges - Why you need to submit them to the Mentoring Group
Week 1 - Animation Principles "Squash and Stretch & Key Frames"
Character Design - Creating Basketball Bill using Reference (4:02)
Squash and Stretch - What is it and how to use it in animation (0:44)
Squash and Stretch Tutorial #1 (19:03)
Squash and Stretch Worksheet (1:53)
Intro to Key Frames - What is it and to use it in animation (3:05)
Key Frames Worksheet (15:49)
Intro to Inbetweening What is it and to use it in animation (2:57)
Inbetweening Worksheet (16:32)
Project - Animate Basketball Bill! (20:30)
Week 2- Animation Principles "Anticipation & Staging"
Anticipation - What is it and how to use it (3:18)
Anticipation Tutorial (14:37)
Anticipation Animation Desk Tutorial (19:40)
Staging - What is it an how to use it (1:57)
Staging Examples - Good and Bad (4:32)
Staging Animation Desk Tutorial (15:59)
Staging Worksheet and Project (2:15)
Week 3 - Animation Principles "Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose"
Straight Ahead Animation Worksheet and Project
Pose to Pose Animation - What is it and how to use it
Pose to Pose Worksheet and Project
Week 4 - Animation Principles " Follow Through & Overlapping Action"
Follow Through - What is it and how to use it
Follow Through Worksheet and Project
Overlapping Action - What is it and how to use it
Overlapping Action Worksheet and Project
Week 5 - Animation Principles "Slow in/Slow Out & Arcs"
Slow in and Slow Outs - What is it and how to use it
Arcs Worksheet and Project
Arcs - What is it and how to use it
Slow In and Slow Outs - Worksheet and Project
Week 6 - Animation Principles "Secondary Action & TIming"
Timing - What is it and how to use it
Timing Worksheet + Project
Secondary Action - Worksheet and Project
Secondary Action - What is it and how to use it
Week 7 - Animation Principles "Exaggeration & Solid Drawing
Exaggeration - What is it and how to use it
Solid Drawing - What is it and how to use it
Exaggeration - Worksheet and Project
Solid Drawing - Worksheet and Project
Week 8 - Storyboarding for Beginners
Introduction to storyboarding
Storyboarding Basketball Bill "The Movie"
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Staging Animation Desk Tutorial
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