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DIY Animation for Beginners

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Last updated 5/2022 English
Overview

In this course we will explore the creatively empowering medium of animation and the fundamentals for creating it with a single person or small crew. 

As it is central to the medium, we will look at how movement can be represented in different styles. We will also look at the basics of character design, backgrounds (and other world building), representing speech visually, and the basic principles of editing.

Who this course is for

The class is geared towards beginners and will focus on basic storytelling and representation concepts.

Testimonials
  1. Great class! Ryan is really helpful and gives lots of tips and resources ~ G De Laus
  2. I really enjoyed this class! I'm new to the animation world and found this class helpful. Ryan shows you a few different ways you can animate and also gives you different references on how to get your work out there, as well. THANKS, RYAN! Two Thumbs Up! ~ K Sherry
  3. As a complete newbie to animation, the class gives a comprehensive overview of how to create a character animation from end to end. Super illuminating class to learn the 2d animation process ~ D Avi Halper
  4. This is a good primer for people wanting to try animation with a nice overview of how to jump into a project ~ S Greathead
  5. Great for the beginning animator ~ S Morber
  6. Thanks it was so helpful <3 ~ K Dolanbay
What you'll learn
  1. Sketchbook
  2. Large newsprint pad or storyboard sketchbook
  3. A computer and Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop, After Effects, and Adobe Media Encoder) 
  4. iMovie or other video editing software
  5. Wacom tablet, Cintiq, iPad Pro (with Astropad) or other digital drawing device
Requirements

For this class you will need the following:

  1. Sketchbook
  2. Large newsprint pad or storyboard sketchbook
  3. A computer and Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop, After Effects, and Adobe Media Encoder) 
  4. iMovie or other video editing software
  5. Wacom tablet, Cintiq, iPad Pro (with Astropad) or other digital drawing device
Course Content
9 Sections 9 Lectures 34m total length