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Animation Fundamentals

Units: 2
Student Level: All

Jun 26 - Aug 4 Add to cart
In-Person (Ages 16+)
Schedule: Tues / Thurs 7:30pm - 10:00pm (PDT)
Orientation: Jun 19, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Max. Seats: 15
Faculty: Caroline Hu

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About the Class

In this course, students are introduced to the concepts of motion and timing that bring traditional 2D animation to life. Exploration into the broad spectrum of innovative animated work with an emphasis on commercials, art installations, and music videos.

During the 6-week course, students will complete a series of short assignments that will culminate in a short project of each individual student’s design.

Course Objectives

The course will empower students with the mechanics, vocabulary, and tools of traditional 2D animation, the principles of which can be carried over to digital workflows including:

  • Arcs
  • Timing
  • Spacing
  • Anticipation
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Overlapping action

By the end of the program, students will be able to effectively plan and execute short hand-drawn animations, analyze and articulate the mechanics of animated movement.

A familiarity with drawing is recommended, but not required. Even stick figures can be expertly animation! Students will also have access to animation light tables and digital shooting stations outside of scheduled class time.

Additional Information

  • All dates and times are subject to change.
  • Additional tutorials are taught outside scheduled class hours.

INSTRUCTOR(S): Caroline Hu