Course Description

Design your own characters and learn how to animate them in this hands-on live session online digital studio. In this course, you will create original characters, develop your visual storytelling skills, and learn the principles of traditional animation to make them move. Working with an expert in the field of animation, students will experiment with both hands-on and digital animation approaches, view some of the history of animation, and learn about animation as a career. This course requires access to an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (not included).

Learner Outcomes

By the successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
  • squash & stretch
  • follow through
  • anticipation
  • timing
  • arcs
  • the creation of “animatics”
  • using After Effects to create a finished piece
  • Show an understanding of the virtual art/design studio environment and practice by participating in a variety of synchronous (real-time interaction) activities including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques.
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