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Introduction to Animation

Introduction to Animation


This is a 2D animation/animation principles course. This program utilizes Adobe Flash/Animate.

Overview

About this Course
Animation comes from the Latin words “anima,” which means “life,” and “animare” which means “to breathe life into” Animation consists of still images (called “frames”) with slight differences between them. When viewed together in a sequence, they give the illusion of motion – like a flipbook.

When thinking about Animation projects, what first comes to mind?

Movies and cartoon shows are what people tend to think of first, as they’re the most mainstream. Animation also encompasses:

Video Games/Interactive media
Reconstructing events (for courtroom, education or television)
Education – Help explain difficult concepts in a visual way, such as medicine or science.
Internet memes/Animated Gifs
Commercials/Infomercials
Websites/Splash Pages
This is a 2D animation/animation principles course. This program utilizes Adobe Flash/Animate. During this course, our instructor will guide you systematically through the following topics:

2D Traditional
2D Tra-Digital
2D Puppet/Limited
Stop Motion
Motion Media
Animation Terms
Frame
Frame Rate: FPS (Frames per second)
Hold
Cycles
Rotoscope
The 12 Principles of Animation
Bouncing Ball – Timing and Spacing. Keyframes, Breakdowns and In- Betweens
Keyframes, Breakdowns and In-Betweens
Squash and Stretch
Pendulum
Flag Wave/Fabrics
Using Anticipation, Exaggeration and Balance to show Weight
Breaking a character down into basic shapes for animation
How to Create a Boil
Using staggered frames to imply coughing, laughing, shaking
Takes
Head Turn
Walk Cycle
Run Cycle
Dialogue/Changing Expressions
Quadruped Walk
Beginning Puppet Animation: Creating and Animating Symbols
Creating a Simple Puppet
Creating a Character Puppet
Testing your Puppet with a Walk Cycle
Nesting Graphics and Creating interchangeable Parts
Importing Sounds and Animating to them
Basic knowledge
There are no prerequisites or previous knowledge needed for in order to take this course

Course Information

There are no prerequisites or previous knowledge needed for in order to take this course

What you will learn
Build animated films and cartoons by compiling a series of still images (frames). Will also be versed in using animation for video games, interactive media, event reconstruction and many other uses
Learn how to explain difficult concepts in a visual way

Anyone interested in exploring the world of computer generated animation

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