Classical Animation Workflow & Techniques
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Learn traditional cel animation using Adobe Animate from animator Henrique Barone. Unlock your 2D work by understanding the process of traditional animation in a vector based software. Henrique will walk you through three projects that will help you master 2D frame by frame animation.
Classical Animation Workflow & Techniques w/ Henrique Barone
Unlock your 2D animation
Course Format: On-Demand Training
Skill Level: Beginner
Software: Adobe Animate
Duration: ~7 hours
Assignment: 3 frame by frame projects
Prerequisites: Digital tablet
Learn from one of the best
Henrique Barone is a master of 2d animation using Adobe Animate. His years of experience have helped him become a knowledgeable teacher, and in this course, he’s teaching you his approach to 2d animation. He shares his process and techniques so you can add dynamic 2d cel animation to your work.
Project based learning
This course is all about making great 2d animation. This is a project-based course that’s designed to help you understand the best techniques in Adobe Animate. Through these 3 projects, you’ll walk away with a deep understanding of traditional animation. And, you’ll have some samples for your own portfolio.
Learn production techniques
Traditional animation is magical. But often, it’s too slow and time-consuming to incorporate into your actual production work. Henrique wants to help you create polished animations, faster! Using his processes, you’ll be able to quickly get from concept to completion in time to make a deadline.
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What you'll learn
Mastering any discipline is about first understanding the fundamentals and then being guided to put ideas into practice. This course will help you master the traditional animation process.
Creating traditional cel animation requires proper planning for each shot. Henrique will show you the fastest way to plan for a successful animation. You’ll look at key concepts such as Animate shortcuts, timing, spacing and keyframes.
Now that we have a solid plan, it’s time to execute a great looking animation. Henrique does a deep dive into the techniques of execution. You’ll start with your key poses and work through the rest of the shot. He also teaches the value of timing charts which help you animate faster and with more precision in your spacing.
Traditional animation is about the illusion of life and energy. In this series of videos you’ll see how these ideas can be implemented into your 2d animation. This is where we go from simple movement, to the illusion of life. Very important concepts for creating dynamic 2d animation.
Adding complexity to your animation is about understanding a few key principles. In this series of training you’ll look at more advanced concepts like overlapping action and the wave principle. These are a big emphasis for Henrique in his work and he wants you to understand how to implement them in your work.
Creating character animation in 2d starts with solid posing. This week’s focus is all about strong and compelling character poses across your 2d shot. With an original character design provided by Fe Riberio, you’ll start posing your shot and preparing for a character animation.
In the final series of this course you’ll finalize your 2d character animation. Henrique will share his tricks of the trade in simplifying a character shot. Having done years of 2d character animation, Henrique has a host of tips and tricks you can use to help simplify this complex process.
We believe feedback is the best way to improve.
Get constructive feedback on your work assignments by uploading your projects on Discord in the course dedicated channel. Tag @review in your message to notify one of our teaching assistants and we will get back to you with a written critique.
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What do our students say?
This workshop has helped hundreds of motion designers improve their traditional animation skills. We’ve got years worth of happy students who found this workshop to be the breakthrough they were looking for.
2D Artist & Animator
Henrique Barone is an animator currently living and working in Vancouver, BC.
Formerly at Giant Ant, he is now freelancing and has worked on projects for clients such as Slack, Toms & Costa. He is passionate about art and design and hopes this course can serve as a valuable resource for you. Henrique’s background in animation, in a motion design context, serves as a useful set of insights for the students of the course. Learning how to integrate solid character animation into your work is essential for motion designers.
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When the video training ends, the conversation continues on our Discord Server. This platform allows us to engage with you while you’re working throughout the workshop.
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Classical Animation Workflow & Techniques
Learn the workflow and techniques to create great traditional 2d animations from top artist Henrique Barone.
Henrique Barone process
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Why this course?
What will I create?
Each week comes with a series of assignments or prompts. This is designed to put concepts into practice and give you experience with drawing, design and animation. You’ll achieve three animations that will give you the opportunity to experiment with every aspects of traditional 2d animation.
What will I know by the end?
The process of traditional 2d cel animation and an understanding of how to improve your work over time. People spend a lifetime mastering this discipline, but starting with a focus on the proper techniques can dramatically improve your animations.
WHAT SOFTWARE DO I NEED?
To follow this traditional cel animation course, you need Adobe Animate and some drawing skills on a tablet for accurate lines. Wacom Intuos or Cintiq will do the job. It depends on your personal preference (and budget).
What level do I need to follow this workshop?
You don’t need any particular software experience to follow this course. However, having some skills in drawings and animation principles will help you create more compelling artworks.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
When does it start?
Right when you sign up! This is a training series. Working through each week is spaced out over 6 weeks to give you time to truly understand concepts in the proper order.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.