Classical Animation Workflow & Techniques
Learn traditional 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 3 projects that will help you master 2d animation.
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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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What you'll learn from this workshop
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.
Week 1 : Planning Your Shot
Creating traditional 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.
Week 2 : Breakdowns, In-Betweens & Charts
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.
Week 3 : Energy, Anticipation & Solid Drawing
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.
Week 4 : Overlap & The Wave Principle
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.
Week 5 : Designing Key Poses
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.
Week 6 : Flexibility & Animation Tricks
In the final week 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.
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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.
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The MoGraph Mentor Character Bundle
All the techniques, workflows and processes needed to start from the ideation of your original character, all the way through to a fully animated shot. We are combining two of our most popular workshops and offering this bundle at a discounted rate.
Buying each workshop would total $298, so we’re offering the two at a discounted rate of $239, for students who are interested in the design and animation process.
We hope these courses will help you create appealing characters and animations.
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Upon your enrollment, you’ll receive an invitation in your email inbox to sign up for our Private Slack Channel. You can also join our Facebook Group.
Each workshop has a dedicated channel where you can share your work and get feedback from other students and the MoGraph Mentor Crew.
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Why this course?
This training series serves as a roadmap for understanding the discipline of traditional animation. Starting with a foundation in basic concepts and progressing to characters, we will take a multi-week journey in exploring this discipline. You will learn basic techniques and hear from the Henrique about best practices and techniques.
Is there homework?
Yes. 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.
What will I know by the end?
The process of 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.
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.
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.