Animation for Beginners

Animation for Beginners

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    Overview

    Join our  Animation for Beginners course and follow these easy steps to start animating. To be able to create something new is always fun. So create your imaginary characters. Learn ways to exercise your skills to make yourself feel confident and powerful. 

    You can learn the basics of creating animation without any previous knowledge of drawing or animation. You will learn step by step the use of simple shapes to create characters which are movable. 

    The Animation for Beginners course will teach you the fundamentals of Animation. Using just simple apps  available online, you will learn body mechanics, how to do a walk and run cycle, how to keep the shape of your character solid and how to apply the Animation Principles to become a better animator.

    Highlights of the Animation for Beginners course

    • You will learn  the 12 Animation Principles
    • Know how to approach a walk cycle
    • Learn to animate your own walk cycle with a cute character
    • Create a jumping elephant the help off app
    • Get detailed understanding on how to outline and colour your drawings
    • Learn to add a background

    Course design

    The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

    You are taught through a combination of

    • Video lessons
    • Online study materials

    How is the course assessed?

    To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

    Will I receive a certificate of completion?

    Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognized professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

    Why study this course

    Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

    The Animation for Beginners course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

    Course Curriculum

    INTRODUCTION
    Introduction 00:02:00
    THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATION
    Introduction of the 12 Principles of Animation 00:02:00
    Squash and Stretch 00:03:00
    Ease In and Ease Out 00:02:00
    Timing 00:02:00
    Anticipation 00:04:00
    Follow Through and Overlapping Action 00:02:00
    Exaggeration 00:02:00
    Arcs 00:04:00
    Secondary Action 00:02:00
    Pose to Pose and Straight Ahead 00:02:00
    Appeal 00:01:00
    Staging 00:01:00
    Solid Drawing 00:01:00
    JUMPING ELEPHANT
    Jumping Elephant Part 1 00:15:00
    Jumping Elephant Part 2 00:18:00
    WALKCYCLE
    Introduction 00:10:00
    Overview of The App Flippa Clip 00:05:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 1 00:23:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 2, Overlapping Action 00:07:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 3, Adding The Ears 00:06:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 4, Outlines 00:15:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 5, Clean up 00:06:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 6, Adding the eyes 00:08:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 7, Adding the Pupils 00:04:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 8, Coloring 00:06:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 9, Adding Shadows 00:16:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 10, Adding Background 00:14:00
    Walkcycle of Cartoony Elephant – Part 11, Coloring the Background 00:15:00
    RUNCYCLE
    Runcycle – INTRODUCTION 00:05:00
    RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 1, Draw the frames 00:17:00
    RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 2, Refining the Drawings 00:11:00
    RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 3, Adding the Ears 00:07:00
    RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 4, Front Run 00:28:00
    RunCycle of a Cartoony Bunny – Part 5, Adding the Facials 00:08:00
    DIALOGUE
    Dialogue – Drawing Thumbnails 00:05:00
    Dialogue – Timing the Key Poses 00:21:00
    Dialogue – Polishing the Animation 00:09:00
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