Acting in traditional 2D animation

We develop acting, learn to work with references, analyze the emotions of the character

Start date
June 17, 2024
Duration
12 weeks
Price per month
€400
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Acting in [hl]traditional[/hl] 2D animation
Edward Kurchevsky

Mentor

Edward Kurchevsky

2D animator and director, worked on Primal, Scavengers Reign, Tales of Alethrion and others.

About the course

The goal of this course is to teach students to work on emotions and acting. During the course a mentor focuses on delicate details in animation to help students better communicate their feelings to an audience. Attention will also be paid to adding dynamic movement to clothes, hair and additional parts of a character for better integration with the environment.

After the course

After you’ve properly done all the assignments and completed the course you will create professional demo reels with high-quality projects and will be able to complete any task assigned by an animation director.

The course is suitable if you:

  • You want to be a 2D animator

    If you aspire to a creative career and wish to avoid the hassle of starting from scratch, you're in search of a mentor who can guide you in developing your skills right from the beginning.

  • An ambitious indie studio

    You aim to enhance both the quality and efficiency of your employees' work, achieve higher production levels, gain a deeper understanding of software and its potential, and infuse fresh energy into your projects with innovative ideas.

  • Graduate of the course "Traditional 2D animation. Course 2 — Body Mechanics"

    Fluent in applying the 12 basic principles of animation in practice, good at drawing and familiar with perspective, able to work with the mechanics of character movement and ready to move on.

The course is [hl]suitable[/hl] if you:

Сurriculum

First month

4 lessons

  1. Head turn. Let's get acquainted with the types and techniques of depicting a character's emotions.
  2. Drawing a head.
  3. The wave principle: from theory to practice
  4. Integration of the character with the environment
  • 4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

    4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

  • Get acquainted in practice with the transfer of emotions of the character in classical animation and practice the principle of the wave on the examples of animation of hair and parts of clothing

    Get acquainted in practice with the transfer of emotions of the character in classical animation and practice the principle of the wave on the examples of animation of hair and parts of clothing

First month

Second month

4 lessons

  1. Interaction between wind and character
  2. What is acting? Working with references and sound
  3. Color Script: project color palette
  4. Environment design.
  • 4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

    4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

  • Begin to perform a complex emotional shot using a reference and soundtrack. Become familiar with Color Script and environment design

    Begin to perform a complex emotional shot using a reference and soundtrack. Become familiar with Color Script and environment design

Second month

Third month

4 lessons

  1. Acting. Minor character action
  2. Acting. Tightdown and drawing
  3. Acting. Adding breakdowns
  4. Preparing a demo reel.
  • 4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

    4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

  • Create a complex and high quality, emotion-filled acting shot and formalize your demoril

    Create a complex and high quality, emotion-filled acting shot and formalize your demoril

Third month

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Edward Kurchevsky, a director and 2D animator who has been in the industry for over 10 years.

Acting in [hl]traditional[/hl] 2D animation

Acting in traditional 2D animation

Course fee

€400

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June 17, 2024

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