Basics in traditional 2D animation

We learn to put into practice Disney's 12 basic animation principles, and create the first 2D animations with simple characters.

Start date
June 22, 2024
Duration
12 weeks
Price per month
€400
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Basics 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 course aims to introduce students to essential animation terms and techniques, emphasizing the 12 principles of animation, and fostering an understanding of timing and spacing. It is designed both for beginners and for those looking to reinforce and practice their existing knowledge.

Throughout the course, you will work on character scaling, special effects, and composition, enabling you to create professional-quality animations. The curriculum is structured around practical tasks, ensuring you gain comprehensive, hands-on experience.

The course begins with foundational exercises for beginners. After the first month, the tasks become more challenging, allowing students to create dynamic scenes with simple characters.

After the course

You will be ready for complex dynamic shots animations and work on perspective, after you’ve completed the course was well as studying the next "Mechanics of Movement" course.

The course is suitable if 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.

  • Junior 2D Animator

    You are already familiar with the basics, but want to level up your game and solidify your fundamentals.

  • Artist or a Designer

    You're eager to master the art of animating your drawings to boost your competitiveness, and you're on the lookout for inspiration and knowledge in animation to enhance your portfolio with vibrant animations.

  • 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 free course "2D animation. Introduction" or "2D animation. Intermediate."

    Successfully completed the free course and is ready to learn classic 2D animation.

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Сurriculum

First month

4 lessons

  1. Start. Learn or improve your squash and stretch technique by making a bouncing ball.
  2. The whip principle. Add a tail to the ball.
  3. The jump of a pillow. Learn how to animate a moving character.
  4. Pendulum. Learn to swing the mass.
  • 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)

  • In the first month, you'll master the TVPaint interface, gain hands-on experience with essential animation principles, and create your first animations. This course will solidify your animation fundamentals and build a strong foundation for advanced studies.

    In the first month, you'll master the TVPaint interface, gain hands-on experience with essential animation principles, and create your first animations. This course will solidify your animation fundamentals and build a strong foundation for advanced studies.

First month

Second month

4 lessons

  1. Work on a scene by animating a punch.
  2. Animation techniques. Explore the benefits of different styles. We continue to work on the dynamic movement of the pillow.
  3. Working with the camera. Learn or level up your skills of turning the character in space during the movement.
  4. Finalising the project.
  • 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)

  • In the second month, you'll animate a punch scene, explore various animation styles, work on dynamic pillow movements, and master character rotations in space. You'll gain comprehensive knowledge of perspective and refine your skills in different animation techniques, effectively finalizing your project.

    In the second month, you'll animate a punch scene, explore various animation styles, work on dynamic pillow movements, and master character rotations in space. You'll gain comprehensive knowledge of perspective and refine your skills in different animation techniques, effectively finalizing your project.

Second month

Third month

4 lessons

  1. Working on the 360-degree character’s turn.
  2. Special effects. Adding details to the character.
  3. Compositing. Polishing the character.
  4. Creating 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)

  • In the third month, you'll achieve a seamless 360° character rotation, enhance your character with detailed special effects, refine your compositing techniques, and produce a demo reel. This will deepen your animation expertise and prepare you for more complex projects.

    In the third month, you'll achieve a seamless 360° character rotation, enhance your character with detailed special effects, refine your compositing techniques, and produce a demo reel. This will deepen your animation expertise and prepare you for more complex projects.

Third month

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

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

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