CLASS OF THE WEEK: INTRO TO 2D DIGITAL ANIMATION

 "Spring Girl" , ASoF animation student, Felix Lenz (2016)

"Spring Girl" , ASoF animation student, Felix Lenz (2016)

Vibrant. Magical. Inspiring.

Animation can be a powerful method of storytelling, transporting viewers into realms of endless possibilities. Depicting the worlds of many, including those deep inside our imaginations, animation is constantly pushing the boundaries of filmmaking.  Animation makes use of innovative, creative technology and storytelling with the application of sound, visuals, and design. There are many different styles and methods of animation like traditional hand drawn animation, 3D, stop motion, rotoscope, and even blending live action and animation to capturing stories ranging all genres. When you animate, you have a world quite literally at your fingertips.

 Sofi, ASoF animation (2017)

Sofi, ASoF animation (2017)

It'd be difficult for many to imagine a childhood without animated characters filling our heads - from classics like Disney, Cartoon Network, and Studio Ghibli. This is one universal truth across countries, oceans, and thousand upon thousands of miles between. However, going beyond the basics, animation isn't just for children. Many filmmakers incorporate animation into films.  Great and hugely differing examples include: Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly", the magic of Marvel ala Black Panther, to even narrative filmmaking to documentaries like Tower (2016), and from genre to commercial. 

Whether you're someone interested in learning creative software Adobe Animate, how to create digital animations, or perhaps an illustrator looking to take the dive into digital animation - ASoF's Intro to 2D Digital Animation course is a great stepping stone into the world of creative animation using professional software + tools.

 Popcorn, ASoF animation (2017)

Popcorn, ASoF animation (2017)

Students will learn hands-on the principles of 2D digital animation that are needed to bring characters to life and how to design and digitally animate their very own characters, using Adobe Animate (formerly Adobe Flash) & professional tools like wacom tablets. Class lessons, education, and hands-on exercises are all led by award-winning professional animator Jeanne Stern.

Jeanne Stern is a creative professional and multi-platform artist in digital media, animation, film, video and editing currently working and living in Austin, Texas. Her past work has screened at a variety of festivals and galleries around global including: PBS, The Smithsonian, South by Southwest and Heather Henson's traveling Film Festival. 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn directly from a professional animator and nab our Intro to 2D Digital Animation course and save 25% off on tuition now!

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