Advanced 2D Digital Animation

Advanced 2D Digital Animation


Following ASoF's Intro to 2D Digital Animation course, students will learn and cover advanced animation topics over the course of a weekend. Students will learn hands-on completing a series of animated short films applying the knowledge learned as well as take a more in-depth look into software Adobe Animate CC.

Topics include:

  • Tweening and Symbols

  • Lip Sync

  • Animating from Video Reference

  • Wave Movement

  • Real-life tips & tricks from award-winning animator Jeanne Stern

Films completed in this course are eligible to be featured at multiple ASoF student exhibitions, including our Official SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Artist Showcase. Details on submission deadlines will be given to those who register at the end of the course.

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INSTRUCTOR: 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. She holds an MFA in Film from the University of Texas and a BA in Studio Art from Connecticut College. She has been teaching both youth and adults within digital art creation and instruction for the past 5+ years including teaching at the University of Texas (Austin).

PRE-REQUISITES: Those who have completed Intro to 2D Animation or have the equivalent skill set and those interested in gaining an indepth education on digital animation and it's creation. Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.

SUPPLIES: Students will be responsible for bringing a USB hard drive for their completed projects or works-in-progress. Students are required to have access to Adobe Animate outside of class time.  Students can have access to our labs with creative software fully loaded and digital tools outside of class through our membership program.

This course and all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.