Pre-College Animation students learn essential techniques of character animation, experimental motion, and cinema through individual projects and group exercises.
You spend time in classes evaluating animated sequences from classic cartoons as well as independent and experimental films.
Students gain technical skills in storytelling, squash and stretch distortion, staging, timing, exaggeration, and many other animation principles.
Students also take a trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum, located in the Presidio of San Francisco -- a truly inspiring place for aspiring animators to see!
This studio focuses on working by hand with drawing tools and capturing with pencil test software. Projects include drawings, flipbooks, acting sketches, storyboards, and QuickTime movies.
By the end of this course, students understand the fundamentals of animation and should be able to animate characters successfully using dynamic design, smooth motion, and acting.
2D Animation is an all-day studio.
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