Animation with Adobe Animate CC: stage 2 intensive

Course Dates: 25/06/21 - 09/07/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Online
Develop your Animate CC skills further to create professional character animations on this stage 2 course. Learn how to use a virtual camera and apply layer depth to enhance your scene and how to parent layers, use the bone tool and auto lip synch to make your characters come to life. You will be expected to have completed the Animation with Adobe Animate stage 1 course or have experience in using the drawing tools, tweening, symbols and importing sound.
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00

Course Code: VK558

Fri, day, 25 Jun - 09 Jul '21

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

On this stage 2 course you will learn how to bring your characters to life by applying custom easing to your motion tweens, using parenting and the bone tool to connect elements of your character to create realistic movement and auto lip synch to get your characters to talk engagingly. You will also learn how to enhance the effectiveness of your scene and narrative by the use of layer depth and by moving a virtual camera around your scene.
Please note: You will be expected to have completed the Animation with Adobe Animate stage 1 course or have equivalent experience in using the drawing tools, tweening, symbols and importing sound.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Applying and animating a camera in your scene
- Adding layer depth to the layers in your scene
- Parenting layers to ensure movements of layers are connected
- Applying custom eases to enhance the realism of movement
- Using the bone tool to create fluid motions with your 2D characters.
- lip synching using auto lip synch
- Exporting with and without Aplpha Channels
- Exporting to media encoder to apply different formats and compressions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- enhance your scene using layer depth and camera
- understand how to enhance movement using easing, parenting layers and the bone tool
- use auto lip synch to make characters talk realistically
- export your movie using alpha channels and appropriate formats and codecs.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You are expected to have completed the Animation with Adobe Animate stage 1 course or have equivalent experience in using the drawing tools, motion and shape tweening, graphic and movie symbols and importing sound.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance
Though not compulsory you will benefit greatly from practicing techniques and developing work on exercises between classes at home.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

It will help your learning to have access to adobe animate cc outside the class times in order to revise and practice techniques learned.
You will receive an email at least 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be
aware you will need to check your email address associated with your account within this window.
We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks/notes/resources/ demo videos You will
need to login into our Google classroom before each sessions starts.
You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated google Chrome browser.
You will need to right version of the software.

If you do not have the software, City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course.
If you require more information please contact us on

Please visit this link to check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software:

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can develop your animation skills further through a range of courses at City Lit in Adobe After Effects CC, Animation with Photoshop and Stop Motion animation using Dragon Frame as well as the longer City Lit Animation course.

Benjamin Austin

Ben has been animating professionally for over 15 years and has worked on music videos, adverts, tv shows and short films that have been shown around the world. He has worked in different roles in large and small studios and independently. He specialises in character-based 3D CGI and 2D digital animation, and has a background in shooting Stop-Motion and 2D work on film. He is a practising animator and divides his time between teaching and commercial work. “Animation is a subject I have been passionate about for as long as I can remember. I still get excited about the magic of bringing something imagined to life through a drawing or 3D puppet. I enjoy the combination of the creative and technical, and all the problem-solving required throughout the process. It is hugely rewarding teaching at Citylit and helping give people the confidence to create their own animated work.”

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.