Animation with Adobe Animate CC: stage 2

Course Dates: 23/06/22 - 28/07/22
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Online
Revise and develop your processes, techniques and skills in After Effects to produce more professional animation projects. Learn to manage your workflow professionally and create engaging characters and objects moving and interacting in 2D and 3D environments.
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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00

Course Code: VK558

Thu, day, 23 Jun - 28 Jul '22

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

On this course, you will develop specialist skills in creating and animating characters and environments. The course will involve detailed sessions in aspects of character animation including rigging characters, creating 3D space and objects, facial animation, lighting and virtual cameras, colour selection and design, working with the graph editor to create nuanced performances using keyframes, and much more.
This course will make you comfortable and able to employ all the major tools available for animation in After Effects, and a variety of different workflow options for different results.
You will also gain experience in working with related Adobe packages such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
By the end of this course, you will be able to create your own animated characters, worlds and stories.

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?

- Different workflows for different projects
- Using the graph editor to affect changes between keyframes
- Rigging characters
- Creating and animating 3D space and objects
- Facial Animation
- Creating and animating cameras and lights
- Colour selection and design.

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

- Use the relevant workflow for your project
- Design and build an effective character rig
- Use the graph editor to edit nuanced movement between keyframes to create realistic movement.
- Work comfortably in 3D space with objects, lights and cameras
- Design facial animation and lipsynch
- Design effective colour palette.

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

This is an intermediate course. You are expected to have experience in using After Effects and are able to create basic transformations in 2D and 3D.

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

You will be taught online using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance.
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.

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

You will need an updated functioning version of Adobe Animate CC on your computer.

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.

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 further develop your skills and interest in Animation (digital and stop motion) and editing through a range of courses at City Lit in animation. To find out more enter Animation into the search box at

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.