Animation with Adobe Animate CC

Course Dates: 27/04/22 - 06/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
This online beginners course introduces Adobe Animate CC - an accessible and powerful digital animation program. The course explores traditional methods of drawn and cut-out animation in a digital context with a focus on animating characters.
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 £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £213.00

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Course Code: VK306

Started Wed, eve, 27 Apr - 06 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course introduces you to traditional and experimental techniques of drawn and cut-out animation. We’ll go through the entire animation workflow from planning to final completed pieces of work, with lessons structured around short practical projects designed to introduce you to different aspects of the software.

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?

- Navigating the Animate interface
- Using the Drawing tools with a Graphics tablet
- Working in drawn and cut-out styles of animation
- Importing assets into Animate
- Exporting your work.

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

- Know your way around the Animate interface
- Understand good Animation workflow
- Know different strategies for animating elements in the software
- Sync Animation to sound
- Use the Camera effectively
- Export your work as images, movies and Gifs.

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

This is a fast-paced beginners’ course. Experience of other Adobe software is very beneficial but not essential. Good basic computer literacy, such as opening and saving files and copying and pasting is required.

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

You will be taught using Zoom for the live sessions with your tutor. You will receive an email 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 and resources. You will be sent an email with the necessary information and will need to login into your Google classroom before each sessions starts.

- As we use Google Classroom E-learning platform to share all tasks, notes, resources and demo videos, you will
need to login into our Google classroom before each sessions starts.

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

You will need an updated version of the software Adobe Animate CC uploaded and functioning on your computer.
You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated google Chrome browser.
Using headphones with microphones will block out all room noise in sessions.
If you are using a tablet or mobile device you will need a microphone, and optionally a camera.
You will require a good broadband connection as mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle will not provide sufficient Bandwidth for live sessions.
It is recommended you have a graphics tablet for parts of this course, though it is not compulsory. Entry level tablets cost between £30 - £70, the main manufacturers are Huion & Wacom. Specific information on recommended equipment will be provided on the course.

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

Expand your digital animation skills by trying a course in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, or free 3D software Blender.

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.