A short introduction to animation with Adobe Animate CC
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
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). 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.
Course Code: VK509
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course uses the application Adobe Animate CC to introduce you to some of the traditional and experimental techniques of digital drawn animation.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
This online practical course will guide you through the basic skills and techniques for creating effective animated sequences using Animate CC. You'll learn how to use the drawing tools to produce exciting hand-drawn animations. You'll get to grips with Animate CC symbols and different forms of tweening, and be introduced to some fundamentals of animation to enhance your work. You'll also learn about using and synching sound, and exporting your work as animated movies.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use the drawing tools in Animate CC
- Create drawn animations using keyframes
- Create animations using shape tweening to animate changes in shape
- Create animations using motion tweening to animate transformations
- Import video into Animate CC for reference and Rotoscoping
- Import sound and synch sound to animation in Animate CC
- Export animated sequences as QuickTime movies.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For online Adobe Animate courses you will need to have a functioning version of the software Adobe Animate CC downloaded on your comuter at the start of the course. You can download a trial version of the program, and may qualify for a student license of the software at a reduced price. Please check the Adobe website.
It would be useful (but not required) to have a graphic tablet to assist you in digital drawing.
It is also advisable (but not required) to bring a memory stick or portable hard drive to back up your work.
This is an introductory course. You do not need to have any experience in animation or in the software, but you do need to have some basic experience of using a computer, such as navigating through folders, and opening and saving files.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught online via Zoom using a range of techniques including short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, group and individual assistance.
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/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 the latest version of the Adobe Animate software.
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.
Homework might be set to inspire your work but is not compulsory.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs.
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 have access to Adobe Creative Cloud. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software. Please visit this link to check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-cloud/system-requirements.htm.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your animation skills further with VG162 Digital 2D Character animation using Animate stage 2 or if you feel ready to make a commitment to developing your animation practice you may like to do VK413 City Lit Animation course. City Lit offer a range of courses in 2D and 3D Animation, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, Character animation, editing, sound, illustration, cartooning, storyboarding and adobe Photoshop to enhance your animation practice.
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.